posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 09:39 PM
I lurked a long time, years, because way back when ATS was far more serious, and the people were perhaps... more intellectually more intimidating. I
think more than anything, I feared being able to fit in.
After reading a lot and becoming familiar with some names and personalities, I finally got up the nerve, coupled with having something to say, and
Someone posted a message once a while back about how they thought it was strange when someone wrote an intro saying they lurked a few years before
joining. A lot of lurkers must have seen it, though, because ever since, there has been a huge increase in those types of intros.