Am I an ogre? Or is it just me? - page 3

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   rebelwaclause
    Ya know Karen...I told this one "poster" that they obviously wanted someone to do their school work for them. Duh?

    Some posters are legit with there questions, you can tell because their thoughts are more like a ponder or they have an idea but wanted to "bounce off" thoughts with others. Those don't bother me at all, and I'm happy to give an opinion, if I have one. But to blatantly ask "I was told to write a paper on ecoli, what do you know about it?

  2. by   Dr. Kate
    And sometimes I read them just to get my blood moving. Also, it's a good way to get a feel for what students are being asked to do, what they think, and how they approach problems--all things hard to find out if you're on the hospital side of education.

    But, sometimes the questions are a bit much and I want to ask if they were sleeping in class.
  3. by   hoolahan
    Good point about study groups. I graduated before the internet, BUT got my BSN thru distance study. My school had a great chat room. I met a bunch of people in there, and we began an on-line study group. It was great! My best buddy was fro Alaska, and we had each developed our own study guide for the clinical test, then we shared our guides w each other, and it is amazing the way we each had missed things, but when combined, it was a great effort!!

    When I was getting my AAS, I particioated in study groups, and you would always know who was the lazy one in the bunch. We had one person who went through each of the study groups, one per semester. Still failed. You do need to do a lot of work yourself or you will miss a lot.

    Like I said, I have to be in the mood, and it has to be a question I can answer. I only go crazy getting references when I am curious about the answer myself. But I have to admit, like Heather says, if I can go to google and find 15,000 hits by typing in oneword, well, makes you wonder why they would waste that time posting here, their google search would be done faster, even with cable I think!
  4. by   Glad2behere
    Is this like one of those "eat their young" threads?
    Nope. It's a "we're not gonna spoonfeed them either" thread.
  6. by   Stargazer
    I have no idea what you're talking about. Say, got a toothpick? :chuckle
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Glad2behere
    Is this like one of those "eat their young" threads?
    have you read the posts? obviously, it's not one of those if you have.
  8. by   Glad2behere
    I didn't think it was, that's why I asked.
  9. 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.

    Although if one more person starts a men in nursing, or BsN vrs RN thread I swear I'm gonna delete it just because it pisses me off.

    ....(piss) that a swear word? uh-oh.
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    And for the record, I'm NOT talking just about students or the dial-a-nurse folks.
    right on, sistah!!! can i hear a "woot"?
  11. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Well, just so you all know I'm not a hateful person...

    Yes, there is a time and a place. I still feel like a newbie at times, after graduating in '97. And asking clinical questions is great, and completely appropriate. And even bouncing ideas off of each other is not the craziest thing, in my book. But one of my other points (and ya know, I had SO MANY) is...

    I understand what you mean about don't open the thread, ignore it. But what prompted this rant in the first place is that I get online and see "Help...I have a problem" in the General Nursing Discussion forum and I click on, thinking it's someone with, say, a clinical question or problem. Turns out, it's a 17 year old high school student trying to get someone to do her homework for her (checked student_nurse17's profile--born in 1985). I guess that's what annoys me the most--I open a thread expecting it to be something else, and it's that.
  12. by   Stargazer
    Karen, I think judging by the rest of the posts in this thread, no one thinks you're a hateful person. I don't, anyway. And after all, isn't that what's really important?

  13. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Ya know, I was just thinking that....My first thread, and all the heavy hitters are weighing in!!!

    Love ya guys!