Am I an ogre? Or is it just me? - page 6

Alright, after several months of posting here in relative peace, I am now about to have people angry with me. I can feel it coming on.... Is it just me, or are all of these "help me!!" threads... Read More

  1. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Loubell RN 2B
    Maybe if they read this post, they will think twice before doing it...
    Cool. A little enlightenment is always a good thing.

    And I have far bigger issues in life to wad my panties over, so I won't be needing your suggestion.

    Heather
  2. by   FullMoonMadness
    I did ask for opinions on a class assignment,but also stated that i had several ideas and just wanted opinions. it was posted in student nursing forum.I got some helpful ideas about sites to search and did get my topic off an ethics in nursing forum.But,all the research and compiling is on me.
  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Geesh.. I did ask for hints on diagnoses after spending 5hours in my Carpenito book.. I already had 3 done, but just needed a lil nudge for that one other.... Trust me, I can do my own work... and I do... And I don't want anyone to GIVE me the answers, all I asked for was a lil help.. And yes most people did that.. But you occasionally get the "open your book" response.. If you are gonna be like that then don't bother responding...

    It will definately make me think twice before asking for "assistance" again...
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Some of the students are being a little oversensitive about this.

    If you can honestly rationalize in your head that you did all of "the work" yourself, then you probably did. Most of the people that we're really talking about probably won't even post in this thread. And the ask-a-nurse people probably don't even remember this site.

    But you occasionally get the "open your book" response.. If you are gonna be like that then don't bother responding...
    I think that these types of questions are best suited for the Student's Forum. As a way to bounce ideas off each other. But when I see "I have a Question" in General Nursing, I'm gonna open it because it could be related to any number of things. And believe me, if I take the time to open it and discern what it is, then you can bet your tuition that I am gonna "bother responding."

    Some people don't like feeling taken advantage of. And the fact is, that's what happens when we are inundated with these types of questions. When you post something here, it's open for everyone. You may not always get the responses you'd like. You have to be prepared for that.

    Heather
  5. by   StudentSandra
    Originally posted by canoehead
    Hey, if the answer to their question is " go to google and search on the term you just asked me about" they obviously don't deserve an answer. But otherwise inquiring minds are why this BB is so successful.

    Best reply yet!!!!
  6. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by telenurse_02
    can i say something from the "student" side of the fence? since i've been coming to this site, i've asked one question about a clinical project, which i posted in the appropriate area (ob-gyn). i can not speak for others, but being a cardiac nurse, i was just trying to get some ideas of what ob nurses would find as an interesting topic for this project. some of the return postings i got were things like "try google.com" and "there are wonderful search engines to use".........i was not trying to find someone to do my work for me, just some good ideas that would make my report something that would be interesting to learn about, and interesting for my classmates to learn about. i can say that for myself, i do not want or expect anyone do to my work for me. i thought that such a diverse group of nurses could bounce back some ideas for me........i'm not sure about how other students are posting these threads, but i'm sorry if i offended anyone by asking for some "ideas".
    lol, i learned a long time ago to stay away from other boards since it is obvious by my screen name i am a student.

    i don't think i've ever asked any "basic info" questions, as a matter of fact i am a paid tutor for the first level students in my program. i think one of the problems is that many people don't know how to use their computers. heck, i had mine for over a year before i ever "found out" about message boards, i thought people just did the "chat thing" with strangers.
  7. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by smilingblueyes
    its tough on both sides, really.:kiss
    can i get an amen
  8. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by telenurse_02
    this post was initially on a different area of the board but i asked if we could get a copy of it here........i thought it would be useful for all of us.
    lol, i was wondering why so many posters that don't frequent the student board were on this thread.
  9. by   Rena RN 2003
    originally posted by studentsandra
    lol, i learned a long time ago to stay away from other boards since it is obvious by my screen name i am a student.
    i'll amen that. we are okay to go look at the other boards but from some points of view, we are to stay put where we belong. heaven forbid that we ask for the view point of an experienced nurse. if i constantly wanted viewpoints from inexperienced nurses, i would ask my classmates. :chuckle


    but oh well, this too shall pass. just hoping that i remember the lowly students and their confusing plight when i'm "experienced."
  10. by   Rena RN 2003
    also just wanted to add that i do not believe that the majority of experienced nurses at allnurses are not willing to help students. quite the opposite from what i've seen.

    yet, like most apple barrels, there are a few rotten ones.
  11. by   NurseGirlKaren
    I was really confused...I went away for the weekend and I come back and I see this thread in 2 places (?)--am I seeing things?

    Heather, thank you for your last post...that explains well what I was trying to say.

    Sorry some think I'm a rotten apple barrel. To be specific, I was in particular speaking of all the posts by student_nurse17, if it makes any of you feel any better. If you want to search my posts, you'll see that I'm not the most unhelpful person in the world.

    Wait--why am I defending myself?

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