Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Forum realities ..

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by morph000, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. morph000

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Orstralia is our norf island !
    Posted with a due feeling of dread ! :mrgreen:

    How many members does it take to change a lightbulb?

    One to change the light bulb and to post that the lightbulb has been
    changed.

    Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how
    the light bulb could have been changed differently.

    Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

    Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about
    changing light bulbs.

    Five to flame the spell checkers.

    Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

    Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ...

    Another six to condemn those six as stupid.

    Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the
    correct spelling.

    Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to
    please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

    Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use
    light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

    Thirty six 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.

    Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light
    bulbs.

    Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the
    corrected URL.

    Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant
    to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

    Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety
    including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

    Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
    cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

    Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

    Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
    questions about light bulbs."

    Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.

    AND

    One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now
    with something unrelated they found at snopes.com and start it all
    over again!
     
  2. Jacob

    Jacob Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    305
    I know it shouldnt, but that post made me laugh a little. We see it over and over again.
     
  3. Reoscorpio

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Lisle, IL
    I chuckled, but I didn't see the 17 to say "Read the Manual"

    :)

    There are very few forums where this doesn't occur at least in small amounts. My motorcycle forum is the best I've ever participated in, and phantompilots is by far not the worst.
     
  4. kitari

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Paris, TN
  5. Happyflyer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    So, morph000, when someone starts a thread, we should all read it and post nothing? Looks like all that would do is save server storage space. It would make one hell of a boring site.
     
  6. RichWest

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
  7. SteveMann

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    653
    Location:
    Westford, MA
    I heard that it's a torch.
    What was the question?
     
  8. Happyflyer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    No, that is a UK flashlight. :)
     
  9. RichWest

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Maybe Steve is lying about his age....and that's what he used when he was younger....before lamps.
     
  10. IflyinWY

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    I think morph000 should have mentioned what type of light bulb it is which needs changing so we could discuss it prior to taking any action.

    Compact Fluorescent bulbs pose a serious health risk because of the Mercury vapor contained within the bulb.
    Incandescent bulbs make a real scary sound when they pop.

    I'll not address misspelled werds. I'm trying to stay on topic.


    8.9 morph000, that's some funny ****
     
  11. Happyflyer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    Well, maybe. When you consider how we have advanced in the last 100 years.....My Mother would be 100 years and 6 days old today, and she did her school work with a kerosene lamp.