August 20, 2009 2:34 am at 2:34 am #590217
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
We encourage other former lurkers to post their lurker stories so as to encourage others to overcome their non-poster status. YW ModeratorAugust 20, 2009 2:44 am at 2:44 am #1163321
Well, I before I had a screen name, I was lurking and getting ulcers over the ‘funny shidduch stories’ page. Got me hooked.August 20, 2009 2:48 am at 2:48 am #1163322
HidingUnderCover: glad to have you with us now! yes that thread was a great one!August 20, 2009 2:59 am at 2:59 am #1163323
Aw, thanks! I was on vacation in New Hampshire and had a great time. Wooooooo yeshivishe-ville!!August 20, 2009 3:05 am at 3:05 am #1163324
HidingUnderCover: well welcome back from vacation! join the CR fun!August 20, 2009 4:00 am at 4:00 am #1163325JosephParticipant
Jax, are you still fascinated?August 20, 2009 4:07 am at 4:07 am #1163326
Joseph: at times i am! this is Lurkers Anonymous, i gatta be honest here bro!August 20, 2009 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #1163327workingMember
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….August 20, 2009 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1163328
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!August 20, 2009 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1163329
ames, go see your therapist. 😉
Sorry to burst your bubble there.August 20, 2009 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1163330
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!August 20, 2009 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1163331
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 ManagementAugust 20, 2009 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1163332
HidingUnderCover: see here- congrats 🙂August 20, 2009 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1163333
areivim: yes i successfully overcame my ADD! thank you for noticing! & for sharing your story here, even though you were not exactly a lurker!August 20, 2009 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #1163334
Congrats to you, jax! That deserves a party!!August 20, 2009 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1163335
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!August 20, 2009 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1163336
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 ;-))August 20, 2009 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1163337
mepal- your an English teacher? Cool i never knew! (that is REALLY “cool)!!!August 20, 2009 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #1163338
uhhh, no. Not at all. Reread what Jax wrote and let me know if you still confused!August 20, 2009 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #1163339
mepal: oh please no grammar corrections please1 updates are speedy, so i’m typin speedy fast here! 😉August 20, 2009 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1163340
NOT GRAMMAR! you wrote walk instead of want but thats ok, we’ll excuse you!August 20, 2009 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1163341
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…August 20, 2009 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1163342
sure do! just struck me how he wrote the wrong word. Nothing to write home about, just a comment!August 20, 2009 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #1163343
Here is one lurker who doesn’t have much to add to the conversation. 🙂August 20, 2009 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1163344
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 :):)August 20, 2009 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1163345
ames, that is what I was afraid of. 🙂August 20, 2009 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1163346
ames- that was quite Helpful to help undo a lurkers status! (er- sorry- not quite squeakish)August 20, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1163347A600KiloBearParticipant
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.August 20, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1163348
Helpful: welcome! nice to see ya here!August 20, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1163349
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!August 20, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1163350
Thanks all!August 20, 2009 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1163351
kilobear- see here pleaseAugust 20, 2009 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #1163352
Helpful- where else but a Jewish Heimisher forum would you find such love & affection from strangers???
Welcome pal- stick around!!!August 20, 2009 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1163353
yeah, Helpful! Stick around!!August 20, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1163354
noitallmr – its especially tender when it comes from across the pond. 🙂August 20, 2009 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1163355
Helpful has been a very diligent lurker
How else does he know already that noitall is across the pond??August 20, 2009 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1163356
areivim, he just mentioned it in the other thread. 🙂August 21, 2009 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1163357
Someone fill me in about this 5 point 6 point thing….August 21, 2009 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1163358
we get a point with every new member that signs up or every old memba that returns!August 21, 2009 1:20 am at 1:20 am #1163359mazal77Participant
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.August 21, 2009 1:21 am at 1:21 am #1163360
So who gets the point… Hey, I should get the point! I recruited myself, didn’t I?August 21, 2009 1:23 am at 1:23 am #1163361
you gotta ask areivim the details. i’m not in charge 😉August 21, 2009 3:42 am at 3:42 am #1163362mdlevineMember
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)August 21, 2009 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #1163363
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! 😉August 21, 2009 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #1163364
mazal, nice seeing you around!August 21, 2009 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1163365JewessMember
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!August 21, 2009 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1163366abxParticipant
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.August 21, 2009 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1163367
abx & Jewess: lurkers no more (please). Click here and congrats 🙂August 24, 2009 7:02 am at 7:02 am #1163368
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!October 22, 2009 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1163369EequalsmcsquaredMember
Former anonymous lurker confessing.
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