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... to change a lightbulb...

 

 

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

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 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 "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

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 light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

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

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 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.

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... to change a lightbulb...

 

 

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

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 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 "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

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 light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

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

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 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.

 

:smt039

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... to change a lightbulb...

 

 

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

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 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 "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

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 light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

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

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 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.

 

worryingly accurate

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1 mod to lock the light bulb thread because it had diverged into trolling from people who think candle's are safer because they are less likely to start fires.

 

3 posters to start a new light bulb thread

 

2 to start "why was the light bulb thread locked FFS!?" threads.

 

5 posters to send the mod a PM saying "why was the light bulb thread locked FFS!?"

 

1 more who just sends a PM saying "you're a c**t!"

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1 to post a picture of a girl in a bikini, completely unrelated to light bulbs (unless she happens to be holding one), which makes the fred NSFW. (Bates.)

 

1 to say something cool about light bulbs because he wants other people on the board to like him, and they pretend to but secretly they all think he's a p rickle.

 

102 to read what's going on about light bulbs on the Thread but never actually post anything.

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.7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

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 light bulbs relevant to this group

 

What are all these apostrophes for, then?

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10 x tory lounge members bemoaning the cost of changing the lightbulb, complaining that it happened under Labour and blaming the unions.

 

10x union light bulb changers, going on strike, refusing to change the lightbulbs whilst other light bulb changers are getting royally screwed and everyone else in the room is left in the dark. :smt008

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1 to commment that....

 

This thread is completely non-PC, it totally ignores the fact that for many people, the mere concept of the chance to change a lightbulb is the stuff of dreams.

 

For example, those without the physical ability (such as those Birmingham fans with vertigo) many are completely unable to reach upwards and change the lightbulb.

 

OR

 

How about those poor bonus-less bankers who have spent the last 3 weeks desperately trying to find the right lightbulb to change on last year's Christmas Lights simply because they are 2 million quid out of pocket this year for not being able to sell any leveraged finance to Liverpool FC or Dubai?

 

OR

 

Those poor souls marooned in the Channel Tunnel who had no option but to spend years (well hours) endlessly changing lightbulbs to try and find one with some electricity still inside to light up their carriage (well, many were French)

 

Oh, and how about some respect for those many people killed each year by mistakenly holding on to the metal part of the bulb while plugging it in and who are thrown out of high rise building windows by the shock. Did you ever THINK to consider the hurt you have caused their surviving family members by reminding them of their tragedy?

 

And what about those poor rich people who have Butlers or Maids to go to the store, purchase and then change the lightbulbs. Did you not think about their mental confusion when you started this one sided attack?

 

No. You just blindly went and ruined so many people's Christmas experience.

 

Banning's too good for him, restrict him to the Arts Forum, how DARE he resurrect old wounds and divisions like this.

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