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I want to be as transparent and conversational as I can in regards to how procedures work so as to answer the why's and how's of the forum. Especially when it comes to long-active members such as our recent link:

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For those who may not know, here are the types of moderators / administrators that volunteer on SDN:

1) Pre-professional students (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-podiatry, etc).
2) Professional Students (Med Students, Dental Students, Optometry Students, Podiatry Students).
3) Licensed Healthcare Volunteers (Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, etc).
4) Faculty

*** I would also like to mention our emeritus status users who volunteered their time and energy at some point in the past. ***

With enough volunteers, each type of moderator will be designated to a specific forum or sub-forums. Ideally, pre-students in the pre-student forum and so forth. However, it is not uncommon for many volunteers to take on additional roles which may include covering multiple forums. I myself not only volunteer in pharmacy, but I also cover the Non-traditional / Military Medicine - Veteran Benefit's sub-forum.

As there are thousands of users and only a handful of mods/admins, it's difficult to be the "eye-in-the-sky." So, we have RP's. Those members who feel disgruntled or observe an inappropriate post will type their comment and hit the "report" button located at the bottom of every users comment. This get's funneled into a location viewable by all mods actively on SDN. If further review is needed, other moderators may put in input and comments regarding the RP. Ideally, this is mostly dealt with within the current mods in said forums (but not uncommon for others to assist as needed).

For pharmacy, things are a bit unique: You have 2 moderators - @owlegrad and myself. As owlegrad takes on additional voluntary roles, I myself also cover other areas as mentioned. We do not have a designated pre-pharmacy mod or additional mod coverage as the other health forums do. With that, assistance is always had in our section between our volunteer roles and life/work balance.

The main role of a moderator/administrator is suppose to present information, background, and assistance with student questions regarding their field of choice (ie pharmacy). This is also extremely helpful when we can collaborate with other users who have experience in their field of pharmacy (retail, clinical, academics, etc) and your experiences that come with it. Another role of course is the prevention of bots, spams, and other security leakage that may happen on SDN. Lately (as it seems), mods/admins also have taken on the role of "policing" the forums. In times past it was simple: Someone reports a user, we talk with user, things are resolved. Other interventions unfortunately take place as more and more users find ways to "push-that-line" forcing the hands of mods to unfortunately take extra precautions.

**These are the possible steps that can happen with users who disregard the TOS listed here:

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1) In-thread Warning - Happens when multiple users tend to troll-bait or put out controversial views that steals away the purpose of the topic thread. No one user is targeted as it applies to everyone in the thread (as well any further actions against the TOS).

2) "Dings" - Specific users will receive a "hit" or 1 point on their user account for continual engagement against the TOS or the warning given. At this point, nothing happens with the account and after a set period of time, the point falls off. User still has the ability to freely use the account as before. Enough "dings" however built over a period of time can lead to the next step:

3) Account - Holds - Users receive this for 1 of 2 reasons. Either they have accumulated enough dings / repeated offenses that warrants a freeze on their account, or they have made a comment that goes well beyond the TOS such as suggestive threats, racism, or forced thoughts on a sensitive subject pushed onto another user or group on SDN.

4) Banned - As imagined, this is the account being permanently shutdown. All cases differ depending on users (from under-cover recruiters, cross-posters selling a product, to users ignoring a long stream of warnings and cautions built up time and time again). This goes unnoticed for some user accounts, but as in all forums it is well noted for our senior-members. For senior members, much discussion and thought is put in with regards as to how to either keep the user in-bounds as they contribute well information or when the unfortunate action is taken to finally say enough is enough.

**Transparency of users**

Believe it or not (many are in the category of "not") mods/admins do not wish to slander specific users who continue to contribute on the forums for the web to see. However, most warnings put in threads are typically known to active users and no true explanation needs to be put out. Now for the confusion of other users concerning why they were put on hold or banned, it is not as known. This is because of editing and deleting that takes place on specific topics put out by the user. This is NOT to have the upper-hand and to put other users in the dark, but rather to protect the integrity and purpose of SDN. Nonetheless, I will try my best to put out as much information as I can so as to put the idea of what is and what is not allowed.

Examples of explaining the reasoning of banning specific users would be telling the group of extreme cases such as pornography, detailed death videos, absence of anonymity of other users for deliberation and slander, etc. For most users, it is the constant ignoring and repeated offenses despite the multiple chances granted to specific users.

Although SDN is catered to students, it is also a great place for a community to be built with our current professionals talking about work, family, financial goals, or just to relate to others with the ups and downs of the work-force. It's great to read and have my own questions answered as well as other users from our contributing community.

This is a lot and I can keep going, but I hope this is at least a foundational point to fill in the blanks that some users may have concerning the roles of the volunteer staff. Feel free to discuss further topics in the realms of how SDN operates. When I can, I'll try my best to jump on and answer any question or thoughts others might have concerning the operation geared specifically to pharmacy.
 
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Oh my, I think you have really opened a can of worms here, lol

I think most users must know that SDN is here to "help students become doctors". In addition to our main mission, we are also just a nice place to discuss issues with our colleagues. Moderators do our best to support the mission and keep SDN a fun, positive place. I am always reminded of the old adage "you can please some of the people all of the time or all of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time". There will always be people who think we should moderate less and likewise, there are people who dislike visiting forums where members and topics go too unmoderated. My hope is that on balance our members know we are here for them and to support the mission even when they disagree with specific actions taken against accounts.

It is also worth noting that many actions are opaque and always will be. For example, I like Sparda. I would be upset if I didn't know the circumstances around why he has been given a temporary hold. But we want to make SDN a welcoming place and sometimes that means taking down the offending posts, making us look even more capricious. I hope people can keep that in mind when adjudicating our fairness.

Well, those are my random thoughts on the subject. I look forward to the..."feedback" we got in this thread. ;)
 
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Oh my, I think you have really opened a can of worms here, lol

Oh yes I agree (lol) but I still receive random questions on the basics of how things get moderated every now and then. I'd prefer to put it out there now and say it has been stated "once upon a time" as the future comes and goes.
 
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Well... I haven’t been banned yet so.... it can’t be that bad.

I am sticking to this forum - I have the goal to be the last man standing from the tech censor/cancel war.
 
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yeah, yeah. we know. you're the all powerful maudes. someone offended some lurker with 4 posts that nobody cares about. better ban someone.
bring back bmb. banning him was the worst decision in the history of this forum. whoever pulled the trigger on that one is a clown.
 
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"I went into a post about Democratic Socialism in the anesthesiologists forum. They were talking about the 9 year old who got pepper sprayed and someone else brought up the Florida cops who were shot and I commented that it is better that criminals get away/cops get hurt than innocents get locked up and that was construed as promoting violence."

Clownery. Sheer clown college tenured professor level clownery.
 
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Might as well ban all political discussion if you are going to apply censorship points to posts made in those threads. I dont think I've ever witnessed a political discussion go on for an extended length of time, especially on the internet, without it devolving into some frothing at the mouth example of Godwin's Law.

I've said it elsewhere, I very rarely agree with Sparda's opinions, but he should be free to speak his mind on opinion based topic discussions without fear of being silenced.

Can't we just message the whiney report using babies and show them a pathway to blocking/ignoring a user? Or in other words we can live up to our profession and educate others for their own (mental) health benefit?
 
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I've said it elsewhere, I very rarely agree with Sparda's opinions, but he should be free to speak his mind on opinion based topic discussions without fear of being silenced.
I don't agree that what is being posted that he said was actually advocating violence (though there might be more to it), but I also think that the mods/admin should be able to restrict what people say here. This is SDN's website and they are allowed to decide what can and cannot be said. If we don't like it we have the right to go somewhere else. There are plenty of other places on the internet to have a less controlled discussion, SDN doesn't have to be one of those places.
 
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I don't agree that what is being posted that he said was actually advocating violence (though there might be more to it), but I also think that the mods/admin should be able to restrict what people say here. This is SDN's website and they are allowed to decide what can and cannot be said. If we don't like it we have the right to go somewhere else. There are plenty of other places on the internet to have a less controlled discussion, SDN doesn't have to be one of those places.

SDN maudes = clowns
 
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Unfortunately SDN pharmacy forum has become mostly a joke. Moderation or lack thereof here has resulted in most visitors to the site functioning in a strictly lurker fashion for a little while until they realize it isn't even worth the occasional visit. Of course there are the old die hard members who voice their opinions sometimes with pearls of wisdom but often with such levels of vitriol as to completely obliterate reasonable discussion from those new visitors who dare venture into this "holy" space. And as a result many never bother to come back. Let me not forget to mention the thick blanket of patronizing insulting sarcasm rich posts some old members make sure to add to new visitor discussions just to make sure the newcomers understand just how stupid they are and how smart the long time member is. My favorites are the posts where the mods who are supposed to be the voices of reason get in on the action and get a good jab or two at the newbie. Yeah that is going to certainly drive new members to your site keeping it fresh and exciting. Want to argue against my statements and say SDN is tops? Check and see what the most recent post is today and then feel free to come back halfway through the week and you will notice at best there will be two new posts per day...and probably only one or less. Often a whole week will go by with only one lonely new post to show for it. That lack of traffic and activity should make it clear that your site, at least in regards to working pharmacists, is a failure. The fact is there is so little traffic here because of the crap moderation, the willingness of mods to allow eggregious thread jacking by long time members who function in a troll like fashion but just not enough to violate the TOS, and the massively insulting posts by long time members who are clearly more intelligent than everyone else....ever. Trying to sift through all that BS to find the occasional bit of good advice is just not even remotely worth it. There are much better Internet resources that have fortunately cropped up throughout the years. I still check out the SDN pharmacy forum now and again but not for information or advice but for the entertainment value of watching the old die hard members verbally attempt to crush each other with their overwhelming "knowledge" and unchecked egos. It is a real time lesson on how not to behave even on a mostly anonymous forum. Feel free to ban me from this site...it will be no great loss.
 
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Unfortunately SDN pharmacy forum has become mostly a joke. Moderation or lack thereof here has resulted in most visitors to the site functioning in a strictly lurker fashion for a little while until they realize it isn't even worth the occasional visit. Of course there are the old die hard members who voice their opinions sometimes with pearls of wisdom but often with such levels of vitriol as to completely obliterate reasonable discussion from those new visitors who dare venture into this "holy" space. And as a result many never bother to come back. Let me not forget to mention the thick blanket of patronizing insulting sarcasm rich posts some old members make sure to add to new visitor discussions just to make sure the newcomers understand just how stupid they are and how smart the long time member is. My favorites are the posts where the mods who are supposed to be the voices of reason get in on the action and get a good jab or two at the newbie. Yeah that is going to certainly drive new members to your site keeping it fresh and exciting. Want to argue against my statements and say SDN is tops? Check and see what the most recent post is today and then feel free to come back halfway through the week and you will notice at best there will be two new posts per day...and probably only one or less. Often a whole week will go by with only one lonely new post to show for it. That lack of traffic and activity should make it clear that your site, at least in regards to working pharmacists, is a failure. The fact is there is so little traffic here because of the crap moderation, the willingness of mods to allow eggregious thread jacking by long time members who function in a troll like fashion but just not enough to violate the TOS, and the massively insulting posts by long time members who are clearly more intelligent than everyone else....ever. Trying to sift through all that BS to find the occasional bit of good advice is just not even remotely worth it. There are much better Internet resources that have fortunately cropped up throughout the years. I still check out the SDN pharmacy forum now and again but not for information or advice but for the entertainment value of watching the old die hard members verbally attempt to crush each other with their overwhelming "knowledge" and unchecked egos. It is a real time lesson on how not to behave even on a mostly anonymous forum. Feel free to ban me from this site...it will be no great loss.
If the maudes were smart, they'd create a PharmD lounge forum for us blowing off steam (mostly talking about investments) and trying to have fun and a "serious" PharmD forum for people that want that.

Just make sure the URL of the lounge links to this forum. I don't want to redo my bookmarks. The "serious" forum can be the new one.

And then unban BMB.
 
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If the maudes were smart, they'd create a PharmD lounge forum for us blowing off steam (mostly talking about investments) and trying to have fun and a "serious" PharmD forum for people that want that.

Just make sure the URL of the lounge links to this forum. I don't want to redo my bookmarks. The "serious" forum can be the new one.

And then unban BMB.

It's right here my friend
 
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Unfortunately SDN pharmacy forum has become mostly a joke. Moderation or lack thereof here has resulted in most visitors to the site functioning in a strictly lurker fashion for a little while until they realize it isn't even worth the occasional visit. Of course there are the old die hard members who voice their opinions sometimes with pearls of wisdom but often with such levels of vitriol as to completely obliterate reasonable discussion from those new visitors who dare venture into this "holy" space. And as a result many never bother to come back. Let me not forget to mention the thick blanket of patronizing insulting sarcasm rich posts some old members make sure to add to new visitor discussions just to make sure the newcomers understand just how stupid they are and how smart the long time member is. My favorites are the posts where the mods who are supposed to be the voices of reason get in on the action and get a good jab or two at the newbie. Yeah that is going to certainly drive new members to your site keeping it fresh and exciting. Want to argue against my statements and say SDN is tops? Check and see what the most recent post is today and then feel free to come back halfway through the week and you will notice at best there will be two new posts per day...and probably only one or less. Often a whole week will go by with only one lonely new post to show for it. That lack of traffic and activity should make it clear that your site, at least in regards to working pharmacists, is a failure. The fact is there is so little traffic here because of the crap moderation, the willingness of mods to allow eggregious thread jacking by long time members who function in a troll like fashion but just not enough to violate the TOS, and the massively insulting posts by long time members who are clearly more intelligent than everyone else....ever. Trying to sift through all that BS to find the occasional bit of good advice is just not even remotely worth it. There are much better Internet resources that have fortunately cropped up throughout the years. I still check out the SDN pharmacy forum now and again but not for information or advice but for the entertainment value of watching the old die hard members verbally attempt to crush each other with their overwhelming "knowledge" and unchecked egos. It is a real time lesson on how not to behave even on a mostly anonymous forum. Feel free to ban me from this site...it will be no great loss.

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I'm dying to know what the visit rate is since the discord was created.

I used to visit several times daily. Now I visit once a week, maybe twice.

Anyone want to join the discord PM me
 
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I'm dying to know what the visit rate is since the discord was created.

I used to visit several times daily. Now I visit once a week, maybe twice.

Anyone want to join the discord PM me
Is this resent or an actual curiosity as to how many people are deciding not to go to pharmacy school?
 
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Aww man now I'm invested in the thread but I don't even know where to find that subforum. Luckily the weather in Texas isn't considered off topic.
It's not a part of the pharmacy forum so its difficult to find.
 
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I'm hearing they are threatening to discipline posters for posting the URL to the discord. This after they told us that off topic conversations can't happen here. So people go and do what you told them to do and then threaten them with bans for doing, again, exactly what was recommended.

Y'all are clowns.
 
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Can just rename the Discord server (as the current name makes it seem affiliated with SDN when it's not) and/or post in DMs
 

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I'm hearing they are threatening to discipline posters for posting the URL to the discord. This after they told us that off topic conversations can't happen here. So people go and do what you told them to do and then threaten them with bans for doing, again, exactly what was recommended.

Y'all are clowns.
You can easily DM each other....
 

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You can easily DM each other....
Tryna slide in our DMs boo? 😘

I for one don't really jump into the other specialities sub forums so having threads relocated from here to another sub forum entirely actually is problematic for me personally, but maybe others appreciate it? The overall sentiment seems to lean more to my opinions than the latter though.

I know reddit has taken a lot of wind out of SDN's sails, but there is something to appreciate about the slower pace of traditional forum threads, it's just unfortunate to have the few active conversations banished to the shadow realm.
 

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I'm hearing they are threatening to discipline posters for posting the URL to the discord. This after they told us that off topic conversations can't happen here. So people go and do what you told them to do and then threaten them with bans for doing, again, exactly what was recommended.

Y'all are clowns.
I would argue that recruiting people to discord is pretty off-topic. :wut:
 

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Tryna slide in our DMs boo? 😘

I for one don't really jump into the other specialities sub forums so having threads relocated from here to another sub forum entirely actually is problematic for me personally, but maybe others appreciate it? The overall sentiment seems to lean more to my opinions than the latter though.

I know reddit has taken a lot of wind out of SDN's sails, but there is something to appreciate about the slower pace of traditional forum threads, it's just unfortunate to have the few active conversations banished to the shadow realm.
lol, this isn't instagram cutie.

The only reason I joined this website was to get more info how to get into pharmacy school, didn't really think this place was also a place to discuss basically everything else. And it should actually be a big relief this place isn't getting too many hits or new threads. This is literally what all pharmacists wanted, to stop students from going into this profession.
Anyway, yes. Go to reddit for less restrictive discussions or general talk.
 

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lol, this isn't instagram cutie.

The only reason I joined this website was to get more info how to get into pharmacy school, didn't really think this place was also a place to discuss basically everything else. And it should actually be a big relief this place isn't getting too many hits or new threads. This is literally what all pharmacists wanted, to stop students from going into this profession.
Anyway, yes. Go to reddit for less restrictive discussions or general talk.
Lol why would I care if you go into the profession? It’s your funeral. We pharmacists here are trying to educate the students on what a bad investment it currently is and will be for the foreseeable future.
 
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Lol why would I care if you go into the profession? It’s your funeral. We pharmacists here are trying to educate the students on what a bad investment it currently is and will be for the foreseeable future.
If you didn't care then why are you trying to educate me? Why not just let everyone make a bad investment?
 
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Come back after a couple of days to see this has taken a very small step forward...Excellent.

Where should I start:

Unfortunately SDN pharmacy forum has become mostly a joke. Moderation or lack thereof here has resulted in most visitors to the site functioning in a strictly lurker fashion for a little while until they realize it isn't even worth the occasional visit. Of course there are the old die hard members who voice their opinions sometimes with pearls of wisdom but often with such levels of vitriol as to completely obliterate reasonable discussion from those new visitors who dare venture into this "holy" space. And as a result many never bother to come back. Let me not forget to mention the thick blanket of patronizing insulting sarcasm rich posts some old members make sure to add to new visitor discussions just to make sure the newcomers understand just how stupid they are and how smart the long time member is. My favorites are the posts where the mods who are supposed to be the voices of reason get in on the action and get a good jab or two at the newbie. Yeah that is going to certainly drive new members to your site keeping it fresh and exciting. Want to argue against my statements and say SDN is tops? Check and see what the most recent post is today and then feel free to come back halfway through the week and you will notice at best there will be two new posts per day...and probably only one or less. Often a whole week will go by with only one lonely new post to show for it. That lack of traffic and activity should make it clear that your site, at least in regards to working pharmacists, is a failure. The fact is there is so little traffic here because of the crap moderation, the willingness of mods to allow eggregious thread jacking by long time members who function in a troll like fashion but just not enough to violate the TOS, and the massively insulting posts by long time members who are clearly more intelligent than everyone else....ever. Trying to sift through all that BS to find the occasional bit of good advice is just not even remotely worth it. There are much better Internet resources that have fortunately cropped up throughout the years. I still check out the SDN pharmacy forum now and again but not for information or advice but for the entertainment value of watching the old die hard members verbally attempt to crush each other with their overwhelming "knowledge" and unchecked egos. It is a real time lesson on how not to behave even on a mostly anonymous forum. Feel free to ban me from this site...it will be no great loss.
From this chapter reading I have gathered a couple of things: Moderation or lack thereof has pushed a major decrease in specific forum activities. Well, when being blunt (but as you said "...not enough to violate the TOS...") has been a stamp-answer in the same questions being asked over and over again, people are bound to move elsewhere. This happens all the time throughout SDN. However, keep something in mind: The rigors of applying to pharmacy compared to other professions is a bit simplified and thus does not require much attention when the material is already viewable near the top of each forum. However, if you go to the school discussions and residency it's a bit more active.

Now, you're right. Every now and then someone crosses the line and they are handled and dealt with (sometimes even banned). So if you'd like to see a change in the forums, here's what you can do: Hit an RP button and be my eyes. Hundreds of you, one of me. Although I'm sure it's fun being a lurker and reading the entertainment has it's highlights, it's better to be the change that can slowly get better. You'll have to swift through the weeds and while we do prune it bit by bit, valid information is still reachable.
If the maudes were smart, they'd create a PharmD lounge forum for us blowing off steam (mostly talking about investments) and trying to have fun and a "serious" PharmD forum for people that want that.

Just make sure the URL of the lounge links to this forum. I don't want to redo my bookmarks. The "serious" forum can be the new one.

And then unban BMB.

I appreciate your awareness of the "Lounge" and the "Topics of Healthcare" discussions that take on "non-serious" and debatable issues. Take that extra keystroke and participate in those forums if you wish to leave the serious discussions in the pharmacy forums (it's almost like SDN wanted this as a goal;))

I'm hearing they are threatening to discipline posters for posting the URL to the discord. This after they told us that off topic conversations can't happen here. So people go and do what you told them to do and then threaten them with bans for doing, again, exactly what was recommended.

Y'all are clowns.

I do not know about this "He-said She -said" business but recruitment of another topic from a different topic is.....off topic? My apologize if that is new information but...yea...shouldn't post off topic stuff.

Too many sub forums! Merge them all back into one main page!

In other words, yes, that was the thread I was referencing.

Little late in responding (apologize once again). A redirect link should've been posted when moving interesting topics (like the one you're referring) to a different location. Thank you for brining it up!


For all of my fans (as always) I do like to leave a FWIW statement when I can: I do find a majority of the discussions entertainingly interesting and every now and again I'll put my opinions (which are facts:cool:) in a debatable in-topic when I see fit. But...alas, we must do it within the parameters of the TOS. It sucks I know, but this is the world we live in.

As always SDN viewers, carry on.
 

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I don't want people to think that everything they post is deemed UN-SDN-Worthy (although some can be). Matter of fact, many things that get posted is nothing but interesting. Although sometimes they may not make the cut in the pharmacy forums, they can make the cut elsewhere. Especially sensitive topics like the random links below from Topics in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network

Joe Biden promises to "provide health care for all" | Student Doctor Network

"Arizona Republicans File Bill to Punish Abortion Doctors with the Death Penalty" | Student Doctor Network

For those who meet the requirements, you can definitely venture over to the Lounge and find the most out of topic discussions to keep you entertained for days. Many users only post in that section and nowhere else. Anyway, I hope that somewhat opens the eyes for some about the other features of SDN. If a debatable topic can be found in pharmacy with lively discussion then great! Just don't cuss each other out and force it's shutdown:confused:
 

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I appreciate your awareness of the "Lounge" and the "Topics of Healthcare" discussions that take on "non-serious" and debatable issues. Take that extra keystroke and participate in those forums if you wish to leave the serious discussions in the pharmacy forums (it's almost like SDN wanted this as a goal;))



I do not know about this "He-said She -said" business but recruitment of another topic from a different topic is.....off topic? My apologize if that is new information but...yea...shouldn't post off topic stuff.
For the first bit of nonsense, we want a PHARMD lounge. I don't want to lounge with other health professionals. Turn this board into the lounge. Start a new "serious" PharmD board. Then people can stop whining about off topic posts on the pharmacy board. In 12 months when the "serious" board has like 140 posts and the lounge has 50,000, you'll see where your bread is buttered. Also, reinstate BMB.

For the second bit of nonsense, how the hell is posting a link to the discord any more off topic than anything else on here? The answer is obvious. The admins don't want to lose site traffic. It cracks me up that you actually think all of us are that stupid to believe your weak explanation. Just be honest. I get it. Money generally wins. And money says no links to a competitor. It is what it is. At least we'd have respect for your honesty. But as it stands you are just being a clown.

The maudes are laughably bad at this. They always have been. And they get worse and worse every year.
 
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So what has the activity been like here this year?

Seems to me it's way down.

But if that's what you guys want, shouldn't you want a discord posted so those comments aren't here anymore?
 

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For the second bit of nonsense, how the hell is posting a link to the discord any more off topic than anything else on here? The answer is obvious. The admins don't want to lose site traffic. It cracks me up that you actually think all of us are that stupid to believe your weak explanation. Just be honest. I get it. Money generally wins. And money says no links to a competitor. It is what it is. At least we'd have respect for your honesty. But as it stands you are just being a clown.

The maudes are laughably bad at this. They always have been. And they get worse and worse every year.
History says otherwise. I don’t think it matters what we say, you will just make a pithy comment and call us clowns. :p
 
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So what has the activity been like here this year?

Seems to me it's way down.

But if that's what you guys want, shouldn't you want a discord posted so those comments aren't here anymore?
Since January site traffic has been down a little. Not dramatic but slower than last year. I don’t have the tools to break it down by forum though. My impression is that pharmacy is slow right now but I don’t have the data to say how much.

Honestly my feeling is that the discord is a good place to discuss investing and you may have noticed that the vast majority of posts discussing discord are still up. Seems to me we should be taking them down if we are trying to suppress “competition”.

I do think we took down one post that was actively recruiting and telling people to stop posting on SDN.
 

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how the hell is posting a link to the discord any more off topic than anything else on here?

Almost missed my nightly check in.

I see more concern is at hand and I'll be glad to indulge.

How is posting a discord more off topic then most you ask

Well, I'll give it a shot: When you arrange a post insisting people to leave a nonprofit site, what do you expect to happen? Some might say the answer is a bit obvious but I'll let that rest for others to ponder about. Now the ideology behind the discord? Great! It cant possibly be that hard to figure out who you want to PM and get one started is it? Make sure you do not link it to SDN so that the rest can indulge in the lounge and communicate with other professions on the day to day life. Now again, if you wish to not indulge in the opportunity, no one is stopping you from doing side-gigs just leave SDN out of it. Otherwise, continue onward with other daily activities on the one and only Student Doctor Network. I appreciate the question and glad I could help.




Now for everyone else (And my apologize for the late responses): It looks like I am caught up on questions / feedback (whether agreed to or not) on how the moderation sequence works. The information is on here for all to read and behold. However at this point, the same statements in different colors is still (believe it or not) the same statements. Since the basics and foundation of the mod duties is delightfully covered thus far, if you wish to indulge further with me concerning the matter at hand, give me a PM and I do not mind responding as often as you'd like. At the end of the day, the same applies to SDN as it always has since 1999 (including whenever our founders brought about pharmacy @WVUPharm2007 ;) )

Carry on pharmacy users, carry on...
 
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