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   This subject is a hot one over at - oldgobbler. And,I agree with some of the responses.  Especially the value of everyone's Thoughts on any Subject. Just join right in.

   I think most Lurkers might get intimidated  when they look at the " Content Count" of a member who has responded to a newcomer in a negative fashion  with possibly  other Long Time Members Joining in.

   I say to Lurkers- just Join right in. Forget who has the most " Content Count" or has a high count of " Days Won". Forget all that and give your Thoughts. 

   I believe,I was on less then 10 total posts on the Sister Site- njwoodsandwaters and L&^%$#! Roasted me over the Coals real good.  I almost threw in the Towel- but hung in there.

    Just move on with your posts and form your own Threads as well. Forget about some who do not like you.  Just file who they are away. As time goes on you will get more positive responses from members who do like your content. 

 So,I say to Lurkers- join right in and keep the posts coming. If a Longtimer swoops down with Sarcastic- just continue on as there is a gang of mods here. I mean- if I fart- it could be curtains- lol!

  Hope a few Lurkers will make the jump to being members. 

 

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Why would members post count come into play if someone wanted to join? 

I'm on several forums, not once did I look at who's posting, who's the top poster or try to figure out who posted something negative towards a newer member.  

You post something stupid/controversial, your bound to get razzing regardless if you're a seasoned  or fairly new member. 

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Some of the so-called lurkers are actually members that don't always bother to log in to the site.  One of our mods on the NJ site comes to mind.  He's not lurking, he's just not bothering to log in unless he feels he has something to say.  But I have also met countless dozens of people that told me they knew me from various forums where they "just lurk", but they are interacting with the site in some way, even if they don't wish to log on and post themselves.  And some of them suddenly find themselves creating a username and logging on to ask a question and then they stay active, even after years of only lurking.    

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2 hours ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

I’ve never looked at a post count in 15years of being on forums. This might be one of the silly numbers things that someone that counts every kill pays attention to.

As a mod, I only look at that when a poster puts up something that makes me raise my eyebrows.  On the NJ site with more than 5K members, we will sometimes have what I think is a new member that has posted infrequently over the years which is why I don't recognize them as regulars, and their post count will tell me that they are not newbies maybe looking to spam the site.  Other times, a brand new poster will put something up that appears he/she is about to spam the site, and if they are new, I keep a close eye on those.  It is easy for mods to nuke spammers in the background and nobody ever knows they snuck in.   Otherwise, post count means nothing to me.  

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"A sinking fly is closer to Hell" - Anonymous 

 

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https://nativefishcoalition.org/national-board

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