LOL! Copied from another forum (I could'n resist to pass it)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Topo, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Topo

    Topo Member

    How many forum members 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

    1 to move it to the Lighting section

    2 to argue then move it to the Electrical 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 light bulb 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 URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs

    4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs

    3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

    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.
    :D :D :D
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :wave: :thumb: :wave: :thumb: :wave: :thumb:

    They forgot :
    1 to post 2000 smiley icons to "dress up" the post for no reason at all!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Too Funny!!!!!!!!!
  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Very funny and true :D :) :p :thumb: :wave:
  4. cobra

    cobra Member

    :confused: So , like , uh ....what gauge litebulb ( lightbulb ..light-bulb ...) we talkin' here ?

    :rolleyes: Neil
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Now,then you need at least 6 to point out the errors in the light bulb.
    4 to say they won't buy the bulb in UP.
    3 to point out the light bulb is crap because theirs burnt out.
    and one to say
    Can we just get along?

    :rolleyes: :eek: :D :D
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    And at least one post to say real railroad modelers aren't afraid of the dark.
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Ahh yes, but there are also the:

    2 that object to talking about light bulbs because not everyone can afford them
    1 that objects because light bulbs use electriclty which causes pollution
    1 that blames George Bush for the light bulb burning out in the first place
    16 that says he's crazy, and ask to have that post deleted
    16 that defend this person's right to blame Bush
    1 that want to know where to get free light bulbs
    1 that knows the URL to
    2 to say they can't access that site
    4 that confirms that this is indeed the right URL and have gotten light bulbs there
    1 that says oops, they had a typo in the URL
    1 that's prepared to help you sue in case the light bulb breaks
    4 selling light bulbs
    1 moderator that says, "enough is enough, this thread is locked". :eek: :eek:
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Don - If you ever need something else to do - we can find you a Moderator position here on The Gauge :D :D :p :p :eek: :eek: :D :D
  9. absnut

    absnut Member

    Don't forget the two or three experts who will argue the best way to break a lightbulb in! :p
  10. belg

    belg Member

    Are you sure its a lightbulb it maybe an led and is it bypin or left or right handed thread are a couple more to add to the list. Pat
  11. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    thats so true of most forums, I'm glad the Guage ain't like that!
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Reminds me of the old "computer" question...

    How many Microsoft Employees does it take to change light bulb???

    none, Bill Gates just declares "Darkness" the industry standard. :D
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    ...1 post from the resident iconoclast who pines for the days when they used to scratchbuild them from old paint bottles and wire :p
  14. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member


    I think I recognize myself in there...
    But I ain't sayin' where :oops: :oops:
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way


    Why? Just because I know a few of the buzzwords?? :D :D

    Anytime you need some help, just let me know. I hear the payscale is so great that it has people beating your door down. :wave: :wave:
  16. hminky

    hminky Member

    How about the 35 guys who discuss the topic that it is unrelated to the original question? The original question is never answered. The question asked by the third responder who changes the question gets fully answered:thumb: .
    Just been there

    Anybody know anything about turn of the century oil pumps I am designing an oil transfer facility?:eek:
    please don't answer that here.:wave:
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :D :D :D We're ok for now - But We'll let you know :) :) Thanks!!

    And............ the only people that are beating the door in are bill Collectors
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  18. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You've forgotten the 25 posts that congratulate the light bulb (lightbulb) changer and let them know what a good job they did. :D :D :D
  19. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    And a couple of messages wishing the original poster a happy birthday, and a couple of others wishing some other poster a happy bithday.
  20. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    ....and the poster who has the original Howto article from MR magazine written by H.O. Frothmouth in July '36.

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