View Full Version : Were you a lurker?

06-16-2003, 05:55 PM
I noticed that when a lot of people first post they say they've been reading the posts for a few days(or even weeks).

Did everyone here lurk before they joined? Or did you jump right in and register?

Me personally I lurked for a couple days before I joined. That was on the Jedi Power Battles forum.

Rogue Nine
06-16-2003, 06:12 PM
Lurk? I wasn't given the opportunity to do so. :p

06-16-2003, 06:17 PM
I lurked in the Jedi Knight forums for a long time. I remember still when the forums were alive and the Galactic Plumberman was strong.

06-16-2003, 06:41 PM
I didn't post until about 3 weeks after I registered. Then I made my way to the Episode 2 forums and lurked over there for about 2 months.

Boba Rhett
06-16-2003, 06:44 PM
I blindly jumped in.

06-16-2003, 06:44 PM
Nah, I jumped right in. I wanted to know how to wall walk.

06-16-2003, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Nah, I jumped right in. I wanted to know how to wall walk.

Ahhh, so you didn't check the posts to see if someone already asked that quesiton. :tsk: ;)

06-16-2003, 06:55 PM
Well yeah, but that only took about 5 minutes. Hardly lurking. ;) :p

Treacherous Mercenary
06-16-2003, 08:44 PM
I just jumped right in, but kind of felt left out alittle at first..

06-17-2003, 12:51 AM
I was a lurker for about a month or so I think. I can just remember being so afraid when I made my first post ever [it was here at swk.com], this was the first online forum I have ever joined. Now I look back and laugh......heh. :)

Jedi Apprentice
06-17-2003, 01:24 AM
When I joined the Episode 1 forums were a pretty hot place to be at, so I made about 26 posts there and some at JKII.net and swk.com, then quit for a while because everyone else had 1000+ posts and I kind've felt inadequate. :p

After a couple of months, KoTOR brought me back and I've been here ever since. :)

06-17-2003, 01:29 AM
I lurked for about 2 days at RSN before losing my sanity.

Lynk Former
06-17-2003, 01:35 AM
I dived right in in more than one way ;)

When I joined Aresen I didn't even bother reading a single post I just signed right up XD

Rogue Nine
06-17-2003, 02:30 AM
Yeah, same here. One of the worst mistakes I've ever made. And I'm still paying for it.

06-17-2003, 03:00 AM
BEHOLD! My very. first. thread! ^_^


Heh.. memories. I thought getting my name mentioned on GB.com was something special.. *giggles*

I had only looked at the forum for a couple days before posting.

Boba Rhett
06-17-2003, 03:13 AM
And he's been my broom closet buddy ever since. *throws arm around eets* :rhett:

06-17-2003, 03:26 AM
I lurked the Jediknight and Obi Wan forums from September '99. I joined in January 2000. Once ObiWan got cancelled I left. I then started lurking the JKII forums when everything was quiet and I joined in April 2002 since I had questions about editing and stuff.

06-17-2003, 09:36 AM
i browsed the jkii forums quite some time (month or 2 i guess) before i joined and asked how to make the padme skin do other taunts :D

06-17-2003, 11:42 AM
Nope. As I recall, I needed help with something or other, and dove straight into the original jediknight.net forums, way back in 1998 or 1999 or something. I can't remember. I don't think I even introduced myself. Heh. I'm not sure if that thread exists any more...because it was before the Dark Times...before...the Forum Merge.

*cue sinister music*

I dove straight into jediknightii.net as well. :D

It's now that I sometimes lurk...while hunting for Trolls, Flamers and Spammers... :cool:

06-17-2003, 11:52 AM
i don't think i did lurk, certainly not for long anyway.
i first came to LF cause i wanted to find out how to change a MP skin into SP. then i saw the starwars section and just started posting. after that i found my way to the swamp.

Bob Gnarly
06-17-2003, 02:48 PM
I lurked around for almost a year then joined.

Lynk Former
06-18-2003, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Rogue Nine
Yeah, same here. One of the worst mistakes I've ever made. And I'm still paying for it.

Oh hush Niner, we know you love us so don't give us that bad boy act XP

06-18-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Eets
BEHOLD! My very. first. thread! ^_^


Heh.. memories. I thought getting my name mentioned on GB.com was something special.. *giggles*

I had only looked at the forum for a couple days before posting.

You sounded so young then. :p

06-18-2003, 12:15 PM
I was drawn in just after JK II was announced. I lurked for about 7 minutes, then saw something I absolutely had to reply to.

So, no, I didn't lurk. I lurk now, but I didn't lurk before joining.

Lord Glorfindel
06-19-2003, 03:21 AM
Lurk I did not, dived right into the scuttlebutt. I mainly started stupid threads that didn't mean anything, and post on poll and movie threads just to get the posts *looks at himself and realizes he is still doing the same thing* O nevermind than.

06-19-2003, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by Hannibal
You sounded so young then. :p

Yep. These forums have put alot of years on me.

*goes back to dying the gray out of his hair*

Reb Starblazer
06-20-2003, 12:28 AM
What exactly do you mean "were"? ^_^

I lurked for about 3 months before joining, and I remember I managed to get my 50th post sometime around May or so(about 2 months after I joined:p) And as I'm sure anyone who knows me will say, I'm still lurking to this day. :lurkblast

But I suppose that explains why I have so few posts compared to my friends who registered months after me *cough*Leemu and leXX*cough*:fist::D.

Yup, I might see 1000 one of these years...

06-24-2003, 02:08 AM
On 1 website about planetside, I got to 1007 posts in 2 months, :p beat that1

Boba Rhett
06-24-2003, 02:11 AM
Tie guy got 1000 in under a week here.

P.S. Don't do that. :p

06-24-2003, 02:12 AM
How?!?!?! He must've stayed up all week, NOW! That's what I call spam!

06-24-2003, 06:15 AM
Since i finally got the net, i decided to rejoin LF straIght away. Previously i used netcafes and go banned for spamming, i was new to the net then and was blind. :)

I've now learnt alot from many things and experiances. But anyway no i wasn't a lurker. :D

The Count
06-24-2003, 02:23 PM
I was a lurker for ages, but then I joined avery slowly increased my points, by posting the DFMOD forum.

06-25-2003, 08:14 AM
I mostly lurk at forums, and it was the same thing with lucasforums.com. I believe I lurked around at jediknightii.net, and registered to post every few weeks or so. I lurked for a long time at swknights.com as well, until I finally had the nerve to post in a few threads...

07-02-2003, 03:04 AM

I'm like Burrie, I lurked for a long time until did my first post only yesterday.:wan:

07-02-2003, 12:46 PM
Hehehe...I lurked for almost 6 months before I finally joined... on and off, I mean, not constant, everyday lurking...

07-04-2003, 01:23 AM
I lurked for about 2-3 days before I first posted, some people feel that I spam, although I feel I just reply often(warranted replies) and I wasn't sure about this one and I didn't want to be flamed/banned :D

You guys seem understanding though so I gave it a shot, I post at a large number of other forums and this is one of the most mature ones that I am a part of.

I also love how you have forums for all the old Star Wars games and movies packaged together(Dark Forces :p )

Sam Fisher
07-06-2003, 11:34 AM
I didn't lurk at all, my first post was in the Strategy Shack in the Jediknightii forums.

Darth Gurdash
07-06-2003, 10:41 PM
i've been lurking since i joined awhile ago.
I lurk in the space between your thoughts in your dreams is where i walk.


I dont post much because i find i have nothing constructive to add to any conversation.LOL;)

Lord Siraious
07-07-2003, 01:51 AM
I jumped right into it but I'd have to admitt that since I've registered I've been lurking a bit due to a lack of what I'd call valid threads on the two places i visit on LF (This place and Jediknightii.) But as of lately a few threads have caught my attention so I have sort of jumped back in, but for how long???? :yoda:

Echuu Shen-Jon
07-07-2003, 08:08 AM
I dived in. I registered, so I could vote at jediknightii.net!

07-15-2003, 08:26 PM

That's the excact same thing I did :D, then I saw the forums a day later and started posting away! I dived in. :)

07-17-2003, 12:29 AM
I LURKED I joined in april but I did not June I think.

Young David
07-17-2003, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Tie guy got 1000 in under a week here.

P.S. Don't do that. :p

Nah, it was faster ... a few days ... He couldn't get a costum title yet because you had to be registred a few days before you could get it ... ah those old times.

Rhett ... ofcourse you weren't a lurker. We both were pionieers on the GB forums (LF was built around the GB forum). There was not much to lurk.

07-17-2003, 09:48 AM
Hi, well i lurked for a couple of days then i joined and this is basically my second post :)

Boba Rhett
07-17-2003, 09:51 AM
I was around here a long time before GB came about, YD. ;)

07-23-2003, 01:10 PM
Couple of months of solid lurking and then i registered to post on swknights.com forums. But i still lurk some times as i'm not much of a talker so i rarely have anything constructive to say.

07-25-2003, 04:59 AM
well i didnt even fully understand the lurker concept untill i read this . no i didnt. wats the point in seeing wat other people say unless u can put in your opinion, or even criticise them!?

Can I point out that its not 'dived right in' its 'DOVE right in'

Boba Rhett
07-25-2003, 05:05 AM
It's no problem. Just remember to use the Edit Post button in the future. :)

Btw, either dove or dived is acceptable as the past tense of dive.

07-25-2003, 05:07 AM
sorry im new to this forum thing. lol ciggarettes. my little brother is not too smart.