Gotta love those listservs--this one’s for anyone who’s involved in the MIMlist or other industry listservs:
QUESTION: How many subscribers to an e-mail list does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been
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.
41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
6 to argue over whether it's "light bulb" or "lightbulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive.
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp."
27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
44 to ask what is a "FAQ."
2 to post reasons why the light bulb burning out is the result of a government conspiracy.
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
43 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs."
1 lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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