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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:41 am    Post subject: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? Reply with quote

How many forum 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 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" 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D :) :o :lol: 8) :P :x :roll: :wink: :( :) :? :D :o :oops: :P :roll: :twisted:

What more is there to say! You nailed it!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's 1367 people. That means we've still got 22941 people that aren't participating! Man, it's just take take take with these people. :)

Nice post.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!

BTW, you're forgetting the 345 people who just post 'LOL!'.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or the ones that posts:

In Soviet-Russia the lightbulbs changes you!
or
All your lightbulbs are belong to us!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and 6 to post a useless message just to get their forum rank up. :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
Or the ones that posts:

In Soviet-Russia the lightbulbs changes you!
or
All your lightbulbs are belong to us!

This isn't slashdot...you're confused.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one to say "RTFM friggin n00b" ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! One of the best posts of the year! Are there awards for this type of thing!?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kraylus wrote:
me too.


me three.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonm wrote:
LOL! One of the best posts of the year! Are there awards for this type of thing!?


oh oh there should be! 8)

however I cannot take the glory for the content, merely the initiative for posting it :D

cool if it made it into the gentoo newsletter tho ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please do a forum search before posting about light bulbs. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then some moron forgets to search the forum for light bulb changing and the whole mess starts all over...

ahh the cycle of spam.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so...

http://www.pulitzer.org/

Maybe not... But if you publish it, you might get it under a journalism award.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also this thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iangoldby wrote:
See also this thread.


HAHA damn funny :D

pulitzer.. I could go with that! ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AngusYoung wrote:
Please do a forum search before posting about light bulbs. :lol:


I believe you mean "lightbulbs". http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=lightbulb) :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorp wrote:
No one to say "RTFM friggin n00b" ?

Nope. The question was about Gentoo forum posters, not subscibers to Debian mail lists. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilburpan wrote:
Scorp wrote:
No one to say "RTFM friggin n00b" ?

Nope. The question was about Gentoo forum posters, not subscibers to Debian mail lists. :twisted:
ouch, low blow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 42 will be enough :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krusty_ar wrote:
I think 42 will be enough :lol:

Or 37...but only if they're in a row.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krusty_ar wrote:
I think 42 will be enough :lol:


Nope, that is not the right one here, this has been discussed in The question will be revealed!! (Answer is 42!) :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot: "This thread is too lightbulb centric "
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