It’s peculiar posting here after lurking for sooo long

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puffthemagicpiper

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I feel like I kind of know a lot of y’all after lurking here so long. It’s odd to post as a new guy and get responses from people who have posted so many replies that I’ve read. Anyway, I’m early retired so I’m trying to be more sociable since I don’t get to go to work and run my yap.
Anyone else been a long (looong) time lurker and then joined?

 

ashdigger

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You spelled "creepy" wrong.
I don't intend to retire. Ever. I intend to die with my boots on, a shovel in one hand and a camera in the other.....or by someone's husband getting home early.

 

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npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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I lurked here for 2 years before posting. It's a common pathway. Cheers and welcome. Pull up a chair, the conversation is ongoing.

 

olkofri

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Never been a lurker, really. When I've an interest in a certain topic and find a forum that seems to be OK, I join right away.
Of course, there's a bit of an 'evaluation period' but I don't consider that lurking because it's only a few hours/days long.

 

rmpeeps

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Welcome from San Antonio.

I was away for 7-8 years and completely lost my handle & password. Lots of start-overs.

ashdigger has goals!

 

chasingembers

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I've never owned a computer and just accidentally found this site while browsing on my phone in 2014 and joined. Had no idea smoking was a social habit nor did I know there were sites devoted to it.

 

chasingembers

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Just never felt the need. If I didn't have a family, I likely wouldn't own a phone either.

 

bradical

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Dec 1, 2018
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Good on you. As someone who's had a computer in the house since birth, and internet access since 1995, I can't even imagine.

 

timt

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Jul 19, 2018
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Welcome! I lurked for about 6 months. It is a little strange having people reply to you when you've been reading their posts for awhile. Some of these guys were downright pipe smoking gods in my eyes. Just give it a little time and you'll come to be annoyed by these same people when they jerk your chain. Not saying that has ever happened to me... :wink:

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I didn't lurk much at all, but look what happened to my post count! Yipes.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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May 9, 2018
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Nope, didn't really lurk, just saw this site pop up in my search results while asking Google everything I could think of about pipe smoking, so I just joined to cut out the middle man...
Tom, by my math, that's roughly 11 posts per day for about 5 years, 11 months. It's all good, cause there's a lot of helpful knowledge in all those posts!

 

mikethompson

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Isn't a smartphone a type of computer though? I'll just show myself to the plank. :wink:
I don't think I lurked at all, but I remember Tom posting a 'welcome lurkers' thread a while ago, and a whole bunch came out of the woodwork.

 

lawdawg

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Aug 25, 2016
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Nope, didn't really lurk, just saw this site pop up in my search results while asking Google everything I could think of about pipe smoking, so I just joined to cut out the middle man...
Same here, except that I lurked for a couple years because just about every issue I wanted to post about / ask about as a newbie pipe smoker was already addressed in a thread.
They used to call me the lurkin' merkin... But yeah, I lurked for a time.
Haha! :puffy:

 

hawky454

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Feb 11, 2016
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Never really thought to look into the forums until about 2016. Once I did, my pipe and tobacco collection have grown at a ridiculous rate. I took about an 8 month break from forums and I didn’t buy any tobacco within that time frame, I’ve been back for 3 weeks now and I’ve already ordered two huge hauls of tobacco. Honestly, I don’t think these forums are very healthy for me financially speaking. Lol. Glad ya finally decided to join though, the more the merrier!

 

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