How Many Forum Members Does It Take To...

Butterfly

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

1 to change the light bulb and 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 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

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 claI'm 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 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
start it all over again

Laughed so hard when I read this
Carol
 

chickadee

Member
Truly has some lessons behind the humor but fantastically funny!!! LOL ;D

Rose
 

0morrokh

Member
That is hilarious! ;D I am still laughing while typing this. ;D
 
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Butterfly

Member
Yes I'm still laughing also. Just goes to show there is a job here for all of us!! I'll let you know the next time I change a light bulb
Carol
 

newbie101

Member
I just changed 2 light bulbs, my leopard gecko's heat lamp burned out and I had to get her a new one and also my desk lamp burned out.
Yay!
 
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Butterfly

Member
Should have let us know Emma!! We would have been only too glad to help LOL
Carol
 

Gwenz

Member
Tried to change a lightbulb in my bedroom a few weeks ago. Ended up breaking the bit that holds the bulb, but dad didn't belive it was brocken and thought he'd be able to fix it (all mum said was "Men!  : " -  ), then he broke it more. When paint started falling off the ceiling he realised it was broken,  and had to turn off all the electrics in the house so we could cut the wires, then we had to buy a new holder thing and attach it to the wires then buy a new lampshade, then found out we didn't have any bulbs, and it was a Sunday so all the shops closed early.  :

Next day bought a bulb, but can't screw it in properly, so it's just kindof hanging there.  :-\ Kind of dangerous really but never mind.

All that trouble to change a lightbulb. Took 2 days!! 

Gwenz
 

Tumbleweed

Member
That's why I just use candles they don't break, and cause all those problems ;D
 

0morrokh

Member
Emma said:
I just changed 2 light bulbs, my leopard gecko's heat lamp burned out and I had to get her a new one and also my desk lamp burned out.
Yay!
No actually I think it's "lightbulb", not "light bulb."




hehehehehehehehehe ;D ;D ;D
 
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Butterfly

Member
LOL ! We changed a bulb today - Where were you guys!!!!
Carol
 

Peter243243

Member
Yesterday my mom changed a light bulb! ;D ;D
 

0morrokh

Member
Well today I changed a lightbulb.

hmph




hehehe ;D ;D ;D
 
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Butterfly

Member
Was it hard? Did you need our help?
hehehehe
Carol
 

Peter243243

Member
Yes, tell us was it hard? Did you insert it the wrong way? Did you break something? Did you drop the bulb?

If this happens to you 6 or more times out of 10 you are a butterfingers so put your fingers on toast, pancakes, waffles, and pickles.

If you put butter on pickles 9 of 10 people say you have odd eating habits.

If you are that 1 of 10 who don't you also have odd eating habits.
 

0morrokh

Member
Well actually, I put it in the wrong way and I dropped it as I was getting it back out and it hit the floor and broke. So yes it was hard and yes I do need your help.



[I wish ;D ;D]




hehehehe Peter that was so hilarious. ;D
 
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Butterfly

Member
We're always here for you Sorry about the broken bulb. If you had told us you planned this difficult procedure one of us could have been there to catch that slippery light bulb when you dropped it
Carol
 

Peter243243

Member
You did all four! You Are A Butterfingers! Put pillows under the light so if it falls it hits the pillows.

Don't put your butter on toast, pancakes, waffles, or pickles. ESPECIALLY PICKLES.(unless you're eating them)
 

Peter243243

Member
Just relax, take a light bulb, go above a hard surface,then the fun part... ;D
umm...
What were we doing?
 

kerryve

Member
Some one just has WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too much time on their hands!!! very very funny!
 

Peter243243

Member
Peter243243 said:
Just relax, take a light bulb, go above a hard surface,then the fun part...  ;D
umm...
What were we doing?
Now, I remember

...um... THROW IT AT THE GROUND IN ANGER!!!         

(I am in no way responsible if damage occurs)
 

0morrokh

Member
kerryve said:
Some one just has WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too much time on their hands!!! very very funny!
the sad thing is how little time I actually do have these days, I'm always so busy


...thinking of new ways to get the lightbulb - not light bulb - into the lightbulb thingy.

hey btw what do you call the place the lightbulb goes in? After all, I'm sure we have plenty of lightbulb experts on this forum. You guys can just discuss it for a while.



ooh I'm lovin this. nothin like using the time you don't have to waste other peoples' time. hehehehehehehe ;D ;D ;D
 

kerryve

Member
I believe it would be called a Socket? I know me too, just checking up on what everyone has done in the mornings when I get to work takes an hour or two!
 
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Butterfly

Member
I believe Lightbulb socket would be the correct name
Crol
 

Wolfman

Member
if you get the fluorescent light bulbs you won't have to change it for like 4 years and they screw in like the regular ones. Use less energy too
 
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Butterfly

Member
But not as much fun
Carol
 

Peter243243

Member
I do have too much free time. ;D ;D ;D

Did you throw the bulb at the ground yet?
 

AesSedai

Member
Wolfman said:
if you get the fluorescent light bulbs you won't have to change it for like 4 years and they screw in like the regular ones. Use less energy too
Um, don't you mean won't, which is a contraction of will not?  I believe you forgot the apostrophe.  Also, don't you mean 'Uses' less energy?

<LOL!>

psst...Wolfman, doing my part, mind. I'm the one who comes to correct the typos per post #1, heh. Thought I'd best explain since you don't know me
 

Peter243243

Member
I got a new tank and it came with a light bulb in the socket!  ;D
How do you like those light bulbs? ;D
 

0morrokh

Member
You spelled it wrong again
It's lightbulb not light bulb

;D
 

Peter243243

Member
0morrokh said:
You spelled it wrong again
It's lightbulb not light bulb

;D
I'll just look in the dictonary.
 

0morrokh

Member
I'll look in mine too.
 

Peter243243

Member
2 words HA ha ha HA HA.  ;D
And I asked my friends and teachers, most of them said 2 words. 8)

The first dictonary I looked in didn't have the words light bulb.
 

0morrokh

Member
Well we all know teachers can be WRONG about things and friends can be wrong about things too.

The dictionary you looked in is probably old and not updated to the correct way to spell lightbulb aka one word.
 

Peter243243

Member
Oh well I lost. ;D

Anyone do anything lightbulb related?
 

0morrokh

Member
Do I get to rub it in?? ;D jk
No I didn't do anything lightbulb related. I'll let you guys know when I do.
 

tan.b

Member
OMG ! I thought I had too much time on my hands!! I can't believe I have just sat and read 3 pages about lightbulbs or is it light bulbs (as 2 words?!!) well, to add my thoughts, opinions etc.............I haven't changed one in ages.....I have those energy what's its!!! but I will of course let you guys know when I do! oh, just thought, when I was at work you werent actually allowed to change a lightbulb. we used to have a ring a special number and get a special man who was emloyed to do it. some very weird health and safety thing. they obviously thought we werent capable as we hadn't received specific training! : employers come up with the wierdest red tape and rules and regulations.
 
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Butterfly

Member
See I knew you had to be special to change one of those thingies
Carol
 

MamaM

Member
tan.b said:
OMG ! I thought I had too much time on my hands!! I can't believe I have just sat and read 3 pages about lightbulbs or is it light bulbs (as 2 words?!!)
In theory, I must have too much time on my hand, too--because I just read it all now, too! And Microsoft Word 2003 uses the two-word form of light bulb. Since I used to survive the administrative world through the daily (hourly???!) use of spell check, that's what I'll go with!! ;D
Sharon
 

0morrokh

Member
Funny how inaccurate some computer spell checkers are too, Sharon. ;D
 

tan.b

Member
how do you do the quote thingy? anyway..here goes an attempt....

Quote: "See I knew you had to be special to change one of those thingies
Carol"made me smile!!!

;D ;D
 

tan.b

Member
MamaM: feel better now I know i'm not the only crazy person to read (and still continuing to read... :-\) 3 pages about bulbs!!
 

Peter243243

Member
tan.b said:
how do you do the quote thingy? anyway..here goes an attempt....

Quote: "See I knew you had to be special to change one of those thingies
Carol"made me smile!!!

;D ;D
Just hit the quote button on a post or while posting hit "insert quote" on the messages below.

Yes lightbulb changing is very difficult indeed, indeed, indeed, because of the turning, turning, turning the right way, way, way, the correct bulbs, and the, the, the electricity bills, bills, bills.
 

tan.b

Member
Just hit the quote button on a post or while posting hit "insert quote" on the messages below.

Mmmm, did that work?! if so thanks!!
 

tan.b

Member
>
ok, so why do my quotes look different to everyone elses? what am I doing wrong?! how frustrating! ???
 

Peter243243

Member
tan.b said:
Just hit the quote button on a post or while posting hit "insert quote" on the messages below.

Mmmm, did that work?! if so thanks!!
Your adding in extra [quote/] or [quote ] which closes or starts the quote before it starts or stops.

quote this and look in the posting thing.
 

MamaM

Member
Okay, this thread is driving me INSANE! (It must be the English major in me!) And guess what, both spellings are right. As per dictionary.com, it can be either:

LIGHTBULB

noun
electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity [syn: light bulb]

WordNet® 2.1, © 2005 Princeton University

Or:

LIGHT BULB
–noun an electric light.
[Origin: 1880–85]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source

light bulb
n. An electric light in which a filament is heated to incandescence by an electric current.

(Download Now or Buy the Book) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
WordNet - Cite This Source

light bulb
noun
electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

WordNet® 2.1, © 2005 Princeton University

Crazy, isn't it!! ;D
Sharon
 
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Butterfly

Member
HAHAHA I see we got to you too
Carol
 

0morrokh

Member
Hehehe another person's time wasted!!! You had to look up the spellings!!! mooahahahaha ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


 

MamaM

Member
I know, pretty lame, huh???!!!? I've GOT to get a life! ;D Or more fish (heehee!).
 

0morrokh

Member
Well if I were you I would DEFINATELY choose more fish over a life.


;D
hehehehehe
 

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