IMPORTANT: Please Refrain from Lurking

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  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

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    Lurking? What's that.
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    Lurking is the act of viewing forums, reading posts, and not posting anything.

    This has been on my mind for a long time, and I've been worried. Reef Clubs in central valley, sacramento, stockton,are in dire times now a days. Most of them our losing membership fast. The people that run these clubs are worried the club will die.

    As vice president of this club, I'll try to keep things interesting, grow-out contests, frag swaps, events, but it's partly up to you guys too.

    If you see something interesting, post about it.

    If someone posts a thread, don't just read it and close the window. POST. That person is either sharing information FOR YOU or wants YOUR input. When I update my tank journal, I dont do it for myself. I do it for you guys. If you like what you see, post something. If people take their time to start a thread, and no one replies, what happens?

    So please please try to avoid lurking. It's completely normal I get it. I do it all the time on big forums.

    Too much lurking = inactive forum = dead forum = dead club.
     
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  2. F6553066

    F6553066 Guest

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    Good point. That's one of the reasons I am trying to have my social event. To get people more involved.
    Dick Flanagn
     
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  3. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

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    Guilty as charged :(, life has been crazy lately so I have be skimming the forums. (Excuses :))

    Yet you are right on point @Enderturtle
     
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  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

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    Thanks Dick F! Ill try to make it to your event.

    We all do it, its normal but too much is bad. Im sure theres been times where 30 people were online thinking "where's the new content"
     
  5. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Great -- first the cops tell me that and drag me from the neighbors window -- now i have to hear if from you. Damn.
     
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  6. California_Reef_Co

    California_Reef_Co Sponsor

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    you let them know whos boss!!!! lol
     
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  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    When you say his name like that it sounds almost like cursing.
     
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Well I got more than twice as many posts as the 2nd most active poster (Coral Reefer) with over 11,000 posts... so I think I've paid my lurking points in spades... in fact trying to get me to shut up should be the next bit of business :D
     
  9. robert4025

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    Shut up, Mike...lol
     
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  10. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

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    All good points @Enderturtle, I am definitely one of those people that needs to work on that :)
     
  11. Newjack

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    I've been called many things before, but "lurker" ... that's a new one.
    "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names don't hurt me".:p
     
  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    I post on stuff! See, I just did...
     
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  13. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

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    I try to post stuff ( popular or not ) . I reply when I can to things I see.
     
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  14. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    Pretty sure I have the highest post rate in "member without an actual reef tank" category!
     
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  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    I don't know. @Roc posts quite a bit and he doesn't have a reef tank.
     
  16. Roc

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    but i did for 10 years , i just dont have one currently...LOL
     
  17. wpeterson

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    We're just getting our 40BR up and running in Boston, but I'll probably be more active once that's running. I've been trying to post things both here and in the Boston club (BRS).
     
  18. neuro

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    Good point Mike. Will do.
     
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    I lurk. Watch your back.
     
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    Im guilty
     

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