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

    How many Forum Posters does it take to change a lightbulb?


    1 to change the light bulb and to post that the lightbulb has been changed
    14 to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how the light
    bulb could have been changed differently
    7 to caution about the dangers of changing lightbulbs
    27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing lightbulbs
    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 "lightbulb"
    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 lightbulbs be stopped
    111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use lightbulbs
    and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group
    306 to debate which method of changing lightbulbs is superior, where to buy
    the best lightbulbs, 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 lightbulbs
    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 lightbulbs 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 lightbulb controversy
    19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"
    4 to suggest that posters request the lightbulb 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 lightbulbs before posting questions about
    lightbulbs"
    and ...
    .. 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and .
    start it all over again.
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    haha sounds like another day at the Firehouse forums lolol
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    Is this thread PC?????????????
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    LMAO!!! Ohhh...that's a good one arhaney!
    "When you throw dirt, you lose ground."

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    and one more poster to ask if we even want the lightbulb changed at all...
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    Is it just me, or does this show up once every few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berks2Montco84
    Is it just me, or does this show up once every few months?

    Joshieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee where areeeeeee you? hehehe

    Steve I'm shocked

    Edit: Well I'm just buzzed enough from a few drinks of kahlua that I did a decided not to wait for Joshie, especially since he appears to have lost his touch anyway HAHAHA

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...ange+lightbulb

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...threadid=58075

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...ange+lightbulb

    DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING ARE STOLEN FROM A POST WITHIN A POST SO THERE COULD BE REPEATS (compliments of Resq14)


    2004
    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sh...&threadid=58075

    2002
    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sh...light=Lightbulb

    2001
    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sh...light=Lightbulb

    2000
    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sh...light=Lightbulb


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    omg I give up LOL

    I'm sure the last one is a repeat, but I'm not checking it until I "post" this reply.

    wellllllllll those 4 stolen from Resq 14 don't work ... how mortifying LOL ... Oh well, I'm leaving them up to hammer home the point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berks2Montco84
    Is it just me, or does this show up once every few months?
    It's not just you...One of the (many) posts on this actually spawned the whole lightsucker vs dark sucker debate that is known all throughout the land
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berks2Montco84
    Is it just me, or does this show up once every few months?

    To which one would have to resort back to the original post:

    4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
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    Geesh...I'm not going to add to this...This whole Light Bulb, Lightsucker, Darksucker controversy is just too much for me. Oh the Drama!

    (I think we need 11 more of these )
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    Will all the lurkers type "here"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarfoot
    Will all the lurkers type "here"?
    Don't ask me...I'm in the dark
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    Talking dark the same as............................

    dark the same as invisible?

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    Why did we even change the lightbulb??? Did anyone check to see if the switch was on? >
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    Quote Originally Posted by captstanm1
    Why did we even change the lightbulb??? Did anyone check to see if the switch was on? >
    How about main power? Anyone check the circuit breaker?
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    You forgot to mention the 984 posters it takes to point out that their department gives them authorization to use differently-colored lightbulbs in the POV...

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    Don;t forget to check the tag out/lockout....also...do you wear full PPE while changing the bulb?
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

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