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  • #590217

    Jax
    Member

    Many if not all of us were lurkers before we signed in and posted! We Members here would like the CR Lurkers to come out & post in this wonderful CR! In order to do so, we want all Lurkers to feel comfortable to post! This CR is really a very warm, friendly, fun place that we discuss serious topics in!(ok some very serious & other fun topics to brighten this place up a bit!)

    I will go first in sharing my story of the days of when i was a lurker too! (shocking i know, feels like i’ve been here forever!)

    Hi i’m Jax Chairman of the CR Board and i was a lurker!

    As weird as it is to admit, i was a lurker most of last summer! When the CR was just starting out! I found Joseph fascinating with his posts! I read lots of posts yet never had the desire to log in & post-i did already have a YWN screen name! The after the summer i got busy, & forgot about the CR till Thanksgiving when i was at home on a day off! On Thanksgiving i started posting and have been hooked since! The end of my story!

    Lurkers Anonymous-is a fellowship of Yidden who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from lurkerism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop Lurking and start posting. There are no dues or fees for LA membership.

    Our primary purpose is to stay posting and help other Lurkaholics to achieve poster status.

    Our 2 step program, 1) admit that you are a lurker 2) post and keep posting

    Good Luck!

    -Jax

    We encourage other former lurkers to post their lurker stories so as to encourage others to overcome their non-poster status. YW Moderator

    #1163321

    Well, I before I had a screen name, I was lurking and getting ulcers over the ‘funny shidduch stories’ page. Got me hooked.

    #1163322

    Jax
    Member

    HidingUnderCover: glad to have you with us now! yes that thread was a great one!

    #1163323

    Aw, thanks! I was on vacation in New Hampshire and had a great time. Wooooooo yeshivishe-ville!!

    #1163324

    Jax
    Member

    HidingUnderCover: well welcome back from vacation! join the CR fun!

    #1163325

    Joseph
    Participant

    Jax, are you still fascinated?

    #1163326

    Jax
    Member

    Joseph: at times i am! this is Lurkers Anonymous, i gatta be honest here bro!

    #1163327

    working
    Member

    I am still a lurker. ( maybe not anymore as you see…) I dont usually like to post i just like to listen in on all the conversations but it seems like at the late i started getting hooked. Nuch a mazal I only work four hours and not more cause i would be posting a whole day like some other people over here for example jax mepal noitall….

    #1163328

    mepal
    Member

    Jax! lol! You’re really funny!

    Now for my lurking experience: That stage in my life actually did not last too long. I was perusing through the CR, and as soon as I caught on, I couldn’t keep my comments to myself! I had to add in my two cents so I quickly signed up (under another SN) and posted. But then my good pal LGBG figured me out so I quickly stopped with that name and went to mepal. (Like I said in the past, each letter of my SN stands for something else. Its NOT me claiming to be my friend! I only realized how bad it sounded after I had signed in already and I didnt want to change it again.) Then I realized that its not the end of the world for other peeps to know who mepal is so when I was figured out again, I didn’t care anymore and I kept posting anyways!

    #1163329

    mepal
    Member

    ames, go see your therapist. 😉

    Sorry to burst your bubble there.

    #1163330

    Jax
    Member

    working: it’s a pleasure to see you posting in this thread & admitting your a lurker! now that you’ve admitted your lurkerism, move onto step 2 and keep posting and posting! we look forward to seeing more of you around here!

    mepal & ames: thank you for sharing your lurking stories to encourage others to beat their lurkerism!

    #1163331

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    This thread is a riot- I’m really chapping hano’ah

    Jax- I have to congratulate your first post here… you overcame your ADD 😉

    I don’t have much to share on lurkerism as my decision to join the CR was instantaneous. One minute I discovered the CR while surfing all of YWN’s features, and before I knew it something got me all opinionated and I had to comment (Not quite sure if I’ve made it clear, but I’m not one to hold my counsel ;))

    ~ The Management

    #1163332

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant
    #1163333

    Jax
    Member

    areivim: yes i successfully overcame my ADD! thank you for noticing! & for sharing your story here, even though you were not exactly a lurker!

    #1163334

    mepal
    Member

    Congrats to you, jax! That deserves a party!!

    #1163335

    Jax
    Member

    mepal: thank you for recognizing my big accomplishment too! now back to talking about helping the Lurkers, we walk them to feel comfortable to post here!

    #1163336

    mepal
    Member

    Jax, are you in a rush? Cuz what your saying kind of….I dont wanna embarrass you, of course. Perhaps it should’ve been want instead of walk there? (and that was just one ;-))

    #1163337

    noitallmr
    Participant

    mepal- your an English teacher? Cool i never knew! (that is REALLY “cool)!!!

    #1163338

    mepal
    Member

    uhhh, no. Not at all. Reread what Jax wrote and let me know if you still confused!

    #1163339

    Jax
    Member

    mepal: oh please no grammar corrections please1 updates are speedy, so i’m typin speedy fast here! 😉

    #1163340

    mepal
    Member

    NOT GRAMMAR! you wrote walk instead of want but thats ok, we’ll excuse you!

    #1163341

    noitallmr
    Participant

    mepal- Do you send sms’s a lot? Coz if you do you’ll get used to figuring out what people are saying from context rather than spelling…

    #1163342

    mepal
    Member

    sure do! just struck me how he wrote the wrong word. Nothing to write home about, just a comment!

    #1163343

    Helpful
    Member

    Here is one lurker who doesn’t have much to add to the conversation. 🙂

    #1163344

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    yahoooooooooooooo!

    a GRAND WELCOME goes to Helpful! Please continue to post- that is your only remedy. The more you post the more you’ll have to say :):)

    #1163345

    Helpful
    Member

    ames, that is what I was afraid of. 🙂

    #1163346

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    ames- that was quite Helpful to help undo a lurkers status! (er- sorry- not quite squeakish)

    #1163347

    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    I have converted from active to lurker status. No complaints or hard feelings, just no time or inclination left to do much more than read a few posts here once every couple of weeks.

    #1163348

    Jax
    Member

    Helpful: welcome! nice to see ya here!

    #1163349

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    kilobear- noooooooooooooooooo

    Didn’t you see my post in “I remember when…” I asked where you’ve been

    You must return to active duty immediately! The CR IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!

    You must cure yourself ASAP- post post post

    and… we miss Carlebach!

    #1163350

    Helpful
    Member

    Thanks all!

    #1163351

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant
    #1163352

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Helpful- where else but a Jewish Heimisher forum would you find such love & affection from strangers???

    Welcome pal- stick around!!!

    #1163353

    mepal
    Member

    yeah, Helpful! Stick around!!

    #1163354

    Helpful
    Member

    noitallmr – its especially tender when it comes from across the pond. 🙂

    #1163355

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    Helpful has been a very diligent lurker

    How else does he know already that noitall is across the pond??

    #1163356

    Helpful
    Member

    areivim, he just mentioned it in the other thread. 🙂

    #1163357

    Someone fill me in about this 5 point 6 point thing….

    #1163358

    mepal
    Member

    we get a point with every new member that signs up or every old memba that returns!

    #1163359

    mazal77
    Participant

    Ooh, I am guilty of being a lurker/poster/lurker. I think I mentioned in another thread, that though I wouldn’t be posting as often, I would be lurking in the background, reading all my fellow CR posters comments. I prefer to post something that would sound smart rather then stupid, but trust me, if I have anything to add to the conversation, you can be sure, I will post, for example, like I posted on this thread.

    #1163360

    So who gets the point… Hey, I should get the point! I recruited myself, didn’t I?

    #1163361

    mepal
    Member

    you gotta ask areivim the details. i’m not in charge 😉

    #1163362

    mdlevine
    Member

    I was never really a lurker at the beginning. I started on the newspage posting there. When the CR opened, I naturally stepped inside and started posting here.

    I don’t know exactly when or how but sometime after that I fell off the wagon from being an active participant in conversations and even starting threads to becoming a lurker. now and then, I overcome the temptation of lurking and actually post, but then I usually fall back into a lurkaholic state.

    so I guess that I am halfway there, maybe a little more than half based on the 2 step program outlined by jax: 1) admit that you are a lurker (I am) 2) post (I just did) and keep posting (can’t promise)

    #1163363

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    great mdlevine- you’re on your way to recovery!

    HidingUnder- the point goes to the dedicated CR posters. If you consider yourself one, and have proven it, then by all means- take the point! 😉

    #1163364

    mepal
    Member

    mazal, nice seeing you around!

    #1163365

    Jewess
    Member

    I have my moments.

    I used to post a lot, then stopped posting, then started again, then stopped again, then started again, but I haven’t been here in a while…I’ve semi-lurked in my non-posting state–meaning, sometimes lurked and sometimes forgot about the CR.

    Good to get this out of my system. I feel more normal already!

    #1163366

    abx
    Participant

    I guess you can call me a lurker. I only post like once a week (or so it seems…), but I read up on interesting stuff once in a while.

    #1163367

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    abx & Jewess: lurkers no more (please). Click here and congrats 🙂

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/marketing-the-cr/page/2#post-91706

    #1163368

    Jax
    Member

    it’s wonderful to see all you ”lurkers” admitting that your a lurker! now move on to keep posting! the CR looks forward to seeing more posts from y’all! good luck!

    #1163369

    Former anonymous lurker confessing.

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