posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 01:36 PM
I have been noticing for quite some time that newer members seem to preface their posts with 'I am new here, BUT I have been a lurker for years'.
This bothers me. If I am to interpret this correctly, you are using your lurker status as a way of saying,'hey, I've been here for a long time so
listen to me'.
If you expect your post to carry more weight because of this, then why haven't you been a CONTRIBUTING member all along? I find claims like these to
The first thing I do when reading a post is to see who wrote it, the second is when they joined. Points mean nothing to me. You can rack up points
do very little in the way of contributing. (another rant is for the point whores. are you going to buy a car with them???) What I am trying to say
is, if you want to be seen as a strong member, be one, not a lurker who fears to be heard.
I understand the flaw in my logic, if you join and return years later.
That is an unknowable variable, unless you delve into the profiles.