I don't believe anyone who CLAIMS they lurked for awhile WITHOUT Joining JI. I mean...it's not like you have to pay for membership here/QUOTE]
I lurked since around 2003 I think, which I mentioned in my introduce yourself thread. I've never posted on any message board in my life until I did on here in August.
I just never felt like putting in the effort, and I certainly didn't want to get sucked into all the ridiculous Internet drama that goes on here. But I enjoyed lurking for the knowledge and entertainment, some of the guys here make me laugh my ass off.
You may be correct regarding the other poster, but it is possible to lurk for a long time without posting.
I guess I could be lying about all of this though, which would be very sad.