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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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For those that read but infrequently post or those reading this that have never posted, why do you lurk?

Did you lurk a long time before you originally started posting or jump right in? Do you go through spells of lurkdom? What draws you out of your hole and what puts you in it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:23 AM
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Ooh, I'm interested to hear about this, as well.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:38 AM
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I tend to be a lurker more than a poster. Especially when I first join a forum and I haven't gotten a good feel for the popular opinions for things yet. I absolutely don't want to be one of those people who jumps in saying they are against something when the majority of members are for it. I feel that is just picking a fight and I'd rather know what I'm getting myself into first. Or I would rather be more informed about a topic before I feel comfortable posting about it.

I also want to get a feel for individual members. Does someone fight just to fight? Does someone tend to get personal in debates? I like to know what I'm up against before I post something that I may have to defend.

Even now on Chaz, I'll go through lurking phases when I'm not in a talkative (typative?) mood or if I know I won't have any constructive or nice to say. So generally when I'm pms'ing for example, I won't post for several days because I know whatever I post will come across wrong.

This is the only forum I post on right now, the rest I lurk.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:45 AM
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I tend to be a lurker more than a poster. Especially when I first join a forum and I haven't gotten a good feel for the popular opinions for things yet. I absolutely don't want to be one of those people who jumps in saying they are against something when the majority of members are for it. I feel that is just picking a fight and I'd rather know what I'm getting myself into first. Or I would rather be more informed about a topic before I feel comfortable posting about it.
Now that I know how these things work, I would do the same. Back when I first discovered Chaz, I barely even knew how to post. And I did start a fight when I joined. I got all defensive and lied and other various things I'm not overly proud of now that I'm a little older and a little more mature. Key word being little. lol But what I'm saying is I can see how lurking for a while would have worked out in my favor.


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So generally when I'm pms'ing for example, I won't post for several days because I know whatever I post will come across wrong.
This is something I SHOULD do but seldom end up doing... lol Sometimes Linds is my conscience and tells me not to post something because it's a little too snarky, even for me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:52 PM
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I tend to be a lurker more than a poster. Especially when I first join a forum and I haven't gotten a good feel for the popular opinions for things yet. I absolutely don't want to be one of those people who jumps in saying they are against something when the majority of members are for it. I feel that is just picking a fight and I'd rather know what I'm getting myself into first. Or I would rather be more informed about a topic before I feel comfortable posting about it.

I also want to get a feel for individual members. Does someone fight just to fight? Does someone tend to get personal in debates? I like to know what I'm up against before I post something that I may have to defend.

Even now on Chaz, I'll go through lurking phases when I'm not in a talkative (typative?) mood or if I know I won't have any constructive or nice to say. So generally when I'm pms'ing for example, I won't post for several days because I know whatever I post will come across wrong.
Basically all of this. Chaz was the first forum I ever joined and I was waaaay intimidated by the main people then. So I lurked for quite awhile to figure out what was going on and who was who before I started actually posting. I go through phases where I post all the time and then a couple days or weeks when I hardly post at all.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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I'm mostly a lurker of late. I've been busy. I'm liking Chazhound so far but haven't gotten around to posting much. lol
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Basically all of this. Chaz was the first forum I ever joined and I was waaaay intimidated by the main people then. So I lurked for quite awhile to figure out what was going on and who was who before I started actually posting. I go through phases where I post all the time and then a couple days or weeks when I hardly post at all.
Who are the "main" people? That concept never occurred to me.

I can't get to every thread or every sub forum, but am mostly interested in the dog chat, fire hydrant, I do less in the training forum than I use to because I don't think I add anything that someone else can't cover better. And occasionally I'll post in the other sub forums but not so much...I'm usually pretty busy, not every day, but most days. I do get drawn into the drama threads. They're kind of fun in a sick sort of way. So, I read quite a bit, but don't always have anything constructive to write.

I can't remember how much I lurked before joining, it's been so long. Probably not very much....I don't see myself as keeping quiet too long...being kind of a blabber mouth. And I'm not one to be overly concerned about what others think or if I'll fit in or not...not in real life either.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:27 PM
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Because lurking is my hobby. I'm really good at it, in real life too. I hardly ever talk, I have to force myself to weigh in on the conversations going on around me. I tend to only make sarcastic or quick comments, that are only able to be heard if you're near me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:40 PM
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I tend to be a lurker more than a poster. Especially when I first join a forum and I haven't gotten a good feel for the popular opinions for things yet. I absolutely don't want to be one of those people who jumps in saying they are against something when the majority of members are for it. I feel that is just picking a fight and I'd rather know what I'm getting myself into first. Or I would rather be more informed about a topic before I feel comfortable posting about it.

I also want to get a feel for individual members. Does someone fight just to fight? Does someone tend to get personal in debates? I like to know what I'm up against before I post something that I may have to defend.

Even now on Chaz, I'll go through lurking phases when I'm not in a talkative (typative?) mood or if I know I won't have any constructive or nice to say. So generally when I'm pms'ing for example, I won't post for several days because I know whatever I post will come across wrong.

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This and it depends on what is going on in my life as well. Right now there is tons going on that I mainly come here and read as a distraction from it all. I also am not a fan of the rare people who like to follow people and no matter what they post, even if it is simply pictures, that they have to find something to attack that person on because they don't like them. When I am going through a lot of stuff I try to avoid posting because of that type of drama that I just can't handle or deal with.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:39 AM
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There's a lurker on here who is also one of my coworkers.

I keep telling her to post an intro thread and she keeps NOT doing it

ETA: I lurk mainly on the OES forum that I'm on because I don't have a whole lot in common with the other members. I mainly comment on cute pictures and the nutrition threads when I think I have information that can help
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