Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iOrlando, Jun 20, 2009.
the word is skipping my mind.....
ah lurkers...yes Thanks
Fixed the title
No, lurkers. Lurkers d'oh.
i call them "readers"
Yeah, I prefer to call myself a "reader" rather than a lurker.
poster - reader seems to make sense.. a lurker would be somebody who looks at your profile all the time and stuff (or is that a stalker haha)
Lurkers. I was one (on here) for about 2 years before I decided to join. I think I should have joined earlier
Same here. I lurked for a little over a year before I joined.
Glad that I joined.
yup same here, i would of been "reading" p) for about 6 months prior to joining.
Since everybody else has already mentioned Lurkers, I'll chip in with Anonymous Cowards. I know, they aren't exactly the same thing.
My philosophy has always been that If I haven't got anything to contribute, it's not a real point in posting.
But thanks for proving me wrong. I'll start spamming now.
I was a lurker too, i am glad i have joined
To me they are very different.
Lurkers are those who merely read the forums but do not comment. They have a legitimate handle/name/nickname/etc.
Anonymous Cowards are individuals who read the forums and sometimes comment. However, they do not have a legitimate handle/name/nickname/etc.
Lurkers are fine with me. AC's on the other hand, seem as their name indicates. They are afraid to stand by their comments.
Every now and then there's discussion on Slashdot about making registration compulsory to post.
Rob Malda, the owner / founder of Slashdot, has stated many times that he feels AC contributions have a legitimate function.
It could be someone who is whistleblowing and cannot give a name for fear of retribution or an industry insider not wanting to risk their job, or someone posting from a repressive country.
Just though I'd lob that in.
Better then all those people that ask extremely simple questions that are answered already if they would actually read the other threads or bother to google.