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|Sat, 06-09-2012 - 2:08pm|
We seem to have gotten into the habit of referring to readers who don't respond to posts as "lurkers." Can we please not use that term? Of course we all want to encourage people to respond more to our postings, but in my book lurker has furtive, sly--even malicious connotations and being called such a name is a downer instead. I often check the board and read new posts without responding. Sometimes I copy poems so I can read them over several times and gather my thoughts about them. Yes, I may take too long to get back, but that makes me a shirker, not a lurker, right?