Does this belong here? -- now formatted for Hans

Adam Peterson adamp at
Tue Jul 5 14:02:17 MDT 2005

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

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been 
Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how 
the light bulb could have been changed differently.
Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing 
light bulbs.
Five to flame the spell checkers.
Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.
Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" .. another 
six to condemn those six as stupid.
Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the 
correct spelling.
Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please 
take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.
Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light 
bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.
Thirty six 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
Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the 
corrected URL.
Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to 
this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.
Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety 
including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they 
cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting 
questions about light bulbs"
Three to tell a funny story about their show dog and a light bulb. AND 
One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and 
start it all over again.


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