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Out of curiousity

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by June_C, May 26, 2015.

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  1. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Someone earlier mentioned a similar thing about them seeming to be "Americanisms" and to me, this being being Diabetes.Co. UK, we should be using British terms...if we really need "labels" at all....
    Welcoming of course, as we do, members from all over the world
     
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  2. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    When I first joined I was new to forums so I didn't know that the labels really meant nothing at all...they made me trust replies from regulars and legends.... Whereas I've since found that some just like to post a lot and full of bull.....
    My "status" is probably accounted for by as many posts on chatty threads as the ones on the diabetes threads ....
     
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  3. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Not everyone is "familiar" with British terms. The definition of "lurker" in the US is the same as it is in Australia. It does not imply anything sinister at all. Sheesh.

    Mike
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    .... There has been a fair bit of "Kipling" on about "cake".... ;)
     
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  5. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    True, but same goes for Americanism ;). Just meant that UK site....UK terms..... No offence meant to any one.... But "lurking" in the UK is something done when misdeeds are likely to be committed, it IS with evil intent...
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Probably not Jayjay, but it was the way it was done, I do think that it bugs people ( it does me,it's my bee in the bonnet syndrome again ) :oops: ;)
    Look how many responses there have been on this thread and look at the responses to this thread posted by Admin on 23 April 2015, http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/how-has-the-forum-helped-you.75995/, says a lot, doesn't it :wideyed:

    Any one heard from anyone at HQ yet, per chance o_O :)
     
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  7. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    None taken ...... thanks for that :) Interpretations can be easily lost between countries. Lurkers (as we know them) simply search websites.

    "Trawlers" (as we label them) are entirely different. I have to keep up with your "lingo", that of the US as well as reminding myself that I can't speak in my own lest it might be taken the wrong way. In effect, three languages with subtle and different overtones
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A somewhat sinister term in the English language, To Lurk:-

    Dictionary
    lurk


    : to be in a hidden place : to wait in a secret or hidden place especially in order to do something wrong or harmful

    computers : to read messages written by other people on the Internet in a newsgroup, chat room, etc., without writing any messages yourself
     
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  9. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you RRB, my interpretation of the word was correct then................
     
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  10. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    As I was the one that started this thread, I'm hoping to receive an explanation asap, however a reply directed to all of us who have posted would be perfectly acceptable. I suspect though there is an large overhaul going on, Legends and Seniors disappearing, Lurkers and Rookies coming in and they probably haven't finished yet:rolleyes:
     
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  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I did tag admin and Giverny in a post last night. In a way it could be similar to companies to introduce new options to get people to join up ( If you join that Insurance company, you wont have to pay your monthly policy for 3 months) or a £50 incentive, dangling a carrot so to speak, bait on a big hook, never mind the members who have been there for years :rolleyes: but just my gut feeling on this subject.:watching:
     
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  12. Mongoose39uk

    Mongoose39uk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably just a forum software upgrade.
     
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  13. Mongoose39uk

    Mongoose39uk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    <<< Regular, well yeah with an high fiber diet.
     
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  14. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I'd call it an upgrade, more like a downgrade :bored:
     
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  15. Mongoose39uk

    Mongoose39uk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Shrug hardly of earth shattering importance.
     
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  16. Nuthead

    Nuthead Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I like the term lurker. I think it would suit me.:rolleyes:
     
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  17. JAY1JAY1

    JAY1JAY1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your right it does BUG a lot of people and it would be nice to know in advance or even why it's going to happen so I'll take it that my hands have been slapped and I will say sorry .:oops:
     
  18. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    That's good :). You're one of the nice guys and I wouldn't have wanted to cause any upset....
    X
     
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  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Nothing to say sorry about, Jay1Jay1:) June asked a question and has got such a lot of replies, shows how people feel about it, good, bad or indifferent ;)

    Best wishes RRB
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    He definitely is Jan :)
     
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