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22-03-2005, 10:09 AM
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I found this little gem on another forum...


How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?


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

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

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

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

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

... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

3 standards zealots to point out that light bulbs have been deprecated in the LB 2.1 spec

1 to call upon everybody to ignore this deprecation

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

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

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

36 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

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

4 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

5 to post links to their sites selling lightbulbs and lighting accessories

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

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

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

13 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.......
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22-03-2005, 10:14 AM
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Love it!! :laugh::laugh:

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22-03-2005, 10:15 AM
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Absolutely brilliant Dab [Image: 36_12_6.gif]

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22-03-2005, 10:41 AM
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Very good :laugh:
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22-03-2005, 02:05 PM
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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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22-03-2005, 02:28 PM
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I've seen this one before but had forgotten how funny it was...excellent and soooo true! :laugh:

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22-03-2005, 07:52 PM
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dab Wrote:I found this little gem on another forum...


How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?


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

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

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

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

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

... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

3 standards zealots to point out that light bulbs have been deprecated in the LB 2.1 spec

1 to call upon everybody to ignore this deprecation

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

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

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

36 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

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

4 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

5 to post links to their sites selling lightbulbs and lighting accessories

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

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

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

13 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.......

Fee Wrote:Love it!!

Cockney Wrote:Absolutely brilliant Dab

ILS Wrote:Very good

Coastie Wrote:I've seen this one before but had forgotten how funny it was...excellent and soooo true!

I agree. (Apart from the fifth one from the end.)
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23-03-2005, 02:25 PM
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Fantastic! So who's going to relate all the forum members on here to that then? :laugh:

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23-03-2005, 03:59 PM
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I actually don't think that Noxies theory about the 5th one from the end being wrong is correct....personally I think it would be better if we all focus on wether it is a lightbulb or light bulb....this is surely a far more important issue concerning the world today! :smartie:

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23-03-2005, 07:35 PM
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Coastie, I can see you find this subject as fascinating as I do, so I've taken the opportunity of providing some links to sites that I know will interest you.

Light Bulb Superstore

How light bulbs work

Database of replacement light bulbs





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