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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 01:07 am
How many group posters does it take to change a light bulb?

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" ...

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 group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group

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

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

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 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....
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 01:14 am
1 to change the subject and start talking about the mating rituals of the Brazilian spotted toad.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 01:17 am
Sprouted toast, you meant?
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 02:03 am
Sugar sprinkled toast with cinnamon and cuppa....... mmmmmmmmmmm
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 03:18 am
1 to say how hysterical the thread is.
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willow tl
Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 03:22 am
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Merry Andrew
Reply Sat 14 Feb, 2004 10:21 pm
Any good psychotherapist can change a light bulb. But the bulb must want to change.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 03:04 am
Wasn't it, too, that the bulb had to go to the psychotherapists for getting changed in former times before they switched to 'lampwork'? :wink:
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