According to proper netiquette, on usenet it was advisable to first quietly pay attention to a discussion group before joining in. This is called lurking, and serves the purpose of familiarizing the polite user with the norms of behaviour for a certain discussion group. Some groups (afu comes to mind) have very confusing habits. When a lurker decides to post his first message, he is said to be de-lurking.

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