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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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El primero estaria cerca del rol del lurker puesto que la trivia implica una posicion mas pasiva que el juego de rol).
2) Unnamed species 63i0, t found in a flowering plant, may have descended from a pathogen that reformed its ways to become a lurker in plants.
Tina I thought a Lurker was a kind of gun dog--cross between a greyhound and a border collie--perhaps its an apt image--I am always chasing things that other people have just shot down
Some of us are lurkers on some Listservs while being active participants in others where we believe we have something important to say.
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.
Drug company pSivida (ASX:PVA) reported on Thursday the election of Nancy Lurker as its president, chief executive officer as well as a member of the board of directors.
Other artists to join Reedus are Adam Padilla, Alexis Babry, Andre Martinez, Andrew Shirley, Billy Childress, Ben Venom, Bone Thrower, Birthwort, Cicero DeGuzman, Dennis Franklin, Devil Chicken Design, Dylan Goldberger, Erik Sokoloff, Harley and J, John Perry, JP Rodman, Jorgen Seroff, Kraken Khan, Lurker Lou, Max Palmer, Nate Coonrod, Paco, Scoot Greenwalt, Spagetty Garage, Spencer Hodgson, Wolftits, The Gorgeous George and Mrprvrt.
Become an active member of an online community, and not just a lurker.
He started the day an ominous lurker, gunning for the joint Open leader - his friend and mentor Darren Clarke - but the expected surge never came.
The other is fleet of foot, the lurker running off the shoulder of the last defender.
FEAR Claudia THE WITNESS Police are hoping this second man could help the hunt THE LURKER Mystery stranger is caught on camera by Claudia's house
I am the lurker who did it, and I would like to tell the story.
Under a microscope, strands of the fungal lurker can be seen curving through the brickwork of plant cellular tissue.