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10 august 2007

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> How many list members does it take to change a lightbulb?
>
> One to change the light bulb and a second to post that the light
> bulb has been changed (the first does not have regular email access).
>
> Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs
> and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
>
> Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
>
> Seven more to point out spelling or grammar errors in the posts
> about changing light bulbs.
>
> Five to flame the spell checkers.
>
> Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.
>
> Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
> ... another six to condemn those six as stupid.
>
> Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give
> correct spelling.
>
> One to post the old joke about "Hams don't change light bulbs,
> they redesign the ciruit to use LED's".
>
> Two to post that "LED's" is incorrect grammar, and that the
> plural form of LED is LEDs.
>
> Three to post that the "LED's" / LEDs postings are Off Topic
> as the current discussion is about light bulbs.
>
> Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs or LEDs
> and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb
> or LED) forum / mailing list / chatroom / whatever.
>
> Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use
> light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.
>
> Two to say "I'm having to change lightbulbs tomorrow at work
> therefore it is relevant to ME".
>
> Thirty-six 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.
>
> Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light
> bulbs.
>
> Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post
> the corrected URL (bracketed inside <> characters so that
> word wrap does not break the URLs).
>
> Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are
> relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to
> this group.
>
> Thirteen to link all postings to date, quote them in their entirety
> including all headers, trailers and signatures, and add "Me too".
>
> Another four that again quote the above "all postings"and add "Me three".
>
> Five to post to the group that they are quiting the list because
> they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
>
> Four to ask "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
>
> Thirteen to say "Google is your friend", or "Do a Google search on
> light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
>
> Three to tell a funny story about their spouse/cat/dog/parrot/whatever
> and a light bulb.
>
> Neil WA6KLA posts and says "I have 20 file cabinets of light bulb
> manuals here, let me pull the correct one out for you and give you
> the Motorola part number."
>
> AND
>
> One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from
> now and start it all over again.

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