Ever notice this about allnurses? - page 5

It regulary happens that someone posts a question or brings up a topic, and is immediately told "This has been discussed before. Do a search." Then- When someone does a search and posts in the... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And about the NCLEX threads, i don't understand, maybe just because i didn't freak out over it.

    I knew when my test date was, i took a few online practice tests a week before to get used to the format, read through NCLEX PN Made Incredibly Easy Once, took the test, it stopped somewhere in the mid 80's, and i went home. I don't feel it's a test that i could have STUDIED for, i either knew it or i didn't. I knew that i'd find out the results in a few days, if i passed it, great, if i didn't, well, reschedule, pay, and do it again.

    If there's one thing i've learned, panic and spazzing does nothing but create anxiety and HTN, gas and the runs and neither one of those things will help me pass anything. Yes i wanted to know my results ASAP, BUT life had to go on meanwhile, and i couldn't let that distract me from orientation. Besides, it used to be that people waited for WEEKS to find out their results, i can handle a couple of days.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 27, '07
  2. by   Tweety
    Nothing much irritates me, which is why I got drafted to moderate the ADN vs. BSN forum. LOL


    It is only an internet discussion board.

    It is only an internet discussion board.

    It is only an internet discussion board.

    It is only an internet discussion board.
  3. by   Tweety
    I think we should continue to help newbies and answer their questions, but also encourage them to use the search because there might be some answers on those threads that would help.

    People sometimes respond to old threads, offering advice to people long gone and perhaps should be encouraged not to do that. I noticed someone giving advice to a pre-nursing question that was 3 years old. I thought about telling them that student probably graduated by now, but it was good advice, so I let them carry on.

    Don't sweat the small stuff. It is only an internet discussion board.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Or something else i've done a couple of times is DO the search then post the links of the horse-beating topics.
  5. by   rnmomtobe2010
    This is wonderful. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. I am glad to know I am not alone.
  6. by   MB37
    I get irritated at all of the above, but I'm sure when I was a newbie I probably asked the same repetitive questions (I suppose I could do a search and find out). Now, I skip the threads with hashed over titles (ADN/BSN, etc.). I do occasionally mention the date of the thread, but usually only when it's an advice post and several years old - I can't figure out why anyone digs those up, especially when it's something really personal, and the only new response is something like, "I hope your son gets over that flu soon!" and it's 3 years since the OP's kid was sick.
  7. by   llg
    Quote from MB37
    can't figure out why anyone digs those up, especially when it's something really personal, and the only new response is something like, "I hope your son gets over that flu soon!" and it's 3 years since the OP's kid was sick.
    Those posts make me laugh.
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from jlsRN
    What do you think of threads like [MOUSE]"I hate nursing and everything about it!!!"[/MOUSE]

    or

    [S]"I'm leaving nursing forever because it sucks!!!"[/S]

    or[EVIL] "Mean Doctors, What Should I do?"[/EVIL]

    or [BANANA]"Should I quit my job?"[/BANANA]
    A lot of those types of threads are helpful to me. I've been in nursing a long time, and have been in some bad situations. There have been times that I have wanted to leave nursing forever.

    Reading these threads, seeing that I'm not alone, and reading what others are doing to cope has helped me to stay in nursing.
  9. by   nursemike
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Staff discussed this issue back in '98 and determined that it isn't a problem.






    So, what thread was that on?

    It doesn't much bother me to see topics rehashed. If it isn't interesting, I just skip it.

    Then again, I see myself entering the point in my life where I'll be able to plan my own surprise parties.
  10. by   sharona97
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Don't forget "Help! I just took the NCLEX and I'm freaking out!"

    "ADN or BSN"

    "Anyone going to school online"?

    and that all time classic-
    "Help! I just took the NCLEX and I'm freaking out!"



    Ad nauseum.

    I hardly ever read those threads anymore.

    When I post in an old thread, however, I'm regularly told "Didn't you see the date on this thread?"

    Threads are not like milk- they don't expire, lol.
    I am so guilty of posting to an old thread and reminded of it. I just forget to look at the dates sometimes and the posts are very interesting.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Another thing that bugs me:


    I've noticed that some (not all) students will ask things about school or clinical work, saying they're having a hard time with something (understandable), and people will give the total answer. So all that's left for someone to do is to highlight, copy, and paste.

    I'm not saying that all the people that ask for help are looking for someone to do their work for them, but i have gotten that impression form a few off the OPs of those threads, and then there's their homework practically done for them on the thread. I might give clues or links on threads, give the OP hints, like that, but i'm not doing their homework. To me, it defeats the purpose of learning if the answers are just written out like that.

    And i'm quite sure i'll get flamed for that, have before, but, oh well.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 28, '07 : Reason: punctuation
  12. by   FireStarterRN
    Look at all the users who liked the opening post!!!

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  13. by   deleern
    Just a note, at the bottom of the Page there is a Box that states Similar threads.... alot of them are old.... and yes I have posted to those not realizing that the thread was old.... most of the time I just Lurk.... But if I do have to Vent about my day I go to my journal.... There I can vent.... It just feels good to Type it out...sometimes.

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