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Tuesday December 17, 2002
12:13 PM

Lurkers

[ #9510 ]

I wonder how many people read these journals. Oh, I know that 101 registered users of the site have me marked as their friend and I guess that most of them read most of my entries, but I wonder how many lurkers there are.

On Thursday I wrote about how I didn't get to work my first day at my new contract because they weren't quite ready for me. When I (really) started work on Friday I discovered that quite a number of people in the office had read that journal entry. I guess I'll have to be more careful what I write in future :)

/me waves at all the lurkers at AMPLE

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  • From an email I recently received from a lurker (and an ex-coworker):

    You can go to ******* ****. My opinion of you? Your writing is ****, you don't have a creative bone in your body, you are a coward, a bigot, you are one of those pale, loathsome **** who slides along in the shadows of self-respect, building up his fragile ego by bashing others.

    This same individual also wrote that he's "suddenly very interested in watching [me] bleed". I never can understand what impels some people to behave this way

    • You do not have a problem with being honest, but one with being wise. Why would you ever post to a public forum that you would want to "take a club to this guy"? If you threaten bodily harm to someone in public, in even jest to your friends, what do you really expect?

      You messed up, and you almost apologized to the guy. You "explained". You messed up, and from what you just said in public, it does not sound like you want to take responsibility for it or feel bad that you did it. You should feel remorse,
  • I would never post anything here, or on the web in general, that I wouldn't want someone to see. I think it was wise old Ann Landers that said that you shouldn't write anything down that you wouldn't want your mother, your spouse, your boss or your clergyman to see. (And that was before the days of Google)

    Hoping that your words won't be seen is simply relying on security through obscurity.

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    xoa