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#1 Offline Oroki

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 05:47 PM

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but whatever, just wondering...

 

Well do I remember how I used to check out this forum as a kid, but rarely posting anything. I couldn't be the only one. Doesn't it statistically make sense that we all know the people who post everywhere all the time, while there just might also be lots and lots of more passive members who may simply want to simply read, pretty much like guests? I wouldn't know, they're generally hard to see.

 

So, does this apply to anyone? Are there any of those "secret" members willing to show up? : )


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#2 Offline Arc

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:16 PM

over the years i've become that type. i've made several attempts to start posting more, but i just can't seem to be consistent with it.


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#3 Offline An/A Blade

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:27 PM

Depends if you count G&T and Off Topic Culture. =P
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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:41 PM

*Raises hand*

My inactivity in posting has only been exacerbated by the demands of college. Look at my post count. Four years ago it as, what, 7500 or so? Now I've posted about 100 times in the last two years.

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#5 Offline Oroki

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:46 PM

over the years i've become that type. i've made several attempts to start posting more, but i just can't seem to be consistent with it.


You're not that hard to find, though! Lol, I am kinda half expecting a lot of ironic posts by people who actually show up everywhere. People who choose to stay quiet will generally stay quiet, after all.


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#6 Offline TheSkeletonMan939

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:46 PM

Oh, I'm sure, given there's nothing to really talk about anymore. I generally just read whatever humdrum thread pops up, but I don't often have any comments to add.


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#7 Offline Oroki

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 06:52 PM

*Raises hand*

My inactivity in posting has only been exacerbated by the demands of college. Look at my post count. Four years ago it as, what, 7500 or so? Now I've posted about 100 times in the last two years.

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At first I was baffled by your post count, but then I saw that you joined in 2006. :o

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 08:33 PM

Meeeee.

I don't read super frequently, but I check in every now and again. I used to try and muster a post when I would make these check-ins, but not so much these days. I don't read as guest, though, I try and stay signed in.

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 08:34 PM

I've posted an uncommon amount the past few days, but I do that a good amount of the time. Read stuff, then think about posting, then don't bother.


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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 08:46 PM

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but whatever, just wondering...

 

Well do I remember how I used to check out this forum as a kid, but rarely posting anything. I couldn't be the only one. Doesn't it statistically make sense that we all know the people who post everywhere all the time, while there just might also be lots and lots of more passive members who may simply want to simply read, pretty much like guests? I wouldn't know, they're generally hard to see.

 

So, does this apply to anyone? Are there any of those "secret" members willing to show up? : )

It's more frequent than you think.  I've found a lot of members who've been around for quite a while, but never post.


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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 10:29 PM

 

*Raises hand*

My inactivity in posting has only been exacerbated by the demands of college. Look at my post count. Four years ago it as, what, 7500 or so? Now I've posted about 100 times in the last two years.

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At first I was baffled by your post count, but then I saw that you joined in 2006. :o

 

Yeah, I suppose I'm getting to be an older member in terms of years on BZP now. And I did post frequently for a number of years, until high school AP classes and then the aforesaid college kicked in and zapped my free time. Ah well.

 

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Posted Jul 02 2014 - 10:31 PM

I would say most BZP members are like that


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 12:18 AM

I've become more like that, but more out of necessity than my own choice.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 10:50 AM

There exists at least one such member. ;)

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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 10:54 AM

There's definitely going to be a lot of those (uh, not me though, seeing that I post constantly), especially with the lack of real things to talk about these days. Sometimes a thread piques their interest or what-not, and they post once or twice, and disappear again. I'd probably be that if I didn't have the RPG.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 11:41 AM

I don't post as much as I used to. Part of the reason for this is that I don't have as much free time anymore because of my job. The other reason is that there aren't as many topics around that I'm interested in posting in. A lot of times I find myself reading a topic to see what its about, then I just move on to something else.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 11:58 AM

I am one of these. Been around on that forum for 8 years or so and I'm not a known member. I used to post in the comic section back in the days. I'm mostly active on the Market Place, but I read a lot in the other sections.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 02:35 PM

It should come as no great surprise that I don't post as much as when Bionicle was active. However, discussion of the line continues even now, and other interesting topics come up from time to time, so I just about avoid lurking.

 

It's frustrating not being able to participate in discussion of current lines. Sometimes I wish I followed Hero Factory just to have more to discuss on here. :P


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 02:52 PM

It should come as no great surprise that I don't post as much as when Bionicle was active. However, discussion of the line continues even now, and other interesting topics come up from time to time, so I just about avoid lurking.
 
It's frustrating not being able to participate in discussion of current lines. Sometimes I wish I followed Hero Factory just to have more to discuss on here. :P

Unfortunately, there really isn't much to discuss about Hero Factory at least as far as story is concerned.

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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 02:57 PM

"Present"

I've never been that active here, and when I retired it didn't exactly do my activity any good. I've kinda migrated over to Flickr, but I'm not really that active there either. If I had some more free time I might end up posting more, but in the past I've jut ended up lurking. Hopefully I'll have a few creations to post soon.

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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 03:10 PM

i've never been the busiest bee when it comes to posting on this forum, but lately i've adopted an attitude of refraining from posting unless i have something witty and/or moderately scathing to post, which helps keep me from making a fool of myself as often as i used to.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 03:45 PM

I've been a member since 2006, and have visited the site on a practically daily basis since 2004, and I've not even broken 1,000 posts yet. I'm absurdly introverted. :shrugs:

 

It doesn't help that I'm only really interested in the first three years of BIONICLE, and older LEGO themes. There isn't, understandably, much discussion regarding topics so far gone.


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Posted Jul 03 2014 - 03:51 PM

Aye.

 

Don't really post much because the forum doesn't hold my interest long anymore, so I lurk for a while, post a few times and then go back to my other hangouts.


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 07:34 PM

I've become a tad more active in the past couple of months, but back in July-January, I never posted except in G&T, which is the only place I could (and still can) be considered completely active.


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 08:31 PM

ehhhhhhhhhhhh i read most of the time, i post when the mood strikes


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 11:38 PM

I pretty much just read now since I'm really inactive now. I was much more active before but now I'm a bit too lazy to think of what to post to bother now :P and also because I'm kind of afraid that if I say something wrong, I'm going to look like a complete fool.
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Posted Jul 12 2014 - 11:54 AM

I normally dont know what to add to one of the post counting threads. More active in COT Pokemon though.


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 03:50 PM

I suppose I might as well spring out of the woodwork now. I've been a lurker since late '04, and this is my first post. Does that mean I win or something? :P


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 10:21 PM

Yeah, I'm definitely a lurker. Read a lot everywhere, speak up pretty rarely. (unless it's the anime thread in COT, because I've guess I've become a massive weeb)


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Posted Jul 15 2014 - 01:16 PM

I started lurking on the forums 2005-2006. It was a while before I actually got an account for myself.


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I used to read/lurk here but eventually, I couldn't help joining BZP.
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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 11:00 AM

I suppose I might as well spring out of the woodwork now. I've been a lurker since late '04, and this is my first post. Does that mean I win or something? :P

This deserves some acknowledgement. Like, seriously. Congratulations on a most impressive lurking record. You're my role model. :P


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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 11:12 AM

In quite an ironic turn of events, I am actually one of those people now. I guess you could say I took some time off the forum for about 5 years. When I came back recently, I found that I never really have much of anything to say. I generally don't post on a topic unless I have something significant to contribute.


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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 11:16 AM


This deserves some acknowledgement. Like, seriously. Congratulations on a most impressive lurking record. You're my role model. :P

 

Thank you. *bows*


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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 11:18 AM

I was reading some of the stuff here back in 2009/2010. The years after I wasn't as interested in Bionicle. Then I started caring again so I just made an account.


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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 01:33 PM

Been a lurker ever since I joined in 2003. But I promise I can change! :P


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Posted Jul 18 2014 - 12:37 AM

i confess, i am sorta one of these, more reading, less talking.

man, i don't even post that much in topics i've started. :0


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Posted Jul 18 2014 - 05:11 PM

I post somewhat frequently but perhaps not as much as I could. It's not really worthwhile to post in a topic if you have a brother who shares many of your perspectives but tends to express his opinions so much better. So oftentimes if he posts a reply to someone, I've missed my chance. :P
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Posted Jul 18 2014 - 08:24 PM

Sigh, this describes me all too well most of the time. Except in the blogs I'm a bit more active in the blogs.


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