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Changing a light bulb the forum style

Anupam Sinha
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 1088
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 URLs.
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
and to start it all over again
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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
I changed the light bulb.


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Mapraputa Is
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Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
I think, this post is about how light bulbs appear on our main forum page. As such, it doesn't belong to "Meaningless Drivel" and should be moved to "JavaRanch" forum.
[ January 12, 2004: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

Uncontrolled vocabularies
"I try my best to make *all* my posts nice, even when I feel upset" -- Philippe Maquet
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

And what, now you're too tired to move it?
I have to do everything around here...


Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
- Robert Bresson
HS Thomas
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 3404
Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
And what, now you're too tired to move it?
I have to do everything around here...


I don't think it was meant to be moved
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Silence, you. I'm emoting over here already.
HS Thomas
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 3404
emoting is a cold digital word in a cold digital world. :roll:
 
 
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