What annoys me but shouldn't. How bad can you be?

  1. I am really annoyed because I got thrown off of an Italian Greyhound forum. I won't go into the specifics because they're all a bunch of idiots. Well not all just the ones who were so rude to me.

    I love this site, I love being able to voice my opinion and read the opinions of others whether or not I agree with them. I learn alot from the members and appreciate being able to ask for advice and on occasion offer advice also.

    I was just wondering......I read a couple of months ago where someone was thrown off of this forum. What could someone do so bad to get thrown off of all nurses? I'm not asking for specifics here.......just wondering?.......foul language?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Constantly violating the TOS, despite being warned.
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Constantly violating the TOS, despite being warned.
    P.S. I love your Avatar ! Is that Klinger?
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Dec 29, '04
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Yep, that's Klinger. So far, that's my favorite avatar pic, or the one with Klinger dressed as a nun.
  6. by   Jay-Jay
    RN, with someone who's been here awhile, it's usually repeatedly attacking other members, or, occasionally, the staff (mods/admin.) Some members have been given the boot for a passive/aggressive type behaviour, for example, misinterpreting and twisting another poster's words, then getting upset when the poster flames them for doing so. When this happens once or twice or even three times, we'll let it slide. Everyone misinterprets or misreads things from time to time. But when it happens over, and over, and over, and the same poster is being reported over and over and over, it's pretty hard to ignore. After awhile, it becomes obvious that the poster doesn't have a problem with English; they're just enjoying the reaction their behaviour provokes.

    As with most internet sites I'm familiar with, one offence with usually get you a warning. A second will get you a warning and a spell on moderation (your post is read by a mod before going 'live'.) A third offence may get you a longer spell on moderation, or an outright ban, depending on how serious it is. Each reported post appears in the moderator forum, where all the mods can see it, and is judged individually. If it's a straightforward, simple decision, such as solicitation, or some foul language, the first mod to see it/report it will deal with it. If it's not so simple, we usually get feedback from the other mods before taking action. No one is banned on a whim, and if a mod has been personally attacked by a poster, they will often ask another mod to deal with it, to prevent their angry/hurt feelings from affecting the decision.

    First time posters who are recruiting or advertising usually get banned immediately, especially if they are spamming the boards as well. Some will come in and try to post the same message in as many forums as they can. We have 158 forums here, so you can understand what a pain it is to delete all those duplicate posts!!

    A few other things may get you an immediate ban, such as posting objectionable material (e.g., links to porn sites) or really hateful flame attacks, but most often, we prefer to put posters on moderation. It's amazing how the trolls disappear when they can't get a reaction to their posts!
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    RN It's amazing how the trolls disappear when they can't get a reaction to their posts!
    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I truely do enjoy this forum and appreciate everyone here. I've been blessed to find mutual respect, support, the ability to vent when needed and occasionally a very respectful difference of opinion.
  8. by   z's playa
    An Italian Greyhound Forum.....hmmmmmmmmmm ........what the heck is that.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    allnurses has been really kind to me. they let me remain despite my annoying, loud-mouthed ways.
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from z's playa
    An Italian Greyhound Forum.....hmmmmmmmmmm ........what the heck is that.
    Italian Greyhounds are for lack of a better quick explaination "miniature greyhounds" they are 8-10 lbs and stand about 10-12 inches tall. They are awesome dogs and companions. I have 5 of the Happy Hounds. Check out this site if you're interested: http://www.puppydogweb.com/caninebre...iangreyhnd.htm
  11. by   Tweety
    Have you seen my IG's? I've got some pictures up in my gallery. Sorry you were kicked off the board. I belong to one board, pm me with the board and I'll see if it's the same one I occasionally go to.

    Anytime you want to talk dogs, I'm there.
  12. by   Jay-Jay
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I truely do enjoy this forum and appreciate everyone here. I've been blessed to find mutual respect, support, the ability to vent when needed and occasionally a very respectful difference of opinion.
    DutchgirlRN, you're most welcome. I think our posters are pretty awesome for the way they can carry on respectful discussions (most of the time!) We've had threads on VERY controversial topics (e.g., gay marriage) stay open for months without problems.

    Quote from SmilingBlueEyes
    allnurses has been really kind to me. they let me remain despite my annoying, loud-mouthed ways.
    Sorry, Debbie, your post tickled my funnybone for some reason! I think you're a real asset to this site, despite your 'annoying, loud-mouthed ways'!
  13. by   bellcollector
    Smiling I don't think you are a loud mouth or annoying. I may not always agree with your posts but I ALWAYS enjoy them.
  14. by   gwenith
    I think the bottom line is that this IS a "moderated" site. In general there are two types of boards on the net - moderated and free- for- all. Now a Free-for-all board is where everyone gets on like a hours on fire - you know - flames, shouting, people getting hurt Usuallly they are not moderated or only loosely moderated and the members are free to say what they like. Usually these sites have a limited life as people tire quickly of foul mouthed flaming attacks.

    Moderated boards have a set of forum rules or Terms of Service that is an expectation of behaviour. One expectation might be the type of content e.g. PG13 or G rated. People who post porn are usually banned but having said that it would depend on the circumstances. There was one instance on another board where a member posted a link which was 80% fine until you clicked on the owners idea of a cartoon and then Oh! My!!! Since this was a member of good standing and looked to be an honest mistake we just removed the link and Pm'd the person involved but if it was deliberate then a more definitive action might be taken.

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