Q: How many newsgroup subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and to post to NG 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 is "lightbulb" or "light bulb"; another 6 to condemn these 6 as anal-retentive.
156 to write to the group administrator pointing out that the light bulb discussion is OT for the newsgroup.
109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this exchange to alt.lightbulb
203 to demand that the cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and alt.illuminate about changing light bulbs be stopped.
111 to defend the cross-posting, saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this newsgroup.
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 URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and to post the corrected URLs.
3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this ng which makes light bulbs relevant to this ng.
12 to post to the ng that they are unsubscribing 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 on Usenet?"
43 to ask "What's Usenet?"
1 to disagree and tell everyone they were all wrong and it should have been posted to a different N.G.
1 clever bastard to pin point its actually 1,193 and not 1,192