What do you think of the Nursing Spectrum BB?

  1. Hi there fellow nurses and students,

    I was just over at the Nursing Spectrum Bulletin Board. I wasn't really impressed with what I was reading. The people that post there seem like a bunch of snobs. I was just wondering what my fellow allnurses.com members thought.
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  3. by   Stargazer
    I've only been over there a couple of times. While I don't think it's necessarily fair, or productive, to post negative comments about posters from another BB (and I do know that there are at least a few people who post regularly on BOTH boards), I will say that I hate the page formatting on the forums over there.

    I like things all tidy and neat and organized into categories so I can find what I'm looking for. The NS BB is set up so you just post new topics on any subject, one right after the other. It also doesn't seem to archive threads for longer than 2 weeks. I just don't like the software they're using.

    There were also a number of comments posted the last time I visited that seemed to indicate that most posters felt the moderators needed to be a little more, um, interventional when things got out of hand. Maybe I've been spoiled by the first few BBs that I started on, but I prefer mods who maintain their boards with the iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove methodology; it discourages trolls, keeps things tidy and on-topic, and keeps boards from degenerating into name-calling and well-if-that's-the-way-you-feel-then-I'm-leaving-goodbye! dramatics.
    Last edit by Stargazer on Mar 20, '02
  4. by   hoolahan
    kaknurse, don't let what a few people on other BB's say bother you. Have to agree with Stargazer, it's so much more fun when we can all "play well with others." Let's not stoop to their level.

    (Sheesh, had to come back and edit a typo, another reason I like this place. While I am generally too lazy to correct typo's, it really looks especially bad to leave them in a two line post!!)
  5. by   P_RN
    I have gone to bunches and bunches of forums over the years. I like this one, this format. I also like some of the others that don't use this format. What is said in one has NO bearing on the others. I'm with HotLips....lets all play well with others. We learned that in kindergarten, but sometimes have forgotten it.
  6. by   night owl
    I visit there, but never post. They are a clickity bunch and that's why I chose to stay here. Everyone here are good people!
  7. by   Q.
    I'm with Stargazer. I've visited a few times and was thoroughly confused with the format.

    I did start out with Nursing Center, and liked them. A bit more formal with alot of posters with high credentials, but very informative and NEVER name-calling. Very professional board.
  8. by   tapper
    Well I heard what Susy said about what P_RN did when Night Owl mentioned what Houlihan told Stargazer concerning Kaknurse that blah ba bah blah blah . . . sorry just bored :-)
  9. by   nightingale
    We have learned to keep it nice and clean... No mud slinging here...

    I love the format and professionalism of the posters here. I admit to remaining in awe of the quality of information I obtain by the "regs" and new posters.

    I am proud to be a part of this team! We are AllNurses!

  10. by   BrandyBSN
    I have only been there 2 times, but lets just say I like it here better

  11. by   Nebby Nurse
    I was a Nursing Spectrum junky prior to the difficult registration process. Some of the posters had their feathers ruffled enough to petition for for this censored version and I found it outrageous that some of my favorite outspoken posters were banned. I really miss some of the free-for- alls that used to go on there!
  12. by   oramar
    Get to nursing center about once a month, go to Nursing Spectrum to read about once a week, come to all nurse daily AT LEAST
  13. by   SICU Queen
    I like it here a WHOLE lot! Tons of info and everyone is usually SO professional.

    Now, I do have to admit to a lot of sh*t-slinging on another board (not the one y'all mentioned) but usually the topic was not nursing related and generally consisted of me responding harshly to people and vice-versa.

    I'm being a good girl here, PROMISE...
  14. by   CindyCCRN
    I like to flip-flop between these two Nursing BB's... depends on the topics or my mood. I like both BB's and the people (often the same) equally well... The support is great!

    I do feel bad for some of the people on the NSBB... got an unfair rap or rep for a big problem that maybe never should have been allowed to go so far... sure seemed like someone was trying to lure others into a hairy conflict... or maybe wanted to shut down the whole BB...

    I'm glad the administrators were wise enough to sit on it till the intent was fairly obvious...