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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 anal-retentive
    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 one Linux user to say don't change the lightbulb, welcome to the darkside...

    (Found on another forum...)

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    And maybe 1 to ask "Change a lightbulb" into WHAT?
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    I'd have thought at least 50 to ask the OP why he wants to change the light bulb in the first place.

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    Surely it's not lightbulb or light bulb but light-bulb?

    And tonyl has a very good point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher
    Surely it's not lightbulb or light bulb but light-bulb?
    As a Brit I tend to use the English (UK) form, i.e. light bulb (according to Oxford Dictionaries) but I understand English (US) uses lightbulb (according to Merriam-Webster). I can see Merriam-Webster acknowledges light-bulb as a variant but, to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen this in use... until now. The joys of a 'common' language...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2015-11-09 at 15:28. Reason: typo

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    Well, I'm not about to change my light bulbs. I'm sticking with the old ones, thank you very much.

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    ...and 2 to continually claim that whatever Microsoft says about it has got to be correct!

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    Some of my light bulbs get dim or burn out when I do a Windows Update! What should I do?!!

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    Does this pertain to changing a light bulb from Incandescent to Compact Fluorescent or LED; or does it pertain to replacing the light bulb with a like type. If it's the latter then the word should be "replace" not "change" just for the sake of clarity.

    If it is the latter, then shouldn't this include a discussion of the merits of the different types of light bulbs available today? This is, after all, a technical forum, not some kind of social gathering.
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    As a millenial would say - isn't there an app for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    As a millenial would say - isn't there an app for that?
    Do you mean "a menial" to change the light-bulb, rather than "a millennial"?
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    Or is it re-place a light-bulb, which would perhaps mean placing that old light bulb into the recycle bin??

    BTW PaleMoon spellchecker likes the two above spellings but (shudder) not the other 2.
    Last edited by wavy; 2015-11-09 at 15:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Do you mean "a menial" to change the light-bulb, rather than "a millennial"?
    I meant "millennials" - those born around the turn of the century and in to this new millennium. Think of Gen Xer's, who preceded millennials. Thanks for correcting my spelling.

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    Remind me not to post in Scuttlebutt again anytime soon... you folks turn contentious real quick. (ROFL....)

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