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- May 21, 2005
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Pemberley said:The most frustrating part for those of us trying to use this forum to learn something is that every thread ends up having exactly the same topic -- or should I say, exactly the same disorganized mish-mash of topics.
For example, some of the RN/PA discussion a few pages back was useful and interesting, but it was found on the 2nd or 3rd page of a thread that nominally biographies people with military medical experience! I think both topics are less usefully discussed by being scrambled with several others.
So, frequent posters, any suggestions how to keep threads on-topic, even though there will always be trolls trying to draw them off-topic? I've already expressed my preference for our friendly neighborhood caveman to give himself some less restrictive ROEs for pruning and/or moving posts. Any seconds?
Just trying to make the board more useful.
1)Threads will never remain 100% on what the thread starts as. That is not a problem.
2) Physicians on this site have been lumped together and have been called everything from "trolls", "products of Weeding out" and IgD even went weird enough to say there is some sexual thing involved (very weird IgD).
Pemberley, please read through the thread you started on "Whos who" on this site and the vast majority on physicians had serious problems with "military medicine." Despite this, despite numerous public articles backing up our concerns, we continue to have people feel that they know better than us as to what is going on in CLINCAL medicine. You will find that many of the rebuttles we make are just that, rebuttles to WRONG statements made by IgD and others. You may want to call our correcting of "wrong statements" as "high-jacking", I call it letting the truth be known. You won't find me critiquing USUHS, or some medical school or residency I never attended, yet how many med students and non-clinical physicians are on this site disputing what the physicians saw and dealt with first hand?
Many students have emailed me and thanked me for giving them some info that they would have never known about. If you and IgD get a little wrinkled under the collar about the things we physicians present..............too bad.
Sometimes the truth hurts.