View Full Version : My take on the forum

09-04-2018, 07:12 PM
Someone posted this on Facebook, and I thought it seemed very familiar to the SDC forum.
How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer :
1 to change the light bulb and 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.
17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions.
21 who demand that everyone switch to energy saving light bulbs.
6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb', 'light bulb' or 'globe'.
Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.
22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses.
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is 'light globe'.
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct.
249 to post meme's and gif's about light bulbs.
19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page.
11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here.
16 to post 'Following' or comment with a .
50 to tag their friends, including those who aren't members of the group.
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.
7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money.
19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them.
5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs.
15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use 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 comment "Me too".
5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy.
6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "f÷×$"
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".
33 to ask where the 'search function' is.
1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb.
4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.
5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously.
1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again prompting the admins to close, or completely delete, the post all over again!

09-04-2018, 07:27 PM
I believe this belongs in the Stove Huggers area of the forum. May the forum administrators have mercy on your soul. :lol:

09-04-2018, 07:48 PM
Well said Brad!!

09-04-2018, 07:54 PM
This has already been discussed here.

09-04-2018, 10:59 PM
What about the 17 who ask if this is the right place to ask about Edsel parts?

Oh shoot, now what category does me asking that question put me in?

09-04-2018, 11:52 PM
This was a fun read, OBTW I intend to continue using LED Bulbs !

09-05-2018, 12:33 AM
But Joe, you'll be blinded by the dangerous Blue/White Light! :ohmy:

09-05-2018, 05:16 AM
Funniest post ever!!!

(I actually did have a Cadillac once thou that had 16 inside lights lighting up everytime a door opened... & they were bulbs every one of them too! ;) )

09-05-2018, 05:57 AM
You forgot the one narcissist who loudly states he is the best light bulb changer ever and then claims he is being picked on when others demonstrate this contradicts previous statements he has made.

Mrs K Corbin
09-05-2018, 06:23 AM
and here I am staring into your headlights!

Ron Dame
09-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Yup! It gets interesting there

09-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Brad you forgot about how many guys does it take to change a light bulb? none that's women's work.

Mike Sal
09-05-2018, 12:30 PM
I love it.....but you forgot the guy who always adds the post "....ya, but what kind of oil do you use?..."

09-05-2018, 01:38 PM
I think there is one response missing from the list:

2 guys who thinks the post is just great!

In this case Noxnabaker and I think the post is great!

09-05-2018, 03:36 PM
Darn, bezhawk,I think you pretty much nailed it!

09-05-2018, 07:32 PM
That's great.

The only glaring error is the guy (or guys) who posts a warning about buying light bulbs made in China.

09-06-2018, 11:45 AM
And given the average age of a Studebaker owner, there will be one person who claims he was there when the light bulb was invented...

09-06-2018, 11:51 AM
What's new is old is new, I suppose..... Here's a FAQ from the old alt.autos.studebaker newsgroup.... IMOHO it should/could/would apply here as well.

Hi there....
Welcome to the Studebaker Newsgroup.

This is a very active newsgroup. You will be traveling all over the world
and meeting people with a common interest, **STUDEBAKER**! There is no
reason to be shy, but you do not have to participate if you choose not to.
We have lots of "lurkers" here, (people who just watch what's going on in
the NG), which is fine too. But when you get comfortable, just jump right on
in! We have LOTS of regular contributing "newsgroupers" (NG'ers).

You will find many different kinds of Studebaker people here. Some prefer
their Studebakers perfectly stock, some have modified their cars, some drive
theirs daily, some just show, some just dream, or you can find your first
Studebaker right here, (you don't have to actually own a Studebaker), anyone
with ANY interest in Studebakers is welcome.

Also, this newsgroup is part of the Studebaker web ring. These are places
around the world with Studebaker related subjects and are privately owned
web sites. They can be just fun, informative or commercial places to visit.
There is a wealth of information combined in them. A good place to start
your travels on the web ring can be found at

Another great resource, (and another opportunity to support our favorite
automobile), is
the national Studebaker Drivers Club. Please check in at
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com. You are very welcome there too!

There are a lot of 'conversations' that go on here simultaneously, so you
need to visit often to sort it out. You can read and share anything
interesting about Studebaker history, upcoming events, news, Studebaker
places to visit, Studebaker sightings around the world, technical help,
items for sale, items to trade, items wanted, even free items, etc., (and we
always enjoy just plain old personal Studebakering family stuff!). This is a
fantastic place for finding everything from a museum quality car to that
unusual, rare or badly needed part. There are a lot of extra 'eyes' that can
look for something for you worldwide.

This is a newsgroup that particularly enjoys your own personal Studebaker
information, news, family stuff and LOTS of pictures! Many of our "regular"
participants here enjoy personal relationships formulated through meeting at
the numerous Studebaker events held throughout the year. Although this is
not a "binary" newsgroup, you will find that it is possible to post and
enjoy pictures here. A good tip so that the server will post pictures and
keep them up for you is to post lower resolution pictures, usually .jpg or
.jpeg will work best, and post no more than two at a time. If you have
problems with posting or seeing pictures on this newsgroup, you will
normally have to contact your ISP to correct the problem.

Things about newsgroups in general, and the Studebaker newsgroup in

We do not have a moderator here, and by common consensus, nor do we
want a
moderator. Hopefully, through good manners and simple common courtesy we can
all enjoy this newsgroup.

A lot of topics get discussed here and not all are Studebaker related.
Read the discussion or "subject headers", (a description of what is being
discussed), carefully. If you see a discussion marked as - (ot) - in the
subject header, this means "off topic", and probably is interesting but has
nothing to do with Studebakers. As this is normally an adult related
newsgroup, the topic might even be an "adult" or "risqué" subject. If the OT
subject doesn't interest you, simply skip by that discussion.

Posting off topic (OT) subjects is not discouraged here. If you start a
discussion that is not Studebaker related, please just put <OT> in the
header. However, please note that political, religious and certain
"humanity" related, (or "politically correct" if you will), subjects that
have been
posted here in the past have created extreme dissention and problems on this
newsgroup. Those subjects are not welcome at all on the Studebaker

Manners are a personal thing, and this newsgroup is made up of people
from around the entire world. Some people are bold, loud, and brash behind a
keyboard. Some like to argue, some are polite, ALL have their own opinions.
Please remember that each and every other person here probably has a
different opinion about certain Studebaker subjects, but more especially
they DO have a different opinion about any other subject not related to
Studebakers. Please don't hash out personal conflicts or extreme differences
of opinion on the newsgroup. Personal problems should be handled personally,
(via e-mail or by any other means of your choice), please do not subject the
entire newsgroup to it. Good manners are important in any group, and
directly reflect upon the person who is posting. Please use your best
manners and common courtesy for the benefit of the entire newsgroup.

Don't post SPAM here...ever.

Don't reply to SPAM for any reason...ever. (or at least not on the NG.)

Don't post your, (or any other person's), name, address, phone number or
e-mail address in an open discussion or post to the newsgroup. Do that via
private e-mail or you will likely become the target of telemarketers and
SPAM. That information is routinely scanned off of the newsgroup by them.

Don't "troll" (an internet term for antagonizing posts meant to stir up

The best way to stop a troll is by simply not responding to them,
PERIOD. Telling them what your opinion is about the subject that they posted
gets other members to respond, then on and on. Responding to a troll causes
just as many problems as being a troll. It is VERY hard not to respond
sometimes, but the response is what a troll lives for. Please refrain from
responding to any troll...

And the most important "tip" for this newsgroup:.........

***** Have fun!*****

This is a great place to have a good time with great people.
A fantastic resource to add to the great sources already out there.
It is a place you can visit anytime, any place.
Stay as long as you want.
Leave any time you want.
Lights are always on.
Thanks for visiting.

09-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Posting the original piece was a "Bright Idea."

So add 1 more for using "Witty Humor." :D Add another for last name "pun intended."

09-07-2018, 11:04 AM
What about the 4 guys arguing over which Studebaker vendor had the bulb made in China and the base of the bulb will wear away in no time destroying the light bub socket?

09-07-2018, 12:24 PM
And no mention of adding ZDDP to the tips of the bulb for good measure?