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A lot of the lurkers are reps with nationals and regionals. Yes, there are quite a few birds perched above watching and listening to the goings on. More than one member has had to change their screen name because they were contacted and told to stop posting information about a certain company they work for. There have been and are threats made. Years ago, I made it a point to always mention the company that was involved in a story about some backhanded dealing they committed against a sub. Safeguard, Five Brothers, etc. I didn't care. Everytime their name is used it climbs the google search engine. The law is that there is no expectation of privacy here, and repeating first hand accounts isn't libel or slanderous if it is true.
Once in a while, the owner or CEO of a management firm will come on and try battling it out with members over their pricing and tactics. A few are legit and offer insight; others are just bottom feeders and get offended that others know it.
Some are just new contractors that read the threads and realize they aren't the only poor slobs getting screwed. Some of them don't post because they likely deserve said screwing and don't want to speak up. Others just read and read and read. A lot of threads just rehash the same points.
Another group, probably a third, tried opening a porn site and the virus they downloaded linked them here. That's some of IT's doing. I guess whatever it takes to grow the numbers.