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I really don't give a fig if someone tries to dust it up with me here - unless they actually click on "quote" to quote my words in my posting, and then go in and edit my actual written words in their response posting!!! Yup somebody did that, I reported them immediately.

I can usually give it back good. So, hey at those who don't know me...

Netglow, I ADORE your use of words. "Dust it up with me here" brought back some very fond memories of my Mother, who used to use phrases like that. You sound like a fun person!

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I haven't seen much nastiness here at all. Here and there but it's far from the norm.

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I think most of us have received rude/mean/snarky comments on here. Part of the problem is the anonymity. People post without any consequences. The other problem is it's very easy to misconstrue what's written. I can say something to your face and you'll be able to tell if it's tongue in cheek. I can post the exact same sentence here but y'all might take it in a way other than the way I meant it.

I've been bullied on line and I've been bullied in real life. It's made me be nicer to people........except if your grammar is bad and your spelling is icky!:cool:

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Well, I'm going to go ahead and reply to A Blooming Rose. I can understand what you are stating here. I have only been an LPN for a few short years, and during my time in nursing school I was so thankful there were some kind nurses who responded to student inquiries and advice. As I stated earlier that there was one in particular who really bequeathed an unmeasurable amount of valuable nursing support and information. I credit her for me getting through a tough segment of my advanced pharm course. Okay aside from that, students really admire and respect and want nurse mentors. Surprisingly, I am now teaching part time night class at a private pay small college in my hometown because aside from being a Licensed Practical Nurse I also posess a degree in biology that I really couldn't do much with until now. I'm not a "seasoned nurse" by any means at all. But whatever knowledge I do posess I believe is even better when it is given to others that can benefit from it. What more am I going to do with knowledge I already have; deposit it in an interest bearing knowledge account? I have experienced seasoned nurses who I will just come out and say are stingy with their knowledge and expertise. I see it as being passive aggressive to witness a new hire struggling to get something right in the workplace and needs clarification, and the nurse she's working with snarks with "you should know that already" and ignores. A whole lot of members here do respond to students and that's great. It is the ones who are rude or attack the poster that I don't think is necessary at all.

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It is the ones who are rude or attack the poster that I don't think is necessary at all.

So we agree, right? :confused: :)

Re my comment about seasoned nurses-- I was just trying to state that I think most of the rude, pointless comments are from more experienced ppl who are irritated and dont have the patience for the rest of us. I was definitely not making a generalization, I hope it didnt come off that way! Theres definitely experienced ppl who are happy to share things on here and thats AWESOME!!! It just seems like thats usually the scenario when this occurs... 'oh if you cant handle that ur not gonna make it' or 'grow a spine' etc etc etc.

And im gonna edit this to add that Im actually nervous now because I feel like i stuck my foot in my mouth and people may take my comments the wrong way! eeeekkkkkk!

Edited by A Blooming Rose

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A Blooming Rose-

Don't eat your foot :)

There are a bunch of threads about the old vs new nurse thing- and you're correct in that it's not a general thing. The student forum has a bunch of "old" nurses who give out a lot of help (2-3 in particular stand out... name is in green :)). And it's received there better than on the general thread d/t not everyone liking the homework stuff... I don't like the homework stuff if it's a 'drive-by', and no effort is shown by the student...:cool:

Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. :up:

Edited by xtxrn

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I'm not sure if the "trolls" are actual bullies-they just seem to love to spark a fire and watch it from a distance. RN Writer, good points. I certainly don't think we want nor need a moderator constantly making us behave. Some people ar heated in their writings on a certain topic, but others that I have consistently noticed like to attack to show their opinion.

Maybe I am overusing the word bullying because it has become such a buzz word in our profession. But I think it is bullying if a poster just makes a nasty comment with no basis in fact. I can take constructive criticism and I can even let comments that are intentionally meant to be hurtful slide off me. I am glad that this site doesn't remove every comment that could potentially be perceived as negative because this is an open forum and that is part of what makes it so great. But I admit I do think twice before I post, especially a new thread, because I know that there will always be those few people that can't wait to put someone down.

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But I think it is bullying if a poster just makes a nasty comment with no basis in fact.

Nah, that's just nasty.

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Also, I have to say, limiting access to only licensed RN's would be a shame. As a student, this site helped me so much. As a new grad preparing for NCLEX and while looking for employment, again...I found so much help and support. As a new RN I come on here daily and ask questions and also try to give back to those that are students or new grads. Allnurses has done more for me than any other resource, even those that I have paid for.

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Sorry, last thing...From Merriam-Webster, the definition of bully...

3bully

verb

transitive verb

1

: to treat abusively

Just sayin'.

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So we agree, right? :confused: :)

Re my comment about seasoned nurses-- I was just trying to state that I think most of the rude, pointless comments are from more experienced ppl who are irritated and dont have the patience for the rest of us. I was definitely not making a generalization, I hope it didnt come off that way! Theres definitely experienced ppl who are happy to share things on here and thats AWESOME!!! It just seems like thats usually the scenario when this occurs... 'oh if you cant handle that ur not gonna make it' or 'grow a spine' etc etc etc.

And im gonna edit this to add that Im actually nervous now because I feel like i stuck my foot in my mouth and people may take my comments the wrong way! eeeekkkkkk!

Not sure that is necessarily so. I and other seasoned nurses have been on the receiving end of harsh posts, e.g. Why don't you just retire and make room for a new nurse? and worse. Nasty posts have no age preference.

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Sorry, last thing...From Merriam-Webster, the definition of bully...

3bully

verb

transitive verb

1

: to treat abusively

Just sayin'.

Yes, but is one snotty crack bullying? I think not. But we disagree.

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