How many MacRumors members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wgilles, Sep 11, 2008.

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    wgilles

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    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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    r.j.s

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    #5
    Count me as one to say this is in the wrong section - should be Community.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Smashing :D

    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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    The OSX forum has the brightest lights. The thread should stay!
     
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    marbles

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    dukebound85

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    shouldnt this be in the community discussion forum? :D

    edit: saw rjs beat me to it
     
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    r.j.s

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    Yeah, I'm quick like that.
     
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    GGJstudios

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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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    r.j.s

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    I covered that one, although I didn't write it out.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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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    This makes it to all large forums, eventually...
     
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    tyranna

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    well, that was rather illuminating.


    :D thanks for the laugh!
     
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    RITZFit

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    haha! thats good (and so true in many cases:D )
     
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    r0k

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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...

    :D
     
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    Sun Baked

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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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    There's usually about 7 people who ask whether it makes Safari snappier...
     
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    Melrose

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    I give it three chuckles out of five. :D Nice find... I think I'm guilty of just about every one on their...
     
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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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    GGJstudios

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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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    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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