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Forum Lurkers

Posted: 01 Sep 2017, 11:36
by DownUnderNZer
I think I have just become a forum lurker for the first time.

Must say it is interesting just reading, assessing, and not participating.

Downside: Not lurking enough so the password gets forgotten.
Upside: Being able to pop in and see if anything has changed or is interesting or not.


Am wondering if members are allowed to lurk rather than participate or is there a minimal participation requirement

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Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 01 Sep 2017, 20:49
by CharlotteK
Hi there DNZ:) Good to see you!

This forum needs active member participation to thrive. It has a decent number of members but not all that many are posting right now. To make it more interesting, a greater variety of posts from people with knowledge to offer, like yourself, would be very welcome 🖒😊

Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 01 Sep 2017, 23:55
by Joan Marie
DownUnderNZer wrote: 01 Sep 2017, 11:36 I think I have just become a forum lurker for the first time.

Must say it is interesting just reading, assessing, and not participating.

Downside: Not lurking enough so the password gets forgotten.
Upside: Being able to pop in and see if anything has changed or is interesting or not.


Am wondering if members are allowed to lurk rather than participate or is there a minimal participation requirement
To answer your question, no, there is no participation requirement. The members shape this forum, not the other way around. So you can see the value of participation. That's what gives this forum character, makes it a dynamic and interesting place. Every voice brings something.

You can lurk if you want to. But if instead of that, you could add your voice and help shape conversations, topics, and sub-forums. You could see Eclectic grow to encompass your views and interests. And that will encourage others, further creating a place where you will always find something interesting and inspiring and provocative. Which is probably what you are looking for I'm guessing.

Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 02 Sep 2017, 00:05
by Joan Marie
And by the way DownUnderNZer, great question.

This is something we need to talk about.
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Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 02 Sep 2017, 07:55
by DownUnderNZer
Well, thanks for the responses.

I did not realize it was so quiet, but then I have not looked all over the place either on here. I suppose with AT closing and different members going to a number of places (including myself) it makes sense as to why it might take time etc.

It does come down to the members when it comes to making a website or any place thrive.

Food for thought that is for sure.....


DND :)

Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 02 Sep 2017, 11:11
by Charlie Brown
Why not try a reading circle or two this month and see how it goes?

Re: Forum Lurkers

Posted: 03 Sep 2017, 01:00
by DownUnderNZer
I would if it interested me.

I am about to get busy this month with putting my Family Ancestry together a bit more comprehensively, so that is going to be the priority for some time I'd say.


DND :Laugh:

Charlie Brown wrote: 02 Sep 2017, 11:11 Why not try a reading circle or two this month and see how it goes?