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A bit of humour from another forum:


Q: How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?


1 to change the light bulb and 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


1 to move it to the Lighting section


2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section


7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs


5 to flame the spell checkers


3 to correct spelling/grammar flames


6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid


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


19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum


11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum


36 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


7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs


4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's


3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group


13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, just to add "Me too"


5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy


4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"


13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"


1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again

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For this forum, we'd also have:


A poster explaining how Baden Powell changed light bulbs, and arguing that the newfangled ways of doing it are stupid.


Several posters explaining that selling lightbulbs is a better way of raising money than selling popcorn.


Several heart-warming reminiscences about how Scoutmaster Joe taught us to screw in lightbulbs back in the old days.


20 posts about whether the activity or field uniform is appropriate for changing lightbulbs.


10 posts on whether Changing Light Bulbs should be an Eagle Required Merit Badge.


A post explaining that BSA's method of changing lightbulbs is DEEPLY FLAWED and reveals a PERNICIOUS CONSPIRACY.


A poster saying that if you haven't been properly trained to change light bulbs, and aren't following the proper procedures, you aren't really changing lightbulbs at all.


A poster claiming that BSA is dishonest for saying that it knows best how to screw in a lightbulb, and 30 responses that BSA's method of screwing in lightbulbs is based on time-honored values.


A poster reminding us that light bulbs have no place at campouts.



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