How many CNet members...

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by SoParkDiva, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. SoParkDiva

    SoParkDiva Well-Known Member

    ...does it take to change a light bulb?

    • 1 to change the light bulb
    • 3 to congratulate the poster on changing the light bulb
    • 4 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
    • 5 to post about the different types of light bulbs & which brands last longer
    • 6 to point out spelling/grammar errors in the original post about changing light bulbs
    • 7 to flame the spell checkers
    • 9 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
    • 12 "experts" to inform the group that the proper term is "bulb"
    • 1 know-it-all who claims she works in the industry, and that "light bulb" is the accepted terminology
    • 14 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to the lounge
    • 15 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs to read our credit reports by and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
    • 17 to attack the arrogance of the 14 who suggested the discussion be moved
    • 21 to say that they will no longer post on this board due to "how much this board has changed"
    • 24 to suggest that the author of the "light bulb" thread be banned
    • 30 to say "didn't we go through this already?"
    • 31 to say "do a search on light bulbs before posting questions on this board"
    • 1 newbie to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
  2. Butch

    Butch Well-Known Member


    Southpark you're warped.

    You forgot a couple.

    • Lbrown59, to wait 5 years and bump the thread thinking it's a current discussion
    • CNNSteve, to finally move such a critically important discussion to an inconsequential part of the site


  3. lbrown59

    lbrown59 Well-Known Member

    LBrown59, to wait 5 years and bump the thread thinking it's a current discussion
    Just because folks who have been here for years have read and old post doesn't mean the newbies have seen or read it.

    THE END ** *** ** LB 59
    Perhaps all post over a year old should be deleted from the board.
    That way the old timers won't be bugged with them reappearing after they've aged a bit And the new members won't get to see them.
  4. SoParkDiva

    SoParkDiva Well-Known Member

    Good try but they don't count because you must begin the sentence with a number :)
  5. Butch

    Butch Well-Known Member

    Just teasin ya Brownie.

  6. Hedwig

    Hedwig Well-Known Member

    I don't think old posts should be deleted, but perhaps after a period of time they should be read-only. It's very confusing to have a post appear that is three or so years old. I don't usually look at the date of the first post.

    If there is an update, the old post could be referenced.

    Making them read-only makes them be still available for searches. And if you really want to know the old stuff, do like I did and start at the beginning of the board and read all the posts.

    When an old post is made current, there may be information in it that is no longer valid. A newbie might not realize it's old data and incorrectly rely on it. I say if it's over six months old, leave it alone!
  7. lbrown59

    lbrown59 Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: How many CNet members...

  8. greyfox

    greyfox Well-Known Member

    Very funny, and somewhat accurate!
  9. racer7949

    racer7949 Well-Known Member

    Actually, the correct industry term is lamp. Electricians call the bulb a lamp, and what we think of as a lamp (like a table lamp) is a light fixture. Electricians don't change lightbulbs, they relamp light fixtures.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist :)

  10. crowmom

    crowmom Well-Known Member


    • George, to post something about light bulbs only he understands, and how his light bulbs wont screw in no matter what he does, IN ALL CAPS OF COURSE.

    just messin' around, george :)
  11. lbrown59

    lbrown59 Well-Known Member

    1*I made a suggestion on the main board that perhaps old posts (say over 6 months old) should be made read only so they can't be brought forward, as some posters have a tendency to do.

    2*I think they are confusing, especially to new members who don't realize they're old.

    3*If they're made read only, the information is still there for searching.

    4*What do the rest of you think?
    1*This would make it harder to reference them to new members and they could miss information vital to their issues. Also a newbie could not bring the thread forward to ask questions or discuss it currently.

    2*Just being old doesn't necessarily diminish their value nor does it necessarily mean the information contained there in is not applicable or revenant for today.

    3*True but it would require more searching and cuts of another avenue of finding them.

    4*It ain't broke so don't fix it.
    THE END ** *** ** LB 59
  12. zerodown

    zerodown Well-Known Member

    You forgot the 2 who advise the OP to reread the warranty and to sue the manufacturer if the terms were violated, Five who suggest to also cross check state and federal trade laws, One who reccomends a light bulb changing service and 22 who think the light bulb lumen and length of life ratings are a farce designed to oppress and fleece consumers. Four others chastise the OP because they work for CA's (changing agencies) which send letters to and seek court orders against those who don't change their light bulbs in a timely fashion.

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