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Something for the lurkers

Discussion in 'Brand New to BHW' started by Don't Panic, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi there lurkers!

    Yes we know you’re there. We’ve got tons of visitors who come to BHW every day without a registered account. You are most welcome here - in fact, loads of our members start out lurking on the forum for a little while before they decide to sign up. Because we value your attention (and let’s face it, your traffic), we thought you might appreciate a helping hand that’s just for you.

    As a lurker, you can’t actually do anything on the forum (duh). But you can still read all of the nuggets of advice and IM goodness that we have to offer. When you think about it, starting out as a lurker is the safest way to ease yourself into our forum. You can still get some really great IM/SEO insights and ideas, all while you become familiar with the way we do things around here. By the time you’ve got a question and you’re ready to ask it, you’ll probably be more comfortable with our rules than a lot of our other newbies, which means you’re less likely to do something silly and get yourself an infraction.

    Our newbie guides are going to be really useful for you too. There will be a lot about what you can and can’t do at different levels of membership but in amongst that, there’ll be some handy tips for you too.

    Like, where to find useful general information in each part of the forum.

    How we’ve structured BHW.

    What all of our acronyms mean.

    See what I mean? Plus, the more you read about our forum, we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to sign up. Yes, you can read our threads while you’re lurking, but you can’t benefit from the freebies and offers that members get, and you can’t sell to our community of specialists (also known as a captive audience). We also have partnership programs and carefully selected offers with providers - you can check out our partnerships, but you will have to register an account to do that (aren't we sneaky?).

    Lurking is a great way to find out if BHW is right for you. Lots of our users actually end up joining because they've been lurking for a while and they've discovered that BHW has a very unique community with an equally unique sense of humour. So go forth and lurk, we won’t rush you to join us, but we’ll be glad to have you when you do.
     
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  2. DAWANYO

    DAWANYO Newbie

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    Do lurkers sometimes buy services in the forum
     
  3. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Nobody knows, they'd have to join to tell you so wouldn't be a lurker anymore
     
  4. Sandie2018

    Sandie2018 Newbie

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    I was a lurker for a very long time but now I am a registered member and will continue to the top:)
    By this I mean I will certainly go through all possible membership stages because I am now addicted to BHW:)
     
  5. dabz5

    dabz5 Regular Member

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    Maybe people simply want to read only and not participate in the discussion. There are people like that in real life and they freak me out lol
     
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  6. Sandie2018

    Sandie2018 Newbie

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    You are right @dabz5, normal people would join a discussion sooner or later. Those who don't are scary.
     
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  7. Connor perry

    Connor perry Newbie

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    Was a lurker but at the moment planning to attend ungagged. it's a process
     
  8. bumpybanana

    bumpybanana Newbie

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    Guilty here. I just like to quietly do my work and go home.
     
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  9. IDEGO

    IDEGO Newbie

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    I have been lurking this board forever. Finally got active.
     
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  10. tomwellingtorn

    tomwellingtorn Newbie

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    I don't wanna be lurking
     
  11. Produer

    Produer Registered Member

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    Previous lurker. Now on the road for 100 messages to become a VIP member.
     
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  12. Ruffaro

    Ruffaro Newbie

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    I've been an accidental lurker for close to decade, i'd i always find myself on the site whenever i was searching for tip on various personal projects and tutorials on google.
     
  13. hem98

    hem98 Junior Member

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    Me too was a lurker here but now becoming active to really interact with others..
     
  14. Perrybeard82

    Perrybeard82 Regular Member

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    Started out as a lurker got a few for the forum ect and have now joint
     
  15. TigerShadow

    TigerShadow Newbie

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    I've never gone from lurker to non lurker quicker in any other forum but BHW, there is just so much value in this forum. The information I know now would have saved me so much time before
     
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  16. VP220

    VP220 Newbie

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    Long time occasional lurker here as well. It's a nice community here. Those who are out there reading now should consider joining!
     
  17. Jay423

    Jay423 Newbie

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    I'm a long time lurker here who finally decided to join. From what I gather there's a lot more you can do and learn as a member. Besides it's a lot more fun to be able to interact.
     
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  18. Jessica Folley

    Jessica Folley Junior Member

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    I actually used to be a lurker before joining :O So AMA me if you wish haha. Never purchased a product however... while I was lurking...
     
  19. wild78

    wild78 Newbie

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    I'm guilty of that myself, rather understand the ropes first than : starting on wrong foot...don't be scared.
     
  20. Jacquees

    Jacquees Newbie

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    I was a lurker before, just joined BHW, great community... Still getting acquainted tho.