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Poll: Joined or Lurked ?

Once you found Neowin, did you immediately join, or did you lurk ?

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#1 Detection

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 20:38

Before you joined Neowin, did you lurk for a while first or did you join the moment you found Neowin ?


Poll above, Reasons below ;)


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Personally I joined as soon as I found Neowin, no lurking :)


#2 +Frank B.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 20:41

I lurked on the forum for about 2 months before registering, and read the front page pretty much since its inception.

#3 Growled

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:51

I joined pretty much first thing. At least within a couple of days.

#4 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:38

Lurked for about 4 or 5 years. I think I first came to Neowin, back in the end of '04, maybe start of '05

#5 qdave

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:50

I too lurked for a few months before registering here.

#6 linsook

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:31

within the month i think

#7 Biotoxic_hazard_835

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:39

I lurked for a couple of days and liked what I saw so I registered and eventually became a subscriber.

#8 Nagisan

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:06

I lurked for about a year, not because I was that interested in Neowin (at first) but because I have a bad tendency to open a tab and leave it open for a few weeks/months before I decide I don't need it anymore. As it happened with Neowin, I found myself browsing the forums and looking at the news often enough to register. Before that it went from a few visits every couple weeks to growing into a pretty regular thing over the course of a year.

#9 +Matthew S.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:21

I Jurked... >..> (Joined AND Lurked) lol >.>

#10 fehuris

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:52

I lurked for about a year before joining and after that too, lurking :p. I do run through the forum topics sometimes, but mostly its the news that interests me.

#11 +hedleigh

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:12

Lurked for almost 12 months, had to sign up just to view a picture! :D

#12 nattpyre

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  • Joined: 24-September 05

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:26

Pretty sure I joined within the first month of discovering Neowin.. maybe a bit more, but probably not much. Kept ending up here everytime I looked for an answer about something computer related so I figured joining might be a good idea.
Though I feel more like a lurker than a real member, heh. :)

#13 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:00

It was a heck of a long time ago but typically I always register on a forum I'm interested in as soon as I find it.

#14 +jamesyfx

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:05

I think I lurked for a few years before I joined. I was in no rush to sign up.. I was probably thinking I'd have nothing to share. Which was completely correct when I did sign up. :rofl:

#15 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:02

I found Neowin in 2001 and read the news each day since then. I finally signed up almost 2 years later in 2003 to ask a networking related question.