I agree with that comment from John in Brisbane about Paddymac's outline of the Mudcat. I think they would fit very well in the kind of FAQ or welcome page being talked about in this thread at the moment.
(In case the clicky thing went wrong, I mean the one headlined "Needed? Song history FAQ ?")
And I quite agree that the term "lurkers" is offensive, and I think we should abandon it here. Maybe "Angels" - for, as we all know, "fools rush in where Angels fear to thread"