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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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How many MacRumors members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Got this from my Nikon forum, thought it was pretty good

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 Electrical 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, 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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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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+1 +1 +1 ....
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Very good.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:24 PM   #4
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Me too.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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Count me as one to say this is in the wrong section - should be Community.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Smashing

Bill Bailey:
How many Scientologists does it take to change a light bulb?

Two. One to change the bulb and one to tell Tom Cruise the bulb cost $8000.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:27 PM   #7
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Count me as one to say this is in the wrong section - should be Community.
The OSX forum has the brightest lights. The thread should stay!
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:29 PM   #8
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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shouldnt this be in the community discussion forum?

edit: saw rjs beat me to it
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:31 PM   #10
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Haha so true.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 08:32 PM   #11
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shouldnt this be in the community discussion forum?

edit: saw rjs beat me to it
Yeah, I'm quick like that.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:04 PM   #12
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You forgot:
1 to report the thread to the moderators, letting them know it's in the wrong forum, so the mods can move it to the appropriate forum.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:05 PM   #13
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You forgot:
1 to report the thread to the moderators, letting them know it's in the wrong forum, so the mods can move it to the appropriate forum.
I covered that one, although I didn't write it out.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:08 PM   #14
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I covered that one, although I didn't write it out.
You mentioned that you thought it should be in another forum. While you and/or others may have reported it, you didn't say so. That's what I was referring to.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:12 PM   #15
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This makes it to all large forums, eventually...
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:12 PM   #16
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That was great.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:28 PM   #17
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well, that was rather illuminating.


thanks for the laugh!
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:34 PM   #18
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haha! thats good (and so true in many cases )
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:44 PM   #19
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Nice one. Definitely a good laugh!

I think you left out the cranky guy who posts RTFM about halfway through the thread...

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Old Sep 11, 2008, 09:50 PM   #20
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Not a Google search, a MRoogle search -- look at the sticky at the top of the forum.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:15 PM   #23
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Don't forget 3 to post 'The Official Lightbulb changing thread™", "Post your latest changed lightbulb", and the ever-present "What lightbulb are you changing right now this very second?"
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:19 PM   #24
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Should I buy a new lightbulb now, or wait?
When will the lightbulb updates come out? What will they look like?
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:41 PM   #25
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Should I buy a new lightbulb now, or wait?
When will the lightbulb updates come out? What will they look like?
and the "Do you think the new lightbulbs will have X feature?" and "I heard from an insider that the new lightbulbs do X" threads.
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