As a bon-a-fide lurker I know how it feels first hand to just check out topics without posting.
Lurkers usually either have nothing to add, or have a low self esteem and fear rejection. Either of their ideas or their newbishness. (Yes, its a word
I can only imagine there are much more lurkers than actual posters. How many members does ATS have? If everyone were to post... this site would be
garbage. As long as only the small percentage posts, you have a managable amount of decent content.
[Edited on 24-5-2004 by DreamReality]