Based on 9 years of participation in this BB, we have always had an unmoderated board that worked extremely well until recently when a few newcomers decided they didn't like the staus quo here and attempted to police the rest of us.
My suggestion to them is to design their own BB and moderate it themselves.
The rest of us are doing just fine.
We are also welcoming to any newcomers who want to join, provided they aren't attempting to change us, or the way we have intracted on this BB for almost a decade.
Fortunately, this board isn't owned or paid for by any members, no longer how long they have been here. Anyone is welcome, by Nursing Spectrum. Soon, those interested only in narrow,old ways of interacting, forming cliques of "senior" members, and attacking newcomers or those with differing oinions will have their own sections to use. There wil be no dominators or monopolizers of the board.
The rest of the BB will be open to those of us who are interested in various nursing topics, differing opinions, non personal chit-chat and ALL nurses, regardless of age, specialty or "seniority " on this board-I can't wait for this BB to be all it was meant to be!
Thank God for the moderators and their recogntion of how the BB has declined into a chat room for some older people and some no longer actively working in nursing who are bored and looking for a place to just gossip and "devour their young." God knows there's enough of that in the real working nursing world!
Gee, let's see-I'm a newcomer who was and is still accused of being another old poster because I've expressed a differing point of view and you accuse me of not allowing others to express their opnions...that makes sense.
You also ignore the inflammatory nature of the above posts refering to newcomers, people who want to change the board, have been here less than a decade etc...Sounds rather hypocitical to me-THAT's why we need moderation. I'm attacked for expressing my views then accused of not allowing others to express their point of view-how exactly did I do that? What was a personal attack-did I mention anyone personally?-No. I think you're the one who's upset and ranting my friend.
Physically, Lakewood, OH; mentally, wherever I wanna be.
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Okay, consider my fuse lit. Kitty, please get down out of your ivory tower before you get the mother of all nosebleeds. Yes, we indulge in "personal chit-chat". It humanizes us. Makes us feel as if we're actually interacting with other people, not just spewing words into the emptiness of cyberspace. Maybe, so far, you've been lucky enough to escape aching loneliness, although the bitterness showing through your words tends to make me think otherwise. Furthermore, your almost unfailing tendency to seek out injury and hurtfulness in people's remarks make me shake my head in pity. Where your enthusiasm for moderation is concerned, beware: you appear to have a penchant for hurling the same insults, over and over again.
To the rest of you, please excuse my wordiness. I'm just po'd that I actually interrupted a perfectly good Dean Koontz novel to come and see this.
Well, in one of her very first posts here, "newcomer" Kitty did ask us about whether or not she should buy a gift for her bosses who are shacking up but not making an announcement at work. Since we can assume she works in a healthcare facility, and since she says she is an NP, can that be considered a nursing related topic?
I mean, no one would consider that to be "personal chit-chat" would they?
LOL, I like the WWW atmosphere here and hope it never changes. I know we have our moments but there is something to be said for good old freedom of speech and for being mature enough to police ourselves. The "other" board is soooo uptight by comparison. I hope Michael can have the best features that they have their + the freedom we have always enjoyed here. Let's police ourselves so he doesn't have to do it for/to us.
Although I can ignore or chose not to ignore any poster, again, I was addressing your remark, Kitty, after mine that I "agree with BB 100%". Peady2, who happens to share my opinion, does so with her *own* rationale, no matter how 'inflammatory' you have decided she sounds. I am neither responsible for Peady, nor do I have any duty to address her or not. She votes for status quo and you vote for a more structure, more rules, moderation, that's all I will address.
It would be absurd, IMHO, to 'moderate'(and thus remove)these differences.
I would prefer to stick with the issue and feel that *I* do.
Your sarcasm Kitty "Gee--- that makes sense" - and referring to my opinion as "being upset and ranting" me is off the mark, a diversion that offers nothing constructive to the debate. It's a personal attack.
The other specific personal attack I refer to are real posters here who have identified themselves as 'older and as no longer actively working" is also pointedly personal.
I have never referred to you as an "old poster" Kitty so I am going to assume you were not addressing me. So that wouldn't then be an excuse for being as rude as I feel you have been - to me.