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Old 08-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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How many Mobilereaders does it take...

How many Mobilereaders 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.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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You didn't speak of a time frame. Any of the 14 others who share similar experiences want to comment on this?
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:55 PM   #5
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And let's not forget: 3 to start a side discussion about compact florescent bulbs, 4 to debate whether solar or wind might be better sources of energy to power the bulbs, 1 who insists that reading in the dark isn't so bad, 7 to start another side discussion on whether CF bulbs will ever replace incandescent bulbs and what the industry ought to be doing to promote this, 2 to poo-poo any efforts to get the industry to change....
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:56 PM   #6
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...And...
  • The three who let everyone know that their bulb broke or wasn't putting out the right wattage and therefore the company produces nothing but crap.
  • The twelve who then bluntly defend the bulb maker blindly.
  • The one who points out the alternate maker of bulbs.
  • The five who then demonstrate that their alternate maker's bulbs are not compatible with the industry standard base.
  • The twenty who remind us that our type of bulbs are way more expensive than the older style.
  • The five who produce bulbs for free and leave them here.
  • The ten who complain that you just can't get good bulbs.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:48 AM   #7
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And one to note that MS has now defined dark as the standard
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:03 AM   #8
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And let's not forget: the retro geek who discusses how he makes his own candles; the entirely irrelevant off topic discussion on the benefits of sunlight vs. lightbulbs that takes over the thread for about 30 posts; the several members who post what lightbulb their favorite author likes to use.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:54 AM   #9
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And three to defend illegal lightbulbs and re-ignite the moral versus legal discussion.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #10
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  • Plus one to complain that while the light bulb works fine in my current lamp how can I be assured that it will work in future lamps that I might buy.
  • Plus a few more to question that they have heard that there might be a new version of a light bulb coming out in the near future and wants to know if they should buy now or wait in the dark?
  • Plus one extremely smart reader that posts a hack that will turn a 3 way light bulb into a 6 way light bulb.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:07 AM   #11
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And someone who posts that light bulbs last longer if you just leave them on all the time instead of turning off when you leave the room.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:10 AM   #12
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Aren't lightbulbs actually dark-suckers? I disctinctly remember reading a *scientific* journal quite a few years back that proved light-bulbs don't emit light so much as they suck in the surounding dark thereby revealing the light that was already there to begin with...

Oh yeah, by the way... nah, I'll refrain from any grammatical/spelling recommendations regarding light bulbs; :P which are here to fore to be refered to as darksuckers/dark suckers/dark-suckers... ah, let's just call them mini-backholes, that's what they are anyway (remember, it's not that the darksucker is super-hot after it's been on for so long, it's simply the fact that the mini-blackhole is sucking all the cold out of your body making it feel as if it's burning you )
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:13 AM   #13
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And someone who posts that light bulbs last longer if you just leave them on all the time instead of turning off when you leave the room.
And someone else to post the opposite.
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And someone else to post to remind us all that you're really just renting light bulbs because eventually you won't be able to use them because they burnt out.
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And someone who posts that light bulbs last longer if you just leave them on all the time instead of turning off when you leave the room.

And someone else to post the opposite.


And a referance to a Mythbusters episode on the "Leave it on/Turn it off" idea.
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