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Thread: Lurking Members.....................

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    If you're reading this you have taken the first step in becoming a 'Recovering Lurker' Posting will set you free

    I am curious, we have right around 30,190 members last time I looked but we have only about 50 who post to the threads. Is there a reason why so many of our registered membership don't post to the board discussion?

    For all you regular posters, thanks for keeping things going here It would be great to meet some new voices every now and then and I hope some will read this and then take a moment to put something into the mix.

    Ard


    I just read through the posts and see a lot of folks saying that they don't feel they have anything to say because they are new to fly fishing. Just your post to this thread is valuable because it lets me and others know that you are here and reading what is written.

    I hope that no one will ever hesitate to ask a question based on their thinking it sounds silly. We have fellas here who are just waiting to find your question and will answer it as best they can.

    Come on out of the shadows,
    Last edited by Ard; 02-05-2012 at 03:24 PM.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    Ard: Good question, I've often wondered about this also. Hopefully, some of the lurkers will come out and introduce themselves and become active posters.

    Larry
    Larry


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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    Ard,
    I'm a "member" of a few forums, but only regularly post on this one.
    As a member, depending on the boards, you can see pictuers. If your not a member they wont show.
    Also it shows what thread's you have read, and those you haven't, but I see no reason not to post here, with as laid back as it is.

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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    i'm not reallly good at math,
    but 50 out of 28,000 seems to be kinda low
    c'mon lurkers...we don't bite....hard


    casey


    ARFE

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    I'm a newbie and lurked for a while before actually posting. I'm guessing it's a partial intimidation thing? I finally said oh well and asked my beginner questions and the response was amazing.

    So I'll say this to anyone who might be "afraid" to ask a beginner question: Ask. The guys who do post on here have been nothing but helpful. Unlike a lot, ok MOST online forums, attitude doesn't really exist here. Or at least I haven't seen it yet.

    And to those who have responded to my beginner questions: Your help is GREATLY appreciated.

    Rich

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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    I wonder how many of those signed up, asked a few nOObie questions and never returned?

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    I would say I mostly lurk, only posting maybe one out of ten times I visit. Often I just don't have much to add to the discussion- I came here for beginner help and still consider myself a novice. Between working and having a one year old son and a wife, and being just this side of poverty, I don't get out fishing as much as I'd like to, so I fish vicariously through the fish pictures posted by our members lucky enough to be fishing some of the finest waters in the world.

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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    i'm not reallly good at math,
    but 50 out of 28,000 seems to be kinda low
    c'mon lurkers...we don't bite....hard


    casey
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    Thanks JP Things are worse than I thought

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
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    Default Re: Lurking Members.....................

    I have been here awhile but have not posted much lately. I am a 95% saltwater guy and there has been very little action in the salty forums. I do enjoy the other forums but would love to see some more action in the saly areas.
    I don't always fly fish but when I do I prefer salt water. Stay salty my freinds

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