victorialynn2

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Just substitute "light bulb" for "engine", "tires", whatever you choose...

 

How many online forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post 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.
41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb".
6 to condemn those 6 as anal retentive.
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp".
15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.
156 to email the participant's Admin complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy".
109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group
203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped.
111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group.
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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.
33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post 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.
44 to ask what is a "FAQ".
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again

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  Victorialynn,

We don't have to pay attention to your posts because you are a women.  

(If you think the last post was long, wait till you see the responses to this one.   (;-0)  

 

 Ps. (my humble attempt on humor, don't shoot me. I love your posts)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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And one smart ass to write they have replaced bulbs, but never changed one into anything.

 

Well, maybe "Poof! You are bits of glass." But that is just kind of a dance step.

Bernie

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Careful. Modern movies seem to be saying that excessive body counts are ok. Used to be you had to look to Shakespeare for that.

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VL2, I don't know what the correct number is but after reading other recent posts I'm sure there will be a few who complain that this has nothing to do with the antique car hobby and this is why they are not returning to this website anymore. 

Keep posting as we need to lighten the mood here sometimes.

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Why would someone on this site change out an original light bulb ?

I knew someone who spent $100s  to have a vacuum tube repaired.

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6 minutes ago, oily rag said:

Why would someone on this site change out an original light bulb ?

YES!  Remember, "It's only original once..."

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It is shocking that no one has commented on the proper handling/disposal of this "bad bulb" one can not be to careful in this day and age. Please consult the manufactures recommended handling procedures/policy on this matter. Also you may be in violation of the "terms and conditions agreement" you signed up for when you purchased the car that contained the bulb in question. It is your sand box to.:)  

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Guest BillP

You can always tell light from original light bulbs, it has patina.

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3 hours ago, Roger Walling said:

  Victorialynn,

We don't have to pay attention to your posts because you are a women.  

(If you think the last post was long, wait till you see the responses to this one.   (;-0)  

 

 Ps. (my humble attempt on humor, don't shoot me. I love your posts)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

She is a woman. Please watch your spelling.:D         ( I'm joking around, ok? - similar to some things mentioned in the OP)

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 I've been in the dark most of my life.

What's a light bulb?

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I'm old school so I get to change light bulbs. I can even climb a ladder or stand on a chair to do it. The kids today are not allowed to do that due to possible injury. If any were allowed they would need a safety helmet, elbow and knee pads a ladder with safety belts and four inches or more of foam padding on the floor. Have fun 

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You guys crack me up. Way more fun to hang out with you guys than talk about kids and clothes. ?

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We enjoy the sandbox and you are welcome anytime. Besides who wants to listen to these old guys all the time 

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Don't forget that there will be 17 readers that ask " did you check to make sure the old light still worked?"

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You forgot to add a Youtube link to the 5 country & western singers who will strum about how much they'll miss the old one while the Forum member gets up on a ladder and changes it.

 

Craig

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And one to bring up the health and safety message about standing on a chair. Esp. swivelling chairs and those with wheels.... Think of broken nose, arm, leg, collar bone... Ouch!

 

And the recycling geniuses (i.e. children) who will put papier mache over the old bulb and turn it into a maraca.

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At least 27 Forum members would ask for some pictures or diagrams on how to change a light bulb.  Printed instructions would be useless, since, as guys, we wouldn't read 'em anyway:D.  Per Craig's post #19 above, a video would be nice, but without the Country and Western singers:o.

 

At least five members would be required to discuss the question of right or left-hand thread.

 

Cheers,

Grog

 

P.S.  Victorialynn2,  after I finished laughing my ash off, I started to wonder that as a "Senior" Forum Member, I should be offended by the assessment of the talents of Forum Members.  After consulting with my lawyer, my psychiatrist,  my masseuse and my bartender, I've decided to retreat (with my friend Johnny Walker) to my safe space and await contact from "The Mothership".:wacko:

 

 

 

 

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Do the bulbs thread differently depending on which side of the car they are on? I'll bet positive ground bulbs are really different.

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29 minutes ago, capngrog said:

At least 27 Forum members would ask for some pictures or diagrams on how to change a light bulb.  Printed instructions would be useless, since, as guys, we wouldn't read 'em anyway:D.  Per Craig's post #19 above, a video would be nice, but without the Country and Western singers:o.

 

At least five members would be required to discuss the question of right or left-hand thread.

 

Cheers,

Grog

 

P.S.  Victorialynn2,  after I finished laughing my ash off, I started to wonder that as a "Senior" Forum Member, I should be offended by the assessment of the talents of Forum Members.  After consulting with my lawyer, my psychiatrist,  my masseuse and my bartender, I've decided to retreat (with my friend Johnny Walker) to my safe space and await contact from "The Mothership".:wacko:

 

 

 

 

You have no idea how many times I hesitate to post stuff, worrying that you guys will be offended in some way by either my lack of knowledge or my "unique" and very uneducated views. 

I have been happily pleased with how y'all respond to my posts. 

Thank you for not being offended. ?

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And remember to do a set of instructions for southern hemisphere bulbs too: they might be different. The water goes down the plug hole the other way so which way does elec-trickery go?

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