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adrianxw
08-05-2003, 04:25 AM
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

golfinguy4
08-05-2003, 06:59 AM
This is totally offtopic and should be posted in the C++ forum!!!:mad:

Brian
08-05-2003, 07:09 AM
sounds more like slashdot than cprog.

Govtcheez
08-05-2003, 07:22 AM
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.

RoD
08-05-2003, 08:51 AM
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

-KEN-
08-05-2003, 08:57 AM
Hay guyz how do I get that picture under my name????!!!


edit: whoops.

adrianxw
08-05-2003, 09:10 AM
>>> Hay guyz how do I get that picture under my name????!!!

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

confuted
08-05-2003, 09:11 AM
I'm bumping this baby six months from now.

RoD
08-05-2003, 09:33 AM
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

Perspective
08-05-2003, 05:59 PM
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.

Ben_Robotics
08-05-2003, 06:51 PM
b.t.w. who's coming up with all these numbers?

Nor
08-05-2003, 06:59 PM
sounds like congress!

Ben_Robotics
08-05-2003, 08:15 PM
couldnt agree more!!!!!!!

joshdick
08-05-2003, 09:21 PM
Funny. Very funny. Very true.

Nor
08-05-2003, 09:54 PM
Perspective
do you have a bigger version of your avatar

Xterria
08-05-2003, 11:33 PM
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.
me too.

vasanth
08-06-2003, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Xterria
me too.

me three

RoD
08-06-2003, 11:04 AM
me five....

<second line>

confuted
08-06-2003, 11:35 AM
Haha, guys, it was funny, but stop with the one line posts. I can't bump this in six months if it gets closed.

Perspective
08-06-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Nor
Perspective
do you have a bigger version of your avatar


as a matter of fact i do. its not all that big though.

confuted
01-01-2004, 08:18 PM
bump

Hammer
01-01-2004, 08:31 PM
You can't count, eh? 6 months isn't up yet.

Anyways, one final item to the original list....

1 mod to close the ancient thread.