View Full Version : How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

Mark J Bachler
05-28-2005, 8:42 AM
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.

Intended humor may or may not be obvious. 8o)

Doug Shepard
05-28-2005, 8:50 AM
Plus 10 to say "ya shoulda installed skylights instead of using electric lights"
Plus 1 from the moderator to tone down all the cussing and disallowed links to light bulb suppliers.:D :D

Terry Hatfield
05-28-2005, 8:55 AM
:eek: :D :D :D :D :D

Bob Nieman
05-28-2005, 10:20 AM
I'd say that all of those (and more) would apply to a certain other forum.
SMC is a much, much nicer place to post and to read without unecessary language and images. I routinely send links to my wife without fear.

I think there would be some posts showing some truly beautiful and unique light bulbs and everyone would ask how it was done (after complimenting the poster) and then the poster would reply and we would all be enlightened.

Thanks mods!

Scott Donley
05-28-2005, 10:23 AM
Sure would like to see some "pics" of the light bulb to make sure it really is a light bulb!!!

Mark Singer
05-28-2005, 10:26 AM
If it is made by Festool or EZ there may be contrary opinons which will slow things down:confused:

Rob Littleton
05-28-2005, 11:36 AM
I got the humor........very clever and very funny.

As much as I love SMC, I can see the funny side of this relative to this forum.

True, this place is safe ad friendly and full of information.

Thanks for the laugh

Karl Laustrup
05-29-2005, 6:59 AM
Thanks, Mark. I needed a laugh today. :D

Obviously all the snow has not melted up in the northern hinterlands allowing you the time to compose the "How Many" answers. ;) :D :D :D

Just kidding. Shouldn't you be mowing or swatting mosquitoes by now? :eek: :D :D


Dennis Peacock
05-29-2005, 7:13 AM
If it is made by Festool or EZ there may be contrary opinons which will slow things down:confused:

Yup....and don't forget the:

Which tablesaw to buy,
Which router to buy,
Router fences and tables
Dust Collection, now ain't that always a mouthful :rolleyes:
Which lathe to buy.

Larry Korn
05-31-2005, 4:03 PM
Thanks for the belly laugh. I hope you don't mind but I just reposted this at another forum. Apparently nothing changes acreoss the internet.


Aaron Koehl
06-02-2005, 4:57 PM
That's a trip.. don't forget:

1 to delete the 8 posts advertising their brand of lightbulb :D

Gary Max
06-02-2005, 7:33 PM
Which latter to use and how big should it be???????

Brent Beelby
06-02-2005, 7:59 PM
While we're on the subject,
How many flies does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Well, just two.....but how do they get in there!

Richard Wolf
06-02-2005, 8:56 PM
The funny part is I could probibly fill in most of the names!! But I won't.


Scott Parks
06-02-2005, 11:35 PM
Sounds like a summary of this exact thread...:):eek:

Ken Fitzgerald
06-03-2005, 12:22 AM
Hey.......this is starting to get personal.....where's the moderator? :eek: :rolleyes: :D

Dennis Peacock
06-03-2005, 12:33 AM
Hey.......this is starting to get personal.....where's the moderator? :eek: :rolleyes: :D

I'm right here Ken!!!!! Laughing right along with ya.!!! :D :rolleyes: