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Hiro Pendragon
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Join date: 22 Jan 2004
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09-14-2005 23:30
It always seems like there's about a few dozen active posters and hundreds of lurkers.

What reason most keeps you from posting?
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Lo Jacobs
Awesome Possum
Join date: 28 May 2004
Posts: 2,734
09-14-2005 23:32
From: Hiro Pendragon
What reason most keeps you from posting?


Me.








And Taco.
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Enabran Templar
Capitalist Pig
Join date: 26 Aug 2004
Posts: 4,506
09-14-2005 23:51
Why don't they post?

Well, isn't it obvious?





Just a second.


Hold on.


Give it a moment.

Ah! Here it is...

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ReallyRick Metropolitan
Yes it's really me.
Join date: 4 Jun 2005
Posts: 691
09-15-2005 00:08
Well honestly many of the topics discussed I just dont understand. Anything in the "Land and the Economy" "SL In-world Political Science" "Building" "Scripting" or "Animations" I dont bother with because it is too complicated for me.

I post frequently in the "New Products" thread because I enjoy finding great new things to buy and to compliment the designers work. As for this General thread I tend to only post if I have some interest in what is being discussed or if I feel I can contribute something meaningful to the discussion.
MrsJakal Suavage
Purple Butterfly
Join date: 18 Jul 2004
Posts: 1,434
09-15-2005 00:23
I do post. Not as often lately cause I really get tired of talking about the same topic over and over. :P
Siggy Romulus
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Join date: 22 Sep 2003
Posts: 5,711
09-15-2005 00:30
It makes my ass hurt and the baby jesus cry.... all at once.
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Sunshine Clio
Easily Amused
Join date: 21 Nov 2004
Posts: 160
09-15-2005 03:04
From: Hiro Pendragon
It always seems like there's about a few dozen active posters and hundreds of lurkers.

What reason most keeps you from posting?



I'm a forum junky and total lurker. The reason I generally don't post is because if I have nothing of value to add to the topic at hand I don't see any reason to post a "me too" type post unless I feel rather strongly about the person's opinion.
I prefer content over filler. :)

Also, to some extent the forums are like reading the SL News. I get an idea of what's going on in our world. It's a way of staying current on the days events.
Just like watching/reading the real news I don't feel a need to discuss each headline. :)

-Sun
Allandra Kamloops
Registered User
Join date: 9 Jul 2005
Posts: 4
09-15-2005 05:03
Hi!
I responded with 'I have nothing to say'.
That is all.
*grin*
Lecktor Hannibal
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Join date: 1 Jul 2004
Posts: 6,734
09-15-2005 05:55
I don't post. The forum jackal witch hunting asshats scare me. :(
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Seth Kanahoe
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Join date: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 1,220
09-15-2005 08:41
From: Hiro Pendragon
What reason most keeps you from posting?


I'd tell you, but then I wouldn't be a forum lurker anymore, and my reasons wouldn't mean anything.
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Agaillon Gateaux
Registered User
Join date: 1 Jul 2005
Posts: 65
09-15-2005 08:59
I'd say mostly it's the too new thing. Oh, and severe laziness. The severity of my laziness is only outdone by my herpes.
Gabe Lippmann
"Phone's ringing, Dude."
Join date: 14 Jun 2004
Posts: 4,219
09-15-2005 09:02
From: Lecktor Hannibal
I don't post. The forum jackal witch hunting asshats scare me. :(


Amen! I'll be under the bed hiding henceforth.
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Jillian Callahan
Rotary-winged Neko Girl
Join date: 24 Jun 2004
Posts: 3,766
09-15-2005 09:17
From: Seth Kanahoe
I'd tell you, but then I wouldn't be a forum lurker anymore, and my reasons wouldn't mean anything.
I believe this is Hiro's plan! I believe that ...
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Angel Coral
Otherworldly
Join date: 12 Dec 2003
Posts: 224
It all depends....
09-15-2005 09:51
If I have something to say which might add to a discussion and hasn't already been said, then I'll post. Sometimes I decide to post a response, but by the time I finish reading the thread I'm frustrated or disenchanted with the entire topic and the manner in which posters have responded to each other.

Not all topics or threads have been terribly productive lately. I try not to be baited into replying to some outrageous posts, or at least those that I feel are obnoxious or ridiculous.

I mostly enjoy reading the forums. Some posters are hilarious! The fourms provide me with insight about what's happening in SL as well as little glimpses into how my fellow SLers think, use SL, and react to others in varying situations.

angel :)
Beryl Greenacre
Big Scaredy-Baby
Join date: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 1,312
09-15-2005 11:09
From: Hiro Pendragon
What reason most keeps you from posting?
Been there, done that, too busy, time to let other people have their say on forums... and, the ultimate dual reasons: APATHY & LAZINESS. Bleh.
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David Valentino
Nicely Wicked
Join date: 1 Jan 2004
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09-15-2005 13:44
Apathy
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David Lamoreaux

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Frostie Flora
Dilly-Dally Shilly-Shally
Join date: 27 May 2004
Posts: 526
09-15-2005 13:51
I lurk because I care,
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Kelly Linden
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Join date: 29 Mar 2004
Posts: 896
09-15-2005 13:58
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Ellie Edo
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09-15-2005 15:55
I think we should all reflect on the relatively large vote for "I fear being flamed".
And the loss of contributions we suffer as a result of a few of us behaving aggressively, or overeacting through paranoia .

Personal resolution: Try even harder to respect every view, unless others are being misled.

Oh dear, thats a bit pretentious and iccky , isn't it ?

To delete or not to delete, that is the question.............
David Valentino
Nicely Wicked
Join date: 1 Jan 2004
Posts: 2,941
09-15-2005 16:00
From: Ellie Edo
I think we should all reflect on the relatively large vote for "I fear being flamed".
And the loss of contributions we suffer as a result of a few of us behaving aggressively, or overeacting through paranoia .

Personal resolution: Try even harder to respect every view, unless others are being misled.

Oh dear, thats a bit pretentious and iccky , isn't it ?

To delete or not to delete, that is the question.............



Who the hell do you think you are posting this garbage!

Just kidding! :o
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David Lamoreaux

Owner - Perilous Pleasures and Extreme Erotica Gallery
Cory Edo
is on a 7 second delay
Join date: 26 Mar 2005
Posts: 1,851
09-15-2005 16:03
As I scanned over choices 2 & 3, I read the two lines together as "Other people fear what I am thinking." Can I have that option?
Tchock Nielsen
Registered User
Join date: 15 Apr 2005
Posts: 5
Why?
09-15-2005 16:07
Some people in here are so smrt...intimidation. Little bit of "low profile" as well.
Rimble Rampal
Rambler
Join date: 23 Apr 2004
Posts: 95
09-15-2005 16:18
I really only post about stuff I care about. And lots of times, there isn't much I care about. Hmm, apathy?
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Marilyn Murphy
Obeys Her Toaster
Join date: 23 Jul 2003
Posts: 361
09-15-2005 16:39
i see people posting in this thread who have 2,000 to 4,000 posts, talking like they are lurkers, and explaining why they dont post.

its this very sort of thing that makes me just post to display my own ineptitude and lack of understanding on rare occasions.

for a time there was this really wierd guy who kept posting pointless, useless polls, and people kept responding to them. this proves a simple fact. some people just have to post, even when its so pointless, they cant help it, they just have to post.

i, on the other hand, am able to refrain, and only post pointless useless comments now and then.

like this one for instance.
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Gabriel Spinnaker
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Join date: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 73
09-15-2005 17:54
I don't post because I find 99% of the junk that floats across the General forum to be completely irrelevant to me, and usually I only ever read the forums to kill time.
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