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message 1: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments Come out, come out where ever you are. :)


message 2: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
::lurks::


message 3: by scherzo♫ (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) ::reads::


message 4: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
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message 5: by Jammies (new)

Jammies We have lurkers? Aren't those a type of hunting dog?


message 6: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod



message 7: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod



message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments Funny, I noticed when I signed in we now have 1275 members! I seem to remember celebrating 1000.


Lyzzibug ~Still Breathing~ (lyzzibug) | 708 comments I'm comfortable with the term lurker. I really don't get in here enough. How is everyone today?


message 10: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I wish GR allowed tagging. I'd tag the heck out of some of my friends who are members of TC and never post. :)


Lyzzibug ~Still Breathing~ (lyzzibug) | 708 comments I'm fine, Catherine thank you for asking. It's very nice to meet you.


message 12: by Pat (new)

Pat (patb37) Occupy GR!
I am the 9%!


message 13: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6019 comments


message 14: by Heidi (last edited Feb 22, 2012 10:38AM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Clark wrote: ""

...of course there's a band called "The Lurkers"


message 15: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) They're not "lurkers." They're the audience.


Angela~twistedmind~ (twistedmind) | 540 comments Hello. My name is Angela & I'm a lurker.
Hell, I keep up with only 3 GR groups & it's all I can do to get through the updates sent to my e-mail. Then there is the fact that I feel like if you don't have anything worthwhile to add to the conversation you should keep your virtual mouth shut. Otherwise, I think y'all are fucking awesome and I quite enjoy sitting quietly in the corner waiting to add my two cents worth.


message 17: by Dennis (new)

Dennis That was at least worth a nickel.


message 18: by Heidi (last edited Feb 23, 2012 01:44PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments WOOOO HOOOO!!! We're glad you two are hanging out here in TC. Jim's our unofficial welcome wagon, but I'm gonna usurp him since I beat him to the punch.

Welcome, Angela! Welcome, Dennis! :)

Woo hoo!!!


Oh. But dangit. That wasn't your first posts. I don't do well filling in for Jim. I'll leave the welcome wagon duties to him from now on. Still... woo hoo!!!


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Angela has 504 posts. I'm not sure she qualifies as a lurker.


message 20: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Angela has 504 posts. I'm not sure she qualifies as a lurker."

I noticed that... that's why I decided I'm no good as the welcome wagon.


message 21: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3403 comments Lobstergirl wrote: ""

Where did you get those pyramid statistics? And how do you know that the 90% are lurking (reading and not responding) rather than just absent?


message 22: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
It's just a jpeg I pulled off the internets. I wouldn't regard it as factual.


message 23: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3403 comments So, maybe not so many lurkers.

I can understand why members who don't support the current adminstration might hesitate to post. It ain't easy being anything but an Obama supporter here.


message 24: by Angela~twistedmind~ (last edited Feb 25, 2012 12:41PM) (new)

Angela~twistedmind~ (twistedmind) | 540 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Angela has 504 posts. I'm not sure she qualifies as a lurker."

::gratified someone has noticed her occassional input::
::wonders if it is perhaps the change of profile pic and addition to her name that has several members wondering just who the hell she is::
As with any group, there are several 'regulars' here who are always right up there chatting away. I love listening in(especially when Clark or LG is talking), therefore I figured I must be a lurker. I suppose I'm simply the shy girl who occassionally has a sarcastic or grammatically incorrect comment.
There. That had to be worth at least a buck fifty.


message 25: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments How about H.W.P.P. after your name?


message 26: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
Before, your mind was untwisted, now it's completely twisted, thus our confusion. But there ain't no way you are a lurker with 511 posts.


message 27: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
...511 posts and a pierced penis husband.


message 28: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
Right. If we know your husband's pizzle is apierced, probably by definition you can't be a lurker.


message 29: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments His pizzle is puzzling.


message 30: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) Lobstergirl wrote: "It's just a jpeg I pulled off the internets. I wouldn't regard it as factual."

It may not be factual, but I suspect it's fairly representational. You need to add another layer to your pyramid. There would be a certain number of members who don't even lurk. They joined the group but never open the door and check things out.


Angela~twistedmind~ (twistedmind) | 540 comments Ahhhh. I've grown so accustomed to his bedecked disco stick that I forget mentioning it gets me instantly recognized. LG, I've always been twisted, just too damn lazy to bother adding it to my name here.


message 32: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) Scout wrote: "So, maybe not so many lurkers.

I can understand why members who don't support the current adminstration might hesitate to post. It ain't easy being anything but an Obama supporter here."


Are you assuming that those who do post are Obama supporters? There is a cross section of us who aren't Americans and there are enough threads in TC to avoid the ones dealing with politics.


message 33: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
Well, in Scout's defense, the shades of grey rarely post about their ambiguity. Only those who have opinions on the matter ever post.


message 34: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
Janice wrote: "Lobstergirl wrote: "You need to add another layer to your pyramid. There would be a certain number of members who don't even lurk. They joined the group but never open the door and check things out. "

Probably 5% of our members are actually dead.

If you look at the number of views each thread has, it's incredibly small compared to the membership. (Though I'm not convinced the view counts are always accurate. I've seen new threads suddenly acquire impossibly high view counts in 3 minutes, at 1 a.m. Not too likely. Yes, I know it's not 1 a.m. everywhere in the world. Still: not likely.)

Clearly the vast majority of our members join the club and then never or rarely come back.


message 35: by Jaimie (new)

Jaimie (jez476) | 664 comments I have no opinion on this matter.


message 36: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17322 comments Mod
I hope 5% of our members are not dead.


message 37: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I'm not dead yet.


message 38: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments You are the 1%. The good 1% that is.


message 39: by Scout (last edited Feb 26, 2012 04:49PM) (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3403 comments Barb, I usually let the barbs pass, but I take issue with your characterization of me:

"It seems to me that she's saying that since the majority of our US members are not republican lovers (can't say I blame 'em) ... that must mean they're all crazy flag waving Obama superfans, and that's all they ever want to talk about. Apparently, there are no shades of grey in Scout's universe."

That's not what I said or even implied. I don't affiliate myself with either party, and I certainly don't think supporters of President Obama are crazy. And I find that sorting out the shades of grey is very difficult.

I hope you'll reconsider your statement. Statements like yours and Bun's piling on would discourage most people from posting anything with which you disagree. Lurkers may be doing the smart thing.


message 40: by Courtney (new)

Courtney | 241 comments I am a lurker.....and I have to say that the lurking is good ;)


message 41: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11630 comments I'd like to see more Romney fans or Santorum fans in here. I really want to know what their support stems from.


message 42: by Jaimie (new)

Jaimie (jez476) | 664 comments Phil wrote: "I'd like to see more Romney fans or Santorum fans in here. I really want to know what their support stems from."

Inbreeding.


message 43: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
Lol. That's NOT NICE!


message 44: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24157 comments Mod
I don't understand what the confusion stems from about why some people support Romney, Santorum, or candidates like them. It's one or more of the following:

1. They hate Obama with a passion and would give anything to see him defeated.
2. They are evangelical conservatives who are opposed to abortion.
3. They loathe the idea of "big government." They fear that this is the same thing as socialism, their big bogeyman.
4. They loathe the so-called "liberal" establishment (which is not really liberal), whether it's media, political, academic, or whatever.


message 45: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments Would anyone like a beer?


message 46: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments evie wrote: "Would anyone like a beer?"

YES!


message 47: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments :passes wine bottle to Bun:

:slides a schooner to Jim:


message 48: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 3403 comments BunWat wrote: "In all honesty Scout, I really don't see what was so terribly offensive about what Barb said. It was a little testy maybe, but it was hardly a rabid personal attack. Even more so, I REALLY don't ..."

I found it offensive that Barb took it upon herself to speak for me. And "tee hee" can only be interpreted as derisive and hardly appropriate in polite discourse.

I'd like a glass.


message 49: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Less all jus drink til we silly.


message 50: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 4263 comments :passes scout a beer:


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