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

A: 1,392

1 to 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

4 to complain that they were happy with the old one

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 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

12 to flame the AOL users for violating netiqutte and blame them for starting this whole thing

3 to post about links they found from the URLs that "are relevant to this list, which makes light bulbs relevant to this list"

45 posts about weather or not AOL should even be allowed to exist

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 controversy

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 alt.lite.bulb

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