Allnurses needs nurses - page 9

I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics. What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no... Read More

  1. by   Farawyn
    Quote from BostonFNP
    I will say for better or worse (and perhaps I am one of those people are happy to see not post as much), I post less because I miss the app.
    I miss you. You are one of my AN crushes.
  2. by   WKShadowRN
    Quote from Christy1019
    I'm sadly one of those nurses who stopped visiting the site as often when the app went away. I used to go on the app daily, looked forward to the lively debates and discussions, however I don't use my laptop very often, and navigating a website forum on a smart phone is not something I care to do. However, tonight it is slow at work so I thought what the heck, let me see what is going on there, and it does seem to be a lot more student questions than nursing discussion. I say, bring the app back please! If you build it, they will come...
    yes.
    I still use my phone's browser to navigate the forum but it's so clunky and glitchy.
  3. by   WKShadowRN
    Quote from BostonFNP
    I will say for better or worse (and perhaps I am one of those people are happy to see not post as much), I post less because I miss the app.
    .
    Well, I, for one, miss you.
  4. by   WKShadowRN
    Quote from madareebrahim
    Well...RN here. *waves*...i really just read the Speciality forums mostly...most of the postings on AllNurses dont appeal to me because its heavy on Student threads but its great, they are able tp recieve lotsa support!

    So...unlurking...sorta. ������
    .
    Same here.

    But then in the NP forums and advanced practice forums (for example) I feel the flush of new stuff is lacking.

    So I come to general. Which is overwhelming at times.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Farawyn: Does your use of OT in the last post mean "over the top" or "off topic"? Thanks.
  6. by   WKShadowRN
    Quote from caliotter3
    Farawyn: Does your use of OT in the last post mean "over the top" or "off topic"? Thanks.
    I suspect off topic but some might interpret (not I!) as over-the-top.
  7. by   LibraSunCNM
    I never used the app very much, honestly only if I was traveling and didn't bring my laptop. But why was it gotten rid of, does anyone know? I assumed they were just creating a better one, but nothing has replaced it, right?
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    I never used the app very much, honestly only if I was traveling and didn't bring my laptop. But why was it gotten rid of, does anyone know? I assumed they were just creating a better one, but nothing has replaced it, right?
    I believe there was a security issue with it. I honestly never liked the app, the mobile version works well for me.
  9. by   Emergent
    Quote from Pixie.RN
    I believe there was a security issue with it. I honestly never liked the app, the mobile version works well for me.
    The only problem for me with the mobile version is that you can't go to a particular page in a thread easily. You can go to the first unread, you can go to the first page, or you can go to the last page. On the desktop you can go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc....
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Emergent
    The only problem for me with the mobile version is that you can't go to a particular page in a thread easily. You can go to the first unread, you can go to the first page, or you can go to the last page. On the desktop you can go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc....
    Yeah, that is true. I just click in the browser to force the desktop version if I want to get to a certain page, then I go back to mobile. There is an arrow to go to the latest unread post in a thread that appears at the top of the original post, I have found that very helpful.
  11. by   Farawyn
    Quote from caliotter3
    Farawyn: Does your use of OT in the last post mean "over the top" or "off topic"? Thanks.
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    I suspect off topic but some might interpret (not I!) as over-the-top.
    LOL!
    OT is Off Topic.
    I had good communication with the mods at the time, and I think we are all okay now.

    I do tend to drift. I understand that, and it's not my board, so I have to Obey.
    The problem is, I thought it was OUR board.
  12. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    This post, re: The School Nurse Forum, Kooky...That's because you came in and tried to stir the pot. We may be welcoming, but we aren't doormats. We have no room for the NETY stuff you were trying to post. We are busy trying to be each other's co-workers. We are very protective of each other as well as new School Nurses. Keep your spoon on the General Board.

    I left because of a few reasons, some of which I will not get into, but some I will.
    I was initially moderated for being OT too much, and for being somehow influential enough to sway others to be OT as well. I was a huge AN supporter, and a paid member. I made lifelong friends here. The moderation was tough, though. Who knew my words were so powerful? I was hurt, I really was. So, I stayed away.
    I know at least 2 long time members who quit AN during that time because of the way I was treated.

    Once I got off AN, I realized I didn't miss it too much, outside of the School Nurse Forum and the Blue Side.
    But then, of course, I did. I missed it. I missed all of you.

    I came back to... no App. Which was HUGE in me not logging on.
    I miss my signature, but I've not made up my mid to renew my membership at this time. The App made all the difference for me, and I think, a lot of people.
    Then, the Blue Side got all mixed up. Our steady threads like Davey's Cartoon Thread and The Music Thread fell down the line as we posted in the morning thread.

    As far as WILTW. ixchel is taking a bit of a break. That thread was THE reason I came to AN. It did get out of hand- mostly because we LIKED each other so much, but despite the OT, it always came back around to some sort of nursing. It was moved to Blue, then moved back, but moderated. It was the one thread in which students and nurses alike got along and TALKED. It was easily the best thread on AN.

    The stuff I won't talk about- you COBs that are still here know what they are. WHO we are missing. WHO She Who Shall Not Be Named is, and others who have simply left because this site changed.
    It had to after the Brian thing. I get that. It's my choice to participate less. I get that, too. I'm not whining about it. It was great for me. The SN board still is.

    And yea, I'm still here, Emergent.
    I wondered why I saw you less, Farawyn! I, for one, miss you a lot, especially on the SN forum.

    The SN forum does rock and really is the reason I visit AN. It helped me find my way as a new SN and new nurse overall. So welcoming and informative! And we respect our own and can disagree respectively, which is amazing. Now, with a few years under my belt, I continue to learn new things there all the time, but I can give back as well. Circle of life, so to speak (cue Lion King music...).

    I love, love reading true nursing threads for all sects of nursing because I just like learning from peers in different specialties. I tend to lurk more outside of my specialty, though, because I know it isn't my part of the pool to offer advice. (Though any thread on sexual education, I'm your gal!). But I do also remember the stress of being a student and will sometimes venture into the student threads to let a student know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. (To those willing to listen to such advice.)

    PS: I guess in the minority, but I hated the app. I installed it, but found I never used it. I tend to connect on AN during the week when I'm more often at a computer.
    Last edit by JenTheSchoolRN on Apr 28, '17
  13. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from Farawyn
    I miss you. You are one of my AN crushes.
    Farawyn! Have you been wandering? Where have you been?

    Quote from WKShadowRN
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    Well, I, for one, miss you.


    See 2 out of 100k or so isn't bad! It's the quality that counts anyways!

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