|Posted - 08 Jul 2006 : 08:12:17
| I got this from someone who got this from someone who ... well, you get the idea.
Q: How many IRC users 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 post similar experiences of changing light bulbs and give their opinion on how the light bulb could have been changed more effectively
7 to post warnings about the dangers of changing light bulbs
5 to suggest that the original poster should have posted it to a newsgroup specifically about lightbulbs
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in the posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the posters who pointed out the spelling/grammer errors
3 to post messages correcting the spelling/grammer errors of the 5 people who corrected the spelling/grammar errors in the posts about changing light bulbs
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
6 to point out that the six posters who have nothing better to do than debate the spelling of "light bulb" need to get a life
2 claiming to be lightbulb industry professionals who feel its' their duty to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
15 know-it-alls who claim they used to be in the industry too, and yhat term "light bulb" is perfectly acceptable
17 to post that this newsgroup is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb newsgroup
11 to defend posting about lighbulbs to this newsgroup, stating that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts ARE relevant to this group
38 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
3 to post picture from the URL's to the newsgroup
4 to flame that poster for posting pictures to the newsgroup.
2 to post that the posted URL's were incorrect, and then post the corrected URL's
3 to post about links that they found in the websites that the the previous post linked to that are relevant to this group, therefore making posts about light bulbs relevant to this group as well
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and then simply add the words "Me too" at the bottom
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post here because "THIS BOARD IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT MUSIC, DANG IT, NOT ABOUT LIGHT BULBS!
3 to tell the previous poster not the let the door hit him on the butt on the way out.
4 to say "didn't we go through this whole discussion just a short time ago?"
13 to say "read a FAQ or do a Google search on light bulbs before posting about them here"
1 newsgroup newbie who stumbles onto the original post six months later and repsonds to it, starting the whole thing over again.
Sound familiar to anyone here?
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