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Old 04-18-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how the lightbulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

Three to correct spelling/grammar errors.

Fore to spelle evere singel wird in the poste rong and ezpect evrywon to nowe wut thare sayin anywaye.

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

Another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

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

Thirty six to debate which method of changing lightbulbs is superior, where to buy the best lightbulbs, what brand of lightbulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different lightbulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post URLs found when following the aforementioned URLs.

Thirteen to quote 5-paragraph posts in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and then add "Me too" or "+1".

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot mentally handle the lightbulb controversy, or because the question will just encourage a popularity contest or a "steel base vs. plastic base" discussion.

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

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting easy questions about light bulbs."

Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.

Nine to ramble on about how those liberal bastards want to take away all lightbulbs, and then sum it all up with a lame pun about Rosie O'Donnell choking on a 'fish taco'.

Twenty-four to read the first half of the post, and then answer a question NOBODY ASKED!!!

Five who get pissed over a joke that they probably didn't get in the first place.

Fifteen to argue which is more important; wattage or bulb placement.

Four to say that they only buy custom made lightbulbs.

Three to say that they buy cheap bulbs that are just as good as the custom made ones, but that way they have extra money for lampshades.

Five to ask the infamous "can a +P wattage bulb be used in my socket?" question.

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 9 months from now with something entirely unrelated, starting it all over again.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

David,
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Well, since you started it...

light∑bulb
Pronunciation:
\?l?t-?b?lb\
Function:
noun
Date:
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: an electric lamp: as a: one in which a filament gives off light when heated to incandescence by an electric current ócalled also incandescent incandescent lamp


http://www.lightbulb.com/
http://www.bulbs.com/
http://www.lightbulbwarehouse.com/


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Old 04-18-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Geez Herb, what happened to the links to LED bulbs?

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

Wow, that pretty much defines the nature of all internet discussion forums. I am impressed.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

And like most everything on the Internet it was copied verbatim from somewhere else.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Only one here baby--after weeks of research, countless hours of wasted time annoying people in lightbulb stores, and tens of thousands of dollars. Actually the LED's I bought were too blue. D'oh.

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Old 04-18-2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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And like most everything on the Internet it was copied verbatim from somewhere else.
Hey David, you forgot to mention the snotty reply!
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Hey, I am the master of the snotty reply. Now go take a hike!
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

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Geez Herb, what happened to the links to LED bulbs?

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Here's my inner Engineer: LEDs aren't actually bulbs, therefore they do not belong in this discussion. This probably qualifies as a snotty reply as well.


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