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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001337.txt from 1999/01

From: "Mark A. Bradley" <markb@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] internet mail list subscribers
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 22:14:26 -0500

Now, I'm not saying anything here in particular reminds me of Klarinet
but it still is amusing to veterans of any mail list.

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Q: How many internet mail list subscribers does it take to change a
light bulb?
A: 1,331:

•1 to successfully 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 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.lite.bulb newsgroup.

•47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave
it
here.

•143 votes for a new list alt.lite.bulb.

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