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Old 09-25-05, 05:12 PM   #1
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How long did you "lurk" the BF website before finally signing up as a member?

I "lurked" for about 10 minutes and realized right away I should sign up.

Why would someone "lurk" and never become a member?

Do some members just not login unless they locate a thread they want to comment on?
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Old 09-25-05, 07:46 PM   #2
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15 minutes and I was hooked. Yep, this forum sure has grown since I've been here. See over there >>>>>>>? That all used to be empty space, now look what Joe and everybody has done to the place.

Hehe..I remeber that guy who used to complain 'bout people usin' WD-40 on chains...y'all remember him, he was kinda rude and all...what was his name..? aww nevermind.

Oh yeah, welcome...don't be 'fraid to chime in now, ya hear?
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Old 09-25-05, 07:55 PM   #3
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15 minutes and I was hooked. Yep, this forum sure has grown since I've been here. See over there >>>>>>>? That all used to be empty space, now look what Joe and everybody has done to the place.

Hehe..I remeber that guy who used to complain 'bout people usin' WD-40 on chains...y'all remember him, he was kinda rude and all...what was his name..? aww nevermind.

Oh yeah, welcome...don't be 'fraid to chime in now, ya hear?
I looked on the internet for a topic, found it on google, led to me finding the forum. Then bam I singed up. Now I spend too much time here
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Old 09-25-05, 08:10 PM   #4
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About 5 seconds. I got referred, went to the forum of choice and immediately signed up.

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Old 09-25-05, 09:11 PM   #5
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About 5 seconds. I got referred, went to the forum of choice and immediately signed up.

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Dang, you just jumped right on in without even dippin' a toe in the water.
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Old 09-25-05, 09:50 PM   #6
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I lurked for a week or 2: didn't have much to say at first and figured I'd read the back posts before asking repeat questions.
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Old 09-25-05, 09:52 PM   #7
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I was actually a mentor on another site for web development. In late 2000 early 2001 Joe was a member of that forum asking questions and asking for people to give opinions on the look and feel of the site. I ended up doing a review for him. A year later I got into biking, remembered this site, and came back to join. I Never officially lurked
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Old 09-26-05, 07:37 AM   #8
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I found the site and joined. No need to "lurk" since it was a cycling site. If it turned out to be a $hity place I would have not returned.


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Unlike some users who assume a compleatly new identity and feel they are protected the "Lurkers" are users who feel that once they post every one will know their deepest, darkest secrets . Or they are affraid to get laughed at. Or perhaps they just want and do not feel like giving



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Old 09-26-05, 08:33 AM   #9
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I signed up immediately also. Stumbled upon the site looking for bicycle touring resources on the web. Someone in the touring forum was bashing Ohio, stating it was a boring place to ride. I had to stand up and defend my state!!!
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Old 09-26-05, 08:36 AM   #10
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i kept running into this forum everytime i searched for something bike related on the internet. it was a headset issue i was looking into and found a good discussion on here. since i had a question of my own, i decided to post. now, over 3,000 posts later i'm still here. it's a home away from home.
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Old 09-26-05, 09:37 AM   #11
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I lurker for s week or two. The reason for lurking, to see if there was any worthwhile information being posted. Too many forums have posts full of smarta$$ remarks.
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Old 09-26-05, 10:32 AM   #12
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I lurked for a couple months, but I think I am the exception and not the rule. I found the site before I bought a bike. I used the site to help me decide if this was a direction I wanted to take. When I decided that I was going to start to ride, I signed up.

PS. It was a great decision!
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Old 09-26-05, 10:43 AM   #13
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I lurked for about 1 month, signed up, but didn't post for another month or so until after I got my road bike. I figured I didn't have anything to contribute until that point, so why bother posting for the sake of posting?
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Old 09-26-05, 11:49 AM   #14
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When I first joined under a different username, I knew next to nothing about bicycle mechanics, so I lurked a lot to familiarize myself with them. After about a year I'd learned enough where I felt comfortable posting and couldn't remember my password for the other name, and the rest is history.
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Old 09-26-05, 11:55 AM   #15
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I lurked long enough to read a thread I found though Google. singed up and posted a comment on the situation in western Dane county.
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Old 09-26-05, 12:26 PM   #16
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minutes... it reminded me of an email user list at a former place of employment... I missed the discussions we had there...

BF has a wider base of users, yet the discussions are nearly the same.
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Old 09-26-05, 12:47 PM   #17
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I googled "Bi Female" and got here. It was interesting enough so I never left. It's all BF if you ask me.
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Old 09-26-05, 12:57 PM   #18
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I looked on the internet for a topic, found it on google, led to me finding the forum. Then bam I singed up. Now I soedn too much time here
I looked up several topics and Google keep bring to the BF site. So after 5 or 6 months I figured I needed to stop lurking and jump in!
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Old 09-26-05, 03:11 PM   #19
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Forget how long I lurked, but it probably was less than 24 hours.
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Old 09-26-05, 03:18 PM   #20
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Coupla weeks. This isn't the only game in town, so I meandered about to get a feel before finding a 'home'.
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Old 09-26-05, 03:30 PM   #21
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15 minutes of lurking. Couple more to find and fill in the sign-up.
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Old 09-27-05, 08:11 AM   #22
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I lurked around in this forum for almost 6 months before signing up. I was on a french speaking cycling forum before it got too crowded and impossible to get some meaningful exchange. The spelling (not just typos) on that forum became really horrible over the years.
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Old 09-27-05, 09:27 AM   #23
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Seriously like two years. I finally couldn't bite my tonge any longer.
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Old 09-27-05, 04:52 PM   #24
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I lurked through some fifty-odd posts and then joined.
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Old 09-28-05, 06:30 AM   #25
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I was also referred, so lurked for about 1 minute.
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