Fun_People Archive
15 Apr
How many..

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 97 23:31:00 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: How many..

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Q:  How many internet mail list subscribers does it take
    to change a light bulb?

A:  1,331:
      1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail list 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
     53 to flame the spell checkers
    156 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light bulb
	discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list.
     41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
    109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take
	this email exchange to alt.light.bulb
    203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and
	alt.punctuation about changing light bulbs be stopped.
    111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light
	bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.
    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 URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
     14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly, and to post
	corrected URLs.
      3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to
	this list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.
     33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all
	headers and footers, and then add "Me Too."
     12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they cannot
	handle the light bulb controversey.
     19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."
      4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
      1 to propose new alt.change.light.bulb newsgroup.
     47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for,
	leave it here.
    143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.

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