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Poll results: Why I'm Lurking in the Shadows

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  • Affraid my boss will find out if I post....

    0 0%
  • I plan to post in the near future, thank you for pushing me....

    3 15.00%
  • You can't make me post.....leave me alone!

    6 30.00%
  • If I thought you all (y'all in Texas) could help me, I'd post...

    1 5.00%
  • A closed mouth gathers no feet....

    10 50.00%
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Thread: Stop Lurking!!

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Stop Lurking!!

    YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.....

    How many of you lurkers don't participate because you "think" you don't have the time, or maybe your concerned that your fellow lurkers will think of you as a "slacker"? Well, I'm here to tell you....STOP LURKING
    Last edited by The One; 02 Nov 2005 at 7:20 PM.
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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    HEY! T.O.'s Back!

    Sweet Lordy, it's been a while... How's it going?

    As for lurking, you truly are doing good work, T.O. Bring these wanderers home!
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Cyburbian Plus
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    Q. is this an example of the situation that you are talking about ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    I lurked a couple times. Then I got trapped there. One of the mods had to rescue me...

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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    I lurked for a while but my boss was on all the time and I didn't want him to know, so I always tried to make my comments neutral.

    BUT as soon as he left I was on full force. Here I am take me as you get me!!!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Yup....

    My power came on 48 hours ago...... One full week down and 12 hours.....obviously nothing like the New Orleans storm, but still nice to get power back and have a house standing Zman, thanks for the welcome back

    Yeah, I think this is a great place for people to speak/write their minds (even if done just at home ) Its been oddly therapeutic (spelling....too tired to check it ) for me.....

    I'm just curious sometimes what all those lurkers are thinking, but not telling us.....
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    Cyburbian iamme's avatar
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    I could post more but...

    Gimme a minute, I'll think of something sooner or later.

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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    It is interesting. I know alot of planners who are familiar with Cyburbia - yet i personally know of no plannes who post. Most of them must be lurkers? I was for a while....

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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
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    Welcome back T.O.!
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Cyburbian
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    Lurker? I ain't no lurker!... More like Postaholic..

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Sad....

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner
    It is interesting. I know alot of planners who are familiar with Cyburbia - yet i personally know of no plannes who post. Most of them must be lurkers? I was for a while....
    That the lowest post count we can get out of their mothers basement is in the 150's.....very sad COME ON YOU ARE ALL SLACKERS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.....so why not join the rest of us?
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    maybe they feel they don't have anything worthwhile to contribute?


    *searches for something worthwhile*
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    That the lowest post count we can get out of their mothers basement is in the 150's.....very sad COME ON YOU ARE ALL SLACKERS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.....so why not join the rest of us?
    Please don't make fun of my post count - I'm trying really

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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    Who cares about lurkers? What about the slacker slackers? These are the ones we need to work on...

    Threads: 16,102, Posts: 235,982, Members: 2,427, Active: 645

    And with a post in a thread about posting and slacking...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    I hate to point out the obvious, but did you know that lurkers can't vote in polls?

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    Cyburbian psylo's avatar
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    Once I hone my lurking skills this year, Iím declaring for the draft. Iím at least a late first, early second round pick. Got to go for the big money before my knees go.

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Sure they can.....

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    I hate to point out the obvious, but did you know that lurkers can't vote in polls?
    All they have to do is sign up, then they can vote immediately right......TO has never read the rules, much like at my office...he he he....
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    Cyburbian
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    I'm posting...

    I'm posting, I'm posting, I'm posting.

    I am what you call the "slacker slackers". I will make a more concerted effort to post.

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Great.....

    Quote Originally posted by DevFan
    I'm posting, I'm posting, I'm posting.

    I am what you call the "slacker slackers". I will make a more concerted effort to post.
    Now lay back on the couch and tell us what's on your mind.....
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    Hey The One - I'm doing my best- I probably posted more drivel today than ever!!!

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    Cyburbian chukky's avatar
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    To celebrate slacker posts, here is one whcih achieves nothing.

    .....

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    Cyburbian statler's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    Who cares about lurkers? What about the slacker slackers? These are the ones we need to work on...

    Threads: 16,102, Posts: 235,982, Members: 2,427, Active: 645
    How long do you have to go without posting before you are no longer considered 'Active'?
    "So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams." -Gaiman
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