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    Lightbulb The realitivity of Lightbulbs and Forums

    Finally, this is the answer to the age old question of "How Many Forum Members does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?"

    ~1 to change the lightbulb and to post that the lightbulb has been changed.
    ~14 to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how the lightbulb could have been changed differently.
    ~7 to caution about the dangers of changing lightbulbs.
    ~1 to move it to the Lighting section.
    ~2 to argue to then move it to the Electricals section.
    ~7 to point out the spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing lightbulbs.
    ~5 to flame the spell checkers.
    ~3 to correct the spelling/grammar in these flames.
    ~6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ...
    ~6 to condemn the previous 6 as stupid.
    ~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 "lightbulb" is perfectly correct.
    ~19 to post that this forum is not about lightbulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum.
    ~11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use lightbulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum.
    ~36 to debate which method of changing lightbulbs is superior, where to go to buy the best lightbulbs, what brand of lightbulbs work best for this technique, and what brands are faulty.
    ~7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different lightbulbs.
    ~4 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 lightbulbs relevant to this forum.
    ~13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, just to add "Me too".
    ~5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the controversy of the lightbulb discussion.
    ~4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?".
    ~13 to say "do a Google search on lightbulbs before posting questions about lightbulbs".
    ~1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

    Sorry, but with the recent post that have been going on I couldn't resist.
    Last edited by ToughJustice; 03-19-2005 at 06:14 PM.

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    LOL! Classic post!

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    You would have better luck by searching for darksuckers on this forum.

    You have been warned!

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    I got to say, that has to be one of the funniest posts I've seen in a long time!!!!
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    in the immortal words of Metallica......"You know it's sad but truuuuuuuuuuuuuuue!!!!!!!!!"

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    Default "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?" Y E S

    Originally posted by ullrichk
    You would have better luck by searching for darksuckers on this forum.

    You have been warned!




    Last edited by Resq14; 03-20-2005 at 06:19 AM.
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    there are few that escaped the list -
    ~ 6 posters (quoting from the relevant OSHA standard) telling us that you can't just change 1 light bulb, you must change 2 at once in order to comply with 2-in/2-out,

    and not forgetting
    ~ 1 post from George telling us that we are all ****ing hopeless because we all should have a reference library about changing light bulbs (Sorry George, just couldn't resist after the thread in the firefighting forum )
    Busy polishing the stacked tips on the deckgun of I.A.C.O.J. Engine#1

    ...and before you ask - YES I have done a Bloody SEARCH!

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    Default The Fire Service is a lot like the inventory of a lighting store.....

    The Fire Service is a lot like the inventory of a lighting store.....

    You have your spotlights, which shine brightly in one area.

    You have your floodlights, which shine brightly over a wide area.

    You have your chandeliers, which look pretty and shine depending on the dimmer seting.

    You have your "rough service" bulbs, which take a beating and still get the job done.

    Last, you have your share of 4 watt "nightlights" that barely illuminate their own way.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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    Very Funny! How do you guys come up with this stuff.

    Keep it up.


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    I knew Gonzo would have a good reply. Can always count on you Gonzo to have a great "quote" or word of good advise.
    A "Good" fire is not measured by how big it is, but by the fact that everyone is going home safe, and that we possibly learned something new about firefighting. Member:IACOJ

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