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Look at all the GN's

(114 Posts)
whitewave Fri 14-Nov-14 20:16:32

I have just scrolled down the Christmas book thingy and amazed at all the grans there. Most I have never heard of, come on secret grans love to hear from you on our chat line!!!

durhamjen Fri 14-Nov-14 20:24:19

Not surprised with £500 of books up for grabs.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 20:26:51


whitewave Fri 14-Nov-14 20:28:16


durhamjen Fri 14-Nov-14 20:29:32

Sell all the grans, eh, jingle?

Ana Fri 14-Nov-14 20:29:45

We always get literally hundreds of 'compers' etc. on all the giveaway threads...

soontobe Fri 14-Nov-14 20:31:05

I am a newbie myself.
It isnt very scary!

In times past, I have had a look at ahem, netmxxs
They have a system over there of how many people lurk.
The average seemed to be 1 person posting and 30 lurkers.

So if there are about 300 people posting, that equates to 9000 people lurking. Though I suppose they wouldnt necessarily be all members.
Am I making sense at all? confused

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 20:46:06

Ooh. Look at this grin

rosesarered Fri 14-Nov-14 20:48:49

Some people simply want to read the posts but don't want to say anything, and yes, some just want to do the competitions. It takes all sorts.

Ana Fri 14-Nov-14 21:00:45

Exactly as I thought, jingl! Lurkers my **rse! grin

soontobe Fri 14-Nov-14 21:02:09

A cheap way for gransnet to increase its membership.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 21:02:55

clicking on these takes you straight onto Gransnet And then you sign up to Gransnet just to enter the competition.

soontobe Fri 14-Nov-14 21:03:07

Definitely not lurkers then.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 21:03:37

True soontobe. Attract more advertisers.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 21:06:19

It's a bit sad. Nothing is what it seems.

NfkDumpling Fri 14-Nov-14 21:07:43

You mean they're not all proper Grans?!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 21:26:35

Not likely to post on here anyway. hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 21:26:59

There might be a few grans amongst them.

Ana Fri 14-Nov-14 21:31:07

Yes, but they're the type of grans who spend every waking moment entering competitions...

alex57currie Fri 14-Nov-14 23:16:25

Not Interested in xmas. But, I am a newbie. Not quite sure re etiquette etc. But looking forward to getting to know everybody on some sort of level.grin

Ana Fri 14-Nov-14 23:28:12

You're not that new, alex! You've posted on lots of threads smile

Jane10 Sat 15-Nov-14 10:21:03

I do post but I also lurk sometimes. There are some such sad threads that I don't know what I could usefully say. I check regularly to see how the OP is doing. Other times topics are not necessarily ones that I know about so there`s no point in posting. I do check in every day and am so glad to know there`s such a positive, supportive online community. Maybe there are others like me?

alex57currie Sat 15-Nov-14 10:32:15

Ana I am when you look at the zillions of threads lots of you have been on. But it is nice to be noticed. I'm one of these people who take a long time to settle in. I'm muffle muffle years old and I don't feel comfortable in my own skin. grin

alex57currie Sat 15-Nov-14 10:47:31

Just counted the threads I've been on-31 in the few weeks since joining. It's amazing how time flies when your'e having fun.

Crow Sat 15-Nov-14 11:14:53

I don't bother entering the competitions any more. At the beginning of Gransnet I used to receive the occasional free book, now with so many "new" members, I don't receive anything so I just don't enter.