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Changing a light bulb...

Eyonix's whelp iconNormally, I wouldn't take a second glance at a post with a title like this. However, the little Blizzard icon next to it, indicating a response from a Blizzard employee, compelled me to investigate further. And, if you're in need of a good laugh, perhaps you should take a look at Eyonix's explanation of how many World of Warcraft forum posters it takes to change a light bulb:

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
6 to share that they were the first to read and respond to the light bulb being changed
5 to convey disatisfaction for failing to be the first to read and respond to the light bulb being 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
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 proclaimed industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
15 who claim that they were previously 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 lightbulb 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
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
3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
4 to discuss how Paladins need to be fixed
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
1 to respond to the original post 6 months later to start it all over again.

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