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How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

pierre_pierre
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How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

How many group 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 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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Bob_Milton
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Pierre,
Did you deliberately miss out,
1 world weary contributor to compile a list.
pierre_pierre
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

And another
1 going on Holiday so I don't care
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

For anyone reading this from the southern hemisphere, Light Bulb = Globe
Chilly
pierre_pierre
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Are you the one who googled? Crazy
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Patent Number 223,898 (US) issued January 27, 1880 Cry Crazy

Don't blame me...you started it Cheesy

Where can I buy a Forum Poster Bed Crazy
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

I am appalled at this post and subsequent thread in that no one has pointed out that not changing a light bulb will reduce your carbon footprint, save the polar bears and stop London flooding.
Alternatively - if you use a low energy light bulb you will need to change a bulb less frequently although from experience a low energy bulb is longer than a standard bulb and doesn't fit the shade.
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Don't know what all this fuss is about. We had a lights out day not long back so the UK Carbon Footprint is now sorted for the next 20 years Tongue Roll eyes Smiley

I hear that energy saving light bulbs are made in their millions by under-age, under-paid ex mill workers in the sweatshops of the far reaches of Bolton Lancashire...but I could be misinformed.
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

@ Strat
Where can I buy a Forum Poster Bed Crazy
Different spelling of where  Cry
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

I haven't heard of Ware.....Ware might that be Crazy
PS No sensible answer required Cheesy
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Ware might be in Ware................ Grin
but anyway Strat, why do you want a Forum Poster Bed? Huh

and how would that help you to change lightbulb that Pierre needs changing before he goes to Scotland and we have    fewer postings on here for the next couple of weeks? Roll eyes

edit; do have a lovely holiday in the wilds of Scotland Pierre................. wave as you pass Worksop on return!
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Josie ! SSHHhhhhh!  Roll eyes
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Quote from: chillypenguin
For anyone reading this from the southern hemisphere, Light Bulb = Globe

I'm from the southern hemisphere and never heard that!  Crazy
Simon_M
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

Yes, but you're not reading it from there.
It's the inversion the electrons suffer as they cross the equator that makes it look different from the southern hemisphere.
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Re: How many Forum Posters to change a light bulb

In the southern hemisphere the light bulb unscrews in the opposite direction to those in the northern hemisphere ... obviously. Smiley
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