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I am new to this online world of talking on forums. I've made a mess of things, and I ask your forgiveness.

I'm not a 'troll' although that is a reasonably new term I've discovered.

I have lots of stories, some really difficult ones, but when/if I post them in the future, I will give much better background information.

I have worked with several US nurses over here in the school job, and they've been great. I have seen some cultural differences, not good or bad, just different, but we got on great, and keep in touch even though they're back in America.

So, again, my apologies for getting off on the wrong foot.

Sincerely

A rather stunned newbie to the online world

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

No harm, no foul.

You certainly livened up the place, talk about exploding threads :)

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Hi there! I would love to get a little background. You've talked about working in OB, med/surg, and school nursing. I haven't been able to figure out if you're American, French, or Russian, or none of the above. I can't figure out if you're 23 years old, or have been a nurse for 23 years.

Maybe an introduction?

Hi there! I would love to get a little background. You've talked about working in OB, med/surg, and school nursing. I haven't been able to figure out if you're American, French, or Russian, or none of the above. I can't figure out if you're 23 years old, or have been a nurse for 23 years.

Maybe an introduction?

23yrs a nurse, in NZ, GB, and a couple of places in Europe, + 6 winters as a ski nurse/instructor

No worries! Sometimes livening things up is a good thing.

Welcome to the wild world of nursing on the internet. :up:

Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 39 years experience.

I trot this out as needed.

My advice for those so inclined to take it on the internet forum experience:

1) Not everyone is going to hear what you say the way you want it heard.

2) Someone is going to be offended, opposed or misunderstand/misinterpret your thoughts.

3) Someone will find angles into the topic you never would have entertained.

4) Someone is going to yank your chain.

5) Once you start a thread/topic- it is not yours anymore.

6) Pick your battles.

7) It's the internet.

Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 39 years experience.

Good luck and no worries! At least you weren't trying to see us a work from home scheme in every thread!

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

23yrs a nurse, in NZ, GB, and a couple of places in Europe, + 6 winters as a ski nurse/instructor

Are you American? British? Kiwi?

VANurse2010

Has 6 years experience.

I don't believe your stories, but that's neither here nor there.

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

Hi there! I would love to get a little background. You've talked about working in OB, med/surg, and school nursing. I haven't been able to figure out if you're American, French, or Russian, or none of the above. I can't figure out if you're 23 years old, or have been a nurse for 23 years.

Maybe an introduction?

Yes! This! Please. You seem to have a fascinating history and I can't quite peg you down. Please tell us more about you. It would certainly clear up some people's misconceptions, I'm sure.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

I don't believe your stories, but that's neither here nor there.

Glad someone else said this. I also don't believe the current "babe in the internet woods" thread. Lets see what's next.

Glad someone else said this. I also don't believe the current "babe in the internet woods" thread. Lets see what's next.

It's not worth it. I think I have some really interesting stories to share, but it's simply not worth it. I don't have a thick enough skin for this, although I now I have had such a response, I would like to continue. But at the end of the day, I might just keep my adventures to myself.

Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 39 years experience.

You must have math difficulties too.

I checked out one thread you started and your stats there contradict here.

#7 applied.

Peace out.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

I trot this out as needed.

My advice for those so inclined to take it on the internet forum experience:

1) Not everyone is going to hear what you say the way you want it heard.

2) Someone is going to be offended, opposed or misunderstand/misinterpret your thoughts.

3) Someone will find angles into the topic you never would have entertained.

4) Someone is going to yank your chain.

5) Once you start a thread/topic- it is not yours anymore.

6) Pick your battles.

7) It's the internet.

Reminds me of a sign I once saw posted in a friends bathroom - It said men like the seat up women like it down - it has hinges get over it!

hppy

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

You must have math difficulties too.

I checked out one thread you started and your stats there contradict here.

#7 applied.

Peace out.

What does this mean?

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

Hey, at least it hasn't been boring with your input! Boring is the ultimate in bad on forums. If you can learn to ignore or otherwise somehow live with the inevitable negativity in the wild world of the internet the arguments can actually be fun.

That said the arguments also shouldn't be personal. Debate the post, not the poster. If you do feel offended by somebody's response feel free to flag it. Use the little exclamation point in the yellow triangle at the bottom of the post, this reports the post as against the sites TOS and will be followed up on by the mods.

Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 39 years experience.

What does this mean?

It seems I have made an error. I thought she wrote 23 years old in this thread and not in experience.

Her math adds up, my comprehension for reading not so much today.

My apologies.

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