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How Many List Subscribers Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
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Answer: 985
  • 1 to change the light bulb and to post a message to the 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 bulbs.
     
  • 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 the spelling in the flames that were originally about spelling and grammar errors.
     
  • 109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to BrightBulbs@electricity.com.
     
  • 111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we are 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 therefore make 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 controversy.
     
  • 19 to quote the "Me Toos" to say, "Me Three."
     
  • 4 to suggest that the list manager create a light bulb forum.
     
  • 1 to propose a new LightBulbTips list.
     
  • 47 to say this is just what the TechTips list was meant for, so leave it here.