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'[OT] Listers'
2006\01\08@135328 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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Hope *everyone* hasn't seen this before:


How many list members does it take to change a lightbulb?

One to change the light bulb and a second to post that the
light bulb has been changed (the first does not have email).

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs
and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling or grammar errors in the posts
about changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
... another six to condemn those six as stupid.

One to post the old joke about "Hams don't change light bulbs,
they redesign the circuit to use LEDs".

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give
correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs
and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or
light bulb) forum / mailing list / chatroom / whatever.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use
light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Two to say "I'm having to change lightbulbs tomorrow at work
therefore it is relevant to ME".

Thirty-six 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.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light
bulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post
the corrected URL (bracketed inside < and > characters so that
word wrap does not break the URLs).

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

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety
including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

Five to post to the group that they are quiting the list because
they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to ask "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "Google is your friend", or "Do a Google search on
light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their spouse/cat/dog/parrot/whatever
and a light bulb.

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from
now and start it all over again.

2006\01\08@140721 by John Nall

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Carey Fisher - NCS wrote:
> Hope *everyone* hasn't seen this before:
>  
I had not seen it before.  That's funny.  :-)   I can think of a few
more to add, but out of compassion for suffering humanity, will not do so.

2006\01\08@150024 by Mario Mendes

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At least one reply to let you know your post was enjoyable.

-Mario

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Subject: [OT] Listers


Hope *everyone* hasn't seen this before:


How many list members does it take to change a lightbulb?

One to change the light bulb and a second to post that the light bulb
has been changed (the first does not have email).

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how
the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling or grammar errors in the posts about
changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
... another six to condemn those six as stupid.

One to post the old joke about "Hams don't change light bulbs, they
redesign the circuit to use LEDs".

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give correct
spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs
and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or
light bulb) forum / mailing list / chatroom / whatever.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light
bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Two to say "I'm having to change lightbulbs tomorrow at work therefore
it is relevant to ME".

Thirty-six 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.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URL (bracketed inside < and > characters so that word wrap
does not break the URLs).

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

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety
including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

Five to post to the group that they are quiting the list because they
cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to ask "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "Google is your friend", or "Do a Google search on light
bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their spouse/cat/dog/parrot/whatever
and a light bulb.

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
start it all over again.

2006\01\08@151313 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> Hope *everyone* hasn't seen this before:

Every joke like this a a characteristic cycle time. I think for this one
it is about 3 years, but I am not sure how many (piclisters) survived
the last three years?

For PIClist specifics: add a few to give the necessary recovery
treatments to the list maintainers after the flames have died down.

Wouter van Ooijen

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2006\01\09@093720 by alan smith

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interesting thought....wonder how many have been?  I've been here, in one form or another since Jory started it....
 
 amazing how time has flown past....

Wouter van Ooijen <wouterspamKILLspamvoti.nl> wrote:
  but I am not sure how many (piclisters) survived
the last three years?

 


               
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2006\01\09@100534 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> interesting thought....wonder how many have been?  I've been
> here, in one form or another since Jory started it....

You can of course ask the current subscribers since when they
subscribbled, but it's a bit difficult to ask the leavers when the left
:)

Wouter van Ooijen

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consultancy, development, PICmicro products
docent Hogeschool van Utrecht: http://www.voti.nl/hvu


2006\01\10@144151 by James Newton, Host

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