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Postby mutantseabass » Tue May 03, 2005 10:03 am

..does it take to change a light bulb?


1 to change the light bulb

1 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

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

.. another 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"

6 that flame them for not using the Search feature

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the 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"

16 posts of two forum members that are exclusively talking to each other only about lightbulbs and what they did that weekend

1 moderator that comes in and says something about doing it wrong and that everyone who disagrees gets a warning

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
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Postby catch22 » Tue May 03, 2005 11:46 am

That was my answer too!!!
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Postby Homeless » Tue May 03, 2005 12:14 pm

LOL classic ! ;-D
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Postby Sixxgunn » Tue May 03, 2005 12:15 pm

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



Or is it "Light-bulb" ? ;-D Funny post...got more than one laugh out of it!
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Postby Atog » Tue May 03, 2005 12:46 pm

didn't read it all. Is there a "X Forum members to agree that the light bulb has, in fact, been screwed in"?
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Postby hastur » Tue May 03, 2005 1:47 pm

That was great! good post!

I'm really fighting to stifle my "if its a three way bulb, would it be a LBBC approach" jokes...
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue May 03, 2005 2:45 pm

NICE ;-D ;-D

Just about dead on. But you forgot 6 will tell you that you posted in the wrong forum :-t
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Postby kashikis » Tue May 03, 2005 2:47 pm

lol, nice post seabass ;-D
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Postby JohnnyUnitas » Tue May 03, 2005 3:04 pm

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again


But before anyone is able reply, it all ends as usual with those old threads brought back to life:

This thread has been eaten by the Webhamster. This typically happens to solitary posts that move too far away from their own kind. Please repost your question or issue in the appropriate forum where it can dwell among the herd of similar threads and where the mods will bravely protect it from the mean rodents. And please ... do not feed the Webhamster! Thank you.


Excellent post, mutantseabass! :-D
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Postby Plindsey88 » Tue May 03, 2005 3:08 pm

hastur wrote:That was great! good post!

I'm really fighting to stifle my "if its a three way bulb, would it be a LBBC approach" jokes...



LOL.... LBBC.... LMAO....


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