I am writing a blog post for a class, and need a word that describes all the students who have yet to post.

Something like:

Therefore I pose this question to (anyone who has not yet written their blog response): blahdy blahdy blah?

  • Disregarder? One who disregards or one who ignores. – Nagarajan Shanmuganathan Aug 31 '16 at 14:13
  • In some workplaces, employees who have not completed a mandatory task (timesheet, self eval, training course) by a deadline are called defaulters. However, in the context you describe, I highly recommend that you just remove the parentheses from your example and phrase it exactly like that. Don't try to force it to one word. – cobaltduck Aug 31 '16 at 14:32
  • Can you explain more about these people’s situation? Are they all supposed to post but some haven’t yet or is posting optional? Is there a deadline for posting? Is it fair to assume that those who have not posted are observing the blog but just not participating? (Maybe: to all those lurkers??) – Jim Aug 31 '16 at 16:13
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    Now if we only had a future active participle in English, we could craft a verb form used as a noun adjectival compound term like morituri te salutamus (Those who are about to die salute you) and have blogguturi (those who are about to blog) – bib Aug 31 '16 at 18:42

Therefore I pose this question to pending bloggers

That is, using the word 'pending' as an adjective ...

From Mirriam-Webster: 'happening or likely to happen soon' (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pending)

From dictionary.com: 'about to take place; impending.' (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pending)

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Why not potential bloggers?

Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future: a two-pronged campaign to woo potential customers

Similarly prospective

(Of a person) expected or expecting to be something particular in the future: she showed a prospective buyer around the house

Oxford Dictionaries Online

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I think that for a Web site, lurkers might be the best option - it's jargon, though. Or you might try bystanders.

That said, I would not make too great an effort to find a single word.

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I take it you are looking for something fairly concise.

I pose this question to the as-yet uncommitted...

I'm thinking of those who haven't yet responded to a poll.

When your students are used to this, you could leave out the "as-yet" part.

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What about the word tardy? As I understand it, the OP would like to remind the students that some of them have not yet submitted their contributions to the blog. So, the teacher might say to his/her class, "Would those of you who have been tardy in posting, please do so as soon as possible".

Tardy : Slow in moving, acting, or happening; arriving or doing something late. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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