I don't really see why people are complaining about lurkers. These are public forums, if people want to lurk they can, it doesn't affect anyone else if they do. If someone has something to say then I'm sure they'll sign up and post if it hasn't already been covered, they're not obliged to do anything. Personally, I think it's down to the way these forums are seen by non-posters. Quite frequently I see people being cunts to each other, people taking things too seriously and low post people get shot down by the ''elite power posters'' for the most petty of reasons, maybe some people are slightly intimidated by signing up thinking they'll have a pitchfork mob after then.