There are peoples on instant messenger who sees a message and don't reply. Is there a word for them ?

  • Non espondent / thefreedictionary.com/nonrespondent – user 66974 Aug 22 '19 at 16:15
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    sometimes they’re called lurkers. – Xanne Aug 22 '19 at 20:42
  • I've upticked @Xanne here but wanted to opine that Lurkers becomes slang when applied in this way, I hope it does make its way into the lexicon coz it feels so right ( unlike Coz!). – user356866 Aug 23 '19 at 5:56
  • Do you mean someone who does not reply to a message intended for them personally, or one who reads a conversation among others without contributing to it? The latter is often called a lurker, but I don't know a noun for the former. – Anton Sherwood Aug 23 '19 at 8:51

You might consider acknowledger

A person who acknowledges or recognizes someone or something.

Such as the person who signs acknowledgement of receipt for a parcel.

This opens the door to an interesting unacknowledger from unacknowledged for the kind of person who first opens a message, marking it read, then marks it unread.

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    Newish user; I down voted you , got the "please consider a comment" tried to Undownvote you and failed 🙇 – user356866 Aug 23 '19 at 5:59
  • @user356866 I think there is a "grace period" for changing votes and flags. Possibly you exceeded it. Why do you want to retract your DV? Can I assist you in some way? I already up-voted to offset negative voting. – Cascabel Aug 23 '19 at 23:58

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