up all. It's come to my attention recently that there are a lot of lurkers on this site. The lurker, or "one who lurks," is a commonly identified phenomenon of most public web sites. They are those that read, yet do not contribute. Almost parasitic in nature, they come for the visceral thrill of reading about other people's lives, but make no comments, and have no input of their own. These are the digital equivalents of me, at a party.
Given my own similar social nature, I'm not going to call these people out. Freedom of speech also means freedom FROM speech, in my book, so the silent masses have my blessing to stay that way -- Unless, of course, they're single females, in which case they are required to start contributing to the discussion. "Contribution" can take many forms, but generally I accept Visa, Mastercard, and/or scandalous photos. Barring these things, I suppose simply balancing out the generally male point of view expressed on the site is an acceptable form of involvement.
For those who already contribute, regardless of gender, there's a special place in my heart, right near my mitral valve prolapse, just for you.