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Dear Mods, I didn't know where to post such an off-topic yet on-topic post. Move (or delete) as you see fit.

Replace "Light Bulb" with any sax related topic...

Q. How many group members does it take to change a light bulb?

  • 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.
  • 27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
  • 53 to flame the spell checkers.
  • 41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
  • 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"...another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
  • 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 the industry standard.
  • 109 to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb group.
  • 111 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.
  • 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 URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
  • 14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
  • 33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".
  • 12 to post to the group that they will no longer post 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.
  • 16 to post “following”
  • 44 to tell how to actually follow a post
  • 4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
  • 143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".
  • 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again...."

Merry Christmas

· Just a guy who plays saxophone.
5,831 Posts
Funny stuff. I disagree about the spelling and grammar police trifecta. Glad that doesn’t happen often here and when it does, it’s most often just an English isn’t first language situation. As far as forums/ chat sites/ social media goes, I think the overall quality of language used on sax on the web ranks as easy on the eyes.

· Finally Distinguished
Tenor, alto, Bb Clarinet, Flute
3,698 Posts
Someone needs to remind the OP that we’ve had a dozen discussions about lightbulbs in the past.

(or maybe that was covered in the list and I skipped over it-that happens often. As I get older the less patience I have for long posts.)

· Premium Member
Selmer MK VI, Selmer SA80 II Silver-plate Alto, Selmer SA80 II Silver-Plated Tenor, Yani Soprano SC
272 Posts
Remember to switch on the light bulb when you finished. It may, or may not work. Then we need to start a trouble shooting thread.

Others will protest that light bulb manufacturing causes green house gas. Others indicate that it keeps them up at night.

· Premium Member
Selmer MK VI, Selmer SA80 II Silver-plate Alto, Selmer SA80 II Silver-Plated Tenor, Yani Soprano SC
272 Posts
Then the questions come up as too, why it's best to use a LED leak light device, to find a detectable leak, in your sax lamp stand, that you got for Christmas?

· Forum Contributor 2016-17
1,379 Posts
If only there were someone to look them all up and post links to every one ... :sneaky:
Oh, no problem, here you go:
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