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Turtleboard's Removal ????

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Leotigers, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. "I no longer post at SDN, and have removed all of my posts, due to my reluctance to contribute to SDN, and to this board, until your privilges as a moderator have been revoked. As I stated before, I have found your use of this board to be abusive, unprofessional, and unbecoming of a SDN moderator.

    It is apparent you did not learn anything from our previous conversations, so I have taken it upon myself to forward a letter outlining my grievances to the moderator of this board, the administration, and the founder of SDN."

    I have been a member here for awhile and am quite familiar with many of the members here.

    I think the removal of Tim as a moderator would be a mistake. He has been one of the most helpful members on this forum. He has engaged in some jabs but only with willing participants. None of the jokes were personal.

    Although he is an allopathic medical student and I am an osteopathic medical student, we agree on many issues regarding medicine. Even the ones that we disagree on, I feel his comments have always been based on informed and intelligent conclusions.

    He surfs these forums daily and has provided helpful and useful information to all pre-MDs and pre-DOs. I have also noticed that he has provided useful information to dental, optometry, and podiatry students. Often he is the only one responding to fields in which their own members have not provided answers.

    I have also seem him properly moderate some inflammatory comments on the Allopathic forum. I think the fact that so many DOs, DMDs, and MDs ask him for his advice is a testimony to his usefulness on this forum. 99.999% of the members realize that his jokes are just that. His jabs are never personal or vulgar.

    I do not see any reason to remove him as a moderator. Especially since all his jokes were made in the pre-dental section where he is not even a moderator. His posts have been exemplary on all the other topics. Even his posts in the pre-dental (which he is not a moderator) have been helpful. There are some threads that were meant not meant to be taken seriously. There were dentists taking shots at him too. In any event, it was understood by all members that it was all in fun and they never invaded a serious thread. The fact that there continues to be serious questions on the pre-dental section is further testimony that the members there understand his respect for the dental profession.

    I would be sorely disappointed if the SDN CEOs removed Tim. I think this action would be extreme and an insult to him. His devotion to all the members here is remarkable. He should be thanked rather than removed.

    Your decisions are entirely up to you but this would affect my opinion and the utility of this site if you insulted one of your members in this way. To remove him is to say that you do not understand that he has been very instrumental to the success of this site. This would also say that you do not understand that his comments were innocent and his respect for all fields are genuine.

    Even if you disagree with his posts on the pre-dental forum, they weren't made on the forum he moderates (Allopathic). You don't need to respond since this is a private issue, but I just wanted you to know that he has my support.

    Thank you for your time.

    - Leotigers, MS IV (TUCOM)
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  3. cjkalmat

    cjkalmat Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 3, 2000
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I had no idea about turtleboard's possible removal. I completely agree with Leotigers. Turtleboard has been essential in many people's understanding of various topics. He is very knowledgable in many aspects of health delivery occupations. It would be a very sad loss to see someone of such caliber removed from SDN. Please do not remove him.
  4. Pathologist

    Pathologist Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2000
    Fostoria, Ohio, USA
    I also completely agree. Almost every time I had a question, he answered it, and usually gave the best advice.
  5. Kamikaze Dino

    Kamikaze Dino Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    The Great White North
    I agree with the above posters.
    Please find a better alternative.
  6. StarryKnight

    StarryKnight Junior Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    you people need to get over it and move on with your lives. just to think, you plan on being doctors someday! i'd hate to see you lose one of your patients. it is better for his health that he's gone anyways. his addiction to these boards was starting to bring out his OCD, so he he really needs to try to do other things with his life, before he fries what left of the lil brain he has left, from staring at the screen all day. now stop taking up my bandwidth with all your sniffeling posts! and imho, he did spend too much time on the predental boards stirring up trouble with some of them. i know cause i read it, unlike most of you whining baboons who have no clue....................... so cut the crying you bunch of babies. he's free to post. his posting priviliges have not been revoked like some of you try to make it seem. if he really wants to help out, and continue to post, then there's nothing stopping him but his own pride.

  7. Kamikaze Dino

    Kamikaze Dino Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    The Great White North
    Now that StarryKnight opened my eyes, I see the problem under a different light. I did not realize how convoluted and sinister the whole story was. Maybe TurtleBoard should be committed for his own good and the good of his future patients; not to mention us whining pissy-pooh board posters who's brains TurtleBoard has been messing up with. Thanks StarryKnight! You really are a knight in shining-star armour!

    [This message has been edited by Kamikaze Dino (edited March 23, 2001).]
  8. stoic

    stoic "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted" Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2000
    sodom, south georgia
    As I read throught these forums, it always scares me that many future doctors can't take a joke. Don't get me wrong, there are some really funny/cool people here; but you can't deny that there are some real 'squares'. You'd think that some of these people spend hours upon hours trying to be just like Al Gore. That is a joke, for those of you who don't get it. See, it is not serious - I actually voted for Al Gore in the election. Just because I made a joke about Al Gore doesn't mean I don't like/respect him.... does anyone see where I'm going with this?
  9. Toran

    Toran Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    Go Leo!

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