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Posted: 1/22/2001 6:53:19 AM EDT
I never knew how many folks just cruise around and dont reply. I wonder if its because there hasn`t been any real flaming happening or are there always lurkers just keeping pulse? What gives?
What is the psychological profile of the dreaded lurker?[(:|)]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 6:54:45 AM EDT
Don't you ever work or something?
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:04:11 AM EDT
It would give the old/new forums a new look and feel is some of these "lurkers" would say something.  I know that we have a lot of talented people in interesting professions and hobbies. My $.02
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:11:18 AM EDT
When I`s werks, I`s werks hard.
I have thought the very same thing about you.
But I`m getting the stinkeye from my rib, I best be off, be back at lunchtime.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:30:33 AM EDT
This is lunch time break for me.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:38:47 AM EDT
This is lunch time break for me.
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You and Rick314 must lug damn PCs on your backs.  [i]You never leave![/i]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:50:33 AM EDT
I lurk all the time.  Oops busted.

Another worthless reply. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:50:42 AM EDT
Where I work. I have 4 screens

2 for Bloomberg Analytics
1 for Excel
1 for Client Software and Internet(gunboards)

So I get to monitor the mkts, my positions, and the boards. Lucky huh. I post when I get down time in trading, or when calling on clients and been put on hold.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:35:36 AM EDT
I have lurked...but I'm not in the habit of doing so.

I can say this as a lurker who had actually lurked...I'm lurking no more. I will be content with this board.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:41:42 AM EDT
some people lurk before ever becoming a member, maybe thats the answer [?]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 9:14:41 AM EDT
Hell I lurked for about 30 seconds before I had to register and spout off. Love dis place!  [BD]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 9:54:57 AM EDT
never gave it a thought just registered figured if old board is gone what the hell
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 10:49:30 AM EDT
I`ve told myself before I go to a new disc board that I will not register and I just want to check it out.
I rarely get past the second topic before I just have to reply.
No self control of the mouth I reckon.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:01:57 AM EDT
Sometimes I just stop by to look and don't log in unless there's something that I can contribute.

Confucius say "better to keep mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".

Make sure that your windows are closed before the sandstorm hits.

Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:06:13 AM EDT
Ever wonder why confusius and confusion share the same root word?
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:06:48 AM EDT
I lurked for a long time before registering for the old board. Lots of people just come too look up info.  It is also interesting to see how many people just read posts and do not respond.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:31:18 AM EDT
VIP post, btt
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 12:40:41 PM EDT
Kinda like Desert Dweller...just come in and check things out.  Been a member for quite some time on both boards...still do more reading than anything.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 1:05:51 PM EDT
AS per rich314's question from couple post up, (not the original one), if you were joking, then LO, but if you were actually wondering...

Because they don't.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 5:30:47 PM EDT
Well as of this time stamped on my post these are the people here:

There are 32 Users and 73 Guests browsing the boards.
Bailey, Ray, Troy, KeithG, bigdb1, Bridog, XM15E2, SWS, MadMatt, TechnoFire, OneSxyBtch77, ChrisS, Stingray, amigo, kingsra, Stingerpup, DarkStar, Bear_Hunter, Coyote6, JoeG, mrcr0603, Klutch, short, stg, dickweed, Ghost Ring, JacRyan, JonShaKel, 11b4v, ar15robert, hightower, 3-gun, btip
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Link Posted: 1/22/2001 5:39:19 PM EDT
[size=3]I lurk, therefore I am.[/size=3]
(Another shameless, post-gathering post)
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 5:50:30 PM EDT
i lurk till i find a good topic so here is my reply.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 6:10:50 PM EDT
Lurking is learning and personally, I can never learn enough. Back to lurking.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 6:52:59 PM EDT
I never learned anything running my trap.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:06:37 PM EDT
i keep forgetting that i have to log in to post.mmk
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:14:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:59:15 PM EDT
As in real life, some people are more "talkative" than others.

I was completely content to be an unregistered lurker [^], until I needed to communicate with Kurt.  After that I saw some posts asking for info that I knew something about (figure that).

Some people don't want to go through the situation of posting with the intent of helping someone, then have an a#sh@le get stupid with it.  That's what kept me from posting, only a few trips to HK91.com will make you see how "civil" things are over here.

Link Posted: 1/22/2001 9:20:02 PM EDT
Probably a lot of them (like me) registered when this board first started, and kept to the old (and MUCH better) board. Now that it's down, they've forgotten their Password and can't get in. Hell, I had to re-register (I know, call me a dumb-*ss for forgetting my password)
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 3:53:47 PM EDT
its the feds spying on us
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