Chloe

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What does she mean...'lurkers'? Browsers? How rude. Dosser!!!!!
She must mean that a lurker is someone who hovers around and waits for someone not to confirm their order so that they can jump in and get the item. But then again, she may not mean this.
 

Toril

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I think you’re probably correct. I’ve just found this definition.

In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not participate. The exact definition depends on context. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities. Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they participate, improving their socialisation when they eventually "de-lurk". However, a lack of social contact while lurking sometimes causes loneliness or apathy among lurkers.

Lurkers are referred to using many names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, vicarious learners, or sleepers.


I can think of better definitions though. 😉
 

Twilight

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She must mean that a lurker is someone who hovers around and waits for someone not to confirm their order so that they can jump in and get the item. But then again, she may not mean this.
I can't imagine that the backroom people know how many are watching the Q but must know the figures for customers who haven't checked out their baskets so maybe she's created this word to describe them. The alternative is that she's decided to use this word as a good selling ploy. Either way it reminds me, in a less sinister way, of the many scare tactics used by politicians & their experts over the last 18 months & I'm pleased to see that so many of these are now being reported as unfounded & unethical.
 

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