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Surge in membership? Or 'lurkers' all joining in now?

(4 Posts)
Bathsheba Wed 06-May-20 13:12:55

I've just been reading a thread with more than 70 posts and I was really quite surprised at how many names were unfamiliar to me. I had a count up and there were only 20 that I recognised. So I got to thinking - has the lockdown created a surge in GN membership? Or have a lot of lurkers, who previously just read but didn't join in, started posting now that they're confined to barracks?

Having said this, I confess I don't read all threads, so I may be doing several regular posters a disservice by thinking they're new to GN blush

Callistemon Wed 06-May-20 13:16:50

Perhaps the Lurkers' Threads encouraged some posters to come forward who were rather 'shy' before.
It could be that everyone is stuck at home and need a chat.

Or perhaps some have come over from the other side - are we nicer on here?

Bathsheba Wed 06-May-20 13:49:06

Yes, of course, Callistemon, that'll be it - we are much nicer on here. Well, as long as you steer clear of the politics threads that is wink

Callistemon Wed 06-May-20 15:39:43

We are not allowed to use bad language on here, are we.

I got a post deleted because it contained a swear word. It was an expletive and not aimed at the other poster!

Naughty me.
Old people shouldn't know words like that and if they do, never ever use them.