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lurk

verb; zero derivation
To read the content of an electronic forum regularly without contributing. Interpretation of intended meaning A lurker is one of the `silent majority' in a electronic forum; one who posts occasionally or not at all but is known to read the group's postings regularly. This term is not perjorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking." (Definition from the Hacker's Jargon list on the net) Presumed reason for coinage New situation demanding new label
 
Oh, I'm just lurking.
Etymology : lurk 'to move furtively or inconspicuously'
Source : Internet slang
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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