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  • How many forum subscribers does it take to change a light bulb

    This was posted to a listserv I'm on. I changed it to "forum subscribers" to make it more pertinent here.

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    Q: How many forum subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: 1,343 total; as follows:

    one to change the light bulb and to post to the forum 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 the posts about changing light bulbs;

    53 to flame the spell checkers;

    41 to correct spelling/grammar in the flames;

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

    156 to write to the forum administrator about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this forum;

    109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to litebulb-l;

    203 to demand that cross posting to grammar-l, spelling-l and illuminati-l 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;

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

    14 to post that the URL's gave 404 errors and to post the corrected URL's;

    3 to post URL's which prove light bulbs are relevant to this forum;

    33 to link all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and footers and then add "Me too";

    12 to post to the forum that they are unsubscribing 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 "FAQ";

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

    143 to ask "what's Usenet?"
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  • #2
    Originally posted by rubyrose View Post
    This was posted to a listserv I'm on. I changed it to "forum subscribers" to make it more pertinent here.

    Enjoy.


    Q: How many forum subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: 1,343 total; as follows:

    one to change the light bulb and to post to the forum 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 the posts about changing light bulbs;

    53 to flame the spell checkers;

    41 to correct spelling/grammar in the flames;

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

    156 to write to the forum administrator about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this forum;

    109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to litebulb-l;

    203 to demand that cross posting to grammar-l, spelling-l and illuminati-l 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;

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

    14 to post that the URL's gave 404 errors and to post the corrected URL's;

    3 to post URL's which prove light bulbs are relevant to this forum;

    33 to link all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and footers and then add "Me too";

    12 to post to the forum that they are unsubscribing 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 "FAQ";

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

    143 to ask "what's Usenet?"

    Lol, seen it but good.

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    • #3
      Too funny!
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      • #4
        Wrong.

        1 to actually change the lightbulb.

        212 that pose as if they have changed a lightbulb.

        1 adminstrator to delete 210 of the 212 "posing" lightbulb changers.

        Which leaves 3?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CityCopDC View Post
          Wrong.

          1 to actually change the lightbulb.

          212 that pose as if they have changed a lightbulb.

          1 adminstrator to delete 210 of the 212 "posing" lightbulb changers.

          Which leaves 3?
          My math says 4.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Columbus View Post
            My math says 4.
            hmmm... the admin counts?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CityCopDC View Post
              hmmm... the admin counts?
              Unless one wants to be banned, the admin always counts.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CityCopDC View Post
                hmmm... the admin counts?
                If it wasn't for him there would be hundreds, so since he has an effect I say he counts.

                One of those life questions that will never be solved...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ComicGuy View Post
                  Unless one wants to be banned, the admin always counts.
                  You got something brown on your nose...
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                  • #10
                    You forgot to add:

                    1 resident weirdo to post a crackpot comment which has almost nothing to do with changing lightbulbs and hence derails an innocuous thread into a deep philsophical debate that somehow manages to offend everyone reading it.

                    (sorry, I had to include a cameo...hope you enjoyed)

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                    • #11
                      You forgot the 20 to post Youtube video links of people changing lightbulbs!
                      visit my blog if you are so inclined.
                      http://dwmeeks.wordpress.com
                      (I'm trying to drive up the hits.)

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                      • #12
                        Wheres Chiller.
                        One, and when your done make me a sammich.
                        The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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                        • #13
                          You got something brown on your nose...
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                          Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
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