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Caragh M

Post by Caragh M » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:02 pm

Anyone going to be at RTB (Turtle Beach) between 3 and 17 May?

Anyone going to Sunday School 6 or 13 May and want to say hi to me??

Caragh :P

Nisha Williams

Post by Nisha Williams » Mon May 14, 2007 1:53 pm

Am staying at Turtle Beach 30 June to 14 July with my boyfriend Lee. Anyone out there the same time who fancies meeting up for some roti?

Henry Prempeh

Roti

Post by Henry Prempeh » Fri May 25, 2007 9:37 pm

Nisha Williams wrote:Am staying at Turtle Beach 30 June to 14 July with my boyfriend Lee. Anyone out there the same time who fancies meeting up for some roti?
Hi Nisha,
My wife our two munchkins and I will be at our villa from 30th June for 4 glorious weeks (we hope). It would be great to meet up for a roti, or maybe some doubles from the lass opposite Pizza Boys!
\:D/

Henry

Jolene A

Post by Jolene A » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:27 pm

Hey all, me and my boyfriend will be heading out this Thursday, and will be in Tobago for 2 weeks staying at the Coco Reef if anyone fancies meeting up. It would be nice to meet some fellow travellers and enjoy a rum or two! :P

Jo

Judith Prater

Post by Judith Prater » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:20 pm

Hi Anyone staying at the Coco Reef Resort between 18th October - 1st November 2007 or have been this time of year

Jonathan Richards

Post by Jonathan Richards » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:06 pm

Judith Prater wrote:Hi Anyone staying at the Coco Reef Resort between 18th October - 1st November 2007 or have been this time of year
Hi Judith, and hello to the board - I've been lurking here for a while now!

We shall be arriving just as you are leaving, on the 1st November 2007 for a fortnight at the Coco Reef. It's our first visit to Tobago (and my first visit to the Caribbean anywhere) so I'm really grateful for all the information shared here. It's a great resource, and a great asset to Tobago. Let me know if there's anyone else escaping from the gloom of an English November.

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Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:13 pm

Hi Jonathan

Welcome aboard! Its always great to convert a lurker. :lol:
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Judith Prater

Post by Judith Prater » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:35 pm

Hi Jonathen,

Yes it is a brilliant website I am totally addicted, have also learnt lots of very useful info which I am sure will go a long way to making that 'perfect holiday'.

Have a lovely time

Jude

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Post by David Watkins » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:17 am

Is 'lurker' a new category? :roll:

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Post by Steve Wooler » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:23 am

Hi David

The term refers to users who visit forums on a regular or frequent basis but who do not post messages or contribute to the discussions. Our forum attracts an average of more than 1200 human lurkers per day - although its impossible to accurately tell how many of these are returning readers as opposed to first timers.

Today seems to be my date for quoting Wikipedia...
The term dates back to the mid-1980s, when most people did not have access to the Internet, but used BBS chat rooms and message boards instead.

Because BBSs were often accessed by a single phone line (frequently in someone's home), there was an expectation that all who used a bulletin board would contribute to its content by uploading files and posting comments. Lurkers were viewed negatively, and might be barred from access by the sysop, if they did not contribute anything but kept the phone line tied up for extended periods.

Many Internet communities advise newbies to lurk for some time to get a feel for the specific culture and etiquette of the community, lest they make an inappropriate or redundant comment, ask a Frequently Asked Question, or incite a flame war. This leads to the tongue-in-cheek command to "lurk more". The verb to "de-lurk" means to start contributing actively to a community having been a lurker previously.

There are also some who lurk on a forum habitually, and rarely, if ever, contribute. It is generally difficult to guess how many such lurkers are present, due to their silence.
The term is no longer derogatory. As Wikipedia says, users are recommended/advised to lurk and get the "feel" of a board for some time before diving in and posting. Think how often - and how exaperating it is for the regulars - when someone barges straight in, asking the most obvious questions, the answers to which would have been found with less than a minute or two's searching through the main menus, or which have been answered hundreds of times by forum members.
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Post by Tony G » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:31 am

I used to be a lurker.

Tony

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Post by Brian Taylor » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:24 am

are you going to open a group for "lurkers anonymous" now...
:wink:

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Post by David Watkins » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:15 pm

Steph,good idea,however might we be plagued with such as the(shortened for form of Miss Merline?).Heavens forbid!!!
Am on da way woman!!!!!!

Carole Ward

Post by Carole Ward » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:13 pm

I lurked for a while too, but couldn't resist!! I'm still discovering things on this forum though, there is so much to read.

So have just discovered this meeting board which is great, well me and my boyfriend will be in Tobago from 17th January for 2 weeks, staying in Castara, I know David and Tony will be there, so hope to meet you both and Steph of course.

Anyone else going to be there??

Carole :D

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Post by Jennifer C » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:47 pm

I will admit that I am 'lurker' and have essentially been one since 2005 :lol: . However I have learned so much in that time that I feel part of the community.

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Post by Steve Wooler » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:02 pm

Hi Jennifer

With 25 posts to your credit, you are far from a 'lurker' - although like most forum members, you probably started off as a lurking but not posting.
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Post by Jennifer C » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:19 pm

Whew! Thank goodness I no longer qualify as a 'lurker'.
Wish me luck I am off today to catch my flight to Tobago. Wave hello if you see me, I will be the 'white girl' (village title, not mine :lol: )out and about Roxborough area for the next couple of weeks.

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Post by Brian Taylor » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:30 pm

now you got me courious...where are you atying...went straight to the accommodation listing and did not find any place in and around roxborough... :wink:
have a great time anyway
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Post by Tony G » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:07 am

Hi Carole

I see that we can add Mike to the list too.

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Carole Ward

Post by Carole Ward » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:36 pm

Oh yes ... Mike oh he of the fishing trip you mean ....

I can feel a party coming on! We arrive on Thursday 17th and would like to go to Sunday School that first weekend if anyone fancies it, be nice to go with some peeps that know their way about etc!

:)

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