How many FA members does it take to screw in a light bulb?

How many FlightAware members does it take to change a lightbulb?

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.

6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” …

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.

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.

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb forum.

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum.

36 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.

5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs.

15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and their own light bulbs.

7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s.

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”.

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”

13 to say “do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”.

1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that George W./Obama isn’t the brightest bulb.

4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

1 moderator to lock the light bulb thread.

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

:laughing: I’m in tears from laughing so hard…and one to post that you never added up the total needed to actually change the lightbulb…or is it light bulb…oh how funny…I needed this with my coffee today. :laughing:

As someone that uses light bulbs on a daily basis…

:laughing: oh god!! here we go…

For the last time: If you put a light bulb on a conveyor belt it will still light up!

Shouldn’t this have been posted in The Banter Thread? :smiley:

**That was absolutely perfect! Great writing!


Can’t take credit for this, it’s making it’s rounds through the interweb forums. All forums regardless of subject follow these same rules!

Cheers to James!!!

Quite possibly the best thing ever posted on FA.

I needed this, that was great.

Damn good question Ole Chap!! :open_mouth:

1 to post a youtube of a lightbulb landing. What do you think dadalope?

How light bulbs work

How a light bulb works - YouTube)

I guess I am a lurker…better that than shark bait.