from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of lurk; one who lurks.
- n. A small fishing-boat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who lurks.
- n. A small fishing boat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lurks, hides, or keeps out of sight.
- n. An impostor; a cheap quack.
- n. One who turns his hand to any work; a jack of all trades.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone waiting in concealment
The term lurker is not at all pejorative—it simply means you're reading blog content and following the conversation going on in the comments section of the post, but you don't participate often if at all.
I've been in lurker mode lately, too, and have been enjoying the "vacation".
Canadian lurker is right -- you have a lot more to think about at the voting booth than just gun rights.
I'm completely cool with lurkers, by the way also: hate the word lurker: I envision a pasty bearded man, maniac and crouched in yellow nylon shorts behind a bush No need to comment unless you want to, although I think every blogger does love comments, otherwise they'd just shut 'em off, or scrawl in an old-school diary, you know?
A mysterious lurker is noticed at the scene, but no evidence links him to the crime.
As a long-term lurker in the shadows of this esteemed Site and inspired in no small way by Legs's blog, I thought I would nail my own colours to the mast in my search for better health, fitness and a 36 inch or less waist line and start a blog on the subject!
Hey Guys, long term lurker but I had to throw my 2 cents in on this one.
i ask this in all sincerity as a medium term lurker and ocassional commenter and the odd Chris Walken post to as well – I feel, well, invested in the site and its well being.
Which is not to say you need to keep writing, just that I supposed I am what is called a lurker, reading sometimes, appreciating, thinking, but having nothing to add just yet.
You can be a silent reader—also called a lurker—or you can jump right into the conversation.