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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by noface60, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. noface60

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    When I was viewing the member list, I was bored and decided to arrange them by posts. Of course, Pecker's at top along with other popular posters. But there is an enormous amount of members here with 0 posts. When organized by # of posts, the people with at least 1 post stop at like member # 8230. We have (i think) 36,532 members. More than 3/4 of us DON'T post. Not saying anything is wrong with it. But DAMN! I find that rather alarming.
     
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    Yes there are many "lurkers" on this site... I was one for awhile :biggrin1:
     
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    Many posters come here for different reasons. A lot of people lurk for a while and then begin to post (this is a very common internet forum habit). Others lurk all the time (also common). Some come and visit the chatroom but never post (and sometimes never chat). Others post prolifically and never chat. Some, I assume visit the gallery area all the time. Takes all kinds!
     
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    Would be nice to hear from them
     
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    Many have moved on I think.
     
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    There's a lot of people that DO post, but are largely ignored, so why bother?
     
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    Show me your penis and I'll give you attention. :)
     
  8. Mr. Snakey

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    Do i have your attention?:rolleyes:
     
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    :werd: Who would have thought :thinking: :bling:
     
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    Personally, Hatched, it isn't enough to just post once or twice and expect everyone to love you, in my mind. You have to earn respect and play a role in LPSG...(idea for new thread!!):tongue:
     
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    Define "largely ignored." If I read your posts and don't respond, I do not think that I have ignored you.

    I personally try to always be mindful that many more people read what I write than will ever quote what I say or respond on the thread to me directly.

    Overcoming the "no one quoted me or typed my name directly"feeling of trepidation is a key to enjoying yourself as a poster here, I think. It usually takes posters a while to notice new members (depending upon their posting habits--where, when, how and why).
     
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    I see us barricading ourselves inside an old farmhouse with the living dead stumbling around the area and trying to get in.
     
  13. D_Humper E Bogart

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    Well as long as you're not the one behind be, I'm happy.

    WATCH WHERE THOSE HANDS GO! :biggrin1:
     
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    My haunch is that those people come here to view the galleries, look at them, find that they can't exploit the pictures for presenting them as their own on other sites, and then give it up. Just an idea.

    Or they may find that LPSG won't turn into a big-dick porn site, even if you sign up, and their interest is gone.

    Or probably also a reason I have my own problem with: The posts and threads are too long to be read. I must admit, it, reading 3, 4 or more pages of posts, and sometimes extremely long ones, irritates me, and I start to cross-read.
     
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    Unlike me, they're probably afraid of sounding stupid.
     
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    Welcome to the world of messageboards.
     
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    I get what Hatched said earlier. I don't think he wants everyone to love him or respond directly to him. I post much the same way and certainly don't feel those desires. What he may be talking about, and which I certainly am, is how usually if I take the time to post something that hasn't already been said in a thread, it STILL gets skipped over as though it never existed, with people referencing the posts directly above or below mine. Maybe I'm uninteresting? Maybe I'm too out there? I dunno, but it certainly slowed me from posting when I started to feel like no one noticed if I did anyway. Besides, most of you are so good at covering the issues before I get there so I don't need to say much. :)
     
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    By no means would anyone realistically expect that you would do so. I am speaking for other members whom I personally know that have been members and now are not and left for different reasons, but it seems that a repeating comment made by people who have joined and left (some rather quickly) is that they get "torn apart" by the "regulars" on the site and it no longer becomes enjoyable. Case in point : BigJohn9X8. He didn't last even one month, nobody really got to know him. Perhaps his comments weren't what others were expecting, but it seems his point of view was squashed before he had a chance to explain himself. I recall the thread he started when he left, and it contained posts that would support exactly what I have just said. However, I will say this much: I take what's posted and tossed around on any forum with a grain of salt. If I don't like what's been said, I don't have to come back. The world generally isn't a friendly place, and most of the time, neither is the Internet. If I gain a friend or two on here, great!! I don't expect to, so I'm not disappointed if I don't. It's hard to piss off a pessimist.
    I didn't join the site to get into a size contest, etc. (I know where I stand in the ranking, and there's plenty bigger, and I'm man enough to admit it), but I found it enjoyable and at times humorous to banter back and forth between other members. If someone cares to respond to my posts, fine, if not, that's fine too. At least I got my 2 cents' worth in. So, I would say that yes, if you want to be noticed, POST SOMETHING! And don't expect to welcomed with open arms.
    That's my opinion, not that of staff and management.....
     
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    This point also. Most members would say that just because another member doesn't respond to a post, it doesn't mean you are ignored, but how do you get to know one another without two-way interaction? How would I know I'm THAT boring? It takes two to tango, ya know.....
     
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    A point well-taken, Hatched69. I am often "guilty" of reading and being educated by a thread with numerous intelligent comments but don't find it necessary to clutter up the thread with feedback. It is somewhat daunting to arrive here in the midst of heavyweight thinkers who have known each other a long time and who have their own private frames of reference. I don't think that should deter anyone from posting, however. My take on this place is that the Old Guard are supportive, and few posters are out to degrade or belittle anyone except the occasional troll.

    I do PM others from time to time if their postings resonated strongly with me, but, you're right: That probably isn't enough. Your posts, for instance, have always been interesting yet I haven't commented on them. I think the only way to deal with this is to understand that there will not be much dialogue in a thread most of the time. It is a forum to express one's opinion. Just having an outlet for your voice is valuable in itself, right?
     
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