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

    I saw this in another forum

    Q: How many forum members 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

    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, just to 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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    Fisher of Men mwfielder's Avatar
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    That is seriously funny......and seriously true!

    I think I have personally fit into almost everyone of those categories!
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    Classic !!!

    In other words . . 179
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    Ehud....you just inadvertently discovered a major flaw in the scenario above!!!!! We need to add the following three lines:

    1 post saying look at the Sticky Newbie thread

    2 posts showing the post should never have been posted if the original poster had followed proper forum etiquette and done a search

    5 posts responding to the search comments explaining there were too many results to effectively find what he was posting about.

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    OK, I am moving this to the "other discussion forum"......
    Lamp is an inaccurate term...
    Light Bulb is the real technical term....
    do a "google search"....
    I have single handedly changed a 'lamp" but it took two to change a "light bulb"....
    Funny it worked.....the last time! Now I am not sure what was working before they put a hole in my head !

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    ooo you forgot..
    1 (no 2) to post nonsequiter off topic comments because they were in the wrong forum to begin

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    Here is a similar light bulb joke:

    CHANGING A LIGHT BULB THE CHRISTIAN WAY.


    How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?


    CHARISMATIC: Only 1
    Hands are already in the air


    PENTECOSTAL: 10
    One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

    PRESBYTERIANS: None
    Lights go on and off at a predestined times.

    ROMAN CATHOLIC: None
    Candles only.

    BAPTISTS: At least 15
    One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and chicken.

    EPISCOPALIANS: 3
    One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.

    MORMONS: 5
    One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

    UNITARIANS:
    we choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

    METHODISTS: Undetermined
    Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the lighting service and a covered dish to pass and share.

    NAZARENE: 6
    One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.

    LUTHERANS: None
    Lutherans don't believe in change.

    AMISH:
    What's a light bulb?
    Nephi
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    Fisher of Men mwfielder's Avatar
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    Hilarious!
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    I believe the answer is 3, except if you are traveling from Philadelphia in a train traveling 50 mph the answer is 4.
    Here..maybe... do you smell something fishy?

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