What brings our every-so-often posters out of the woodwork? - page 2

Every now and then I notice posts from people who have been registered for a couple of years or more but who only have a few dozen scattered posts to their name. These are not trolls who pop in... Read More

  1. by   nrselisa
    I am addicted to reading the posts, I just think I may sometimes feel to lazy to lift my fingers & type!

  2. by   eb_rn
    i enjoy reading the posts, and find this site amazing, and could spend lots of time here, but i dont have access at home and either post when at work or at my parents' house--i had internet availability until my roommate decided to help out her boyfriend and give him here computer/move internet there, now they r on the rocks and who knows when /if she will bring it back....dont have my own cuz it was pointless to have 2 computers/internet when neither one of us are usually home much and could share one, but am looking into changing that, since her drama/soap opera life is causing me lost time on the web, anyway, i usually dont have a lot of time to spend and thats why i dont have many posts.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ...so I talk WAY too much.

    my bad.
  4. by   nurseman
    I post most often when I am on nights and have the time to post. When I'm working days I find the time to lurk and to post occasionally. I registered in August 1999 and only had sporadic internet until recently so I only have 0.19 posts per day!
  5. by   karenG
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    ...so I talk WAY too much.

    my bad.

    me too!!! well at least at home/work I talk way too much.....has been said I could talk the hind legs off a donkey!! but still got some way to catch you up here.........just have to keep posting!

  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    ...so I talk WAY too much.
    Nah - but if you do, I'm guilty as charged, too .
  7. by   Tweety
    I registered several years ago and lurked. I was on webtv and it was so slow I didn't do many bb's back then.

    Now with cable I can fly through and post away. I came back because another nonnursing board I was on closed down and had a little time to expand my horizons. When I came back I registered because I couldn't remember my name or password I picked back then.
  8. by   nessa1982
    I usually post if someone has a question, and it has not been answered yet. I agree with whisiper abou the time management thing. Its lots easier to just read rather than post. Also sometimes posts are extremely full by the time I have read them nad I feel that thiers not much I can contribute to a hge post.
  9. by   gwenith
    Hoo Boy! I think I am the wordiest!!!!

    I started posting about a year ago on a couple of topics that didn't get much response so I stopped for a whitle and came back saw there was a lot happening and started to get addicted BIG time.

    So far this morining I have had a long "discussion" with team hnpi as to the effect of patient assessment versus continuous patient evaluation on critical thinking and care, posted about prevention of back injury and will be adding some more humorous comments to the language differences thread - I guess I have a varied interest.
  10. by   kimmicoobug
    I see myself as more of a lurker. I am on this site every day...well, almost. But, I just don't like to post a lot for a number of reasons. First, I am a fast typist, but not fast enough to articulate my thoughts as I would like.
    I don't like to post a lot on various nursing type issues because I just graduated and would have to think really, really hard to post something that doesn't sound idiotic to me. . I realize that, although, my knowledge base has increased SOOO much over the past few years, it is not nearly as large as those of you actually in the field. So, I prefer to read, see it as words of wisdom, to absorb, and to use in practice when applicable.
    Third, I have two kids. Constantly have to yell and run around with them. Half the time, it is while I am posting on something I feel strongly about. But, then when I come back to it, I decide to delete it.
    Fourth. I am more of an introvert. Not outgoing at all. And, I like being this way. Seems to take alot less energy for me.
    Fifth. Depends on my mood when I post.
    Sixth. Half the time, I am too paranoid that someone I know will recognize me. Then, the other half, I post on my troubles and tribulations and stuff. If someone DID know me well, they would know who it was.
    I think that is about it for now, but will add as I think of more. Interesting thread.....
  11. by   moz
    For me, its mostly due to time and slow internet access at home-plus having to share the computer with 2 teenagers. And I agree with Nessa, lots of times there's nothing I feel like I can add to the really long posts.
    I agree Gwenith, YOU are the wordiest and I enjoy reading your threads!
  12. by   CATHYW
    When I have time to come around, I do. When I find something of interest, I post. When I think I can be of help to someone, or commiserate with someone I post.
    I used to have a lot more time, and posted way much more often. I used my real name and had well over 1k posts, when I decided maybe that wasn't the best thing. Brian changed it for me, and I started over again, so with that, and not having much computer time, I don't have many posts now.
  13. by   Elenaster
    Interesting question Nurse Ratched, you actually made me use my brain after working 3 12hr nights. I have always been fairly reserved in choosing when and where I post, although I used to read quite a bit. I found many of the topics to be helpful and others to be simply entertaining.

    As for reasons I don't post much, there are several. First and foremost, I am not a "me too" person and didn't think that it was necessary for me to say that when I had nothing else of value to add to the thread. Secondly, I think that when topics stir up strong emotions in people, the message often gets misinterpreted simply because we are not having face-to-face conversations. I do not care to particpate in communication breakdown, and I found this to be the case on the rare occasions that I did feel strongly enough to post. Personality-wise, I am neither shy nor introverted, however I don't always feel the need to talk and prefer to listen.

    I'm sure that many people will take offense, but frankly, I rarely even lurk here anymore due to the completely stifled atomosphere. Feel free to disagree, but please spare me the "if you don't participate you can't complain" rhetoric. I used to be able to come here and gain some knowledge, have a laugh, and feel like there were other nurses out in the world that felt the same way I did without ever saying a word. That was valuable to me, but unfortunately it's lost now. If it still works for you, great! Enjoy yourself, but you don't need to write a dissertation on why the board is so super-fun for my benefit.

    I suppose that some are you are wondering why, if I feel this way, do I continue to hang around. I don't really have a definitive answer, but I do like to check to see if anyone has posted on the Neuro ICU board. If I'm already here, I'll see if anything sparks my interest on any of the other boards. Sometimes, like this thread, it does.