Friday, May 7, 2010

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

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

1 to change it then post that the light bulb has been changed

5 to share similar experiences

4 to discuss how it could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers involved when changing light bulbs

1 moderator to move it to the Electrical section

2 to argue about the move

1 admin to move it to the Lighting section

3 to point out spelling/grammar errors

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

8 to condemn those 6 as stupid

1 industry pro to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

8 to claim they used to work in the industry, and "light bulb" is fine

36 to pad their post count by replying "nice post, thanks for the information"

7 to argue that this forum is not the appropriate place and to take this discussion elsewhere

9 to defend the posting, saying that we all use them, so therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

19 to debate which brand is superior and the best place to buy them

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs being changed

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

13 to multi quote every post they agree with and add +1

6 to multi quote the +1's and add +2 and me too

5 to announce they are leaving the forum because of the light bulb controversy

7 to post good riddance.

4 to post several links to threads that already cover the topic in depth

13 to say "use Google before posting questions"

1 forum lurker to reply 6 months from now and start it all over again.


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