changing a light bulb

This is from another NG, as you can tell. I thought everyone might get a kick out of it because it sounds so familiar.
Joe

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You forgot to mention the 37 posters of messages dealing with top-posting vs. bottom-posting.
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On 02/25/04 10:28 am Joe put fingers to keyboard and launched the following message into cyberspace:

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found this in a different group but I though it was appropriate.
How many group posters 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
2 to call for an exact make and model of the light bulb, including model number and serial numbers and wattages before they give any further information.
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
2 (a different two, by the way) to say "blow me" as their only contribution.
3 to reccomend that the home owner call a professional electrician, which will be much more effective in the long run, instead of just throwing parts at it.
27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
37 to flame the first three who replied because they top posted.
42 to reply (on top of the post) that top posting is just fine
53 to flame the spell checkers
6 posters to insist that the wiring is far too small, and that the H.O. is at risk of fire.
1 to insist that the correct way to remove a light bulb is with a 20 ounce waffle face framing hammer
41 to correct spelling/grammar flames
29 to ask the flamers to at least trim the excess text before posting
52 flamers to send all headers, footers, and chicken scratches back with rude remarks about people who want to tell them what to do.
2 to send all headers, footers, and such back with the comment "BLOW ME".
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Lite-Bulb"
6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
2 (same two) to say "BLOW ME" again
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
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 light bulbs be stopped
111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group
306 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
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
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
33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers, chicken scratches, and signatures, and add "Me too"
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"
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
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 17:01:22 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
|found this in a different group but I though it was appropriate. | |How many group posters 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 | |2 to call for an exact make and model of the light bulb, including model |number and serial numbers and wattages before they give any further |information. | |7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs | |2 (a different two, by the way) to say "blow me" as their only contribution. | |3 to reccomend that the home owner call a professional electrician, which |will be much more effective in the long run, instead of just throwing parts |at it. | |27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light |bulbs | |37 to flame the first three who replied because they top posted. | |42 to reply (on top of the post) that top posting is just fine | |53 to flame the spell checkers | |6 posters to insist that the wiring is far too small, and that the H.O. is |at risk of fire. | |1 to insist that the correct way to remove a light bulb is with a 20 ounce |waffle face framing hammer | |41 to correct spelling/grammar flames | |29 to ask the flamers to at least trim the excess text before posting | |52 flamers to send all headers, footers, and chicken scratches back with |rude remarks about people who want to tell them what to do. | |2 to send all headers, footers, and such back with the comment "BLOW ME". | |6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" or "Lite-Bulb" | |6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive | |2 (same two) to say "BLOW ME" again | |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 | |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 light bulbs be stopped | |111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light |bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group | |306 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 | |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 | |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 | |33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all |headers, chicken scratches, and signatures, and add "Me too" | |12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they |cannot handle the light bulb controversy | |19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three" | |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
1 professional light-bulb changer to demand the OP not attempt an amateur effort and to call a professional
Rex in Fort Worth
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wrote:

1 To call him a racist and a bigot
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