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Subject: [TowerTalk] How many list members does it take to change a lightbulb?
From: "Bob Gates" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 13:42:34 -0600
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Received this over a non-ham related reflector, but it certainly gives credence
to the theory that all lists are the same :)
Bob  KG7KW

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

1 to change the light bulb.

1 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.

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 URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected

27 to post about links they found from the URLs 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 search on 'light bulbs' before posting questions about
light bulbs".

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now an to
start it all over again.

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