Q: How many
internet mail list subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 1,343 .
to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
to flame the spell checkers
to correct spelling/grammar flames
to argue whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
to write to the list administrator about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list
to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to litebulb-l
to demand that cross posting to grammar-l, spelling-l and illuminati-l about changing light bulbs be stopped
to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs
and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this mail list
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
to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and the post the corrected URLs
to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this list which makes light bulbs relevant to
to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ
to ask what is a "FAQ"
to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago on Usenet?"
to ask "what's Usenet?"
to link all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and footers and then add "Me too"
to post that they are unsubscribing because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
to quote all the "Me too"s to say "I agree"
Michael T. Griffith