View Full Version : How many forum posters does it take...

04-03-2008, 09:08 AM
to change a lightbulb?

1 to change the light bulb and 1 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"

134 to blame the US for the bulb burning up in the first place

37 to immediately blame the French for sabotaging the light bulbs

18 to point out that the US wouldn't even be a country without French help

23 to remind the French that without the US they'd be goosestepping to Springtime for Hitler

9 to post replies telling people not to turn this into another US/French flame thread 1 Moderator close it all down before it turns into a flamewar

3 to post entirely new threads about WHY WAS MY THREAD CLOSED? 1 newbie to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again


Found at http://www.majorlolz.com/2007/08/how-many-forum-members-does-it-take-to.html

04-03-2008, 09:32 AM
to change a lightbulb?

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

Found at http://www.majorlolz.com/2007/08/how-many-forum-members-does-it-take-to.html

Me too.


Thanks for posting, I needed a laugh

04-03-2008, 09:54 AM
You forgot that post 2 years after resurrecting the post made by a new member with the search engine

04-03-2008, 10:10 AM
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

Actually in theatre it's called a 'bubble'.


04-03-2008, 10:15 AM
How many AW posters does it take to change a lightbulb?

0. We all just write about it.

04-03-2008, 10:26 AM
They left out the:

251 posts blaming Bush for the light bulb energy consumption.

159 posts countering that Clinton was responsible before a mod moves the hijack to a new thread, which currently has 3,492 posts.

723 posts on light bulbs causing global warming.

342 posts rufuting global warming before a mod moves that tangent into another thread.

04-03-2008, 02:59 PM
And the 20 posts asking why should they care.
The five who just want the lightbulb changed so they can see what they're writing.

04-03-2008, 04:57 PM
And the writer with ADD that stopped writing to change the lightbulb....
.... oh look, a chicken :D

(some of us are still on the t-shirt thread ;) )