What exactly is a "lurker"?

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  1. kingbowl93

    kingbowl93 Active Member

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    The word "lurker" has appeared in a number of threads. What exactly does it mean? Who are they?
     
  2. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Reads threads without ever posting or participating.
     
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  3. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    On web sites it's people who frequent the site but never post.
    They usually frequent the site because of great information or for sale ads.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    I believe that in most of the contexts used here it is someone that is not a member, but does a lot of reading on the site. I would surmise that many of us were lurkers before joining.
     
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  5. kingbowl93

    kingbowl93 Active Member

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    That makes sense. I was close. I figured it was people who try to grab deals to resell.
     
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  6. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Well-Known Member

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    Those people are called "flippers". They buy something cheap and then flip it for profit.
     
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  7. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    FCBO use to be heavy with leads and ads to C-bodies with expert condition and value evaluations. The lurkers were heavy and grabbed the cars we talked about and most of them were flippers looking to make an easy buck from our evaluations. Not so much anymore....so a lot of the lurkers left. You can tell when there was 200 people viewing FCBO and only 20 of them were FCBO members.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    We were on to them and told our FCBO members not to post the ad until after arrangements were made to buy the car so the lurkers wouldn't be able to snag the car. We PM'd the ad and info to members who were interested in some stunning cars or parts in the past.
     
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  9. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Kind of like hanging out in the hall way next to some hot chicks dorm room.

    Dave
     
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    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    Not again.....:poke:

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    How many Russian bots are on here right now? Please make yourselves visible.
     
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  13. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Those are the only likes on Facebook political ads for Democrats.

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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    By my count there's 43. Total 169 on line, of which 28 are members, and 98 are visitors.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    They are not here anymore because they starved to death trying to make a living by flipping C-bodies. :D
     
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    Dave
    The lurkers outside dorm rooms get a special designation, "stalker."
     
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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That is only if you follow the girls around.

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    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    Ya know it's really unfortunate how the world has changed, for the worse IMHO, the PC and women's lib, me too crap, has really ruined things.
    Back in the day, girls were flattered if you took the time to find out more about them, where they worked, what they drove etc. Things like harmless flirting, or to leave a flower on their car or go to where they work and offer to take them for coffee. Now.... your harassing and stalking them. I'm so glad I'm not growing up in this era and good luck to those who are.
     
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