son hobby

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by yellowlynn, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    Back about a month ago, almost exactly, KYBLUBERI, signs as sherrie, was looking for info on getting her son started in a hobby. JON-MONON, BillB, SUMPTER250, and EZDAYS all answered with information for her.

    She made just the one entry. Has anyone ever heard from her again? It was in the HO section, about July 22-24.

  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Not that I'm aware of. I spend time on a number of "special interest" forums and find that it's not unusual that someone stop by to ask a question, get some advice, badmouth a product or make a comment, then you never hear from them again. It's disheartning not knowing if you helped that person, got through to them or even if they appreciated your responding to them.

    Sometimes a "thanks" or an "I appreciate your response" or even, "thanks for nothing dude" or "here's what I've decided" would at least let you know that the person was paying attention.

  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I responded too, and wondered what happened, especially considering your offer Lynn...

    Here's a link to the original thread.

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    When you look at the number of members and also the unknown number that we call lurkers that hang around here from time to time, it is amazing at the small number that become regular posters. I guess some folks just don't feel confortable making any kind of public statement. In any case, the lady in question got the info she was looking for and that is the main thing. It's great we have folks here that respond and it would be nice to be thanked but the help is still freely given.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Well, we don't know that. She may or she may have never returned to find the fine advice given to her and the opportuntiy to get a real head start for the price of postage.

    It is, and it would be. Not that one always wants a pat on the back, just that it is nice to know that since you took the time to respond, right or wrong, help or not, it was looked at and the effort was appreciated.

  6. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    The problem of lack of response or even simple acknowledgement is not unique here. Those of us who are members of sites specializing in photo albums find it all too rare when some signs the guest book or leaves a comment.
  7. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    It's nice to get feedback...

    I sometimes sign the guestbooks on websites. Usually when I have a question...

    Those questions that I post on Guestbooks rarely, if ever, get answered...

    So it works both ways I guess...
  8. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    I guess in one way I would be considered a lurker. I look at other forums on ocassion, but pretty rare. The gauge is the best I have found and follow it pretty regularly.

    I pass up many opportunities to comment because it takes forever for me to type. It is well worth the time and trouble if I have anything of import to add. Most comments express my feelings exactly. If not, I would certainly pipe up.

    Keep it going fellas. I may lurk, but I sure enjoy.


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