I have something to say about recent events on this board.......

  1. I have been sitting back and reading the recent events on this board and while I may not agree with what has been going on....from both points of view....it has gotten way out of hand. We registered here of our own free will and we come here to visit of our own free will. If you don't like what it going on or you don't feel you can post what you wish to post then there are two solutions......don't come here( although I would not wish to lose some of you) or don't post on certain topics. It's not hard to choose to ignore certain things...I do it all the time on here. We are guests here and we don't make the rules.
    As stated before the moderators are volunteers and they have their own views and opinions which means they are not robots and each one may find different things offensive or not......it's the way it is....we have to live with it or lump it.....facts guys.....the way it is. Brian will support his mods and in the events going on I don't blame him.
    I have not gotten involved until now and have been thinking about how to respond because I know that I will most certainly get my ass jumped for opening my mouth....so be it. Won't be the first time. In my opinion, there has been alot of negativity around here lately and it's got to go......it's downright depressing somedays. Even Cheerful and Vegas haven't seemed to be posting as much or as bright and funny as normal. I used to hop on and read through here at least 4 times a day and feel better when I left.....the last few days......I have felt worse when I have gotten off of here because of the turmoil that has everyone upset. I really enjoy coming to the BB and will not stop, but in the future I may curtail my activities for a while.......It used to be that it was the Nurses and Nursing Students on this Board against the evil people in the world and now we are tearin each other apart inside the board........it isn't right and we should all step back and take a look at that......
    Thank you for taking the time to read this.....I shall now put on my flame retardant suit and prepare for the worst......I post this though because I do care about all of you and I hate to see this bickering when I know there is so much more to us all......


    Robin
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  3. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    You are soo right...I started out as a lurker here several months ago and I thought this was just the coolest site...I had to have my daily dose of allnurses and so I joined, then about a few months ago everything started going downhill...it seemed to start with the bf thread and has never been quite the same. I hardly come to this site anymore..it's sad
  4. by   adrienurse
    Shall I say the 9/11 word? All of us have our defenses up way too much. Tempers are raw, emotions are short.

    We need to forgive ourselves and move on to a new week on Allnurses.com
  5. by   live4today
    Hello Robin..........Good morning to you!

    I am in complete agreement with your above post. I acknowledge and validate your feelings. You are also correct in saying I haven't posted as I once did. The 'DEPRESSION' has hit this board, and hopefully the SLUMP won't last long. We must all be "PMS"ing at the same time right now.....only it seems to be lasting way too long of late.

    IN MY HUMBLE AND PERSONAL OPINION.......of late.....we must add that phrase to what we are about to say ...........I like to tease and laugh a lot in my life. But to truly know me.....is to appreciate the fact that I am that way at times......and sincere at others.......but neither time do I ever forget who I am......how old and mature I am.....or what my purpose is in life. That said........

    I am STILL an Allnurses fan.....it is STILL the BEST nursing website I have yet to find......and yes.....I am always on the lookout for wonderful websites to particpate in.....at various degrees......pertaining to various topics.

    I have only one real gripe about this BB........WHY are we limited to how many emoticons we can use??? Can we possibly be allowed to use at least a maximum of TEN insead of only SEVEN???

    Brian and ALL Moderators: I, for one, truly appreciate everything you all do to keep this website as wonderfully pleasant and enjoyable as possible......not just for some......but for everyone. Like parenting, teaching, nursing.......it's a tough job......and someone has to do it. For this and then some.....I truly thank each and everyone of you. :kiss

    Now.....if you'll excuse me.......I'd like to return to my regularly scheduled program of comedy, fun, adventure, and drama around these BB parts.

    Hope everyone is having a great Sunday so far!
    Last edit by live4today on Sep 15, '02
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Adrie - I think you have an excellent point. I have found myself more touchy and emotional this week (as well as having a dear friend whose husband is deathly ill.) Who knows what combination of circumstances each of us may have in our lives?

    Robin, your thoughts are appreciated. No flames coming from this direction .
  7. by   Robin61970
    Thank you Cheerful, graduate. Adrie, Ratched......appreciate the response....I'm glad it wasn't just me.....
  8. by   Mkue
    I've not seen the bf thread.. I usually try to stick to Student Nursing, love all my student nursing pals and will drop by every so often to visit them.

    When I first joined last year there were alot of intellectual threads of interest to me, a lot has changed. Time for me to move on ! Take care everyone.
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    Shall I say the 9/11 word? All of us have our defenses up way too much. Tempers are raw, emotions are short.

    We need to forgive ourselves and move on to a new week on Allnurses.com
    yup..i do think that plays a large role in the tension...although we have allnurses sib from around the world, those of us here in the usa are in the majority...and as a result, our emotions about events tend to run the board...thank goodness our sibs are patient with us in that regard..

    even thouogh the 11th itself has passed, the tension remains...i think nearly allof us have some degree of subclinical PTSD....was talking to vegas last night and she thought she heard "THE" alarms going off at the airforce base near her home...we all that were chatting got a bit nervouc..till it turned out to be the television downstairs..heehee(nervous giggle)....

    the tension due not only to the anniverary itself, but the renewed fear of new attacks, pending new actiosn from our side...and there have been arrests connected with al qaeda right here on our turf..thisweek...

    anyway, hugs and love to most....
    enuogh of my babblation...
    Last edit by sunnygirl272 on Sep 15, '02
  10. by   Robin61970
    Never think your opinion isn't valid Sunny.......I know when I first posted this I was terrified to post it because I was just waiting to get jumped, BUT then again.....those that were really upset on the posts I am talking about haven't signed on yet so I may yet.....we'll see. If so that's okay. We have to feel that we can say what we think or feel......it's okay to do so....never mind that I thought about this for over 18 hours before I had the guts to post it,lol...........
  11. by   Youda
    Gosh, if this website was even BETTER a few months back, then I'd have never gotten off my computer! I love this place, and everyone who posts and raises questions and "vents" really helps me and gives me different perspectives for my own practice of nursing.

    According to my doctor . . . this is the time of year when many people experience a down turn, no matter how minor. He believes that the days have now started to get shorter and even that minor shift hits the pineal gland and effects your mood. SAD, seasonal affective disorder. It's just the natural rhythm of life!
  12. by   JailRN
    I, too have noticed a lot of 'goings on' on the board, but seem to miss the 'action' as it's happening--thank God I can blame it on ADHD-RS.

    Dad always said I was a 'day late and a dollar short'

    HMMM
  13. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    Never think your opinion isn't valid Sunny.......I know when I first posted this I was terrified to post it because I was just waiting to get jumped, BUT then again.....those that were really upset on the posts I am talking about haven't signed on yet so I may yet.....we'll see. If so that's okay. We have to feel that we can say what we think or feel......it's okay to do so....never mind that I thought about this for over 18 hours before I had the guts to post it,lol...........

    You shouldn't have to be afraid to post anything. As long as we are not being mean to eachother or cutting eachother down.

    Robin, I'm glad you brought this subject up and put it so well.

    Thanks, Dawn
  14. by   jnette
    Appreciate your thoughts and your courage, Robin. You said it all.
    It makes it especially hard for the "newbees" to the board...don't know everybody yet and what their trigger buttons are..what to say (or not say) and when. I'd have liked to have posted something along the very same lines as you just did, but still being new, figured folks out there would simply brush it off with a "what do YOU know, Ms. Wet-behind-the-ears"?

    I've found over the past week sth. that "works" for me... rather than jumping right into a post after only reading the original post, I try to read most, if not ALL the responses first. THEN I decide if it's worth putting in my $0.02 or perhaps best to keep moving on to a "lighter" thread. I'm not here to argue with people.. I joined because I thought it was a great place to get to know some other nurses and nurses to be..."family"... and interact and learn from one another and support one another. I don't need the "depressing" stuff or "demeaning" stuff.
    Heck, I find enough of that just beyond my doorstep. I DO like healthy, wholesome debate and sharing of opinions and respecting those opinions either way.. but don't care to see us being ugly. There's too much ugly in the world as it is. JMHO.

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