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Alta Vista is no help here

Is there a term for a person who always shows up as online in a given forum (your IM friends list, an online game, etc.) but who's never actually there - someone who just stays logged into a forum all the time, even when they're away from their computer?

I'm guessing it would be the opposite of a troll (someone who lurks until given an opportunity to appear and be nasty to someone), but what's that?

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layer
May. 23rd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
yeah, i always understood that lurker was someone who really was there even though they didn't appear to be, the opposite of someone who appears to be there but isn't.