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Welcome to all the lurkers

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by Atlas, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:24 AM.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    As it stands right now there are 40 something folks reading the boards that haven't registered.
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    If you see something you like join up and add to the discussion. Heck, if you see something you DON'T like join up and add that too!
     
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  2. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    What? We have Lurkers???? Nobody told me it was that kind of site! :eek::rolleyes::D
     
  3. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.im lurking over in the corner. Seeing how thats where the comfy recliner is.
     
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  4. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Don't forget the iced drinks and popcorn bowl at the bar. :p
     
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  5. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Haha. That's great. As long as you don't have a lamp shade over your head we are good.
     
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  6. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    Popcorn n drink is on the table next to me.and im wearing my tin foil antena foil hat...
     
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  7. lonewolf

    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    there are plenty of lurkers on most prepper forums, there are many more lurkers than there are active members, don't know why, just are. usually take more than they give.
     
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  8. hypnos

    hypnos Well-Known Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I remained a "lurker" on BCUSA for maybe a good 10 years. (I can't believe it's been that long) I didn't have all that much to contribute (not much has changed :^) but, part of it has become a social outlet for me, it is so rare for me to find anyone who shares my interest in all things prepping and survival related, and even when I do, most people can only entertain my obsession of the topic for so long...
     
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  9. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I totally understand why the majority of people would be hesitant to share thoughts and anything even slightly personal on a public forum.

    I've actually wondered if it wouldn't be better to go the route of some of the other forums. Make it so that you have to join to read and you have to post regularly to keep the membership. It might make it more likely that folks would want to talk that way.

    On the other hand, it might scare away anyone who wanted to join in but was taking some time to get on board.

    I think leaving it open to the public is better.
     
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  10. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    Might try setting up certain sections,where they have to join,just to read them.and leave the rest,as is..
     
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  11. lonewolf

    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    the trouble is if people don't join in and keep the forum going it dies, I have seen it happen to so many forums before.
     
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  12. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    So true.I've seen some real active forums go to the way side.simply because the members lost interest in them.as well.
     
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  13. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    What? The cold drinks and popcorn aren't enough?:p

    A forum is only as good as its members and we have some very good ones right now. Consider yourselves as the core which attracts others to participate.

    Posting about topics which are of interest to other preppers is a good method to enhance this forum... So what topics should be emphasized? Your input is sought.
     
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