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Nov 24, 2011, 2:51:37 AM11/24/11

How many Hackspace list members does it take to change a light

1 to change the light bulb and to post 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 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 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 summarize 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 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 london-hack-space was
meant for, leave it here.

143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.

27 to post in HTML because they are using the IE or Netscape
that had it turned on by default and are too clueless to

48 to complain about the HTML posts

27 to post 'sorry I didn't realize it was on' -- in HTML

96 to complain about more HTML and post detailed instructions
on how to change the setting

58 to mumble something about using a web browser to read mail

12 MIME posts with useless colors and bolds saying thanks
for the help with the HTML mail

1 to post a GIF/JPG of the lightbulb hanging too close to
their digital camera.

1 complaint from the guy using /usr/ucb/Mail who wants to
know what the *@&(%$!@ has been going on

58 to complain about the binary post

74 to say they liked the binary and didn't mind it

1 post about how you can MAKE MONEY FAST!!!!! by selling
lightbulbs and this report available for only $5.

1328 to reply to the list with the full spam attached and
then put 'remove' at the end

3 to flame the other morons for replying to the spammer
and CCing the list

1 from the list admin notifying that the list is looking
for a bigger server to handle the load

" et cognoscetis veritatem et veritas liberabit vos. "


Nov 24, 2011, 3:56:34 AM11/24/11
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You forgot:

1 person to whine about the mailing list.


Nov 24, 2011, 4:02:53 AM11/24/11
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On Nov 24, 7:51 am, wrote:


Nov 24, 2011, 4:35:50 AM11/24/11
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> > " et cognoscetis veritatem et veritas liberabit vos. "- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -


Nov 24, 2011, 6:05:37 AM11/24/11


phil jones

Nov 24, 2011, 7:55:43 AM11/24/11

It's more like 20 to propose that we get in an electrician to change
the light-bulb; another 20 to say this is degrading and we should take
responsibility to change our own light-bulbs; and 5 to suggest that if
we spread some peanut butter into the exposed light-fitting this might
make an excellent trap to electrocute cockroaches.

Meanwhile there's one person, who shall remain Anonymous, who
unscrewed the light-bulb in the first place in order to get some
damned sleep.



Nov 24, 2011, 7:57:12 AM11/24/11
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If you want to troll this list then start a discussion about:
cleaners, cameras or sleeping, don't copy-past a usenet post that was
relevant in 1992.

On Nov 24, 7:51 am, wrote:


Nov 24, 2011, 8:33:24 AM11/24/11
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If you're going to troll the mailing list, bottom post.

Bottom posting is the worst thing ever.


Nov 24, 2011, 8:56:44 AM11/24/11
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On Nov 24, 1:33 pm, Muz <> wrote:
> On Nov 24, 12:57 pm, Glen <> wrote:
> > If you want to troll this list then start a discussion about:
> > cleaners, cameras or sleeping, don't copy-past a usenet post that was
> > relevant in 1992.
> > On Nov 24, 7:51 am, wrote:

if you really want to troll people then middle post :D

Michael Shiloh

Nov 24, 2011, 12:52:13 PM11/24/11
Priceless! Thanks for the great laugh! I'm saving this.

Nov 24, 2011, 8:35:53 PM11/24/11
Yeah, its donkey`s years old but still makes me laugh....

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