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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wichaka, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine posted this on another forum, after people discussed a matter to death......

    How to change a light bulb using an internet forum

    It takes -

    1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

    14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light
    bulb could have been changed differently

    7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

    27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

    53 to flame the spell checkers

    41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

    6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

    6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

    2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

    15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb"
    is perfectly correct

    156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation
    of their "acceptable use policy"

    109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this
    discussion to a lightbulb forum

    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
    lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped

    111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs
    and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this forum

    306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

    27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

    14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the
    corrected URL's

    3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this
    group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

    33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all
    headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

    12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot
    handle the whole light bulb controversy

    19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"

    4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

    44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

    4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

    143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
  2. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I once fell off a ladder when changing a light bulb. :laugh:
  3. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    ..and 1 to ask for pics!
  4. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You forgot:

    And 1 "moderator" with a rabid anti-light bulb bias to summarily delete the entire thread "just because". :rofl1:
  5. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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  6. rhtwist

    rhtwist South Florida Member

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    Very Funny.