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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    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
    http://www.bulbcollector.com/cgi-bin..._.jpg&img=&tt=

    me too

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    and 34 people to post links to dodgy ebay auctions of dopes selling light bulbs on there
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    and at least 5 drunkards stumbling in from the pub to declare their undying love for lightbulbs and sheep, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
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    Originally Posted by 5lab
    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

    http://www.bulbcollector.com/cgi-bin..._.jpg&img=&tt=

    me too
    me three
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    What about those who start a new thread without seeing the original one? (Prior to 6 months )

    hehe, nice post.

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    reformists!!!!!

    the lightbulb must be smashed!

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

    The first person posting was wrong, did it wrong, is wrong and will remain so, Accept it and move on, there is nothing to see here.

    Simply put..

    Im right and you are all wrong, disagree and the moderating team will be forced to take action...

    Edited to show the intended humour in my post by quoting the original first post














    .. remove your lightbulb privileges and leave you in the dark
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    243 to read this post, add a worthless reply and increase their postings yet not contributing one iota to the idea of lightbulbs and the need to change them - the computer screen gives me light enough...thank you very much...
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    or revert to old-skool tech and use a candle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    or revert to old-skool tech and use a candle
    Damn you and you hax0r ways boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty
    This is your only warning

    The first person posting was wrong, did it wrong, is wrong and will remain so, Accept it and move on, there is nothing to see here.

    Theres nothing to see cos its dark dude....

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    scary that I actually was going to respond stating simply...
    it's a lamp - not a light bulb!

    ... then I started reading... and giggled.

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    42 to post meaningless spam to get more posts in their post count....

    Then another 693 to complain about the spam...
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