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Old 03 November 2003, 16:54   #1
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Light Bulbs ?????????

How many RIBnet forum member 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".

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.

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

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.

sorry couldn't resist again, I copied this of Boatmad.
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Old 03 November 2003, 17:18   #2
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You forgot.....Manos....
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Old 04 November 2003, 08:32   #3
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Good one !

However, I was about to take issue with the fact that you ask "how many Ribnet Members" when in fact I thought you should have said Boatmad members - BUT - then I realised that the number of people involved adds up to 400 when, of course we all know, Boatmad does not have that many members
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