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How many Scouter Forum Members does it take to change a light bulb?

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So, who are you?

 

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

 

14 to share similar although unique 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.

 

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

 

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 group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group

 

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped.

 

111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group.

 

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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

 

14 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.

 

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

 

...which then leads all the anal-retentive types to get in a big argument as to whether it's "anal retentive" or "anal-retentive" :)

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And one more to argue the energy efficiency of LEDs' over light bulbs.

 

And another to argue that the LED production methodology off sets any savings they have while in use.

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To the consternation of others, Im here to point out that while there may be 38 opinions on how to change a light bulb, BSA has already figured out the most effective way of doing so and it may be found in the book.

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It would never be screwed in, because one person would turn it one way a few degrees, and then the next person would turn it in the opposite direction and so on ad infinitem.

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And another to claim that anything other than natural light just contributes to the acceleration of Global Warming. So don't replace it anyway.

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1 to insist that changing lightbulbs really discriminates against atheists and candlemakers....

 

 

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Don't forget:

 

7 to point out that the G2SS prohibits Scouts from climbing ladders to change a light bulb

 

3 to state that the G2SS is just a set of guidelines and since the prohibition of ladder use isn't in bold face type that it's perfectly ok for a Scout to climb a ladder to change a light bulb

 

14 to insist that the light bulb changing program be followed exactly

 

27 to say its okay to tweak the light bulb changing program just a little bit

 

9 to wonder where the patch a Scout earns for light bulb changing proficiency is placed

 

18 to ask if Cub Scouts can earn the light bulb changing patch

 

34 to ask if there is a knot available for light bulb changing

 

99 to debate the merits of clear versus frosted bulbs

 

16 to delve into the technical aspects of wattage versus voltage

 

and 1 underpaid janitor to actually change the light bulb.

 

Calico

 

 

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Scott,

 

I'm sure it has something to do with the use of liquid fuel.

 

But - I have to tell you - I laughed out loud at the Coleman Lantern quip! Thanks!!

 

Calico

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1907 to debate which posters are considered ACTIVE members of the Scouter forum and who, therefore, have any right to actually change a light bulb.

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