[s-cars] Posting to forums

CaptMagu at aol.com CaptMagu at aol.com
Sat Nov 15 09:15:39 EST 2003

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This was originally from a Porsche forum and adapted for our use.

Q: How many forum members does it take to change a
light bulb in a Porsche/Audi?

A: 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
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light
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
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 participants' ISPs complaining that
they are in violation of their "acceptable use
109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs
and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb
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 URLs where one can see examples of
different light bulbs.
14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and
then post the corrected URLs.
27 to post about links they found from the URLs 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 say "didn't we go through this a year ago?"
143 to say "do a search on 'light bulbs' before
posting questions about light bulbs."
16 to say, "I sent you a private message about light
1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6
weeks from now to start it all over again.

Hap, commuting to the ACNA Nationals and away from Everboost, Maguire

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