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Old Jul 26, 2007, 9:37 PM   #1
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How many online forum group members 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.

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 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 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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Old Jul 26, 2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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Thanks for making me smile.


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Old Jul 27, 2007, 1:49 PM   #3
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Hi,

Maybe this sould be a sticky to remind others about posting.....:?

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Old Jul 27, 2007, 1:50 PM   #4
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Hi,

Double posts again!!!!!


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Old Jul 27, 2007, 9:01 PM   #5
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Why does DPReview jump to mind with that joke!


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Old Jul 27, 2007, 10:17 PM   #6
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lol
there are a few missing

bluwing very subtley covered one lol
the accidental double poster followed by those that complain about the double poster and want you to test your system for viruses

and does this one sound like any one we know (knew) (no names please)
the person that goes out and test all the light globes, sockets and switches
then posts a loooooong report on the failings of the lightglobes and how one brand lasts 20 seconds longer than another, or is slower by milliseconds to reach full illumination or how, in a totally dark room with black walls devoid of any windows, furnishings etc ,one light-globe (if viewed under an electron scanning microscope), has uneven illumination along the length of the filament



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Old Jul 28, 2007, 10:52 AM   #7
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And nobody mentioned the environmentallyirresponsible replacement of old-fashioned tungsten filament bulbs with the same kind instead of using the energy-saving long life alternatives. . . . (that should start the whole discussion all over again):angry:.
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Unless someone is going to post how to disassemble the on-board flash on a K10 or K100 and replace the strobe bulb with a higher-power alternative, this whole thread is irrelevant and will have to be reported to the moderators.:idea:

Ishino, thanks for a great laugh.
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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thanks ishino,
this is a thread that could go on forever..

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Old Jul 28, 2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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robar wrote:
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thanks ishino,
this is a thread that could go on forever..

roy
How can you say "could" instead of "should":evil::-x:ak47::x

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