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Lurkers...why?

Serious question.


I see lots of people here on the platform that lurk. They don't post, they don't comment, but they love to upvote/downvote folks or participate in the pinned posts/Creme de la Corps.


Get you backs off the wall and join us. We want all of you to share your thoughts, questions, opinions, ideas, bullshit hanky panky garbage...who cares. JUST COME PLAY.

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Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
Because you all meanies
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Not really. We’re just closers.

But in all seriousness, maybe it would be a good thing to stand up to people in an anonymous forum who have very strong, dominant opinions so you can do it at work? Every CEO I’ve closed is a fucking bear - but if you don’t blink at the roar then you win all the things.Β 

Just saying.Β 
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
This is the comment that keeps people away.Β 

"You're meanies"Β 

"No, it's you who is the problem" <-- then the brigade comes saying yeah, it's the lurkers who are wrong.

Should be here uplifting folks, not saying they're the problem. Maybe stop bouncing on each others laps for five minutes and think about that. 😘

I'm having an off day.
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I love u <3
Thesamiam
Arsonist
+6
Sales
Olive juice too
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
See my Ted Lasso post.
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
Just went to it. Very nice.Β 

You can see the opposite of that in the above comments. 🀣
WCK
Notorious Answer
+13
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
They like to watch. It's called fetishes, @poweredbycaffeineΒ .
spoderman
Arsonist
+10
Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
I didn't realize this was the Cuck Room.Β 
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
I'm sorry, I thought this was America??
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Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I have those πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
WCK
Notorious Answer
+13
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Don't we all though?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I wonder the same thing...most of the top posts end up being from the same 10-20 people week after week and I'm sure ya'll have something to offer be it advice, an insightful topic to discuss, or humor?
Outlawbucker
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive- Wyoming Territory
I have noticed that as well. Everyone has something they can teach someone else.Β 
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
Rolling for Initiative
Could be they fear being wrong? And by wrong I mean their thoughts or opinions not with the mainstream of sales.Β 
That or they don't feel they have anything to contribute.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
There's no crying in baseball.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
DND, you're alright with me.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I’m so not mainstream. Hell, I’m a self proclaimed tech idiot and corporate noob. Still give no fucks. Also, everyone has something to contribute. Absolutely no one cares about what I sell. Except that one guy. But anyway, everyone has at least one thing that is awesome/interesting/noteworthy. I wanna hear about it.
TheNegotiator
Politicker
+7
VP of Sales
Bruh, we’re in sales. We’re always wrong, we just need to hit quota.
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
The gatekeeping here is a big factor. Tons of people joined, tried their first post and were shamed, ridiculed, downvoted to the depths of marketing.Β 

It's funny. But my first post was destroyed, I didn't want to give this place a chance, but I stuck around. Great advice. Good sounding board.Β 
Then "debate" topics popped up... Which were just "downvoted if you disagree" with a popular leaderboard person.Β 
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
Lol, downvotes... Aren't "I disagree" buttons... Ffs
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
@CalicoΒ how'd your week go?
Calico
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Corporate Trainer
Unreal. I haven't been on Bravado bc our department is being completely turned upside-down.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Damn! Sorry to hear that--you landing on your feet?
spoderman
Arsonist
+10
Friendly Neighborhood Spoderman
Come out, come out wherever you are! So many people in the shadows. That's a big reason that engagement is lacking. I'm wondering if half of them are even in sales?Β 
FeedTheKids
Politicker
+3
Solutions Consultant
Just joined WR recently. First week I just watched to checkout how much was talking business vs BS. Once I figured out the general tone - I've now gotten active.Β 

Not sure how sustainable it is to respond to multiple posts per day/week.Β 

My guess is I stay active for a week or 3, then end up lurking once a month or so to checkout interesting topics
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
After all, you gotta feed them kids.
FeedTheKids
Politicker
+3
Solutions Consultant
^ tru
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
@JC10XΒ where you at?
CCP
Opinionated
+6
VP, Business Development
Some people prefer to sit back and enjoy the show. But I agree, seems like a lot of the content comes from a select few. Yourself included, @poweredbycaffeine. You stuff is great. Keep it up!
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Thanks! Glad to see some new names in comments!
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Well I bite, so πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
@JackywakyΒ I know you've been active. But...hi!
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Senior AM
Gyro25
Politicker
+7
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
Here for the Memes and sound financial/sales advice..
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Does it matter if they're finding value that way? The point of the platform from their perspective might be different than ours.

https://southpark.cc.com/video-clips/t6qyw9/south-park-kill-the-wise-one
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Fair point
BasstheBear
Opinionated
+4
Business Development Representative
I would agree that there is definitely a large portion (maybe myself included) that isn’t as active as they (or we) should be. That being said I think there is a portion of the community that is very aggressive and this aggressive portion of the community claims that being mean and belittling people is β€œsavage”. Savages help their community better themselves. I think not only the active portion of the community but the inactive should reflect on why that is.
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
"hell yes brother" - Hulk Hogan
Exact same thoughts. I always notice the same few names and their echo chamber.Β 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
I enjoy posting, don’t care much who thinks what, if one person takes one thing from some of my knowledge and opinions it’s a win for me. I enjoy the anonymous part of things as well, as I can be me, without being a public representative of my brand 100% of the time.
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
I thought so too... Then the "I disagree button" comes out vs this comment/post doesn't add value to the discussion. Which is the true spirit of the up/down votes.Β 

It's a growing community, I get it, growing pains - forming storming norming all that jazz. Can't wait for it to thrive.Β 
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
The War Room is great, but I post in bursts because of my addictive personality. Don't wanna spend too much time talking about sales without actually selling.Β 
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
I used to be very active. Then the cool kid brigade poured on the downvotes, gatekeeping, echo chamber of "stop posting reposts, but upvote me complaining about reposts" and various other comment farm activity.Β 

Once it gets better, I'll be back and more active.Β 

Until then, lurker πŸ’―

Sadnes5
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Lurk away baby.
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
πŸ˜‚ I'm getting downvotes for "serious question" replies... I guess the truth hurts.Β 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
How do you know they lurk?Β  I'm curious about the WR's metrics and how much it's grown.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
When you see user names only in your activity feed, but never in the feed as comments or posts, then you can be assured they are lurkers.
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Oohh, today I learned! I was wondering how the algorithm for the feed worked.Β  Interesting to know!
SaaSyBee
Politicker
+5
Sales Content Writer
What's the point of lurking in an anonymous community? Speak your mind. Now's your chance.Β 
si
sickofthetoxic
Politicker
+7
down voters are marketing spies
If you don't agree with the herd, but you add thoughtful answers... Downvotes. (loss of commission). So it's safer to button up and let the popular kids amplify their own posts and polls, non contribution answers etc.Β 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Being anonymous helped convince me to post A LOT on this platform. I've posted plenty of stupid shit and I like to think I've posted some helpful stuff as well. Overall, it's a double-edged sword because when you're anonymous there is less accountability, but at the same time, it allows you to ask questions and/or vent without having to worry about your employer knowing about it. So I completely agree with P.B.C. Lukrers start posting/commenting/ and engaging more. 99% of us are anonymous on here anyway so if someone disagrees who cares. Worst-case scenario you get downvoted a bunch and if that's the case there is probably a lesson to take away because if you post something useful or hilarious you will get upvoted a bunch.
Mr.Saucey
Valued Contributor
+3
Commercial Account Executive
Fuckin snakes in the grass!
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
Idk to be honest, I see a lot of different people posting during the day and yet when it comes to the leader board I hardly ever organically see their posts. Is it an algorithm thing? I post often enough, try to comment on different posts all the time. Not active ALL DAY and checking and all that, anyway that's my experience.
Flippinghubs
Opinionated
+7
Account Executive
Oh man, im a roller coaster that only goes downΒ 
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