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Starting to think there should be some limits...

Posted

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

....on what a new AN member can do. For instance, you must be a member for 6 months before you're able to post a question. The homework issue is really getting out of hand!

Students don't even beat around the the bush or try to camouflage what they're doing. They just flat-out demand homework answers. Somewhere, it must be written that AN.com is the place to get your homework done.

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: I think new members should have to read an informational article about the good ole PVT and take/pass a quiz about it before posting yet ANOTHER question that has doubtlessly been answered countless times prior. A tutorial on the use of the search function might also be beneficial.

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: I think new members should have to read an informational article about the good ole PVT and take/pass a quiz about it before posting yet ANOTHER question that has doubtlessly been answered countless times prior. A tutorial on the use of the search function might also be beneficial.

And also on the required reading list would be the post that was so eloquently written (memory is failing as to who wrote it) as to why you should not ask strangers on the Internet to do your homework for you.

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

^^^ And one of the well written posts in why not to use your real name and/or photo here (or really, any message board or forum).

I'd even give over all my royalties for the "READ THIS" and "PVT QUESTIONS?" articles...oh, wait...I don't HAVE any royalties, lol....

Still, wish they would read them BEFORE posting the same questions the person asked on the same thread that day.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

And the "can I interview a nurse?" question.

I'm fairly new, too, but come ON people.

^^^ And one of the well written posts in why not to use your real name and/or photo here (or really, any message board or forum).

People who do it are advised not to but it falls on deaf ears.

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

And the "can I interview a nurse?" question.

I'm fairly new, too, but come ON people.

Regrettably, often nursing instructors may ask them to post about an issue such as "ADN vs BSN", on a nursing bulletin board. At which I ask their instructor's name and contact data, so that I can explain why this is inappropriate, unacceptable and to STOP IT!!!!!

AZBlueBell

Specializes in Labor and Delivery. Has 1 years experience.

I'm sure it gets very annoying. I'm really new here and even I see the same posts over and over and think "really?!" But common sense is not too common. Making people read something first will be of no help either as people will just click "yes I read it" without actually having done so! So just carry on with the head shaking and skip over those threads :)

2k15NurseExtern4u, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

There should also be a limit to how many self-righteous, annoyingly petty threads you can start..

2k15NurseExtern4u, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

Regrettably, often nursing instructors may ask them to post about an issue such as "ADN vs BSN", on a nursing bulletin board. At which I ask their instructor's name and contact data, so that I can explain why this is inappropriate, unacceptable and to STOP IT!!!!!

You have wayy too much time on your hands... It's not that serious.

On the many sites where I participate, a good deal of new members join only to post their problem or question, then as soon as they get an answer, they are never seen again. They seemingly never bother to do a search to find the six times their problem was previously discussed. They contribute absolutely nothing else. It can be very frustrating for those who want to see a site grow and be useful.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Even if they don't, we seem to catch on pretty quickly. So many times the very first reply is "Is this a homework question?"

And you posters know who you are!

Alnitak7

Specializes in retired from healthcare. Has 25 years experience.

As far as getting help with your class work here, I think it would depend on what questions you need help with and how many other sources of information you've used. I've come here to ask questions about things pertaining to my classes but I was also gathering facts from numerous other sources. When quoting off this website or any other I always provide my source of information. I use these forums and others to compare my own opinions to those of the general public which has been good for my term paper grades. When someone here provides a link you have to read it and figure out if the information is accurate. In this way, not all posters are just trying to cheat on their homework.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Hint#57:

Save some gray hairs + decrease your stress level by hopping over those repetitive threads. Avoid straying to student forum sections too. :)

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RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

Maybe we can turn those pesky homework questions into something entertaining? Next time one pops up, answer with the most wacky answers we can come up with and vote on whose was the most creative.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

And when medical advice is sought ... There's always some friend, in-law, sweet Babu, neighbor, uncle, etc etc (even the OP) with some lump, bump, swelling, pain, discoloration, etc that needs to be diagnosed and treated by Dr. Anonymous on this site. The sick person may or may not already be being seen by qualified health care professionals, but yet the poster seeks info from good 'ole Doc Anon.

And this doesn't even count the "my PPD site is (fill in the blank)" as the poster couldn't walk away fast enough to post Dr. Anon

It's a classic example why such info should NOT be sought from unknown sources.

Hey - get it checked out by a real HCP in person. Get a second opinion if you're not satisfied.

mirandaaa

Specializes in PCT, RN. Has 3 years experience.

Hint#57:

Save some gray hairs + decrease your stress level by hopping over those repetitive threads. Avoid straying to student forum sections too. :)

Completely agree. Nobody is forcing anyone to read anything. If you see something is repetitive or you have a feeling it's a homework question, then just skip over it :)

I feel as if this is a great source to get outside opinions and to ask for some assistance from others who know because they've been around it. Does this mean "do someone else's homework"? No, but you can offer pointers to people who are asking for help.

Getting upset about what others are posting on an open forum site is a little silly. Limiting new users to a 6 month "probationary period" won't help because in 6 months, they're just going to post the same things anyways.

We're all friends here and we aren't always going to like/care about what others are saying, but move on and read something more to your interests.