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What's with the 0 posters?
« on: April 11, 2003, 01:55:50 am »

I was just lookin through the memberlist, and I relaised there are a helluva lot of people who registered and never posted. Or registered and posted once or twice. Now, I realise not everyone is as obsessive compulsive as I am, but what is the point of registering if you don't want to say anything?

That's like.... Orz marines boarding just to say hi, Or Kzer-Za autonomous fighters just buzzing around your ship without opening fire....
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2003, 01:59:20 am »

So you can lurk, but keep track of what messages you have read every day.  You know, the whole "new" icon thing.

Thats what I would use it for if I was just a "normal" Star Control fan Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2003, 02:06:42 am »

But isn't that the same if you just register as a guest? I'm assuming you know al lthis stuff, seeing as well, you do have a forum Wink
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2003, 02:16:45 am »

Heh, no I don't Smiley

But how and why would you register as a Guest?  If you have to "register" why not just register for everything?
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2003, 02:47:51 am »

Or perhaps they came across this forum a long time ago, and registered because they were eager to join a Star Control forum, but were overwhelmed by what they saw and chose to just depart and never come back.
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2003, 05:18:51 am »

maybe they forgot?
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2003, 05:36:47 am »

Ha!
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2003, 05:07:40 pm »

i would say Kohr-Ah_Primat is closest to the truth so far  Grin
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2003, 05:17:51 pm »

Well, lurkers tend to be a big part of any forum.  I register so that if I want to post, I can, even though most of the time I feel I have little to add (I know, doesn't stop others Wink)

+ reserving your nick, post read stuff, etc
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2003, 08:52:41 pm »

or it could be a conspiracy plan by someone to make it as if this forum is bigger than it looks!

seriously, there are like barely 20 active posters here..

yes! that must be it! the government is behind this!


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that's weird..


suddenly there's this little red dot on my wall.. and it's moving..

ah, no, it's gone. phew! that really reminded me of that movie where the sniper was targeting with a laser, and this guy saw this red dot, and then..

uh-oh.  Shocked

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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2003, 10:00:44 pm »

Perhaps they signed on, forgot the username they picked, and then gave up?
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2003, 12:32:39 am »

so many?
nah

hey I'm still alive!
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2003, 01:33:29 am »

Every message board in the quadrant has a bunch of lurkers. At least, everyone I've ever heard of. ::shrug::
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2003, 02:26:32 am »

alright, thios is now officially "The topic where lurkers can present themselves and become productive members of society!" so go on, join the fray!! Weee!
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Re: What's with the 0 posters?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2003, 01:32:47 am »

But that goes against the lurker code.  Tongue
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