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#1 of 176 Old 01-16-2005, 12:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So the chat we had on Friday night got me thinking about the lurkers here. There were quite a few that joined the chat and they were very nice, funny people. They didn't seem to feel up to joining us here in TAO, so I'm starting a thread to get them to come out and meet us!

So come out lurkers! You'll have fun, trust me

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#2 of 176 Old 01-16-2005, 01:08 PM
 
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Does that mean we regulars should now lurk?

Yes, welcome lurkers!
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err, I guess that includes me
I wasn't in the chat but i mostly lurk in TAO, it's too fast and it seems like everyone knows each other and there are tons of in-jokes (thats me - the wallflower : ).
But I'm saying hi now! That's a start....

nothing more to say I guess :
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Hi Calidris! Join in with us and post I'll admit... there is a TON of people on TAO that I don't know, but the only way to get to know them is to post with them Hope to see you around more!

Yea Tara, we should all start lurking now :LOL

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Calidris! I'm not an ol' sage like wemoon, but not quite a newbie either
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I feel like an outsider too, sometimes. I want to hang out with the cool kids

I didn't join the chat the other night, can I join in?
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Liz~ ANYONE can join! And join in on the chats when they go on, Pynki is real awesome about setting them up. It was funny, whenever someone joined the room we all would stop and have a big round of *Hi!, Welcome!* We made a joke that it was like Cheers

Tricia, your the loudest lurker I know :LOL

Babybug :LOL *old sage*? Just a loudmouth I think

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I've been finding that if I post as if I've known everyone for ages, they treat me about the same as I treat them. Seems to be the best way to meet people.
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Lurker here, I don't post too much, but i enjoy reading the threads in here. I'll come out more often now.

You momma's totally rock by the way!!!
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I was worried about the ol' part...since I'm guaranteed to be older, but sage....

Anywhooo...I'm usually to shy to join stuff like the chats, but maybe next weekend. Usually too tired too...:LOL
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Hey is this the welcome wagon? :LOL
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Am I the only lurker? : I feel like a gate-crasher now, well the only thing to do is raid your bar and act like I belong right?
Where's the beer? Drinking on a Sunday morning is ok isn't it?

nothing more to say I guess :
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I recently started coming out of lurkdom but I usually feel sort of on the outside. It seems like there are a ton of people that have all these cool inside joke things. I'm sure it just comes w/ being here a while.
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Hey, sure, we can drink on Sunday mornings, why not? :LOL

Babybug : Yea, sure, this could be the welcome wagon! I'm going to put that in the title!

Welcome Becky and Sarah! I hope to see more of you around! Sarah, I think your right about the posting like you know them. I always try to use peoples real names if they have them in their sig or something, even if I don't really know who it is.

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Sandi, I sometimes PM people if I have no clue what they are talking about People always appreciate a PM, well unless your flaming them!

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Sandi, I sometimes PM people if I have no clue what they are talking about People always appreciate a PM, well unless your flaming them!
Really? I'm always afraid to pm people unless I know them. : Maybe I'll try that the next time I'm feeling clueless and left out!
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I've been finding that if I post as if I've known everyone for ages, they treat me about the same as I treat them. Seems to be the best way to meet people.
This really does work! At least, it works for me to get myself posting away...I was such a lurker for so long and I finally decided: I really like all these women and I want tot alk with them! Its weird to "know" them from lurking but not to let them get to know me too!

So....I'm turning myself into a posting fiend! Well, slowly but surely, anyway!

great idea here, wemoon, let's get more people into the mix!
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'Nother lurker here. I don't often post since by the time i stumble my way onto something someone has already voiced my opinion and it seems like a waste to post, "me too."

I'm gradually coming out of my shell here and there. It just takes time, which seems to be in short supply around here lately. 2 kids+new house+grandma nextdoor=one very busy mama.
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Really? I'm always afraid to pm people unless I know them. : Maybe I'll try that the next time I'm feeling clueless and left out!
OMG I'm such a nerd, I get so tingly from excitement when I get a PM...and let me tell you those are few and far between :LOL I think most everyone loves the special attention!

And I found just quit worrying so much about whether they'll think I'm a nerd. I am. So, love me nerdy or leave me alone :LOL So, that means sometimes I post something and no replies (it's like the grand canyon, helloooo helloooo helloooo ~simulated echo ) and other times I get lots of replies.

But... welcome!!
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'Nother lurker here. I don't often post since by the time i stumble my way onto something someone has already voiced my opinion and it seems like a waste to post, "me too."

I'm gradually coming out of my shell here and there. It just takes time, which seems to be in short supply around here lately. 2 kids+new house+grandma nextdoor=one very busy mama.
I always felt like that too, you know I've started just typing "ditto" when I feel that way, if only to give the OP support.

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Welcome! I hope to see everyone out posting more, and I sometimes just put in a *me too* or I like do use this guy Even if it is something already stated, people get to know what your about and what kind of ideas you have.

And YES, I PM people I don't know! Either because I want to tell them something privately about a thread that we both posted in or to ask for an explanation on something. I've never had anyone ignore me or call me nosy!

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Calidris!!! How could you keep that beautiful scrumptious child of yours from us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome lurkers! Please don't feel like we are some exclusive clique here, we do know each other fairly well, but it doesn't mean we don't want to get to know you to!!!

So come out come out where ever you are!
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Hi, lurker mamas! Glad to "see" yous! TB ( who will now lurk on this thread.)

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -Plato
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I'm a bit of a lurker too. I usually only post in Life with a Babe (Sept 04 Mamas). I enjoy reading all of your posts, I have thought about joining in the fun, but I am a bit intimidated. : It's like being the new kid at school and wanting to talk to the popular kids, but being too scared to do it! : How ridiculous is that?
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Well I'm not exactly a lurker but I don't exactly know everyone either. I'm in between!

So, hi lurkers and non-lurkers alike!
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