Requesting Roommates/Travel Buddies


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    Specializes in RETIRED Cath Lab/Cardiology/Radiology. Has 48 years experience.

Just a gentle reminder that, per the Terms of Service, members may not advertise or solicit goods or services --- including roommates, real estate, travel buddies, etc.

Thanks to you all for continuing to give us a glimpse into the life of a travel nurse!


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Travel buddies are not services or goods, they are friends. Isn't that what forums are meant to promote?

Hopefully you won't take this as arguing with a moderator (I've never participated in the kind of threads you describe so this certainly is not personal), but as a constructive discussion. I understand that it has always been Allnurses policy not to have commercial activity, but seeking unpaid travel companions is not commercial activity and looking for travel companions is a common post here for many years. Cutting out such innocent discussions may only drive more traffic to FB.

8-ball, BSN

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Specializes in ICU, and IR. Has 13 years experience.

I agree with Ned here. The FB groups are already pretty active but I like the allnurses forum for other reasons. Why not allow posting for travel buddies its help build relationships and its really not commercial in any way. Can we have a more in depth reason why this is banned? Not to cause trouble but I am actually curious.


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I 3rd this I know there are groups on facebook...but I've got my reasons for not wanting to be on facebook. This seems harmless, and not like soliciting or advertising ? I'm about to start my first travel assignment, and think that finding travel buddies sounds like a great idea.

8-ball, BSN

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Specializes in ICU, and IR. Has 13 years experience.

bumping this up in hopes to get a response from the Admin. I will report my post as well if that helps.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

Okay here you go: AN is always mindful of privacy of our posters and anonymity is cherished on AN unlike some other social media sites. Per our terms of service to which everyone agrees when they join:

Please do not post any messages anywhere on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, email address, forum, business, MLM, activity, personal blogs, or other entities with which you have an affiliation including non-profit sites (ie. no self-promotion).

Hope this explains the issue. Thanks.


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Activity is a really inclusive category. Isn't travel nursing an activity? Seems fair enough to promote the same theme as the specific AllNuses forum and helping members connect unless it conflicts with another Terms of Service item.

Harm can certainly be done by posting email addresses to connect with fellow travelers for any reason, but Allnurses maintains a private messaging service for their members which can avoid this harm. I've often wondered why Allnurses doesn't automatically block publicly posted email addresses to help prevent damage.

Kudos by the way for your recent legal defense to help protect anonymity here specifically as well as the broader Internet.


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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

I had FB prior to nursing school and then made the awesome decision to get rid of it. I'm hearing more and more that everyone uses it as a resource when doing travel assignments. How so? I'm finishing my first assignment and I don't want to make the leap back into that social media unless I know it would be worth it. What do you all use it for? What info has it helped you obtain that you couldn't find here or other resources? Any info would be awesome! Thanks!

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