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Lurking?? How to find a home within all the forums and threads?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stormy1960, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    I find myself lurking on so many different forums and threads, watching all the cool conversations and learning tons of information, but I feel like I'm intruding on a lot of them:unsure:. I venture to post in a few and then wait for that homey belonging feeling and...yeah it just not clicking. Sometimes just feel 2 noobie to post on a lot of things and just let the vets answer the questions or give the advise. I love it here and not complaining at all. Just wondering if anyone else feels that way, and if so, how do we find our place? If not I'm happy to lurk and post here and there.
     
  2. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2013
    Toronto
    Go ahead u can call this your home away from home. If it helps just hang in the new members forum and greet new people and thank them for quitting analogs and such. every one likes a nice word or 3. Consider yourself extended family mate.
     
  3. bazmonkey

    bazmonkey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    I get overwhelmed by the sea of forums sometimes, yes.

    I'd say just start posting where you want. It's not intrusive... it's the point! Because of the sheer number of newbies to e-cigs in general the board seems somewhat forgiving about posting questions that have been asked (they almost all have, it's just the name of the game).
     
  4. eratikmind

    eratikmind Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jump in and get your feet wet. I lurked here for over a month prior to joining the community. You have nothing to lose.


    - Andy . . . Challenge in lieu of being challenged.
     
  5. Chimney34

    Chimney34 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Don't be shy! Jump right in. We all have something to share or learn from each other. We were all noobs once before & some of us still feel like we are! That feeling that you're looking for will happen when you join in on the convo. You're already a member of the fam so pull up a chair, get comfy & join in!
     
  6. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Well...I think I see part of the problem..I don't have a very high post count compared to join date! Looks like I need to get busy! Shyness I guess.
     
  7. MalibuSunset

    MalibuSunset Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    ca
    Welcome Stormy!!! Your already family :)
     
  8. SilentScreams

    SilentScreams Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Cottekill,NY
    Just go for it. If you have a comment to make on a subject or a subject to breach then do so. There are no absolute wrong answers. If you answer based on your experience then it is not wrong, even if other disagree. Everyone has different experiences and all input is appreciated by those looking for information. Just think about as a comment you make might help sway another smoker to kick the habbit and start vaping.
     
  9. SilentScreams

    SilentScreams Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Cottekill,NY
    Post count doesn't really matter. I have seen people on here that are "Veterans" that have less posts than you do at the moment.
     
  10. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Thank you guys so much!! Great advice!
     
  11. kl5167

    kl5167 Full Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Florida
    Stormy, The way I see it is if you have a comment give it. Pretty much for everyone this is an experience based event. If something works for you it may give someone else an idea or lead them (or you) to a better way to do it. There is a lot of information here and a lot of different ways to do things. Besides this is also a really good support group. If you are here and received some help at one time or another it is good to pass it along to someone else, even if all you do is tell someone to Good Job keep up the efforts, or keep thinking positively, or sorry to hear you are struggling. We had one of those days and sometimes just a kind word can make a huge difference to someone. Hopefully this helps some! Have a good day.
     
  12. Sikko

    Sikko Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yup, if you have an opinion on something just jump right in. It's really the only way to get started. After you join in a few conversations you'll feel more "at home" as it were. No need to worry about getting flamed here, we are all pretty low key and everyone gets along for the most part.
     
  13. JBL-37

    JBL-37 Banana's Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Washington State
    You are home... Get to posting :D
     
  14. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    So many good points..your RIGHT. My quit date is my join date on here. I lurked here for about 3 months before I joined (imagine that). If not for this outlet I would still be choking on analogs.
     
  15. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hi - I post a lot and am very opinionated, but so what? I try to emphasize that what I'm posting is based on my experience and yours may be completely different. Post away!
     
  16. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    And if I remember right you are very creative..was it fur?
     
  17. Orobas

    Orobas Equine Disrespect Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Jarhead City
    I don't entirely keep track of everyone who comes and goes in general discussion. The fact that I remember avatar pictures better than names and people change them sometimes probably contributes to this.

    What I would recommend is to check out the contest threads in the PIF forum, find one or two weekly recurring contests that suit your fancy, and usually you wind up having conversations and making buddies in those threads.
     
  18. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    :lol: Yes, it was from this weird toy I got at the thrift store. It was shaped like a 4 legged animal: the body was a wire frame with sheepskin legs, a mink skin body and rabbit fur head. It's possible it was supposed to be a dog...or a lion, the rabbit fur did stick out like a mane...or some other creature...in any case, it clearly missed. It was so strange I wanted to keep it around, but I needed fur the other night, so it was sacrificed.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Demiurgous

    Demiurgous Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I get lost as well. I spend a few minutes for the right place to ask, and then just go back to welcoming other n00bs. It works.

    Fun place, just overwhelming.
     
  20. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    That is what I was talking about...I see all the buddy conversations!! Awwww I need a buddy! Lol
     
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