What I find difficult about a forum is not receiving ANY replies to a topic which I've presented...and yet there are comments in all the other topics around me.
IMO...that is rudeness...just like somebody standing next to you in a bar, you making a comment, and that person totally ignoring your remark. Lately I have accepted that there are just some things that ring my bell but which are boring to others
I have no problem in getting into a forum...as long as there are smilies to help me along. The plain written word can be read in so many different ways, and having a little face behind a sentence can sure clear away any major confusion.
Do I lurk? I have in the past, especially if info-only is wanted.