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    How many forums members to change a lightbulb.

    Someone posted this at another site I use...

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

    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
    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
    1 newbie to ask how to get one of those little pictures under your name
    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 forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped
    111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this forum
    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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    This is totally offtopic and should be posted in the C++ forum!!!

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    sounds more like slashdot than cprog.

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    Originally posted by Brian
    sounds more like slashdot than cprog.
    Nah, at slashdot they'd b*tch about how the plans for the light bulb aren't publicly available for free.

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    lol that was pretty good, i was waiting for this one:

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

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    Hay guyz how do I get that picture under my name????!!!


    edit: whoops.

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    >>> Hay guyz how do I get that picture under my name????!!!

    Actually, that wasn't in the original I saw - I added that one.
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    I'm bumping this baby six months from now.
    Away.

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    Originally posted by blackrat364
    I'm bumping this baby six months from now.
    sometimes i really wish we had that little laughing green smiley from flashdaddee here haha

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    >>> Hay guyz how do I get that picture under my name????!!!

    Actually, that wasn't in the original I saw - I added that one.
    heh, that was the best one.

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    b.t.w. who's coming up with all these numbers?
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    sounds like congress!
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    couldnt agree more!!!!!!!
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    Funny. Very funny. Very true.
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    Perspective
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