How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? (OT)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by DJA, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. DJA

    DJA Guest

    Not photo related but appropriate nonetheless...

    Dave



    How many forum 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
    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" ... 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 participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation
    of their "acceptable use policy"
    109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this
    discussion to a lightbulb forum
    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
    lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped
    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 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 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
     
    DJA, Jul 18, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start
    The way you did? (Just change "photographers" to "posters" in the thread title
    and add more of the same only the same...

    To quote Dr. Evil's son in one of the Austin Powers movies as he coughs/sneezes
    "RIP OFF"

    <A
    HREF="http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&th=58a574652b6851
    11&rnum=10">Google Search:</A>

    Lewis

    Check out my photos at "LEWISVISION":

    http://members.aol.com/Lewisvisn/home.htm

    Remove "nospam" to reply
     
    Lewis Lang, Jul 18, 2003
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    Uncle Lucky Guest

    If that's an enlarger bulb you better move the discussion to
    rec.photo.darkroom.
    (^:
    Health & Peace,
    Uncle Lucky
     
    Uncle Lucky, Jul 18, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    LMO !!!!!!
    Good work dave
     
    Mike, Jul 18, 2003
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    John Miller Guest

    Thanks to your failure to trip Dave's posting, that makes the 57th time
    we've seen it.

    --
    John Miller

    How long does it take a DEC field service engineer to change a lightbulb?

    It depends on how many bad ones he brought with him.
     
    John Miller, Jul 18, 2003
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    John Miller Guest

    There should be a comma after "better" (and a period after "life," below).
    Get an education.
     
    John Miller, Jul 18, 2003
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    DJA Guest

    As politely noted in earlier replies, I am not the author. I did a c&p from
    a Contax user forum. I'm not that clever.

    Sorry if this is a regular post. I hadn't seen it and I thought others may
    enjoy the humor too....

    It's fun to watch this actually play out as described....

    Dave
     
    DJA, Jul 18, 2003
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    John Miller Guest

    Hey, we did, the first three times or so. :) Really.

    --
    John Miller

    Adler's Distinction:
    Language is all that separates us from the lower animals,
    and from the bureaucrats.
     
    John Miller, Jul 18, 2003
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    DJA Guest

    I believe this exchange covers at least 2 provisions of the "original", and
    apparently often posted, post.

    Yep, it's fun to watch this actually play out as described.

    Dave
     
    DJA, Jul 18, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    To placate John Miller I have "triped" my original reply to you, Dave.
    Matters not where it came from, its still funny as hell.
     
    Mike, Jul 18, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Tony Spadaro, Jul 19, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    1 to complain that the correct term is 'newsgroup' not 'forum'.

    :)
     
    Peter Chant, Jul 19, 2003
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    bruce Guest

    Are we talking about clear or frosted lightbulbs/light-bulbs/light
    bulbs/lamps ?
     
    bruce, Jul 19, 2003
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    bruce Guest

    A fifth of Jack Daniels works better and faster.
     
    bruce, Jul 19, 2003
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    ajacobs2 Guest

    Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? (OT)


    None, this is an equipment group where they don't understand
    light.....................
     
    ajacobs2, Jul 19, 2003
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  16. Great creative writing! This should be a novel!
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Jul 19, 2003
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    drsmith Guest

    Change the subject to debating digital, and you'd have over half
    of this newsgroup, dead-on.

    --drsmith
     
    drsmith, Jul 20, 2003
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  18. [...................................................................................................................................
    ..]
    YOW! THET WUZ SUM "OT" POST - AN' LOTSA FUN, TU! ;-)
    (Talk about "thorough"!)
    I was very, very impressed with both the range and truth of this most important
    of recent posts...( ;^})
    Thanks!
     
    David Ruether, Jul 21, 2003
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