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 Copied from the net.
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 ]
And what, now you're too tired to move it? I have to do everything around here...
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The thread reopened to discuss whether the move was legitimate or not. -------------------- "Russians are a very logical people: but their logic is often based on mad premises." My A-level hell, by Lord Skidelsky
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Just wanted to say that I had a similar experience on another site. There people also complained about unattractive "lamp" icon, so finally the moderators changed it. And you know what? Everybody was confused, because now nobody could understand if a forum has new posts or not! [ changed the quoted term "light bulb" to "lamp" in order to comply with industry convention -- mfe ] [ January 12, 2004: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
hmm, noone to ask beforehand how to change a lightbulb? Followed by 50 people discussing various ways of changing lightbulbs, 10 to tell the asker to figure it out on his/her own, 75 to suggest different brands and types of bulb
..1 or 2 to remind all the others that Bush's shortsighted invasion of Iraq has led to the senseless destruction of many otherwise perfectly useable lightbulbs. [ January 13, 2004: Message edited by: Alan Labout ] [ January 13, 2004: Message edited by: Alan Labout ]
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Originally posted by Alan Labout: ..1 or 2 to remind all the others that Bush's shortsighted invasion of Iraq has led to the senseless destruction of many otherwise perfectly useable lightbulbs.
On the gripping hand man, it's also led to a boom in the lightbulb industry now that the war is over. Just think how many lightbulbs will be needed now in Iraq. You'd almost think that the entire war might have been started because of lobbying by the lightbulb magnats and their powerful friends in congress
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul: Is there a FAQ that shows what different light bulbs you can use on the forums?
I think you'll find that a quick search on Google will find you the answers that you seek. :roll: Incidentally what brand of light blubs does everyone use here? Is there a certain brand that is better than all the others?
I see some outsourcing wisdom coming ... Every lightbulb CEO has an obligation to shareholders and should outsource all lightlbulb changes if it increases shareholder margins. But eventually, the impact on workers will not be significant. Only the gruntwork of lighbulb change will get outsourced
I'd like to announce that the new version of the lightbulb changing certification exam (SCLBC 1.4) will be live in April. In order to test the quality of this new exam Sun will be issuing free vouchers to the first 400 respondents. We will be posting the objectives as soon as they become available.
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Originally posted by Bert Bates: I'd like to announce that the new version of the lightbulb changing certification exam (SCLBC 1.4) will be live in April. In order to test the quality of this new exam Sun will be issuing free vouchers to the first 400 respondents. We will be posting the objectives as soon as they become available.