6/20/08

forum humor

I borrowed this from one of the forums I frequent...

How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb.

1 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 point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

18 to flame the spell checkers.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term for "light bulb" is "lamp".

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.

5 to email others that the light bulb posters are in violation of the list etiquette.

10 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb list.

12 to demand that cross posting to the hardware list, off-topic list, and light bulb list about changing light bulbs be stopped.

17 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this list.

25 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, which brands are faulty, and URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs.

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQs.

13 to ask what is a "FAQ"?

19 to say "do a search on 'light bulbs' before posting questions about light bulbs".

27 to complain that "we've already discussed light bulbs."

42 to post "if you don't want to read it, skip it."

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now so it will start all over again.

Added by another member

Speaking of light bulbs, there is one out in my kitchen. How many people do you think it will take to change it? How long will it take to change it? What kind of bulb should I use? Is it even healthy to use lightbulbs? Should we just live in the dark? Should I change it immediately, or should I wait and pray about it first? Maybe I should ask my husband about it? I did a search on light bulbs, and couldn't find a thread about it, so I hope it's ok if I post about it here. Oh, shoot, I forgot to do a google search!

Added by me

I once had a grandomother who had a lightbulb, well actually she had several, but I remember they were very pretty and provided much light especially compared to her mother who only had oil lamps and candles. I really like oil lamps...does anyone know where I can find a good price on lamp oil?

4 remarks: on "forum humor"

MommaJo ~ said...

...and one former welltellme addict to rush over to the welltellme forum to see if she missed a really funny post about light bulbs!

That was cute HB. And I DID go to wtm to see if I missed something.

Hope you are well. I've been busy. Trying to spend less time on the computer. Pretty much just go to wtm now if I need something specific, if there is a new prayer request, or chat post.

Take care, girl!

MommaJo

Mrs.B said...

Now who could you be talking about...hmmmmmmm?

mgirl said...

What a hoot! I bet you are glad we aren't that bad at WTM! *wink*

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