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CDaddy45
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(4/23/22 3:04 pm)

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OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
Hey, everyone. I found this and thought it was funny.

Q: How many usenet subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 1,331:
1 to change the light bulb and post to the mail list 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.
156 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list.
41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to alt.lite.bulb
203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and alt.punctuation about changing light bulbs be stopped.
111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.
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 corrected URLs.
3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.
33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and footers, and then add “Me Too.”
12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
19 to quote the “Me Too’s” to say, “Me Three.”
4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.
47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave it here.
143 votes for alt.lite.bulb



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CookieGrl27
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Posts: 494
(4/23/22 3:16 pm)

Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
LOL!

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MARSHTUTIME
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Posts: 967
(4/23/22 3:40 pm)

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Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
There also is this one...

How many usenet board posters does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and announce to the board that the light bulb has been changed
5 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb should probably have been changed differently
7 to frantically caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs differently; several of them containing grievous spelling errors
3 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing lights bulbs either the same or differently
2 to flame the spell checkers
1 “truck driver” type redneck to describe in detail where he would and has inserted light bulbs previously.
6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” … another 3 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is “lamp”
4 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry more than 10 years, and in their part of the country, “light bulb” is perfectly correct
2 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take their 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 all of us
2 to huffily announce/threaten they are putting all light bulb discussion people on “ignore”
4 to accuse the above 2 posters of being another screen name as well
6 to strongly recommend the above 2 posters
25 to continue the debate on 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 which brands are less reliable
7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs
2 to note that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s
3 to post links they found from the URL’s that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
3 to post links they found from the URL’s that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
1 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety, including all headers and signatures, and add “me too” verbiage
1 to point out that the light bulb is being phased out and will be replaced by newer technology such as LED’s
5 to post to the group that they thought this was a discussion board, meant to discuss the real topic, and will no longer post because they cannot handle all this light bulb controversy
3 to tell the 5 complainers to wake up, that it’s never been about the real topic. It’s about politics and bulls***
2 to tell the 5 complainers to get lost and don’t let the door beat them in the a**
4 to say “didn’t we just go through this whole thing a short time ago?”
2 or 3 to post that the light bulb company just agreed to buy tungsten and glass from a little company they own stock in, so that stock is about to explode
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months form now and start it all over again


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GoldenRod93
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Posts: 403
(4/23/22 4:03 pm)

Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
Carlton’s was better.
MARSHTUTIME
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Posts: 968
(4/23/22 4:11 pm)

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Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
Nobody asked your opinion.


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And last night's phrases, sick with lack of basis,
Are still writhing on my floor.” - Fiona Apple
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SexyGal4U
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Posts: 796
(4/23/22 4:14 pm)

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Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
Don’t be so sensitive Marsh.



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MARSHTUTIME
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Posts: 969
(4/23/22 4:16 pm)

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Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
I’m not. GoldenRod93 is just annoying.


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“The early cars already are drawing deep breaths past my door.
And last night's phrases, sick with lack of basis,
Are still writhing on my floor.” - Fiona Apple
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GoldenRod93
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Posts: 404
(4/23/22 4:21 pm)

Re: OT: How many usenet subscribers does it take...
You’re annoying!
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