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    Default Is this the end of the lurker?

    I didn't want to open a new thread so I'm asking the question here.

    Is this the end of the lurker?

    If I try to look at threads without signing in, a message comes up after a few views of threads telling me that I have reached a limit on viewing the message board and to signin or signup to see more threads.

    I don't feel comfortable remaining signin especially at some of my work sites.

    Whats behind this change? And can it be changed back?
    100% I for the rest of June. May be my biggest mistake of the year. I will know soon....


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    Default Re: Is this the end of the lurker?

    Hi Malyla -

    It was a way to encourage the large percentage of folks who do lurk to register, contribute, and take advantage of many of the features blocked to folks not logged in. It also discourages "spiders" who crawl the net for posted email addresses, etc.

    I get the office thing. It may not help but did you know that there is an "invisible mode" so you can be logged in but not be seen? http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/profile.php?do=editoptions

    I am interested in your feedback and I will take the block away for now, but will show the "why not register" message.

    For those who don't see it, the "block" had kicked in after 6 page views from non-registered / not logged-in, while the "why not register" message would show after 5 page views.

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    Thanks Tom.
    100% I for the rest of June. May be my biggest mistake of the year. I will know soon....

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    Let 'em lurk! Every lurker is a potential future contributor. Lock the door on them and they go away...forever. I admit, my first thought when I saw the new policy was that it likely had some connection to 'more registered users, more money via the ads.' Don't know, but that's what I thought.

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    Default Re: Is this the end of the lurker?

    Actually, people that are not logged in see more ads as there is an ad inside the first post of every thread only seen by those not logged in.

    It's always nice for a site to have more members. It shows longevity and that other folks are interested. The key for us website owners though, is to get members to subscribe to threads so they might request email notifications and become regulars. Out of site out of mind, but email notifications keep people more active.

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    I lurk.
    Therefore I am.
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    Default Re: Is this the end of the lurker?

    Quote Originally Posted by OBGibby View Post
    Let 'em lurk! Every lurker is a potential future contributor. Lock the door on them and they go away...forever. I admit, my first thought when I saw the new policy was that it likely had some connection to 'more registered users, more money via the ads.' Don't know, but that's what I thought.
    I lurked around here for almost 2 years before finally posting. For the most part I followed Intrepid Trader's thread since he was at the top of the autotracker and active on the forum (2010). I didn't really get into trading until a year ago though, thought it'd be useful knowledge
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    I think lukers should be a welcomed sight but they won't see the site when it was in it's glory. You don't see the daily post of big group of individuals posting there ideas and post market reviews. People that offered free advice and charts have dwindled greatly and news feeder sometimes the biggest poster with just trowing out headlines. We sometimes get too critical on people offering free advice, even though I've haven't got any because I pretty good at saying how wrong I can be. We need to become a community of traders again and help each other. It should be us against the market and lurkers will join as they see the site become more freindly and member oriented.JMHO
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    Default Re: Is this the end of the lurker?

    Bquat, that might be the best post I've seen on this website in a long time.

    Most threads have a shelf life of a couple hours but if you do some searching, there are still many timeless threads buried from 2008-2009. Those were some interesting times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post
    Bquat, that might be the best post I've seen on this website in a long time.

    Most threads have a shelf life of a couple hours but if you do some searching, there are still many timeless threads buried from 2008-2009. Those were some interesting times.
    Thanks Bullitt. I was a lurker for years and started posting to try to provide free help to others. Even if it's not the best I am trying my best. Several have made possably thousands using me as a contrary indicator.

    Even though my sense of direction is wrong because of news events. My resistance and support lines may help others.
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    I have wondered where all the old posters have gone, many folks don't like change, perhaps the forum has changed too much. This place used to see more action, if it werent for the new folks bringing up the rear, this place would be dead.

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