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Raia
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I hate to make a thread all about me, but I'm procrastinating on my homework, and I really am curious. Inspired by a conversation with Lyrhawn, in which we were trying to determine my Hatrack status these days, do the rest of you consider me a lurker now? I definitely don't post nearly as much as I used to, and Lyr, who joined 2 years after me, or something, is now approaching the same number of posts as I have. I don't have lurker status in that my post count isn't that low... because I used to post quite often. But I really haven't posted that much recently.

How does one actually become a lurker? Is there merely a boundary crossed from frequent posting to gradual departure? Have I crossed that line? Newbies, do you know who I am? How many people on this forum actually know "Raia"?

I'm just curious. [Smile]

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rivka
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Who are you again?
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Raia
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[Razz]
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Tante Shvester
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I know you. You are SO not a lurker!

Sheesh!

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ElJay
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For me, lurker definition depends on how much you read as well as how much you post. You haven't been posting much lately. If you still read a lot (every day, most threads, or even catch up a couple of times a week) I would call you a lurker. If you're just busy with other things and don't come here much to read or post, than I would call you an occasional user or something rather than lurker.
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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Raia:
[Razz]

[Kiss]

Lurkers don't start threads. Ergo, you are not a lurker.

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No, silly!!!
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I've been a lurker since day one and you, my dear, are no lurker.
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I don't know. Do you look like this?
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Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
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Take it from a real lurker....I've been around since I think April of 2001 (under this name and Urbanx) and I'm pretty sure I'm almost anonymous. Everyone knows you....
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breyerchic04
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What ElJay said, plus, you were a bit when you didn't post at all until your birthday, but right now, while you are posting a bit, no.
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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by Mr.Funny:
I don't know. Do you look like this?

I'm dating one of the Zerg? What would the other Terrans say?
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Raia
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Mr. Funny: My hair's a bit longer, but that's not bad...

WIP: I know who you are too! And I'm sure most other people do as well.

(edit: Didn't see Lyrhawn's post... yes, my dear, I thought you knew... [Wink] )

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Misha McBride
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No.

I'm a lurker. [Razz]

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calaban
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Your average posts per month (ppm) look to be about 150.

I sit at about 7ppm and mish there has about 3ppm.

Those surpassing you include but are not limited to Dagonee at 432ppm, Rivka at 462ppm and Tante Schvester a whopping 465ppm.

I think you are safe from lurker status [Razz]

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rivka
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Wait, wait, wait. How can Dags' rate be less than mine? He joined after I did, and has a higher postcount.
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I think you misread calaban.

As for the topic, all I can say is that if you are a lurker, I'd hate to think of what I'm considered.

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Celaeno
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Raia, even I know who you are, so you can't possibly be a lurker.

I, on the other hand, probably am.

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I would say I am an unequivocal lurker. You, Raia, are not. Yay!
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Nobody I've met in person is allowed to be a lurker. So THERE!
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You know, I've been thinking the same thing. I used to post a lot, but now, not so much. But you, Raia, are definitely a lurker. Not in the least.
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Jhai
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I'd say you're in a stage of lurking, not that you are a lurker.
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I've wondered the same thing about myself, though I've been on a spree due to work avoidance this weekend.
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I remember you, Raia. I think 7,126 posts is enough to make you a regular. I have accumulated 53 (54 now!) posts in the past five years, although most of that is because I simply wasn't here at all for a while. Still, you seem to be known and I definitely remember you from way back.

I remain nameless.

EDIT: to get the post count right. Also to say that means I registered when I was 13, back before the youth section was detonated one lonely night...hmm...how time flies.

[ November 19, 2006, 11:11 PM: Message edited by: Satlin ]

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Bokonon
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I'm a lurker.

BOO!!

-Bok

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Icarus
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::drops laptop::

[Angst]

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Jhai
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I think if you're real, and you've conveyed realness on others, you can't be a lurker.
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I think anyone can become a lurker through the simple expedient of not posting. They can cease to be a lurker by posting again.

In general, I think an average of one post per day qualifies you for "non-lurker" status.

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Icarus
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Lifetime, or over a given period?
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Icarus
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I'm at 6.8 PPD lifetime.
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Over a given period. Someone could post thirty times a day for a week and a half, but if they didn't post at all for the next five months, they'd still be a "lurker" during the period of inactivity.
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Or not. [Wink]
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It's like the Hatrackian version of the Council of Nicea.

How does the Gospel of Lurker go again?

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I tried to look up my recent posts, to see how often I was posting in the weeks before this weekend, but I've posted over fifty times just this weekend, and I couldn't see anything older than that. Then I noticed that there is an option to see just the threads you have started. That was fascinating. I start very few threads, so my list of fifty threads goes back over a year and a half. And so many of my threads are so personal that it was like reviewing the last year and a half of my life. I saw the thread I started when my grandmother passed away, the one I started when one of my daughters read her story, and several religious question threads. Oh, and a handful of dobies. [Big Grin] It was a really neat way to stand back and get an overview of the things I cared enough about to start threads on, yaknow?
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Quick question, I've seen the term "real" thrown around a few times, like it is some sort of qualification of a person who posts here. What makes a Jatraquero "real", is it a post count thing or are you nominated or what?
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If you've met at least two other "real" hatrackers.

According to Tom's definition I think I've been a lurker most of the time I've been on hatrack. I've never felt like a lurker, though.

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Icarus
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Well, your average is two posts per day . . .
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Well, I'm a lurker, and my post avg is what... 6 a day?

Although... on reflection I have checked the length of some of my more enthusiastic posts with a word processor, and they have weighed in at up to 5 pages, so I guess maybe I am getting more out of my post count than some people might.

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I average 1.5 posts per day, but according to Jhai I can't be a lurker. Sweet.

Well, almost. Does anyone want to meet so that I can convey realness onto them?

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*whiffles*
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I am a true lurker because I have not posted anything since 2001! Although I do pop in to be entertained by the rest of you at least a couple times a week. I believe that qualifies me as the quintessential lurker. [Smile]
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I'm lurking up behind.

Err. I mean I'm behind on my lurking.

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Some interesting points. I'm glad to know that most do not consider me a lurker. [Smile]

I am very honored, skruesch, that your first post since 2001 is in my thread! [Wave]

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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Well, I'm a lurker, and my post avg is what... 6 a day?

Orincoro - I've seen you in far too many threads for you to count as a lurker. Really, that should be the standard definition of a lurker - if I know who you are (in that vauge, intraweb sense), then you aren't a lurker.

Raia, since I know where you live, you're about as real & non-lurkery as they come.

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Stalker.
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no that's me.
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I am Lurk Skywatcher.
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Raia, if you're a Lurker, I'm an ubber one ;-)
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Raia
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I don't know... so far everyone who's said "I'm more of a lurker than you!" has been someone whose name I've recognized. [Razz]

Either nobody is a lurker, or we all have some sort of union!

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Or, maybe, we just lurk and de-lurk roughly at the same time, hehehe.
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