Some say troll others say walt, the deliberate posting of provocative threads and responses on forums, wait for responses, attack and then run....
Ring and Run you might say.... Just thought it might be nice if as EMS professionals we respected each other and when called on a point respond politely and not resort to personal attacks however wild and off base.
For the record, I don't have any cats and my jumpers come ready shaved, such the marvels of modern technology.
Such a wonderful opportunity for proactive debate about the profession lost in the human, I can pee further than you.
Perhaps a sticky thread could be created with forum rules as other threads have.
just saying is all...
Quite right Neil, everyone here needs to respect one another; that's the hallmark of a professional. It kinda reminds me of when the president said that we need to end the vitriolic comments to one another and then several days later resorted to the same behavior. Its easy to say but much harder to do. But, I do have some suggestions/ recommendations for everyone:
1. Don't take it personally--we all come from various backgrounds and service models, weather its fire based, third service, private etc...We all have different educational backgrounds and protocols. We can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each without offending each other
2. Keep the thread on topic, which is generally not a problem for most of us except when certain medic bashers show up :-/
3. Read your post after you submit it, it gives you 15 minutes to edit it--correct your grammatical and spelling mistakes; it makes your post much easier to read
4. Only include links if they relate directly to a topic (for example a news article about an EMS incident)
5. No profanity, derogatory comments, or beat that's
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go brush my cats teeth :-)
Justin Poland A.A.S., NREMT-P, EMS-I
Neil, I don't know if they can create a "sticky" thread with this software, which isn't really "forum" software in my mind: no way to "jump to first unread" and other niceties of proper forum software. It's more akin to Facebook comment threads, which require you to either re-read the entire thread, or remember where you left off.
I actually find that more frustrating than some of the people who inspired your comments. :)