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    Re: what they're searching for...
    From: NavList
    Date: 2008 Dec 13, 16:06 -0800

    "Meaning that for the relatively few people who actively contribute to this 
    list, there are a whole lotta lurkers out there.  I would never have imagined 
    that our arcane (and, some might say, irrelevant) discussions would interest 
    so many."
    
    I wouldn't call most of those thousands 'lurkers.' They're people who've ended 
    up on a NavList page while searching for something navigational, 
    astronomical, etc. They read one or two or even ten posts, get some benefit, 
    or not, and then they're gone and would probably never come back. There are 
    indeed plenty of true 'lurkers' who follow these discussions regularly but 
    never contribute. At my best guess, there are around 500 NavList lurkers.
    
    I am posting this "anonymously" as a demonstration (all such posts are reviewed before posting).
    
    -FER
    
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