I'm interested to hear from all the mysterious lurkers out there. The long standing members who used to prop up the bar, but now prefer to watch through the window. Those who have registered but never posted.
Come in here and reveal yourselves, and celebrate your lurky goodness with a one off comment.
Tell us why you don't post, and what could do to change it. I want members to really get into the forums here, there is, as we are constantly being reminded a huge user-base but only a tiny number of posters and I am interested to learn why so few actually post!
A couple of threads the other day attracted between 50 and 60 views yet no posts which I find odd. I appreciate all subjects are not going to be interesting to all viewers, but 60 views and no comments. Reveal your reasons. Make this thread perhaps your first post on these forums. humour greatly appreciated or serious,your choice.
you can understand my reluctance to post, as it may lead to establishing my whereabouts, so I have taken the liberty of borrowing Brumas's ID. I always look in on a Friday night, I obviously know all of the places because I have, in my lifetime on the run, probably hidden there.
I recall the days when there were virtual competitions on the increasing membership registrations, but alas those days have long gone, and possibly the friendliness of the forum?.
Regarding views does seem to raise alarm, considering that only a very few, usually the same handful who actually reply or participate to another members time of need. Its seems to be getting a one way ticket affair nowadays. Take those handful of 'helper' from the Tech Helproom, and there would be no Helproom, and the other least used Tech sections likewise would probably follow a similar fate.
Asking a lurker to respond in a post like this, is possible a good thing, if anyone feels its worthwhile to provide a reason in such a formal manner and without contradiction or ill feeling. Nothing like a public or membership survey, to liven things up, so to say?.
On a personal note, I tend to stick with the same sections ,and try to contribute when possible or being allowed to do. But my time now is becoming more of a lurker myself (and perhaps having a laugh along the way), because trying to provide contribution is becoming far more difficult and perhaps impossible?.
Reference Chronos the 2nd post at 10.28AM. Looking at the other sections in the forum doesn't quite paint a very good picture. Business Tech Helproom 7 days/14 days/ 1 month last responses. Web Design 3 days. Beta/Beginners 17 and 16 hours. Some of those with no responses from the originator's?.