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how many forum posters does it take to change a light?(3 posts)

how many forum posters does it take to change a light?Edison
Dec 10, 2001 5:21 AM
Q: How many list members (forum posters) does it take to change a light bulb?

A: 1,343

1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail list 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 posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it`s "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Light bulb" or "Light Bulb" or "light BULB"

another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

156 to write to the list administrator about the light bulb
discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list

109 to post that this list 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 list saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this mail list

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 to post the corrected URL`s

3 to post about links they found from the URL`s that are relevant to this list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list

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 list 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 "that other list"?"

143 to ask "what`s 'the other list'?"

853 to pose the question -- "Should light bulbs be changed?"
CFs or Incandescents? GE or Sylvania? Italian or Japanese? nmBrooks
Dec 10, 2001 11:37 AM
I could not stop raffingjtolleson
Dec 10, 2001 12:40 PM
at dis! I cross-posted to Bicycling.com ... don't worry, I gave you credit.