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lurking

(messaging, jargon)
The activity of one of the "silent majority" in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking". Often used in "the lurkers", the hypothetical audience for the group's flamage-emitting regulars.

Lurking and reading the FAQ are recommended netiquette for beginners who need to learn the history and practises of the group before posting.
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