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Old 03-06-16, 06:36 AM
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Does this sound familiar

How many distinguished forum posters 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 Technical 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 light bulb 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, as a follow up:
Don't forget the numerous "I'm switching from GE to Sylvania" posts and the ongoing discussion of incandescent VS FULL spectrum. No doubt there will be those who think a 45 watt light bulb is sufficient since they have been using them for the last couple of years and it lights a room just great. Others will think the 100 watt light bulb is needed for maximum illumination but the majority will point out that the 60 watt light bulb is the best bang for the buck. Needless to say, there will be HUGE debate; and finally...
1 to post a new off topic question about changing batteries in their flashlight.
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Old 03-06-16, 06:42 AM
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Man, you nailed it.
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Old 03-06-16, 06:57 AM
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2 who say what is this thread about?
1 who is just trolling from the penitentiary and says led is the best, and you're an idiot if you use vintage incandescent.

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Old 03-06-16, 07:02 AM
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Six moths? More like 10 years.
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Old 03-06-16, 07:14 AM
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Don't forget the numerous "I'm switching from GE to Sylvania" posts and the ongoing discussion of incandescent VS FULL spectrum. No doubt there will be those who think a 45 watt light bulb is sufficient since they have been using them for the last couple of years and it lights a room just great. Others will think the 100 watt light bulb is needed for maximum illumination but the majority will point out that the 60 watt light bulb is the best bang for the buck. Needless to say, there will be HUGE debate; and finally...1 to post a new off topic question about changing batteries in their flashlight.
Very illuminating.

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Old 03-06-16, 07:22 AM
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So that would be 179 total (not counting the brand and style switchers).
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Old 03-06-16, 07:23 AM
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Old 03-06-16, 07:54 AM
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Old 03-06-16, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarrettsin View Post

And, as a follow up:
Don't forget the numerous "I'm switching from GE to Sylvania" posts and the ongoing discussion of incandescent VS FULL spectrum. No doubt there will be those who think a 45 watt light bulb is sufficient since they have been using them for the last couple of years and it lights a room just great. Others will think the 100 watt light bulb is needed for maximum illumination but the majority will point out that the 60 watt light bulb is the best bang for the buck. Needless to say, there will be HUGE debate; and finally...
1 to post a new off topic question about changing batteries in their flashlight.
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Old 03-06-16, 08:58 AM
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This should be moved to the off-topic section.




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Old 03-06-16, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarrettsin View Post
How many distinguished forum posters 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 Technical 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 light bulb 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, as a follow up:
Don't forget the numerous "I'm switching from GE to Sylvania" posts and the ongoing discussion of incandescent VS FULL spectrum. No doubt there will be those who think a 45 watt light bulb is sufficient since they have been using them for the last couple of years and it lights a room just great. Others will think the 100 watt light bulb is needed for maximum illumination but the majority will point out that the 60 watt light bulb is the best bang for the buck. Needless to say, there will be HUGE debate; and finally...
1 to post a new off topic question about changing batteries in their flashlight.

Me too
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Old 03-06-16, 09:31 AM
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Don't forget the new threads that will begin with a clueless post that asks "What light bulb should I buy?" or "What is the ultimate light bulb?"
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Old 03-06-16, 09:45 AM
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Old 03-06-16, 10:10 AM
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There will also be posts that quote verbatim pages of irrelevant electrical code to "prove" their cryptic point about light bulbs.
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Old 03-06-16, 10:25 AM
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Buy light bulbs only from locally owned light bulb shops; never buy them from Walmart because they only sell sell junk. I've seen light bulbs on the shelf at Walmart where the threads are backwards!
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I don't even use light bulbs, I use kerosene lamps and candle lanterns.
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I don't even use light bulbs, I use kerosene lamps and candle lanterns.
If they would loosen hunting restrictions I would go back to using whale oil for light and to lube my chain. Damn you, Greenpeace!
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Old 03-06-16, 01:41 PM
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5 to quote the entire first post. There really is no need to "reply with quote" to the original post. It is assumed that any reply will be in response to the original post.

Plus LEDs are the future. Only Freds are still using lightbulbs.
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And 1 to copypasta the old light bulb thread from a 1992 Uselessnet newsgroup.
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Old 03-06-16, 06:37 PM
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And 4 who say: "+1"

oh yeah: +1
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This is a great summary of numerous posts. Great insight!
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I'm one of those "Johnny come latelys" that are guilty of reviving Old posts lol. You guys call it lurking and I call it reading.Finally someone explains how these threads get formatted which confuses me and this explains why I have to revive the thread so it can be explained to me again.lmao! True story.
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Buy light bulbs only from locally owned light bulb shops; never buy them from Walmart because they only sell sell junk. I've seen light bulbs on the shelf at Walmart where the threads are backwards!
I go into so many houses that are completely equipped with LBSO (light bulb shaped objects). Any more, I walk in and notice the LBSO's and I turn right around and leave. If you don't buy your light bulbs at the LLBS, then don't even talk to me.
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