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Old 05-24-05, 01:11 PM   #26
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Hahahahaha!!!
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Old 05-24-05, 02:05 PM   #27
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Well, aren't you precious? Your mom must be so proud.
Should have put a smiley in there. I was trying to make sort of a MERTONesque point that if all folks did was search old posts for answers to questions, the forum would go TU pretty quick.

That said, I'll stfu now.
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Old 05-24-05, 02:17 PM   #28
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I particularly enjoy the threads which start off "What about those crazy cagers..." which continue on to a generalization. Several thousand cars pass the cyclist on any given day without incident. One is driven a bit to close or an occupant yells something unintelligible. Suddenly the poster indicts the drivers of the thousands of vehicles for the behavior of one.
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Old 05-24-05, 02:57 PM   #29
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CdCf- I was tempted to "quote you" but Lala beat me too it.
Thanks for the best laugh!!
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Old 05-24-05, 03:28 PM   #30
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I doubt anyone thought I came up with them, but I just want to make it clear that it's not my work at all. Copied it from an email I was sent a year or so ago.

The sad part is that it's almost too close to the truth...
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Old 05-24-05, 03:35 PM   #31
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I doubt anyone thought I came up with them, but I just want to make it clear that it's not my work at all. Copied it from an email I was sent a year or so ago.

The sad part is that it's almost too close to the truth...

Close? Its more like exact. Sad but FUNNY!
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Old 05-24-05, 03:40 PM   #32
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I love this forum. You all are WAY better than the people I see every day in real life.
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Old 05-24-05, 04:05 PM   #33
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How many forum members does it takes 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 Electricals 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 lightbulb 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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 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
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
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.
And a whole bunch to say "this was the funniest post ever!"
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Old 05-24-05, 09:36 PM   #34
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again I have to post it:

Real Life vs. The Internet (don't watch this at work, it does get a bit out there, but it's possibly one of the funniest things I have seen in ages)

http://www.jengajam.com/r/RvB-NYC2

Note that this is a 21Mb Quicktime file.
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Old 05-25-05, 02:10 AM   #35
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How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

1 to reword and post an OLD joke.
http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~susan/joke/light.htm
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Old 05-25-05, 03:39 AM   #36
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I've already made it clear that it's not my work.
I simply copied it from an email I got a while back.
The re-wording is not mine.
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Old 05-25-05, 10:11 AM   #37
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1 to reword and post an OLD joke.
And one to point it out! Yay!
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Old 05-25-05, 12:35 PM   #38
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which brings us back to the title of this thread! hooray for circularity!
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Old 05-25-05, 02:40 PM   #39
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How many forum members does it takes 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 Electricals 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 lightbulb 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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 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
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
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.
2 or three to comment on using the search.
amazed the fixies haven't posted ooolong in this yet.
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Old 05-25-05, 05:06 PM   #40
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And one to say this thread should end.
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Old 05-25-05, 06:27 PM   #41
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How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

what do lightbulbs have to do with anything, thread is a about adversarial people!

just kidding, actualy that was an awsome post, you truly have bikeforums figured out.
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Old 05-25-05, 06:52 PM   #42
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How many forum members does it takes 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 Electricals 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 lightbulb 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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 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
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
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.
I knew that light bult. That light bulb was a friend of mine. And believe me, CdCf, you are no light bulb.
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Old 05-25-05, 07:23 PM   #43
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A typical thread goes....


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I like blue. It is a cool color.

Reply #1

Yeah, I like blue too.

Reply #2

I agree blue is cool.

Reply #3

I hate blue.

#4
TEchnically it really isn't blue. It's a mixture of red and green.

#5

No it's cyan and magenta, in equal parts.

#6.

No it is cyan, magenta and black.
You notice a real sense of one upmanship. Very prevelant on these forums.
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Old 05-26-05, 10:45 AM   #44
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You notice a real sense of one upmanship. Very prevelant on these forums.
Blue IS a pretty cool colour.
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