Does this belong here? -- now formatted for Hans

Hans Fugal hans at
Tue Jul 5 14:20:02 MDT 2005

Nice try, anyway.

On Tue,  5 Jul 2005 at 14:02 -0600, Adam Peterson wrote:
> 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 
> changed.
> 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.
> Sorry.
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