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Discussion in 'Help Requests' started by Ken Anderson, May 29, 2015.

  1. Ken Anderson

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    Identity secret? This is one of the few forums that encourages people to use their real names. Although we certainly allow people to choose a pseudonym, where privacy is a concern, members are perfectly welcome to use their real names. I do.
     
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  2. John Falcon

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    Thanks Ken.

    John
     
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  3. Duane Dutchell

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    Thank you, Ken Anderson, for helping me get back on here. I started an account quite a while ago but forgot my password. I didn't know the password resets were going into my spam folder. I am here, and don't know how active I'll be but I do know how to get here now.
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    @Duane Dutchell, no problem. It's good to have you here and participating. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  5. Ken N Louis

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    Just joined also...I have used Ken N Tx on the internet since 1998..But rules are rules so I compiled..
     
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  6. Ken Anderson

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    It is not uncommon for someone to create a membership account and visit the forum from time to time, yet never make that first post. Many others will read posts here but not take the next step to create a membership account so that they can participate in forum discussions.

    You are perfectly welcome to read through the posts here, whether logged in under an account or not, but I encourage you to take the plunge and make that first post. If you are fifty years old or older, we'd love to have you as a participating member of this forum. Introduce yourself in our Introductions thread or simply reply to any of the discussions here. This forum has been here for more than a year and a half now, so it is likely that we have something here that you might be interested in. Don't worry about whether it's an old thread, either. Some forum administrators don't like it when old threads are replied to but that's perfectly okay here.

    Otherwise, feel free to start a thread on a topic you'd like to discuss. The forum will be a lot more fun for all of us if you are a part of it.
     
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  7. Frank Sanoica

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    @Diane Lane

    Now, this I like! Very old news, yes, but just found it. Disagreeing a bit with the above (Lurkers = Voyeurs), I rank myself definitely with the Voyeurs, but Lurking I think I have never done.

    Define Voyeur? Me, ever on the lookout for salacious content, erotically provocative content, "clothing optional", headings thus aimed at arousing interest.

    Interest should never wane, for if it does, cognizance of human pride disappears with it.
    Frank
     
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  8. Honey Gee

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    I often wonder why people lurk. There was one member, not here who very rarely posted or commented, then all of a sudden boom a controversial opinion to upset the apple cart then disappear. Causing the thread to go on for several pages. I put this down to being a trouble maker and having five minutes of fame I often wonder what they get out of that.

    There must be members who are admin from other forums just wondering what is going on in this forum I suspect so pop into have a look.

    Also fear of posting could be down to retribution from another member.

    I do agree you must not be offended by another person's comment. After all in your working career how many eye roll moments did you have. If you remember you just let it go. It's different on a forum I suspect because we don't now the member just an advatar. Nuance never comes across in the written word also so misunderstanding could be part of that.

    I think politics and religion cause the most upset. I tend to read and rarely comment, firstly I am not American so feel unqualified to comment on your politicians. Quite happy to post funnies though.

    I come on the forum to read and contribute and have a laugh its nice to have a chat to members as well.
     
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  9. Patsy Faye

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    Agree with this statement :)
     
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    Well, the lurker I think, is just another variation of the chatroom troll. The person who comes in, and starts posting all kinds of offensive content just to get a rise out of people. I think there lives must be very dull and boring, to use this as their source of entertainment Also, they maybe be psychopathic or sociopathic, and enjoy creating chaos wherever they go. Just be aware wherever internet people are gathered, a troll or trolls or lurkers are not far behind.
     
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  11. Ken Anderson

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    Lurkers don't do any harm, but neither do they contribute to the forum, and they are cheating themselves out of the best part of a discussion forum, which is actually taking part in the discussion. If you want to watch for a while before joining in, you're welcome to do that, but please don't be afraid to join in on any discussion here, or to start one of your own.
     
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  12. Ken Anderson

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    We have had several new members lately, and that's exciting. Even better is that many of them are participating in forum discussions. Others haven't posted yet so, to you, I would like to encourage you to find a topic that you're interested in and reply to it, or start a thread of your own. It is a lot more fun when everyone is participating.
     
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  13. Frank Sanoica

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    It costs nothing here to "build up the business". And, that may even make things more interesting.
    Frank
     
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  14. Bobby Cole

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    If memory serves me, way back in time when there was a school dance, so many people just stood along the wall and watched whilst the others danced and had some fun. My goodness, some of them even (gasp) slow danced and actually touched each other!

    The point is, a few of the guys who stood on the side wanted to ask some girl to dance but didn't, and a few of the girls stood around wanting some red faced guy to ask but alas, there were none.
    I called them the "wishers" because at the end of the night I honestly believe they really wished that things had gone differently and they wished they had actually participated......at a function that was meant for them and their enjoyment.

    Not everyone here even comes close to Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers but, we all like to "dance" even if we stumble around at times when we are not at all familiar with the music or those dancing to it. And, just as a booster, the floor isn't slippery at all and even if you do hit a spot that has a little wax on it, there's always someone around who will help you regain your balance and even dance with you for a spell. Slowly of course until you're ready to show off a few steps of your own.

    It's a win / win but you will never know what kind of relationships can be built, until you get on the floor and Dance.......................
     
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  15. Tom Galty

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    You might like this about a lurker.

    And its me to a T.

     
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    some time i cant think of anything to say
     
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  17. Bobby Cole

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    Hey @Betty Jones ! I don't believe I've welcomed you to the forum yet, so welcome to our neighborhood! Tell me, how was your day today?
     
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    And I thought I'd invented the kitchen/party trick.

    (I'll go back to lurking now....)
     
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  19. Chrissy Cross

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    Don't lurk...show yourself! :)
     
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  20. Bill Boggs

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    Say, 'Hi bill, you old rebel, or just voice your opinion on any or many subjects."
     
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    ....or start a thread : "Lurker's Corner"!:eek:
     
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  22. Cyrano de Bergerac

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    I posted an introduction a short time ago.
     
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