[Es2] Off topic

Brandon Hull Hull at cardinalpartners.com
Fri Mar 18 11:33:48 EST 2005

Not an issue on this tiny forum, but pretty amusing to most of us who
are longtime veterans of other forums:

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

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been 

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 

1 to move it to the Lighting section 

2 to argue, then move it to the Electricals section 

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light 

5 to flame the spell checkers 

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames 

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 
6 to condemn those 6 as stupid 

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 

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please 
take this discussion to a lightbulb forum 

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light 
bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum 

36 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 

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

4 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 

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including 
all headers and signatures, just to add "Me too" 

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they 
cannot handle the light bulb controversy 

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

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions 
about light bulbs" 

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