What brings our every-so-often posters out of the woodwork?

  1. Every now and then I notice posts from people who have been registered for a couple of years or more but who only have a few dozen scattered posts to their name. These are not trolls who pop in every now and then to stir the pot - these are well-thought-out posts from people whom I presume usually lurk and only post when they really feel strongly about a subject.

    If you're usually a lurker, what piques your interest enough to get you typing? Those of us who can't seem to control our fingers are curious about your self-control!
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  3. by   RNinRI
    In my case, I'm a better "listener" than anything else. I like to hang back and occasionally put in a word here or there just to say I'm still here! I prefer to just come here, hang out and read what's going on. IRL I never really have much to say (my hubby wouldn't agree with that!)
  4. by   fireball
    Nothing much anymore.

  5. by   suehp
    I am still relatively new to the board and tend to lerk more than I post. If I feel strongly about a subject I will add my opinion , but otherwise I tend to keep quiet!!

  6. by   Disablednurse
    I post whenever there is a subject that I am really interested in. There have not been many posts like that here lately.
  7. by   Shamrock
    I was wondering the same thing the other day!
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Wow, I can't imagine not finding something here to post about. So many different subjects. Some fun. Some serious.

    I loved Rusty's story about getting his daughter a car for her birthday. And Jnette's photos of her vacation . .what a funny Avatar she chose. And the photos of everyone's backyard (or those of you with scanners). Not to mention the affirmative action debate and whether the rich and poor gap is getting larger and what exactly does that mean. And the possible infiltration by sock puppets and the conversation regarding whether nurses are their own worst enemy. And the stories about infidelity. Politics, Religion, Vacation stories, soap opera stuff, nursing (imagine that on a nursing bb). ER nursing, Rural nursing, Home Health nursing. . . . .

    What subject ARE you waiting for? The Geo-Political Unrest of Upper Slovakia?

  9. by   Whisper
    I don't post as often as some, people who ahve been registered a lot less time than me often have a lot more posts to their names.

    I tend to only post in this thread or the UK forum, and then the odd one here and there that catches my eye, this is because often as a student I feel a lot of the other threads are over my head, incluiding the student forum, although that is mostly the cross pond differences.

    Plus it is often a matter of time management, that i can read more threads than I reply to, and often just don't have the time to come to the site at all.

  10. by   hiker
    I agree w/"RNinRI". I think those of us who are more introverted may post less and read more. I notice I tend to post more on animal related topics. Also, I don't have a huge amt of time to type lengthy replies, partly cuz I am a hunt and peck typer! This is an interseting topic, and thanks for posing the question!
  11. by   MJ-12
    I reply to posts that are related to people who have computer troubble or need advice on computer. What can i say i am addicted to technology .
    I also post and update in my hot deals thread when i feel like it.
    Other than that i am lurking and reading other posts
  12. by   PJRNC2
    I "come out" when I have a few minutes to view the posts. I only have access to this site at home. Many are able to read and reply from work (wonder how many?) Alas, I don't have time to try and start a thread on this. Do love to be able to come and read the threads--get upset as others do and at other times-laugh until tears roll .
  13. by   angelac1978
    i'm also more of a reader than a poster.

    also, I'm no longer pursuing a career in nursing (switched to radiology, graduate in May 2005! ) still check this site out sometimes because its usually more interesting than the radiology boards that are out there.

    if I have a question or read a post I just have to answer, I will post, otherwise I just read and lurk.

  14. by   Mkue
    I like to read and post