Did you know that there's something called National Delurking Day? And National Delurking Week? Seriously!
Well, it's in January, so we sort of missed it. But we don't care, because here on The Greenhouse...
For those who've come in late...
A lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities. Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they actively participate, improving their socialisation when they eventually de-lurk.
Lurkers are referred to using many names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, or vicarious learners.
Thanks for the explanation, Wikipedia!
So if you're a GH Lurker, here's what we'd like you to do:
Here's more reasons why:
http://thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php ... 4#p1333784
or http://thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php ... 8#p1333738
In short, why not sign up and say hi?