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Old 01-28-2004, 10:30 AM
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How many Forum members..............

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

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

24 posts of telling them to take it to PM's

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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Old 01-28-2004, 12:07 PM
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This was first posted by dhaza on 11-14-2003 at 08:46..........
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:07 PM
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How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

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

24 posts of telling them to take it to PM's

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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me too!

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Old 01-28-2004, 12:13 PM
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hehe 68

ooops sorry malc , but I was a n00b then so prolly missed it
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:15 PM
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I did a search on "lightbulbs" I didīnt expect that to turn up!
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:18 PM
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I disagree. . . . . . . . I think?



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Old 01-28-2004, 01:24 PM
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Dude, how many times do I have to tell you, we don't pay you to think.

JK!!!

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:43 PM
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I disagree, and I work in the energy managment industry. They are called lamps. Those who dont agree can kiss it. Bring the flames!

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:46 PM
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SHOULDN'T THIS BE IN THE GARAGE FORUM? OOPS, There I go yelling again. Dan
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Well, everyone knows that the proper way to change a light bulb, its to smash the old bulb first. Then you have easy access to the broken bulb with a raw potato. This makes old bulb removal a breeze.

I saw this on Martha Stewart.

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Old 01-28-2004, 03:55 PM
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Dude, how many times do I have to tell you, we don't pay you to think.

JK!!!

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We get paid?!??! Where's my check??!?! Jooooooonnnnnnnn????????

Hey, I got an idea. What lights up faster. A conventional filament bulb designed by Ford (yaaaayyy)? Or an LED brake light bulb made by General Motors (Boooo)?


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Old 01-28-2004, 04:18 PM
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u know we all love burning our hands during headlight removal during the night, so im gonna stick with ford
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Hey, I got an idea. What lights up faster. A conventional filament bulb designed by Ford (yaaaayyy)? Or an LED brake light bulb made by General Motors (Boooo)?


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Not much. Watched the game. Had a bud.

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