If You Don’t Comment, the Terrorists Win

Paper Napkin has declared the second week of January to be De-lurking Week.

So if you’ve been reading this weblog but haven’t commented in a while, or ever (FSVO “been reading” and “in a while”), please leave a comment. Half of the bandwidth you use will be donated to a frivolous cause.

(HT, with apologies to Tom Lehrer:

I got it from PZ
He got it from Janet
We all agree it must have been
Liz who gave it to her.


(Yes, I know the image says “National De-Lurking Week”, but the Net cares not about political boundaries, so hello everyone from around the world, and any extraterrestrials who may be listening in.)

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9 Responses to If You Don’t Comment, the Terrorists Win

  1. Raven says:

    What frivolous cause? [grin] Do we get to vote?


  2. arensb says:


    What frivolous cause? [grin] Do we get to vote?

    You can vote as often as you like, but I get to count the votes 🙂

    How about if I spend fifteen seconds less on YouTube, or something like that?


  3. Cyde Weys says:

    Alrighty, I’m delurking.

    Frankly, I’m afraid to try this on my blog; I’d be very saddened by the small number of people who said anything 😛


  4. arensb says:

    Yeah, I know someone who put off getting an answering machine for the longest time because then she’d know for sure that no one was calling her, and wouldn’t allow her to pretend that people were just calling when she was out.


  5. Cyde Weys says:

    Where are all of the other responses? Judging by your Technorati rank you should definitely have more than just two lurkers. Hell, looking at my website logs, I should have at least five people who would respond to one of these … but of course they wouldn’t. Most lurkers are permanent lurkers, and wouldn’t think of posting anything.


  6. arensb says:

    Yes, but do they support you in email? 🙂


  7. Didi says:

    Boo!!! I delurked!!! Now can I go back into hiding?


  8. arensb says:

    Be my guest. Oh, wait. You already are. In that case, why don’t you make yourself at home, and do the dishes?


  9. secularizer says:

    Nice to see my idea spreading around the net 🙂

    Delurking started in #pharyngula


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