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    IACOJ BOD FlyingKiwi's Avatar
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    Cool A Simple lesson in Posting:

    How many Firehouse posters 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

    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 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 group is not about light bulbs and to
    please take this discussion to a lightbulb group

    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic
    forum, and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped

    111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
    bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group

    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....


    Ps. Edited to fix a typo.
    Last edited by FlyingKiwi; 03-14-2004 at 09:40 PM.
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    Default Wow...

    Kiwi...You sure are funny! Now when are you going to invite
    me down so we can have a Fosters and "shrimp on the barbie?"

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    LMFAO Kiwi!! I love it!
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    I thought the purpose of a post was to hold up a fence.

    (You forgot the 10 wise-a** replies to the post).
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    Originally posted by truck6alpha
    I thought the purpose of a post was to hold up a fence.

    (You forgot the 10 wise-a** replies to the post).
    EHEHEEHEHEEE funny thing is, first thought I had was... where am I going to be "Posted" to this year? Tis the season for interdeparmental moves, and I am "on the list". (Or so the rumour net keeps telling me at least).
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    Lightbulb No Comment....................... ..

    I am unable to comment on this post because there is an investigation in progress by the International Society to Prevent Cruel and Unusual Treatment and Use of Lightbulbs. The ISPCUTUL was reportedly tipped of by someone who had been removed from here for "conduct unbecoming" and is now trying to get even.
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    Bou
    Fosters and "shrimp on the barbie?"
    That would be an invite from Lutan in Aussie.

    Us New Zealanders would invite you for a "****** Up and a slab of steak on the BBQ."

    However, any time your heading this way Brother it will be arranged.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    That is a great post Kiwi!

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    Kiwi,

    You are in total Zen with this topic. You sure got it nailed this time.

    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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    Oh darn-hit the wrong button I was going to start a new thread to tell you how right you are on this one
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    Don't forget about the 34 people who post regarding turning the light bulb counter clockwise in the Northern Hemispere is better then clockwise in the Southern Hemispere. Another 96 will post that this only applies to toilets.
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    Of course then there is the pros and cons of screw in light bulbs versus half turn bayonet connect light bulbs common to our part of the world Kiwi.

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    Pumper, you'll likely get 147 messages from people complaining that you said "screw" with threats to have the WT shut you down. 3 more will define "screw"
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    Default Re: A Simple lesson in Posting:

    Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
    How many Firehouse posters 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

    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 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 group is not about light bulbs and to
    please take this discussion to a lightbulb group

    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic
    forum, and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped

    111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light
    bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group

    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....


    Ps. Edited to fix a typo.
    Me too!
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    Now I see the light.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Default Re: Re: A Simple lesson in Posting:

    Originally posted by IACOJRev


    Me too!
    Me three! (damn you...you beat me to that joke by 50 minutes)
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    What kind of bulbs are better, incandescent or fluorescent?
    Does your department allow your full-time members to use lightbulbs in POLs (personally owned lamps)?
    Does anyone use POLs at the station?
    Can you use lightbulbs in the station if you are off-duty? (We only use lightbulbs AFTER calls and then we only use one and make sure we're not going to respond to anything else.)
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    And 1 to post a picture of bulbs.
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    Let's not forget:

    137 to discuss the best color for the bulb

    111 to say we don't need bulbs at all
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    Dont forget one to attempt to hijack the thread by posting about the different types of switches available for light bulbs and which one is preferred.

    LMAO Kiwi!
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