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    Re: Lurkers - How to get out of the Lurkers user group

    *shamed* message received!! Will visit more often.

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    Will have to make an effort to comment more often.

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    didn't know comments meant so much to you all...sorry!

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    You should have done this a long time ago. LOL!!!
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    Re: Lurkers - How to get out of the Lurkers user group

    o.O ...it's, it's NEW! Julie! I'm afraid of the NEW! How long have I been gone?

    ...oh. Long enough for LURKER status, I see. *sniff*sniff* (I'm so ashamed...)

    I'm so sorry! But I've got a million and one good reasons for abandoning everyone...but for convenience sake I'm offering this one-

    I got a job! A real job! Sure, I work from home, but I got a real job! You are now looking at the helpdesk support staff of a Christian filtered internet service!

    Yep. Go ahead and laugh. I did. Lexie- you probably did too when I told you. I love me a good smutty story, but apparently not everyone does . So I help people block naughty sites from their computers.

    On an unrelated note, we just got a blu-ray player and have been looking to see if anyone makes blu-ray porn- just for curiosity's sake, of course.

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    You know, I'm not sure how I feel about this new rule. I hate being forced to do something, and sometimes life gets out of hand, so you can't come in and comment just to keep your account active. It may increase comments for now, but I don't know that it'll help in the long run, especially on fic. People are lazy when it comes to commenting on fics. I see hundreds of views on my fics and only get 5 replies, so I get that. Which is why I don't really think this will help at all with fic, if that was the goal.

    I also don't read fic anymore. I'm too busy writing my own billion fics, and life stuff. So, having to come in here to keep my account active by saying something in one of the threads is just annoying to me. I'm here all the time, looking at new threads and the latest posts. I skim them. Sometimes I have nothing to say, other times I have a lot to say. It comes and goes, as does my interest in certain subjects.

    Mostly it's the fact that I have to comment just to stay active. I doubt it'll be a problem for me. I comment enough that I don't think I'll be knocked back to lurker status, but... yeah. Just my two cents.

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    Re: Lurkers - How to get out of the Lurkers user group

    Quote Originally Posted by Booksketeer View Post
    Yep. Go ahead and laugh. I did. Lexie- you probably did too when I told you.
    I actually did not laugh, Kris. My nose isn't growing like Pinocchio's for I'm not lying, guys.

    Welcome back. I'm happy you've got yourself a job and, as I told you in my e-mail, I find the service you're rendering commendable since it's meant to protect minors and not to curtail people's rights or freedom of choice.

    Hope to see you around more. Don't get lost!
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    Re: Lurkers - How to get out of the Lurkers user group

    My two cents (for what they're worth) and a suggestion:

    First of all, I think the new rule is a good idea. I absolutely love the fact that the boards have been so active lately. It's wonderful to see so many people reviewing fics and taking part in discussions. This is what being a part of a community is all about! On the other hand, I do also understand why some people aren't happy with the change. Everyone has lives outside of NS and some members have less time than others to be active participants. And many of the 'lurkers' aren't here for social interaction, they're here to read the Chlex stories and that's it. Which is fine. However...

    I'm going to say something that might get me booed.

    The two main reasons I see for why people don't review stories are that one, a person is too busy to leave feedback and two, they have nothing really to say/they think someone else will do a far better job at it than they will. The first reason just doesn't make sense to me. If you have time to read a story, then you have time to write a quick 'good job' and hit the reply button.

    The second reason I understand a bit more. When I leave a review, I prefer to say something with some depth to it. Saying that I loved a story or that I'm excited to see what the next chapter will bring always seems so...lame. But as a writer, I love every single review I receive. Whether it's an essay on the finer points of my story or a simple 'nice' (or even just a ), I treasure them all. As I'm sure all of the other authors on this board treasures them as well.

    (Also? I'm guilty of R&Ring (reading and running). I have a post it on my computer with about 50 different stories that I've read and need to go back and review. It's definitely a WiP as I don't want to review them all at once and end up taking over the boards in the process.)

    Now for a suggestion...

    Julie, is it possible to tweak the rule slightly? What I was thinking was maybe making it so, instead of not being able to access any of the main boards (fanfic, music videos, etc), a member placed in lurker mode can access only one thread from those forums? The reason being that someone who doesn't post for a month and wants their status reinstated may not have any desire to respond to any of the more social threads. This way, if they're a reader, they could pick one story to read and then review (or they could review a story they've read in the past) in order to be taken out of lurker mode. I have no idea of doing something like this would even be possible, but it might make the rule a little more tolerable for some.

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    Re: Lurkers - How to get out of the Lurkers user group

    Quote Originally Posted by momdaegmorgan View Post
    I absolutely love the fact that the boards have been so active lately. It's wonderful to see so many people reviewing fics and taking part in discussions. This is what being a part of a community is all about!
    That's just it. I don't think this new rule has anything to do with the board being active, it just happened to coincide with the new board skin and updates and everything being new from the new version being installed. People are checking it out and as soon as the novelty wears off, it'll go back to the way it was before. It'd be nice if that weren't the case, but I fully believe that it is.

    Also, that huge list of reviews you have to do is still waiting. Not doing the reviews isn't going to get them done. *pokes you and ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuns*

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinecure View Post
    That's just it. I don't think this new rule has anything to do with the board being active, it just happened to coincide with the new board skin and updates and everything being new from the new version being installed. People are checking it out and as soon as the novelty wears off, it'll go back to the way it was before. It'd be nice if that weren't the case, but I fully believe that it is.
    I realize that, but I'm really hoping things won't die down. After being active on LJ for so long, I'm kind of addicted to this huge community setting. I miss the socialness of it, the sense of belonging to something larger. Don't get me wrong, I love NS, whether it's active or quiet, but I'm fairly new still to SV and Chlex and I love sharing that interest with others; squeeing or bitching over fandom things.

    Also, that huge list of reviews you have to do is still waiting. Not doing the reviews isn't going to get them done. *pokes you and ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuns*
    Yes, yes. I'm trying to get myself on a schedule of reviewing so many a day, leaving time in between so that I'm not dominating the most recently active threads list. And the sooner I finish getting through my backlog, the sooner I can start reading new stories.

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