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Joe
 
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Default changing a light bulb

This is from another NG, as you can tell.
I thought everyone might get a kick out of it because it sounds so
familiar.

Joe



How many rec.gardens group posters does it take to change a lightbulb?

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

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.


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Minnie Bannister
 
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You forgot to mention the 37 posters of messages dealing with
top-posting vs. bottom-posting.

MB

On 02/25/04 10:28 am Joe put fingers to keyboard and launched the
following message into cyberspace:

This is from another NG, as you can tell.
I thought everyone might get a kick out of it because it sounds so
familiar.


How many rec.gardens group posters does it take to change a lightbulb?


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Stormin Mormon
 
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found this in a different group but I though it was appropriate.

How many group posters does it take 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

2 to call for an exact make and model of the light bulb, including model
number and serial numbers and wattages before they give any further
information.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

2 (a different two, by the way) to say "blow me" as their only contribution.

3 to reccomend that the home owner call a professional electrician, which
will be much more effective in the long run, instead of just throwing parts
at it.

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

37 to flame the first three who replied because they top posted.

42 to reply (on top of the post) that top posting is just fine

53 to flame the spell checkers

6 posters to insist that the wiring is far too small, and that the H.O. is
at risk of fire.

1 to insist that the correct way to remove a light bulb is with a 20 ounce
waffle face framing hammer

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

29 to ask the flamers to at least trim the excess text before posting

52 flamers to send all headers, footers, and chicken scratches back with
rude remarks about people who want to tell them what to do.

2 to send all headers, footers, and such back with the comment "BLOW ME".

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Lite-Bulb"

6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 (same two) to say "BLOW ME" again

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 group is not about light bulbs and to please take
this discussion to a lightbulb group

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped

111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group

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, chicken scratches, 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 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"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
start it all over again



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Rex B
 
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 17:01:22 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
wrote:

|found this in a different group but I though it was appropriate.
|
|How many group posters does it take 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
|
|2 to call for an exact make and model of the light bulb, including model
|number and serial numbers and wattages before they give any further
|information.
|
|7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
|
|2 (a different two, by the way) to say "blow me" as their only contribution.
|
|3 to reccomend that the home owner call a professional electrician, which
|will be much more effective in the long run, instead of just throwing parts
|at it.
|
|27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light
|bulbs
|
|37 to flame the first three who replied because they top posted.
|
|42 to reply (on top of the post) that top posting is just fine
|
|53 to flame the spell checkers
|
|6 posters to insist that the wiring is far too small, and that the H.O. is
|at risk of fire.
|
|1 to insist that the correct way to remove a light bulb is with a 20 ounce
|waffle face framing hammer
|
|41 to correct spelling/grammar flames
|
|29 to ask the flamers to at least trim the excess text before posting
|
|52 flamers to send all headers, footers, and chicken scratches back with
|rude remarks about people who want to tell them what to do.
|
|2 to send all headers, footers, and such back with the comment "BLOW ME".
|
|6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Lite-Bulb"
|
|6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
|
|2 (same two) to say "BLOW ME" again
|
|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 group is not about light bulbs and to please take
|this discussion to a lightbulb group
|
|203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
|lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped
|
|111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
|bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group
|
|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, chicken scratches, 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 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"
|
|1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
|start it all over again

1 professional light-bulb changer to demand the OP not attempt an amateur effort
and to call a professional

Rex in Fort Worth
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"Rex B" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 17:01:22 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
wrote:

|found this in a different group but I though it was appropriate.
|
|How many group posters does it take 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
|
|2 to call for an exact make and model of the light bulb, including model
|number and serial numbers and wattages before they give any further
|information.
|
|7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
|
|2 (a different two, by the way) to say "blow me" as their only

contribution.
|
|3 to reccomend that the home owner call a professional electrician, which
|will be much more effective in the long run, instead of just throwing

parts
|at it.
|
|27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light
|bulbs
|
|37 to flame the first three who replied because they top posted.
|
|42 to reply (on top of the post) that top posting is just fine
|
|53 to flame the spell checkers
|
|6 posters to insist that the wiring is far too small, and that the H.O.

is
|at risk of fire.
|
|1 to insist that the correct way to remove a light bulb is with a 20

ounce
|waffle face framing hammer
|
|41 to correct spelling/grammar flames
|
|29 to ask the flamers to at least trim the excess text before posting
|
|52 flamers to send all headers, footers, and chicken scratches back with
|rude remarks about people who want to tell them what to do.
|
|2 to send all headers, footers, and such back with the comment "BLOW ME".
|
|6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Lite-Bulb"
|
|6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
|
|2 (same two) to say "BLOW ME" again
|
|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 group is not about light bulbs and to please take
|this discussion to a lightbulb group
|
|203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
|lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped
|
|111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
|bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group
|
|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, chicken scratches, 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 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"
|
|1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
|start it all over again

1 professional light-bulb changer to demand the OP not attempt an amateur

effort
and to call a professional

Rex in Fort Worth



1 To call him a racist and a bigot




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3 professional light bulb changers to insist that the process is quite
dangerous, and that the Home Moaner shouldn't get any where near a light
bulb without pulling a permit, and an EPA card?

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"Rex B" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 17:01:22 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
wrote:


1 professional light-bulb changer to demand the OP not attempt an amateur

effort
and to call a professional

Rex in Fort Worth




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so what your point troll

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