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Surely this would not happen on Gransnet?

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Granny23 Wed 21-Dec-16 22:36:50

Just seen this, sure it doesn't apply to us though! Does it? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘...
How many online forum group members does it take to change a lightbulb?
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.
27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
53 to flame the spell checkers.
41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"...another 6 to condemn those 6 as 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 the industry standard.
109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group.
111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.
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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post 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.
16 to post "F".
44 to ask what is a "F".
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
143 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....

gillybob Wed 21-Dec-16 22:47:23

Brilliant Granny23

Maybe there should have been 1 slotted in somewhere saying that they, "think it's high time to draw a line under this lightbulb saga"


MiniMouse Wed 21-Dec-16 22:48:34

tbgrin Brilliant Granny23!

Anya Wed 21-Dec-16 22:51:14

tchgrintchgrintchgrin and it's spot on!!!wine

Anya Wed 21-Dec-16 22:53:07

And 1 to post an 'Ode to a Light Bulb'?

Anniebach Wed 21-Dec-16 23:04:13

Love it, so funny , thank you

Wobblybits Wed 21-Dec-16 23:15:32

Sadly spot on.

GrandmaKT Wed 21-Dec-16 23:23:19

Brilliant! grin

Cunco Wed 21-Dec-16 23:24:04

Light bulbs? You were lucky! In my young days,

Nelliemoser Wed 21-Dec-16 23:44:30

Far too true in all aspects. Very funny and a lesson to not get too het up about such things on this Forum. tchgrintchgrin

DaphneBroon Wed 21-Dec-16 23:46:09

Not to mention at least 1 to blame Brexit.

Shanma Wed 21-Dec-16 23:48:32

Exactly like GN

Wobblybits Wed 21-Dec-16 23:50:26

Bring back candles

Jane10 Thu 22-Dec-16 06:57:02

Spot on! tchgrin

Jane10 Thu 22-Dec-16 06:57:50

Spot on! tchgrin

Jane10 Thu 22-Dec-16 06:58:28

Oh no - double post tchblush

nanaK54 Thu 22-Dec-16 07:01:20


jogginggirl Thu 22-Dec-16 07:15:27

First chuckle of the day tchgrin Thank you Granny23 tchsmile

Grannyknot Thu 22-Dec-16 07:16:36


Ankers Thu 22-Dec-16 08:16:01

So true!
[Have we got to the 19 Me toos and me threes yet!?]

I will do a me too on DaphneBroom's Brexit post too!

Ankers Thu 22-Dec-16 08:16:28

Sorry Broon.

moomin Thu 22-Dec-16 08:26:09

tchgrin Very illuminating

DanniRae Thu 22-Dec-16 08:26:17

Thanks Granny23 for making me smile! tchsmile

Wobblybits Thu 22-Dec-16 08:30:29

I can be the specialist who worked in the industry (Atlas Lighting), not sure we cared what anyone called them so long as someone bought our ones (we did call them lamps though)

Greyduster Thu 22-Dec-16 08:40:42

Really like that, granny23!