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Offline MonikaS

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1 to change the light bulb then post about it
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could've been changed differently
1 to move it to the Lighting folder
2 to argue and then move it to the Electrical folder
7 to point out grammar/spelling errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue whether it's a light bulb or lightbulb
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is Lamp
15 know it all 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 the discussion to the 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 discuss the dangers of changing light bulbs without a professional opinion
5 to post a disclaimer that they are not light bulb experts, nor do they play one on TV and that anyone planning on changing their own light bulb should consult a professional
7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then to post the correct URLs
3 to post about links they found from the URLs 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, and 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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« Reply #1 on: 15/01/2009 08:50:36 »
how enlightening...1 guy who makes the lame pun or inappropriate satire...who also tallies the total number at 169 but it will soon be 170 if this same person has added incorrectly.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 15/01/2009 09:16:18 »
Did you make all of that up MonikaS?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/01/2009 10:06:18 »
No, it's old, I found it in another forum and have seen it before. It's a variant of "How many <ethnic> do you need to <do something>?"
 

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« Reply #4 on: 15/01/2009 11:42:40 »
You forgot the rodent who just posts this ->  ;D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 15/01/2009 17:08:03 »
May I be the last to wish you all a happy new year.

Yep, you forgot the one to go off topic.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 15/01/2009 17:28:03 »
no...

you have it all wrong.

it takes one forum member to change a light bulb.  169 to talk on a topic about it ;D

now, if the guy was having trouble changing the lightbulb, and posted a question for help... then we get into some real big numbers :D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 15/01/2009 22:57:57 »
You forgot the person who makes smutty innuendo about the size of light bulbs and screwing actions.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 15/01/2009 23:02:38 »
LOL
And then the women demanding to delete that post because children read the forum too.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 15/01/2009 23:25:51 »
Then the children posting about how embarrassing their mother is
 

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« Reply #10 on: 16/01/2009 04:57:10 »
Then the children posting about how embarrassing their mother is

And then the curmudgeon who points out that this has nothing to do with the subject and post a request to get back on topic.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 16/01/2009 06:58:51 »
Then someone to point out that that comment about the children is on topic.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 16/01/2009 08:37:40 »
no...

you have it all wrong.

it takes one forum member to change a light bulb.  169 to talk on a topic about it ;D

now, if the guy was having trouble changing the lightbulb, and posted a question for help... then we get into some real big numbers :D

Not forgetting the pedant who needs to point out that there is a distinct lack of capital letters around (FOG).
 

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« Reply #13 on: 16/01/2009 10:54:03 »
How about the FOG who asks if it is a threaded or bayonet fitting?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 16/01/2009 12:19:28 »
You forgot the person who makes smutty innuendo about the size of light bulbs and screwing actions.

Not you then? ;D
 

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« Reply #15 on: 16/01/2009 19:16:10 »
And the woman who points out that innuedo is all in your mind, not mine!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 16/01/2009 19:37:20 »
Then the children posting about how embarrassing their mother is

Then the mothers posting about how their son mis-spelled lightbulb.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 17/01/2009 00:07:22 »
Then the comedian who posts clips of Tommy Cooper doing the lightbulb sketch.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 17/01/2009 15:43:02 »
Then some curmudgeon who points out thet Tommy Cooper really is off topic.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 17/01/2009 15:46:37 »
...which he is.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 17/01/2009 16:59:41 »
Not if he is doing a joke about a light bulb.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 17/01/2009 17:08:01 »
As far as I'm aware, he's not a forum member so he's off topic.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 17/01/2009 17:36:26 »
He is dead so I guess that rather excludes him but how do you know that he wouldn't have been if he was still alive?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 17/01/2009 20:54:30 »
Then someone who points out that Tommy Cooper was Welsh so would have been more interested in sheep than a science forum.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 17/01/2009 21:00:26 »
And then the resident forum sheepie remarks that sheeps are very relevant in a science forum.
 

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