Reported posts - page 2

all the moderators get notified of all reported posts. we look there and the first dozen posts are wonderful, helpful,really good. then on occasion a little bickering between posters, totally off... Read More

  1. by   RNPD
    Anne, I did what you suggested. If you are referring to the "glove" post, I didn't find your posts offensive at all, and I don't think anyone else did from the tone of the posts. P_RN must be talking about something much worse than that. I have read threads where the bickering, name calling, etc became extremely offensive and I have to think that this thread is not referring to anything you posted. I found your posts to be clear and interesting and very imformative. So if you took the "bomb" statement the wrong way, I really don't think it was a big deal and you explained yourself & apologized anyway.

    So I am still curious!
  2. by   RNPD
    BTW, I do think it is a good idea to remove posts that degenerate into bickering and name calling. When there are strong debaters who still offer useful info it should stay but if the purpose of the post is to inflame or name call-I say pull it!
  3. by   abrenrn
    Many of the threads in which I felt yelled out, if you will, have stopped being active. They go back to when I first started posting (about a month ago) and don't show up in "the last two days."

    One was shut down by a moderator because the tone had become so harsh. That was when I was PM'd by a poster who was frustrated at not being able to bash me on the thread. At least, that's how it sounded. In fact, the PM said something like "I wish they hadn't shut this down so I could say it on the thread."

    The thread itself, the poster and the private message have dift levels of confidentiality. As I said, all posts can be found, all threads to which anyone has posted can be found by clicking on "user profile". Someone might agree that I might be more upset by one post than another and deduce that is the poster I am referring to. I will answer such a question when sent as a PM, not in a public forum. The private message, and its sender, are private. I've been too brainwashed about privacy and confidentiality to reveal those things.

    But, anything posted in a general discussion is public, not private, and available for all to see. Yes, I skimmed the agreement I agreed to when I joined this forum. I know I should not admit to not reading it fully and carefully, I wonder how many do? I find the divisions between "public" and "private" pretty obvious, though. Anything public can be found with a mouse click.
  4. by   Youda
    Nevermind . . . post erased.
    Last edit by Youda on Nov 13, '02
  5. by   psychonurse
    I think that anything that someone can read anything into it. Like you write something on a thread and no matter how nice you say it somebody starts to think that you are upset with something that you said. I think that in our profession that is as stressful as it is we can certainly put in more words than really should be in them. I think that we just have to take everybodys posting with a grain of salt.
    Originally posted by abrenrn
    It is interesting, though, that someone received a PM re "ties to this thread." I did not know that there were any specific ties to any threads.
    Threads like these do not just pop up every once in awhile, for no reason. There is usually something going on that the moderators try to stop before it gets out of hand.

    I asked if starting this "be nice" thread was in reference to any other particular thread. I then received a PM from someone who told me which specific thread had triggered this one. And there is a specific thread. P_RN's message appears exactly the same way in that thread as it does here.

    Another point I wanted to make. All posts are not public and viewable by me. When a thread is removed, for whatever reason, those posts are no longer in a member's profile. So any truly offensive statements one makes have the potential to be moved out of public view as soon as the thread is.

    Just wanted to clear some things up.

  7. by   mattsmom81
    I agree with this thread and the opinions posted...some threads i scratch my head and say "Where is all this hostility coming from?' then I find out it is a carryover from OTHER threads where someone has been offended...

    Something I have found very helpful to me here on Allnurses is to utilize the ignore feature for the more, er...imflammatory members here and question whether I'm really in a calm enough mood to read them 'today'...particularly on certain subjects.

    If I'm in a good mood I might choose to read these posts and respond...if I'm in a pizzy mood I generally avoid so I don't post something I may regret...LOL! To feed the angry beast ensures it's survival...LOL.

    I love Allnurses and in general I really enjoy the sharing and camaraderie here. Like everywhere we go, I have found friends and also those I cannot feel warmly towards.
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Okay guys - I'm not too computer literate, so I know its not me being mean. However, I'm just nosy enough to want to know what this thread is all about???

    Anyway - everyone have a nice day.

    I personally dream of working at Aldi's grocery store. They only take cash, you have to bring your own bags and bag stuff yourself and they are closed on Sunday - not bad, hunh???
  9. by   CMERN
    Im with you traumaRUs....i dont got a clue..and i hope i aint one of the "hostile ones" whoever they are. I personally think allnurses is cool along with al posters. every body kiss an make-up? confused:
    Last edit by CMERN on Nov 13, '02
  10. by   baseline
    I know I haven't been contentious....I AM naughty on the rarest of occasions.....

    Pier One.....I want to work at Pier One.......Get an employee discount......besides....its right next to Baskin-Robbins.....
  11. by   Lausana
    I've been following the thread that I'm assuming this is about, and to be perfectly honest I just skip over the personal attacks, especially on the thread in question-it's absolutely ridiculous.

    I say leave them so that the posters can go back and feel stupid for trying unsuccessfully to turn the thread into something else, because it didn't work the thread went on.
    People have the opportunity to go back and edit and if they don't exercise that right then-they should be able to take what they dish out.

    I'm glad I'm not a moderator

    Somedays I just want to work at Target for the rest of my life...sigh...a discount and a snack bar at my finger tips--the good life!!
  12. by   NurseDennie
    Okay, the thread was started because some thread somewhere got icky.

    What thread? Well, it isn't stated.
    Who got upset? Nope, don't know that, either
    What form of icky occurred? Don't know that

    Sometimes, I don't think people are as upset as they seem to be. I guess something has to bother you enough to report a post, but I have felt like some of the posts were reported in a "tattle tale" kind of way. "Oooooh, I'm gonna TELL" because maybe they don't agree with what someone has said, or something along those lines. Or perhaps they don't like the tone.

    I, personally, am very soft-spoken. I don't yell. Not that I think it's Wrong, I just don't do it, and I'm uncomfortable when I hear people yelling. It seems rude, to me, and I don't like it. I live in a neighborhood where a LOT of yelling goes on.

    Okay, I admit - I've reported a couple of posts in the past.

    And then we get advice about going to PM if we have a problem with a particular poster, and not add flames to a thread. I haven't PM'd so much, although I have done when I've seen a thread or a post to a thread too late to make a reasonable contribution but I think I have something specific for somebody to see. Then somebody else starts a thread that he/she was sent a PM that was hurtful and icky.

    I've seen things like this before (not necessarily by the same person) and I don't see the purpose for it. It seems to get people curious and a little bit tittilated. I am! I want to know what's going on and why.


  13. by   Q.
    Odd, because I'm at a loss and usually I am right in the thick of it.

    Thank god it wasn't me this time.