Lurkers! Come out of the closet....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Mr. Anderson, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    There has been some talk on some threads lately about posting and lurking. I'm putting this thread out to see how many 'lurkers' - members who have been around for a while and just read the board and don't post - are out there.

    It will require you to actually post something, so if you've been coveting that '0 posts' count, you'll have to relenquish it. I'd love to see who's been lurking the longest as well.

    So

    'Come out, Come Out, Where ever you are!'
     
  2. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Good luck on this one Dukestreet...........

    Lurkers are notorious for their NIMBY strategy. Their voyeuristic natures forbid participation.:p ;)
     
  3. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    So I can post anyway or what?:p
    btw, can't we see it somewhere who's 'lurking' through the threads?
     
  4. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    Not if they haven't joined. I have a feeling a lot of the lurkers do so as guests. I think its cool that so many have "come out" recently.

    Taft
     
  5. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    There are alot of people who browse the forums and never post (quite a few of them are in my mac user group)

    alot of people just pop in during the day at work, i would do this but I am at school most of the time
     
  6. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Well so far, everyone BUT the lurkers have posted... :rolleyes:

    (Damn, I just contributed to it! :p )
     
  7. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Ok, this is pathetic. The average number of the posts of the members responding so far is 685!!!

    I was hoping for something closer to 1....
     
  8. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot to include your last post with that one avarage is: 714:p
    and with my post here: 642.

    so if I would keep posting, we would reach 1 eventually:p :p :p
     
  9. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    "Ha ha!"
     
  11. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    here... my post will help bring down the average

    :)

    Anh
     
  12. jefhatfield Retired

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    i lurked for months before i made my first post

    my guess at people who are here a lot but do not always post are kela, mymemory, groov, and ambitious lemon

    people who are here who almost always post besides me are probably eyelikeart, alphatech, mischief, and krossfyter

    when i first log on, i see who is on and some posters who have very few posts compared to how often they are here are macrumors faithful, but would rather read instead of post and that is ok

    also blakespot is here more often than he posts from what i have noticed
     
  13. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    For the record:

    A lurker would be someone who had no posts until they posted here, therefore their post count would be 1.

    At this point anyone with less than 5 who didn't just join this week could win.
     
  14. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    Its strange that none of the lurkers have actually posted, I wonder if it just because they are not as many as we thought there were or that they just want to remain lurkers!

    LONG LIVE THE LURKERS!

    Ensign
     
  15. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe we're not using the right kind of bait. I'll be happy to let this sit here over night and see how many show up and post. :D
     
  16. Taft macrumors 65816

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    Try cheese. Or pr0n. That always attracts a crowd. :D

    Taft
     
  17. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    check here at the bottom you can see all lurkers, as well as all regulars.

    Come out come out whereever you are:p
     
  18. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    I first saw this site in March of last year, but I made my first post in Feb.
     
  19. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    I guess I will step up to the plate since no other lurkers decided to. I've "lurking" on this site for 6 or 7 months before I made my first postings yesterday. So, I think I count, unless you guys want to tell me otherwise.....
    :)
     
  20. big macrumors 65816

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    uh lurking?

    I've been active I thought, especially for someone whom goes to work full-time, school full time, & has the 2 1/2 kids. sometimes I actually have to work or study or something.
     
  21. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

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    From the dark, mysterious sanctuary of the Lurkers Guild....

    O.K. I have posted a couple of times. But it was months before I even registered!

    You guys are just so entertaining to sit back and watch! Besides, by the time I come up with something quick and witty the topic has long since passed.

    (My low number of posts might also have something to do with the lack of a spell checker here :D )
     
  22. spinner macrumors regular

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    Lurking in the shadows...

    I have been reading the forums since last September and finally joined earlier this year. I don't post much, not because I don't want to, its just that most of the time I don't feel that I will really add anything to the conversation other than useless posts and bandwidth.

    Now where did that shadow go...
     
  23. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Lurking in the shadows...

    The average has now dropped by a large amount. Glad you guys could come out into the light.

    I registered in November, 01 and didn't post myself till January 02, so I guess I've been a lurker too. Now I found that I really enjoy participating in the discussions and banter, get caught up in the hype...
     
  24. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    POsts!

    Im kickin up the post count :D
    Anyways...yea, I was a lurker for about 5 months before I joined!
     
  25. TiMacLover macrumors 6502

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    I was one, I registered in August but didn't post til December then just now I am starting to become a normal here.
     

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