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


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#1 OFFLINE   Throckmorton

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:31 AM

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.
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#2 OFFLINE   reweiss

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:43 AM

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

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#3 OFFLINE   Throckmorton

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:46 AM

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.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:03 AM

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.


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.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:09 AM

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

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:12 AM

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

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:44 AM

1 to post +1 to all the above
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:31 AM

1 to ask WTF? ;)

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:05 AM

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...
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#10 OFFLINE   timmmaaayyy2003

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:09 AM

5 to find the thread in another forum and repost before searching and creating a duplicate thread:D
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:48 AM

3 to say "In before the lock"

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:00 AM

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


Agreed. Move it or close it.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:02 AM

One Super Moderator to move this to the Laughter forum.

What, you didn't see that coming?
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:15 AM

Thank you Stuart.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:18 AM

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.

Edited by Nick, 13 November 2009 - 09:36 AM.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:28 AM

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.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:29 AM

One Super Moderator to move this to the Laughter forum.

What, you didn't see that coming?

Not really....no grumpiness was involved. :D
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:35 AM

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) :)
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:38 AM

1 member to inquire what capacity UPS backup should be used to keep the light bulb burning in the event of a power outage.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:01 AM

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

Edited by paulh, 13 November 2009 - 10:01 AM.
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