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Foust
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Just out of curiosity, are there any other long term lurkers out there?

1295 posts since Feb 2002... try and top me!

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odouls268
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I might be kinda close
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...ish.
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Bella Bee
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Ya. I might not eventually beat you, but I bet I'll be close.
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Xavier
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You'll never beat Aaron.

Of course every time he posts to claim his crown, he jeopardizes it.

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cloark
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Do I count as long term yet? My posts/year are certainly lower than Foust, odouls or Bella. Of course, without a minimum posting rate, how can we be sure that someone is sill lurking?

Well, all this typing has made me light headed. I'd better to lie down for 6 months or so.

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Dan_Frank
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I was a very reticent, skulking lurker until about 1-2 years ago.

I guess my posts are over 1,000 now, though, I've stepped up a lot in the last 6 months or so.

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Dan_Frank
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Oh, wow, 2000? Really?

Also I've been lurking since about 2002-2003, I only registered when I finally decided I wanted to post (then posted and vanished again for some months/years).

Anyway, clearly you've all got me beat. [Big Grin]

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dem
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I actually had an account very early on and lost the username/password. I would guess I've had about 500 post in 15 years.

Is there a way to look at every registered username? I would like to go back and find my original one just to see when I started.

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Lyrhawn
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As a matter of relative posting, I post considerably less now than I used to. So compared to 2004 Lyrhawn, I'm a lurker...
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dem
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I'm looking forward to the year 2038, when i get to do my first Landmark posts. BTW, I tend to like landmarks and it doesn't seem like they are done much any more. Have I just lurked at the wrong time?
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ambyr
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I imagine I'll get to do mine around 2020.
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TheGrimace
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<-- major lurker who actually became "real" a few years back, but then basically went back into full-on lurker mode.
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Strider
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<waiting for the person registered for a over a decade with only 3 posts to come in here and show everyone up>
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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by dem:
I'm looking forward to the year 2038, when i get to do my first Landmark posts. BTW, I tend to like landmarks and it doesn't seem like they are done much any more. Have I just lurked at the wrong time?

I think the drop in the population is responsible for most of that. We used to simply have a lot more regular posters. Landmarks have always been rather infrequent, even when this place was bopping, so with only a small handful of people left, and most of us having already done one or two, you're not going to see very many.

Though, spoiler alert, you may see one from me in the next month. It'll depend on how the next couple weeks go.

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Mine is pretty low.
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Yeah, we currently have about a tenth of the number of people who post here on a regular basis these days. A lot o people moved on to other sites, or just stopped posting.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
As a matter of relative posting, I post considerably less now than I used to. So compared to 2004 Lyrhawn, I'm a lurker...

I would say this to be true for me as well. A few years ago, I would say that I knew most of the posters on here fairly well and even knew some personally (though not in person). I used to post almost compulsively. But my posting decreased to almost non-existent for a few years (I think I literally posted one time in the whole year of 2010), but I've posted much more lately than I had been for awhile too.

Edit:

I also just noticed that my profile hasn't been updated in so long that it still lists the musical project I began to create techno music probably six years ago as my website.

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Lyrhawn
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Anyone want to take bets on the explosion in posting that will come after the Ender's Game movie is released?
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I'm dreading that storm.

ALSO EDIT:

"
Ender's Game movie announces casting calls September 30, 2011

Ender's Game Film Casting Calls
September 28, 2011

What concerts have you attended?
October 08, 2010

I think the phrase "jumped the shark" has jumped the shark
November 17, 2009"

Definitely only posted once in a whole year. I'm sure that killed my average.

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Long time lurker. Haven't posted in a long time.
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quote:
Originally posted by TheGrimace:
<-- major lurker who actually became "real" a few years back, but then basically went back into full-on lurker mode.

*waves*

quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
We used to simply have a lot more regular posters. Landmarks have always been rather infrequent, even when this place was bopping, so with only a small handful of people left, and most of us having already done one or two, you're not going to see very many.

Also, the sense of Hatrack as a supportive community, made up primarily of good friends, is not what it once was.
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hansenj
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[Wave] I think I fit in here.
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Tristan
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Checking in.
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Been lurking since 2003, though I've been averaging 2 or 3 posts a week as of late.
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Lurking since 2006.
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This is the only account I've had at Hatrack, so the post count below covers all the posts I've made here.

I guess that qualifies me as a "long term lurker"...

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Anzha
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How's this?
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quote:
Originally posted by Anzha:
How's this?

Pretty darn close to my prediction!

"<waiting for the person registered for a over a decade with only 3 posts to come in here and show everyone up>"

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LargeTuna
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I'm a short time lurker with a big heart
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I go through intermittent phases of posting fairly often, but I think I win in terms of member #. I registered back in... *checks*... 1999.

*double take*

Holy crap, I registered in 1999.

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Dan_Frank
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Tarrsk, that's pretty good, but as Strider and Xavier mentioned, we're just waiting for Aaron to show up.

(Follow Xav's link to see Aaron's member number, if you don't understand)

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Strider
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Totally missed Xavier's post above. I think there are still a few posters around (maybe semi lurkers these days) that have the "long time ago" registration date. They certainly don't have that member number though!

edit - hah, and looking at my post above, I realize it looks like I was responding to Xavier. Weird.

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Jake
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Do I count as a lurker?
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Anzha tops the charts!

I made my first and only "milestone" post when I reached my 50th post after 10 years. Since then my posting has been comparatively copious. Sheesh I didn't realize I had become so chatty. I should cut back.

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Hmm. I wonder what my post count is.

edited to add: Oh, that's what it is.

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I'm just using this as an excuse to check an old unused handle. Can't imagine it has very many posts though. [Smile]
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I definitely don't post too often. But, I got nothing on most of you.
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Holy crap! 2008? Its been 4 years? Wow. (Shuttup that seems like a long time to me)
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Turns out I've posted more than than I realized... But I think you could still class me as a long term lurker.
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quote:
Also, the sense of Hatrack as a supportive community, made up primarily of good friends, is not what it once was.
You know I have been a really consistent lurker for about ten years now. I mean, I've been visiting this site 4 or 5 times a week this whole time.

I occasionally see some of you common posters write like this, like Hatrack had a golden age. If it did, it certainly predates my registration date of 2002.

[ April 13, 2012, 04:38 AM: Message edited by: Foust ]

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We will see what my numbers are!
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quote:
Originally posted by Foust:
quote:
Also, the sense of Hatrack as a supportive community, made up primarily of good friends, is not what it once was.
You know I have been a really consistent lurker for about ten years now. I mean, I've been visiting this site 4 or 5 times a week this whole time.

I occasionally see some of you common posters write like this, like Hatrack had a golden age. If it did, it certainly predates my registration date of 2002.

I tend to agree with the original post. I haven't been around as long as some, but there were a few years where the majority of posters seemed to have created a tight community. Hatrack used to have in-person gatherings; do those even happen anymore?
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If it did, it certainly predates my registration date of 2002.
It did. [Smile]
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I think I fit this category. I love to see what Jatraqueros are talking about, but I rarely ever jump into a conversation.
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I fall into the category of "I used to talk a whole lot more here, but now... not so much."
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Eh.

I lurked for a few years before I registered. 2002, I think, is when I discovered this forum.

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quote:
Originally posted by Carrie:
I fall into the category of "I used to talk a whole lot more here, but now... not so much."

We miss you. [Frown]
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I joined after lurking for a few years... still do.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
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If it did, it certainly predates my registration date of 2002.
It did. [Smile]
Not from my perspective, obviously.

Foust, IME the Hatrackers who are most likely to feel that Hatrack has a golden age that has passed are those who have regularly attended in-person get-togethers. Those who have never done so, and have never otherwise built relationships with other Hatrackers (via chat, email, or just lots of posts on Hatrack) are less likely to see the difference.

As a long-time lurker who (as far as I know) has done none of the above, it is unsurprising you don't see that. Then again, it also makes you perhaps less qualified to comment on it.

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