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Post by Trey on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:10 pm

Why in the world do we happen to have a lurking emote, and "lurkers"?
I do seem to be missing something here, but none of the people i see being called lurkers are lurkers.
Lurking - spying on people online, while you remain invisible
The act of being with a group of people but not saying much. Usually these people (who don't say much) are totally happy with that fact and they just like to listen and don't feel the need to be the center of attention.
"I've been lurking in this group for a month now, and this is my first posting."
The act of posting using the lurk emote means you are not lurking.

Someone, please explain this contradiction to me. Smile

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Re: Lurking 8chars

Post by time on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:24 am

Lurking

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Re: Lurking 8chars

Post by Da Llama on Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:02 am

lol, Time, That wasnt a lurk, lol.

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Post by Theicecreaman on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:12 am

It's just forum fun Trey! A post in which the premise is simply to state that you "lurked" somebody isn't considered complete, but as long as you use it in a creative way, it's all fun. Lurked does take a rather special meaning here; It simply means that you post something right after somebody else. It's all just forum fun as I had just stated, so relax and have a donut!

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Post by Da Llama on Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:41 am

It's just forum fun Trey
Yeah, and thats what I did, but you banned me.

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Post by Theicecreaman on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:04 pm

Theicecreaman wrote:A post in which the premise is simply to state that you "lurked" somebody isn't considered complete, but as long as you use it in a creative way, it's all fun.
read more carefully.

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Post by Da Llama on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:11 pm

... So if I say,
HAPPY LURKING BIRTHDAY! or something, I wont get banned?

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Re: Lurking 8chars

Post by Wonko the Sane on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:16 pm

If your post is original, and has substance in it, then it's fine. But posting all the pointless crap you do has cluttered up the forum and we've had to delete half your posts.

Take this example:

Somebody who rips a drawing out of a magazine and throws it on the ground is littering, and deserves to be fined. Someone who takes colored chalk and creates a drawing on the ground is being an artist. See the difference? Both are placing a drawing on the ground, but one is acceptable and one is not.

The same thing applies to this forum. You have a tendency to throw trash on the forum, and we have to clean it up. We want everybody to be able to have fun here, but when the whole thing is cluttered with trash, spam, and pointless posts that contribute nothing to the conversation, nobody wants to bother posting anymore.

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Re: Lurking 8chars

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