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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JocelynofSonoma, May 31, 2009.

  1. How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?


    1 to change the light bulb and 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
    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 bulbs
    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, and 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"
    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

    ----------Does this all seem familiar? hmmmm:p:p
     
  2. Aran

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    Is it 1989 again?
     
  3. Bazer

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    you forgot: 1 forum admin to turn the light bulb and lock the forum
     
  4. Nestorius

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    Forums don't really work this way. No one ever posts about changing lightbulbs and if they did, they'd get flamed for being ******** and that's about it.
     
  5. RichDC

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    Just to point out,

    Its called a lamp, not a lightbulb(dont argue, i have been a trained electrician) Lamps go into lights, bulbs go into the ground and grow plants.

    Who ever heard of a light plant :p
     
  6. Nestorius

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    In England they might call them lamps and not lightbulbs. I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  7. RichDC

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    Electricians call the lamps, that is what they are.

    Hey dont hate, its not my fault you guys cant talk proper :p
     
  8. :D Hmm ok - what about lanterns then? Any thoughts on those? Would we need separate forums for electric as opposed to candles/wicks? hmmmm
     
  9. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Shut up.
     
  10. Nestorius

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    Aran, I think you would make a good moderator.
     
  11. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    No, then I'd have to read all the crap posted, in addition to some of the crap I already read.
     
  12. Hanna

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    Well at least one other got the joke, I found it mildly entertaining.:thumbsup:
     
  13. Black Sun

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    Actually, I used to do electrical work for a contractor, and we always called them light bulbs (notice the space between light and bulb). It's a perfectly acceptable term to use when talking about them.







    ;) I just couldn't resist.
     
  14. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    It's not that nobody gets the joke, it's that it's old as sin.
     
  15. RichDC

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    Ill be honest now, when i was an electrician i always argued that they were bulbs, that go into the lamps.

    Couldn't resist starting an "argument" about the subject tho as per the opening post :)
     
  16. Hanna

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    Yeah, but Aran you always troll just to get post counts, such a waste of bandwidth and forum space. And most jokes are just slightly modified old ones.

    But he did forget one...
    1 that just posts to see how many posts he can get.
     
  17. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    I'm neither trolling nor going for post counts.

    You, on the other hand, tend to jump in with harassment and accusations.
     
  18. Hanna

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    You don't really expect anyone that actually reads these boards to believe that do you?
     
  19. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Only those who can see the truth.
     
  20. RichDC

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    That actually made me chuckle
     
  21. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Also it's kind of funny, I've been here for nine years and the posts on this account are a combination of all my various accounts over that time, not just, say, seven months and 2.2k posts.
     
  22. RichDC

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    When you got f all to do at work, i read the forums alot, offer some constructive advice and help. Ask alot of questions too. Out of those posts guess how many infractions/warnings...0

    I dont troll and make stupid mindless posts about, speeding for example.
     
  23. Aran

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    Hey, what do you know, I'm mostly online from work too.

    Also, no discussing past infractions, that's an infraction in and of itself. ;)

    (By the way, pay attention to what subforum you're in - Spiels and Rants. Guess what goes in a Spiels and Rants forum!)
     
  24. RichDC

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    Actually you need to check what forum this is...UHALL OFF TOPIC!
     
  25. Aran

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    Sorry, I meant the other thread and worded it poorly because I really don't care shut up.
     
  26. Nestorius

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    oh, forum MEMBERS!!!!

    I was reading forum MODERATORS.

    It didn't make sense before. I get it now.

    Haha!

    Hahahah!

    Hahahaha!

    I didn't read it right.
     
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  28. Kristeen

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    hee hee :) That is funny Joyce, I'm new to here but I think it's leaning toward accurate and made me lol.
     
  29. Aran

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    I left you a message in OT:NHB. I suggest you take the advice.