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Old April 27th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

How many forum members does it take 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.

I really enjoyed that one, hope you guy's will too.



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Old April 27th, 2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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IMO, the best way (but I could be wrong) to replace a light bulb, is to gently unscrew the faulty bulb, put it in the garbage, and screw the new one at exactly the same place where the faulty one was.

But make sure to wait until the faulty one isn't warm any more before to put it in the garbage.

If this doesn't work, I think that the only other solution is to send your lamp to the customer service for a complete checkup.

Hoping to not having made too many spelling/grammar errors,
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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Jean-Philippe Archibald : IMO, the best way (but I could be wrong) to replace a light bulb, is to gently unscrew the faulty bulb, put it in the garbage, and screw the new one at exactly the same place where the faulty one was.

But make sure to wait until the faulty one isn't warm any more before to put it in the garbage.

If this doesn't work, I think that the only other solution is to send your lamp to the customer service for a complete checkup.

Hoping to not having made too many spelling/grammar errors, -->>>

Me too.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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Classic... I wish we had that many members logged in at any given moment!
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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:50 PM   #5
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If you buy a camcorder with better low light performance, you won't need to replace the bulb :-p
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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #6
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No matter how many times I see that list, it always makes me laugh. So true.. luckily not on this forum though! Ours would probably go like this:

1 to take out the lightbulb
3 to set up a website documenting the development of the new lightbulb, the production of the installation, and the post production of the lampshade etc.
6 to query those involved which brand of lightbulb they're using
2 to discuss the merits of said brand over another brand
2 to ask the colur temperature of the bulb, and if it will work in Europe
4 to constructively criticise the production team for using too many Dutched ladders
5 to argue (in a civilized manner, of course) that Dutched ladders are acceptable in situations where one might want to cause confusion or uneasiness among the spectators
2000+ to attend the theatres where the lightbulb will be touring, courtesy of Miramax Lightbulbs, Inc.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 04:24 PM   #7
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Changing bulbs is a job for the grips ;)
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Old April 27th, 2004, 11:06 PM   #8
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alex Taylor : No matter how many times I see that list, it always makes me laugh. So true.. luckily not on this forum though! Ours would probably go like this:

1 to take out the lightbulb
3 to set up a website documenting the development of the new lightbulb, the production of the installation, and the post production of the lampshade etc.
6 to query those involved which brand of lightbulb they're using
2 to discuss the merits of said brand over another brand
2 to ask the colur temperature of the bulb, and if it will work in Europe
4 to constructively criticise the production team for using too many Dutched ladders
5 to argue (in a civilized manner, of course) that Dutched ladders are acceptable in situations where one might want to cause confusion or uneasiness among the spectators
2000+ to attend the theatres where the lightbulb will be touring, courtesy of Miramax Lightbulbs, Inc. -->>>

In addition:
2 to post additions threads about the light bulb right above the current thread.
4 to ask which lightbulb to buy
16 to ask when the XBulb2 is coming out
3 to tell them to wait for the next big lightbulb convention
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:22 AM   #9
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And at least one to say that light bulbs are a dead format... the new things are digital L.E.D's
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Old April 28th, 2004, 07:35 AM   #10
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Keep in mind that digital L.E.D. require the new digital PluG and it not widely adopted by customers outside USA. I souldn't be surprised if the upcomming XBulb2 is a conventionnal light bulb but with a 16X9 light ray and interchangable barn doors...
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Old April 28th, 2004, 03:47 PM   #11
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The new HD compatible digital bulbs will be announced at NAB next year. Remember, you heard it here first. ;)
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Old April 28th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #12
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Haha. That was great. Except you left out the guy who posts goatse and gets banned.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #13
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Another addition:

976 posts about making a DIY versions of light bulbs from parts that can be purchased from Home Depot.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 12:40 AM   #14
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Another contribution

17 to debate the merits of a bayonet vs. screw in fitting.
6 who will not be duped by technology and still use candles.
6 who start a new thread on "How to change candles".


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Old May 1st, 2004, 05:13 PM   #15
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I once knew a dude who changed a lightbulb...
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