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    Default 984 Members with "0" posts

    It is a very boring day at work and I noticed that out 1442 members there are 984 members that have never posted anything.



    Hmmm??

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    thats the way it is on most forums iam on. one forum has 5,000 members and only 165 are active. what i fear is, some of those inactive members only join so they can get quick reference to problems, then leave. thx for checking member stats

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    They are referred to as 'Lurkers' ! It happens with most forums. Members with 0 or 1 post are common.

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    They are the users who don't like to help others!!

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    They are atleast better than the "contest lookouts!".
    All those with 1 post, and i don't think i need to mention what kind of posts they are.

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    i dont think lurker type members should be included in contests like the ultamite contest..what you think?

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    I think a lot of people are just looking for information and may not yet be geeky enough to help others. I would not kick those members. I know several people on other forums that started posting one day after they had been following the threads for a long time - just reading. One member once stated that he was on the forum for a whole year reading the posts nearly every day before he made the first post. I find nothing wrong with that.

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    ok, dont boot them but they are unlucky if they sign up for a contest..unless rules state active and non active members have chance at winning

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    Lurkers??? Huh, I could not stop myself from answering a question if I know the answer. I guess you could say I have the gift of gab!!

    EDIT: Hey Hey!!!! I just SENIOR Member.

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    This is an interesting find, why be part of something but not participate? By the way I don't consider myself to be "geeky", here I show my age, because I am not sure exactly what that means but my wife tells me it is someone who really is into something, so perhpas I can add it to my titles of grumpy and become a grumpy old geek

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