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lurker

slang A person who peruses or frequents an online community, such as a forum, message board, or comment section, without leaving a comment or post of one's own. I've been a lurker on this site since the early 2000s, but recently I've felt motivated to contribute some of my own writing. There are a vocal minority on here who will shout down dissenting opinions, but I think most of the lurkers on our site are actually pretty tolerant and reasonable.

lurker

n. someone who reads the messages in an Internet new group without out responding or participating. (Sometimes considered derogatory.) These lurkers read everything but never contribute.
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Furthermore, learners were categorized into lurker and posters.
El primero estaria cerca del rol del lurker puesto que la trivia implica una posicion mas pasiva que el juego de rol).
But a recent switch may have led the species to adopt a role as a plant lurker and become a pathogen.
Like, 'We'll shock All Blacks,' roars blindside lurker Arnold Nutstrampler (thanks Gren).
The survey does not reflect factors from the user or "lurker" perspective.
Parent Talk also attracts many onlookers, known in the Trinity cyber-community as "lurkers." One Lurker, Andrea Shelton, is a Trinity grad whose eldest son does not attend Trinity.
"JMS Speaks," in the "Passing Through Gethsemane" guide page of The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 (Steven Grimm, ed.) 18 Sept.
[mailto:christina@MirandaNet.ac.uk] Sent: Thursday, 20 January, 2000 8:37 PM To: mirandalink@MirandaNet.ac.uk Subject: mirandalink Are you a lurker? It is a published rule of thumb that of registered mail list user one third are active one third read one third are not really engaged Is this true?
Only the surface, as it appears to the casual browser or lurker, is brought out.
Countryside: I have been a "lurker" of your magazine for years.
Converting a lurker into an active online learner is uncomfortable for lurkers.
Don't let flamers frighten you into becoming a lurker - one who reads messages but never posts anything.
Suzan Revah, AJR's associate editor, is a confirmed lurker.
His writings were further collected in The Outsider and Others (1939), Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1943), Marginalia (1944), The Lurker at the Threshold (1945), The Best Supernatural Stories of H.P.
"The receipt of pass-through status and the assignment of a C-code from CMS marks another important step forward in our commercialization preparation for DEXYCU," said Nancy Lurker, President and Chief Executive Officer of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals.