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How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

Discussion in 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' started by Throckmorton, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Godfather

    Dec 7, 2007
    How many forum members does it takes 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
    1 to move it to the Lighting section
    2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
    7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
    5 to flame the spell checkers
    3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
    6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
    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.
  2. reweiss

    reweiss Godfather

    Jan 27, 2007
    14 to say Dish's light bulbs look better
    +137 to say Dish's light bulbs are not as clear because they use compressed bulbs
    4 to argue that no one else knows as much about bulbs as they do
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Godfather

    Dec 7, 2007
    6 to tell you not to tamper with the leased light bulb and advise you to plug in an auxiliary light bulb next to it.
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    As soon as I saw your OP, I was hoping someone else hadn't posted that one! That was the first one to come to mind for me. :lol:

    But, on that note...

    3 to complain that we've beaten a dead horse on the to tamper/not to tamper issue.

    - Merg
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    1 to acknowledge that the subject post is very funny but since it has little to do with DirecTV, it actually deserves to be in the "Laughter" forum for all to enjoy. :D
  6. Drew2k

    Drew2k DIRECTV A-Team

    Aug 16, 2006
    1 to complain this thread is in the wrong forum
    5 to complain that incandescent light bulbs are evil and fluorescent bulbs should be used
    6 to counter that to fluorescent bulbs are eviler and LED should be used
    10 to argue that they will burn incandescent bulbs for as long as they want, Al Gore be damned
    8 to argue that global warming is a myth
    3 to tell the three to get :backtotop
  7. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    1 to post +1 to all the above
  8. Herdfan

    Herdfan DIRECTV A-Team

    Mar 18, 2006
    1 to ask WTF? ;)
  9. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    Don't forget at least 3 to contend that, since they have never had any problems with their bulbs, that surely the OP must have had some sort of "defective" bulb, did not have it correctly installed, or even question the original bulb's "alleged" failure...
  10. timmmaaayyy2003

    timmmaaayyy2003 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2008
    5 to find the thread in another forum and repost before searching and creating a duplicate thread:D
  11. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    3 to say "In before the lock"
  12. johnp37

    johnp37 Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    Agreed. Move it or close it.
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    One Super Moderator to move this to the Laughter forum.

    What, you didn't see that coming?
  14. johnp37

    johnp37 Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    Thank you Stuart.
  15. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    3 ultra-conservative users to strongly object to the use of words 'screw', 'insert', 'tight' or 'tingle' in conjunction with replacing light bulbs and who also refuse to keep candles on hand for emergency lighting due to their phallic symbology and potential for inappropriate use.
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    A different question: How many Harvard Law students does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    One. He holds the light bulb and the entire universe revolves around him.
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

    Jul 28, 2004
    Not really....no grumpiness was involved. :D
  18. barryb

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    When ever I see these I always go to:

    "How many ADD kids does it take to change a light bulb....?"

    "you wanna ride bikes?"

    (I grew up with ADD, so I get it) :)
  19. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    1 member to inquire what capacity UPS backup should be used to keep the light bulb burning in the event of a power outage.
  20. paulh

    paulh Godfather

    Mar 17, 2003
    1 to ask when a shared blinking feature ever be available
    1 to post "soon"
    3 to point user to CE forum.

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