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    Re: what they're searching for...
    From: James Whitson
    Date: 2008 Dec 14, 00:28 -0500
    Sirs, I confess. I am a lurking tall ship sailor. Most of the content I have found to be useful and accurate. Some have been good practice in my honing my celnav calculation speed. I thank you all and Merry Christmas.

    > From: NavList@aol.com
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Subject: [NavList 6730] Re: what they're searching for...
    > Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:06:58 -0800
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    > "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."
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    > 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.
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    > I am posting this "anonymously" as a demonstration (all such posts are reviewed before posting).
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    > -FER
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