How many forum members?

Discussion in 'Humour' started by jenna, May 12, 2008.

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    jenna

    jenna smiling politely

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    Apologies if this has been posted before, but it's just too funny! I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything, so here goes. I recognised myself in a couple of these points, and I'm sure you all will too!

    How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

    - one 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
    discuss how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

    -Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

    -One to move the discussion to the Lighting list.

    -Two to argue then move it to the Electricals list.

    -Seven to point out spelling and grammar errors in posts about
    changing light bulbs.

    -Five to flame the spellcheckers.

    -Three to correct the spelling and grammar flames.

    -Two industry professionals to inform the group that the proper
    term is 'lamp'.

    -15 know-it-alls who claim that they were in the industry too and
    that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct

    -19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and people
    should 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 works
    best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

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

    -Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then to
    post the corrected URLs.

    -Three to post about links they found from those URLs 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'.

    -Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because
    they cannot handle the light-bulb controversy.

    -Four 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.'

    -One forum lurker to respond to the original post six months from
    now and start it all over again.
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    Lioness

    Lioness New Member

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    :D

    love it.
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch My God, it's full of stars. Staff Member

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    That's me right now. Posted before, but a long while back. Still funny, though.
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    The Ace

    The Ace Aye fur Alba

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    Too accurate to be really funny.
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    Lioness

    Lioness New Member

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    *digs up same thread on another forum, to find other funny suggestions.*

    One administrator to close the thread and toast the person who started it for being a troublemaker

    6 members to say they were "definately" up for changing a lightbulb

    How about 1 member to create a poll about whether lightbulbs should be changed?

    You miss off the members who say they appreciate that the place is already lit up like a Christmas tree but could we please install an extra lightbulb in a place of their choosing.

    Ah, and the members who ask "Can we please have a special badge for the person who changes the most lightbulbs in a month?" (sorry that one is kinda that-forum-specific)

    the one forum member waiting for the right time to hi-jack the thread from the topic of lightbulbs to a different topic?
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    jenna

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    I think it's accuracy is what makes it so funny. It's like, what's the deal with aeroplane food? ;)
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    gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Here kitty kitty kitty!

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    May I add...

    5 members to post aesthetically pleasing pictures of lightbulbs.

    27 members to post humourous anecdotes involving cats and lightbulbs.
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    chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    Well, I know where I fit on the list.

    + two spammers giving special deals on lightbulbs of various types (we won't even go into the Google ads at the top of the page

    the side debate as to whether it's lightbulb or light-bulb, split down Atlantic divisions (but it obviously isn't a light bulb, as this would sprout underweight tulips)

    The "Too many lightbulbs are causing global warming" faction

    And the "Can any one explain to me what a lightbulb is" set
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    jenna

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    :D loooool!
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    scalem X

    scalem X I am, the scallywag

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    I thought definitely was definitely with two i's. (sorry felt like I needed to fit in somewhere.)
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    I think that's why it's in speech marks, seeing as it is one of those words which is commonly misspelled. (Seems I'd be one of those pointing out things for clarification :D)
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    JDP

    JDP Never told a lie. Ever.

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    This is funny and all, but I'm not sure this is the right section for this thread.
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    scalem X

    scalem X I am, the scallywag

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    How about one forum member randomly giving peanuts to everyone?

    *gives peanuts* (minion making peanuts):p
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    Chmee

    Chmee 100% Angry Bunny

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    Three from the third church of the light trying to get us to sign over all our lamps to them.

    Eight randomly making this sign throughout the debate:eek::eek::eek::eek:

    One infrequently asking if we would like to help him find his muffins

    and twelve asking whether rather then changing the light bulb are we not really trying to change ourselves.
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Three members asking why someone's cloning Tinkerbells and imprisoning them in glass cells to torture them with electricity.
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    nj1

    nj1 monkey is magic

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    I'd just like to add that although some people seem to think that changing a light bulb is funny you might want to remember that they can get very hot.
    #runs off to place burnt fingers under cold water tap#
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    jenna

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    I've burned myself on a lightbulb before...
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    JDP

    JDP Never told a lie. Ever.

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    One spammer to say 'FREE FREE FREE CUT RATE NIKE REEBOK ADIDAS FREE TOP BRAND SPORTSWEAR FREE FREE FREE'
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    Joel007

    Joel007 Shiny! Let's be bad guys.

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    2 Posting links to light-bulb related petitions.
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    Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    Yes, that's right I think we should move it to the pssible new "tech" forum. :D

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