Inflammatory threads.....

  1. How do you deal with inflammatory threads. The threads I am refering to are usually posed this way. "Why does the nurse ______ " (fill in the blank, examples being -use a particular nursing judgement, dislike other members of the healthcare staff, whine about their job, ect, ect.......). I have noticed that the some of the posters of these threads have started more than one thread that IMHO is inflammatory. Thanks for indulging me in responding to this poll.
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  2. Poll: How do you deal with inflammatory threads

    • Ignore thread starter-they will go away

      35.71% 25
    • Give them a good cyber tongue lashing- that will teach them

      4.29% 3
    • Educate them, after all they are new, or having a rough time

      18.57% 13
    • Educate them the first time, then flame away

      41.43% 29
    70 Votes
  3. 26 Comments

  4. by   caroladybelle
    Always give them a chance or two (or three)

    But you know some people just never learn.

    (Empty wagons always rattle the loudest)
  5. by   baseline
    I will try to educate them the first time, but if they respond with snippiness, I may not be so patient. Or I may just not bother with them any longer.
  6. by   delirium
    I generally ignore them. Its just not worth it to me. (Unless the grammar is horrific---then I may have to say something)

    Of course now I look forward to inflammatory threads. Another reason to have a drink in the cyber bar.
  7. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Always give them a chance or two (or three)

    But you know some people just never learn.

    (Empty wagons always rattle the loudest)
    Ditto. Depends on how inflammatory we're talking. Some people just come on here and ask for it immediately (plus it's great when Heather calls B-I-N-G-O). People that generalize and bash the profession instead of the one nurse they had a problem with get it the fastest.

    I've started to ignore many of these threads unless it's personal to me (which that one was).

    Kristy:kiss
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Rapheal
    I have noticed that some of the posters of these threads have started more than one thread that IMHO is inflammatory.
    hehe! $10 says I know who you're talking about!

    It depends on the course of the thread, and if it's said poster's first thread like this or not.

    I hope that a first time poster of such would be guided in teh right direction. If they've been gently guided and respond with continued hostility, or if they do it multiple times in multiple forums, well, then, it'as all good.

    Heather
  9. by   hogan4736
    [QUOTE]

    (Empty wagons always rattle the loudest)

    Full ones break down more often!

  10. by   deespoohbear
    Usually I just let it slide by...but there was one thread that really upset me yesterday and I had to put in my two cents. I guess what really gets my goat is when someone comes on here and isn't even a nurse and/or hasn't been posting on here very long and starts making accusations about nurses. My feeling is you should have some working knowledge of what you are talking about before you go and start an all out war. The thread yesterday really upset me and as far as I can remember that is about as nasty I have gotten on here. I guess I believe that if you come out and post something inflammatory you better be able to stand the heat. Otherwise as another poster put it-get out of the kitchen.
  11. by   night owl
    First I respond with a very nasty post just to get out my anger (somebody hold me back pleeeeeese) and then I delete it before I submit it....wouldn't want to get banned you know? (but one of these days.....) Then I think to self, "Aah, it's just not worth it!" and then I move on to a not so inflammatory post.
  12. by   kaycee
    I like to read them just to see how many brain cells are functioning, but I don't respond. I like to ignore , I do it with my kids all the time.
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    I usually try not to answer so the thread will die a natural death. I really do have a life, and I really do have better things to get all worked up over.

    oh yoohoo, preposition police!! :chuckle
  14. by   teeituptom
    How about a nonsteroidal antiimflammatory enema



    doo wah ditty
  15. by   DebsZoo
    Originally posted by kaycee
    I like to ignore , I do it with my kids all the time.

    ROFL, you sound like my kind of mom

    But seriously, a lot of times, it is most definitely best to ignore.
    It seems to me, that the posters' of such thread are just looking for a reason to pounce.

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