To the lurkers!

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by alblancher, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I saw a friend I hadn't spoken with in a while and as it normally happens the subject of the conversation turned to smoking food.  Jerry brought up some of the competitions he as entered and said he was trying recipes he found on line.  He mentioned  fatties and bacon wrapped chicken and pork shots.   Well I had to ask about the site he visits for all this great information.  Turns out, you guessed it, he and a bunch of his church members are regular lurkers at Smoking Meat Forums.

    Well my first question was why not log in, say hi and participate?  After a bit of shuffling around and Ah Shucks he just kind of smiled and shrugged his shoulders.  I couldn't get him to admit it but I think he's just a bit shy. 

    Well my future friends, we do not allow biting or cussing or threats on the forum so what do you have to be shy about?  We love talking about smoking meat, enjoy teaching new people the basics and even more so want to learn what you do.  Learn your new techniques and recipes.  We can't do all this if all you do is Lurk!

    Sign in, take the Ecourse, sign up for Jeff's newsletter and say Hi.  I guarantee we'll make you feel welcome

  2. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    yeppers this is a great site to hangout on I love it[​IMG]
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I lurked for a long time never was a forum type guy but the information on this site is second to none glad I joined.
  4. I too lurked for a while but I'm absolutely thrilled I joined. Great people and great info!
  5. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    It really is a great site. The information and knowledge on so may different topics has been very helpful. I'm happy I joined too.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I also lurked because I wasn't into the forum thing.

    When I saw how consistently friendly and helpful everyone here was, I went for it!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You talked me into it Al...I will stop lurking and sign up...JJ
  8. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I'm guilty too! Lurked here for quite awhile before joining. Being new to smoking I guess I was a little gun shy. This a great forum with tons of info and very cool people.
  9. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    I was just the opposite....I saw all this great info which lead me to a thousand questions...............Join up SMF 'wants you"...........[​IMG]
  10. Thankya Al, i'm thinkin i'm a registered member now instead of the lurker swipin recipes and runnin off to my smoker. I honkin love the site and all the goodies that go along with it. Still a bit lost but, still surfing and sniffing my way around. I just left a major website with 47,000 members, i was the lead admin there but i can say i'm totally satisfied with what i've found here.

  11. Ill throw my .02 in also.  I lurked this site for about 10 min then i knew i needed to join and so far it has been a great thing ever since.  I have learned alot for the short amount of time i have been a member.  I have found im on this site the past few days more than my car forum i have been a member for over 2 years.
  12. Add me to the list of previous lurkers as well.  I too am very happy I finally joined.  Everyone on here is absolutely great.  On other sites I've seen there are people that get quite defensive when you question them in any way such as food safety or something like that.  Not the case here however, just a great bunch all around.  Now to figure out a way to add more hours to the day to spend on here with you guys...
  13. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We monitor friendly,  anybody gives you new guys a hard time just let me know and we'll put a hurten on em.  Welcome to all you guys that decided to join up, darn glad to have you!
  14. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am just a forum voyeur at

  15. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    Been a lurker...and a poster

    Sometimes hard to post can be such a touchy subject especially when surrounded by the giants here...I often search on SMF to better reciepes I already have in use.

    Altho I sometimes have something to offer[​IMG]

    In rewality I have pretty much left my other site...I didn'tlike where my so-called partner took it to...So I have an hour a day that I spent there taking care of business here...Too much info to work with...

    That's a good thing
  16. I too was a lurker for give me but after I seen how nice the people were on this forum is was just a weekend thing I had to join just seem like the best to know I just enjoy it with out thinking about it. Again thank for all the help that you have givin to me. That said I also need to blame you for all the sleep that I have lost thinking about how to use your Ideas. All in good fun

    Thanks Ron
  17. I was a lurker for a month.  I was surprised with all the great ideas and friendly forum replies.  Sometimes older members (other forums) like to pounce on newbies.  Pouncers are good for the reality check, which I have had a few which were good.  You have to be able take good helpful criticisms.  To all the other lurkers, come join in.
  18. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    I lurked for 2 days and had to join.  The attitudes and information here is fantastic.  I learned so much more in so little time.  Thanks to all of you.
  19. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I spend more time on this site than I do with some of my family member….Mainly because I choose to be here, to have some of the friendliest , most helpful people on any site I’ve ever belonged to is a honor to be a member…. Having great friends is always better than a day of dealing with ones family members, especially the ones that you couldn’t trust to watch a rock…..sad but true…..
  20. I'm new to logging in and posting (this morning) and I lurked for a few months.  Great info and everyone is really friendly.  Stop the lurking and join you wont be sorry. 

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