Using the "Invisible Mode"

  1. As you all probably know if you go into "User cp" of this bulletin board and search a little deeper, you can activate or de-activate the "Invisible Mode". If it's turned off, this enables other bulletin board members to know if you're "on-line" allnurses.com.

    When I first started using this bulletin board, I usually kept it "On" so that no one would know I'm lurking about. (I do a lot of lurking. . . call me "The Happy Lurker"!). Then I started turning off this function so that people would know I'm around. . . a warning, I guess. . . . "Oh no! Here's Ted! Quick! Run away!"

    Then I'd turn it on and off for whatever reason. Used to turn it on . . . months ago. . . to lurk about the "W/T forum" especially when really HOT debates were happening.

    After a while, I said to myself. . . ."Self! Just keep the stupid 'Invisible Mode' off so that people can see your lurking about. They probably don't give a darn anyhow!"

    Since that revelation, I've kept it off.

    Every now and then I see that I'm in a particular forum. I notice that my name is the only one showing up on the "who's here now" thingy. Then I see a post magically appear. Sometimes catches me by surprise. Then I say to myself. . . ."Self! That person had their 'Invisible Mode' activated!"

    And I go on my merry way.

    I can be very merry sometimes.

    Not all the time, though.

    Soooooo . . . . .

    I'm sitting here wondering. Should be paying the bills and purchasing father-day's cards, but I'm sitting here wondering:

    Why do people activate or de-activate their 'Invisible Mode' thingy?!?!?!?!?!?

    I know that in the long run, it's none of my freakin' business. But call me "Curious George". Actually, call me "Curious Ted".

    Just call me.

    Call me for dinner, please!

    Why do you keep your "Invisible Mode" on? Or off?

    With only the most heart-felt respect to you all . . . .

    Ted
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    Ah-Ha! I see you.Ha Ha!I've never thought about it,I always leave it on.
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    I keep it on because while I often have this page opened, I am not always "around." Don't want anyone to think I'm ignoring them! :chuckle
  5. by   eltrip
    I've never really thought about it. Maybe I should?
  6. by   aimeee
    Ted, I sometimes use it for the same reason as Marcy. I may be online but away from the computer for long periods of time answering calls on the other phone, reading a bedtime story, etc. I come back, read and reply to a thread or two, and then have to go do something else. I don't want people to "see" me and pm me thinking they can get a mod to take immediate action when I am not even at my computer!

    I will usually turn it back on when I expect to be there uninterrupted for a good length of time.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am never invisible cause I don't care if people know I am here or not. IT never occured to me to "stealth lurk" here or any other place.
  8. by   Whisper
    The only place where I am invisible is on msn messenger most of the time, and that is becasue It is so annoying trying to do work, with windows popping up all over the place!
  9. by   RN NascarFan
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    I am never invisible cause I don't care if people know I am here or not. IT never occured to me to "stealth lurk" here or any other place.
    Ditto
  10. by   Shamrock
    I'm visable....
  11. by   Flynurse
    I have always wanted to be invisble....Like that Ghost Superhero on the cartoon SuperFriends....and have a golden lasso like Wonder Woman...I already have her other features!

    But seriously, I never really thought about whether or not I should be visable on the BB.

  12. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by Flynurse
    I have always wanted to be invisble....Like that Ghost Superhero on the cartoon SuperFriends....and have a golden lasso like Wonder Woman...I already have her other features!

    But seriously, I never really thought about whether or not I should be visable on the BB.


    Who is that?? is it?? could it be?? Why yes it is Super Fly nurse!! She can pump up a bp cuff faster then lighting!! Can give a shot and be back to the nurses station in the blink of an eye!! Why yes it is super fly nurse!!!
  13. by   Mkue
    I'm invisible and usually post when I drop in:chuckle
  14. by   karenG
    never thought about it- when I'm here - you can see me- even if you'd rather not!!

    Karen

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