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I've noticed if one is in the minority opinion on a subject, things get very mean. Subjectivity is tossed out the window. There are things in my Nursing career that I have witnessed, heard and experienced and I would love to... Read More

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    [QUOTE=Tweety]Some would beg to differ. Which illustrates my point, some interpret rudeness differently.

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    Oh blah blah blah . . . . you are not rude. Sheesh, funny and articulate and compassionate and friendly and helpful . .. .whoops, making you sound like one of the Seven Dwarfs here.

    Seriously - do not take those rude comments seriously Tweety. I'll let ya know if you've been rude. ;-)

    steph

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    Quote from Tweety
    Being one of the lone vocal conservatives .....

    Ditto on the moderators! They are awesome.
    I am one of those quiet conservatives, Tweety.

    And, thank you kindly for the vote of confidence!!!!
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    And sbic dear - you are hardly an outsider. We've had many conversations and actually agreed a couple of times. :-)
    Yes, we've had some good give and take. And, we did agree once, didn't we? :chuckle I didn't say the entire senior class shunned me!
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    Quote from sbic56
    Yes, we've had some good give and take. And, we did agree once, didn't we? :chuckle I didn't say the entire senior class shunned me!
    Well, I'm not part of the real Senior class. I'm more like a sophomore.

    :-) steph
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    Quote from stevielynn
    Well, I'm not part of the real Senior class. I'm more like a sophomore.

    :-) steph
    Good point! At this stage of the game, I dont want to be referred to as "senior" either!
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    Quote from stevielynn
    Anyway, jump on in . . . I felt left out too but not anymore.

    steph

    I was a veteren of other message boards prior to joining this one. I used to have webtv and they have lots of message boards there. So I knew, like when you walk into a party of friends and coworkers, they all know each other. They may say "nice to meet you", but it was up to me to jump in and participate.

    Obviously, since some of us spend more time posting than others it may feel to an outsider that we are cliquish.

    Look at Siri, she just joined and she's a mod already. There are other newbies too that have become part of the allnurses family.

    There are even message boards here like the International Board and the CRNA board that have groups of "cliques" in them.

    I guess what I'm saying is that I don't find this message board inclusive and cliquish. Yes, there are friendships here and people who talk back and forth and have a history, but is that such a bad thing?

    I think it takes becoming a Premium member, time and a lot of posts before getting comfortable.
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    Quote from Tweety
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    Obviously, since some of us spend more time posting than others it may feel to an outsider that we are cliquish.

    Look at Siri, she just joined and she's a mod already. There are other newbies too that have become part of the allnurses family.

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    Huh, I guess, thank you???
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    Quote from siri
    Huh, I guess, thank you???

    I hesitated talking about another member in my post and I apologize for that. It was definately a compliment to your own friendliness and willingness to jump right in, rather than sit back and judge how unwelcoming and cliquish (sp?) the oldtimers are.
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    I think this board is great, and a very good job of moderating is done. I think a little healthy debate is good, and if it get's out of hand it is quickly taken care of. It is a very diverse group who I really enjoy. I do see some cliquishness ( I know that isn't the right spelling) between premium members and non-premium members, but not enough to be an issue. Occasionally a troll finds there way into the conversation, but that is usually handled quickly. I do think this is the best nursing board around by far and thank Brian and all the other staff for keeping it that way.
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    I've been a member of several boards through the years. On every board, it has been up to me to learn the TOS, participate and get to know people. It works. The more I participate, the more I feel like a true member of the board. I feel like I can state my opinion and will get respectful (and lively!) discussion from everyone. I agree that a bulletin board is a hard place to try and interpret someone else's tone. This is my rule that I try to live by...assume the best of a person until proven otherwise.


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