From: Mike Luper (
Date: Fri Apr 18 1997 - 00:55:08 EDT

Found this in a newsgroup posting. Given some of the discussions in the
past here on B-Greek, I thought some on the list might enjoy reading it

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 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 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.lite.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 are all use
light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail

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.lite.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.


Michael Luper M.B. Biblical Seminary Adj. Faculty, New Testament

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