Delurk delurk delurk delurk

In the blogging world, “delurking” is an invitation for blog readers to say hello in the comments section. This is interesting to us, because this website happens to get a pretty decent readership, but we’ve noticed that the comments have been a little sparser this past year.

Hmmm… so do we have more readers, but they just happen to be a quieter bunch? Anyway… here is a post with a direct invitation for readers to leave a note just to say hello (you know, “delurk”).

O.K. Who’s going to take the plunge be first?

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at

9 Responses to “Delurk delurk delurk delurk”

  1. Brian

    I’ll go first. Great website. I really enjoyed yesterday’s talk (Sheldon Solomon). Very interest and he was a great speaker as well.

  2. leslie

    What what? How did you get tickets already? Can I get them? Great blog by the way.

  3. scott

    I’m here to delurk. This is the first time I’ve come across this term outside of Starcraft (for younger audience: it’s an RTS game from the late 90’s)

  4. David

    Hi there,
    Thanks for this blog, it’s really great to have such a community within UBC. Solomon’s talk was really great, thanks for the tip!

    to Scott: ^^ I thought about that too.

  5. Angeli

    delurk -> very onomatopoeic (sp?), like the sound a Lurker makes when it unburrows.

    …that’s another starcraft reference, in case you were wondering…

  6. Tiffany

    Thank you for all the interesting articles and updates about what is happening at UBC 🙂

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