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Friday Challenge - Lurker outing.

Lurkers, just do a quick post here - I dare you!

     
2:58 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Okay, its not quite Friday, mentally it is though :)

I think a Lurker's Outing is in order, if you are out there, mooching around - why not drop in and say 'hello' - I dare you.

This is how to do it.

You will see a 'post reply' button. That's the secret key!

Click it and a white window on a blue background will appear.

It's like a blank sheet of paper.

If you want, you can just say 'hello' or if you feel you want to write more than one word ... great!

Try a string of words - that's real fun.

Go on it's Friday - ish!

Don't forget to click 'submit' though :)

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You talking about members who are lurkers?
5:30 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I think anybody that normally resists posting.
6:35 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't post very frequently, do I count?
8:06 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yep! :)

I'd say you're a lurker.

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I certainly don't consider myself a lurker, just not a postmonger. The hundred or so posts I've added over the past two years might seem a little slim, but whatever, quality/quantity you know?

I guess I was a lurker for a year before registering though ;)

I'm pleased that people resist posting on webmasterworld. While I'm all for people introducing themselves, I wouldn't encourage anyone to post unless they have a contribution, or a well defined question... 'cept maybe in foo ;) - the rest of webmasterworld is pretty serious, and getting seriously overwrought with postmongers.

Look at how awful google news has gotten over the past few months. I'm glad its become more moderated, I can start spending time there again.. I was getting very tired of too many people posting too much junk.

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I'm always too busy catching up on all the interesting posts to have time to post much myself!

I've also came to the conclusion that its better to stay quite unless you can add something meaningful (or knowledgeable) into the discussion. Needless to say, I've not been able to add much yet :)

1:14 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello peewhip!
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Hello

I am a lurker, but I don't want to be...
But this place is so great and it seems like every question I have has already been answered and all problems I could help with have already been solved.

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Hello all...

I agree with bigM. I'm not about to take up precious bandwidth or DB space with a question that has already been answered. So I search first. And, by golly, I usually find something useful.

But I suppose I should raise my head out of my work once in awhile and be friendly. :)

5:36 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Okay so we have six 'not so frequent' posters at the moment 6.30 am Friday UK.... at least they all said hello.

Trisha, Fiver, Travelsite, linkshark, bigM_sh, euginebarnes...come on down!

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Hello Everyone,

Im a looooong time lurker. I have been visiting WebmasterWorld for the past 18 months and this is my first post. The experience I have gained from reading here is unbelievable.
I have used the techniques to build several websites that are doing extremely well in their respective markets.

Sorry I dont contribute more, but Im very busy building new pages. The more checks I get, the more checks I want! I run my websites by the motto Who ever dies with the most toys wins And I Hate Losing!

Just try and keep up with me.

Envision

P.S.
Ill try and come out of the shadows more often. ;)

6:44 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm definitely a lurker :) Posted a few gray bar type messages when I first joined. Beat the bar simply by using patience. Since then, judicious use of WW's search facility has answered all my questions - so - A Big Thank You to all the people out there who provide great assistance to all of us Lurker Types.

p.s. Thanks for the freebie Lurker Outing :)

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You're welcome ... wait for the picnic!
Trisha, Fiver, Travelsite, linkshark, bigM_sh, euginebarnes, oldfathertime, envision...come on down
7:34 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How about an incentive?

Each time you raise in "rank" new->junior->preferred->senior

You get an email with a small WW cartoon or logo type image, and the permission to print one sticker/mug/t-shirt for own non-commercial use ;)

and If you can print a pretend sig of GG on it (hmm from that paper where he signed perhaps) just the geekier erm, I mean cooler.

Whatcha think?

SN

7:52 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt"

:-)

8:51 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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But Cato the elder said:
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Anyway, ... fools? you must be thinking of a different forum ;)

9:11 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I ain't de-lurking.
I'm sending my 100th post!
All presents gratefully received.
9:12 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It was still showing as 99 posts. Curses!
9:13 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Diggle it was 99!

Foo doesn't count ... no certificate for you matey!

9:43 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just dropped by to say hello - i ain't exactly a lurker, but i've only recently registered. Before i did so, i lurked for about as long as i took me to read through the "a close to perfect htaccess... " thread.

I probably post a lot these days - relative to others that is. Summer holidays have started in this country, so now i have the time to do so. Plus, i like the idea of giving something back to a forum that has taught me something, so i try to do so when i can. (...yes, i've posted in newsgroups as well, can't help that hippie attitude from sneaking in on me sometimes ;) )

I still learn each day, and i read far more than i write. Peace.

/claus

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Hello.

Can I get back to lurking now?

9:58 am on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I used to post here a fair bit, but just got out of the habit. Also because I kinda get the feeling, as others said, that others here can answer the stuff far more competently.

I really ought to pick things up again as I have learned a vast amount from these forums and am a firm believer in giving something back.

Well, we'll see anyway.

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It's quite funny ... "I'm not really a lurker, I just don't post too often"

Is there a stigma attached to the term 'lurker'?, it may be that sounds more like someone in a raincoat and trilby!

Perhaps we should say non-posters, or 'observers'.

Well, here's an update;
Trisha, Fiver, Travelsite, linkshark, bigM_sh, euginebarnes, oldfathertime, envision, kilroy, groovyhippo, claus, diggle, SunnhO, georged ..... come on down!

12:11 pm on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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<delurk>

Hello

Yeah what everyone else said -

a) if I hunt around enough I can find the answers to my questions
b) there are many people here who are in a better position to provide authoritative answers to questions.
c) Can't see the point in the "me too" post building

Sometimes feel a bit guilty about not "adding value to the community", but the other day I found a (completely unrelated) forum that I know lots about - so I have taken the philosophy I have seen here and regularly try and help out people who need it, so I guess in the long run i am adding value to the community, just not the immediate one.

Oh yeah reason d) for not posting is that I waffle and it rarely makes sense

</delurk>

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Hehe I don't think I'm much of a lurker, as I'm mass-refreshing a dozend forums in mozilla and post on jsut about every thread I think I can help ;)

I just hope I'm contrebuting value, not fluff.

SN

12:49 pm on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I like this:

<delurk>
</delurk>

That's funny.

Here's an update:
Trisha, Fiver, Travelsite, linkshark, bigM_sh, euginebarnes, oldfathertime, envision, kilroy, groovyhippo, claus, diggle, SunnhO, georged, killroy .... NON lurker, fatras ..... come on down!

We know you're lurking! drop in, say hello ..it's Friday - 4th July.

edit .. denounced Killroy as a lurker.

[edited by: peewhy at 1:29 pm (utc) on July 4, 2003]

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Wish I could take the credit for the <delurk> thing, but I can't - someone did it a couple of months back and it amused me then too

There you go - two posts from a chronic lurker (see I 'aint ashamed to use the phrase!), must be your lucky day!

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I am NOT lurking! ;)

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1:28 pm on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I take it back killroy.

I pubicly denounce Killroy as a lurker.

He joined on April Fools Day and has 345 non lurks under his belt. So he's not a lurker, lurker he aint.

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