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Main Board is for any topic. Don't start the flaming. NM

Posted By: Moderator on 2005-11-04
In Reply to: Yeah.... - Trixi


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Again, the Main board is for anything that would not be a topic that should

be posted on any of the boards in the left column.  If your post is about equipment questions, then that should be posted on either the Equipment or Technical boards.  If a new MT has questions, posts should be made on the New MT board.  Questions about a particular company?  Post is on the Company board. 

We receive well over 5 million hits to this site per month.  If everything was posted on the Main board we would have a major problem on our hands.  That is why posts are deleted. 

You start your message with a flaming face emoticon
how is what you're doing different from that which you complain of?

Inquiring minds would like to be enlightened. Sorry, I don't have time to read all the stuff here.
Main topic is "Things to do online while the queue is empty." nm
why not start this topic? sm
Those who want to participate can and those who don't won't. The lady asked for help and advice not insults. Grand for you, you were smart enough not to put yourself there but this girl made a bad choice and her aunt is asking for some help, support and ideas.

Why be ugly about it?
And its gonna kill you to post on the Company board rather than the main board?
Why start such a debatable touchy topic?
What is the Main Board for? All general topics seem to get moved to the new gab board.
You put them on the company board, not the main board. They are still there.
Main board is for MT topics. Non-MT goes to the Gab board! nm
this should be on the main board, because
I thought we could gather as MTs at the main board and discuss pets, TV, etc. if we wanted to. This was more a comment on the show rather than an attempt to open up a discussion about sex change anyway.

FWIW, I thought the show was funny last night. I did feel a little squeamish when Zachary was on, though. He seemed to come away with the impression that he was being discriminated against because of his look, or the way he? is, and didn't seem to understand that he can't sing. What's new, though. I think my favorite so far, though, has been the "I shot the sheriff" guy.
What is the main board for?

A week or so ago, I responded to a post from someone who was asking about Files To Go. My message was wiped from the board after a very short time. This morning in my email box was a digest from MT Stars by a person asking where her post went...she was asking about keyboard trays. I can't find either one of her messages on the board.

Why are our messages being deleted from the system?

Main Board

I'd like to thank the administrator for helping me with my question about the main board. Being new here, I looked around for "instructions" but must have overlooked them. It's nice to see the administrative message at the top of the main board explaining how to use it -- I took the word "main" litearlly, as others new to this board possibly have.

I do have a question. When I signed up at Yahoo-Groups , I signed up to receive daily digests, which are digests of the main board. Is there a way to receive digests of the boards listed on the left?

Main Board

Does the active topics selection at the top of the page show all active topics for each category at left or just certain ones?  Thanks.l

This topic also on company board
why are you posting on the main board ??
of the Main Board here??? huh? hmmm....nm
Main Message Board
This is the main message board. If you notice, not much on this page is directly related to MT. This is where we go to talk about anything else non-MT related.
Thank you. I moved it to this Main board. (nm)
do a search on Main Board
Moved to main board for more to see...sm
We are not endorsing nor advertising this product. This post was on the New MT/Student board and is a nice discount for all of our MTStars posters, so I thought I'd bring it out for everyone to see.

Thank you Danny!
How do you do a search on this board - my topic will never come up and I know I have read about it
What EXACTLY are we ALLOWED to post on the MAIN board?
Just about every other post has been saying post this on this board or that board....well what goes here?
The main board is used to discuss many different topics. sm
There are many posts on this board that if you were to be really technical about it, should be put on the company board, word board, productivity board, religion board, etc., but they're allowed to stay here and be discussed. If you don't like this topic, then feel free to skip it. But it really isn't a political discussion per se, so it shouldn't have to be taken somewhere else.
I think y'all should have to stay on the main board.
That way we youngsters can read your posts and go, "Wow, we're sure lucky we didn't have to put up with all that bunk." Thanks for paving the way for us!
The Main board is fine for this subject. (SM)
Non-MT topics are fine here.

If you would like to take this up with the Administrator, you can e-mail her at admin@mtstars.com.


In other words - the main board should not even exist then.
do a search on OFFSHORING on Main Board
I asked on main board, don't know why I didn't
think to ask you all!  We are still all a team, right? I am going to return to transcribing, I was an MT for 20 years and QA for 10.  I figured out financially that I would have to transcribe 1500 lines per shift to make out OK.  Of course, if I got paid 12 and 13 cpl like the old days, the requirement would be less! But I'm figuring a 9 cpl start. I would have to do 1500 to keep afloat until I get moving up or transcribing faster.  Anyway, is 1500 lines of work easy to get on a steady basis around the average MTSO anymore?  I used to work 2 jobs for years long ago, and found it was easier that way. When one ran low, I jumped on other one, and always had work. That's my biggest fear, quitting my hourly job, going back to MTing, and then finding no work. I don't know if 1500 lines per shift is out of the ballpark to expect these days? I used to type a lot more than that, but I'm a bit more fidgety these days! What do you think? Sound possible as far as the MTSO's side? Or is my goal too high? I just don't want to end up homeless trying to break away from this company.
We have not moved this topic to the Company board. Perhaps you posted it
there initially thinking it was the Main board.
you're welcome; use Main board for general MT questions
This also involves AHDI, so I think it should be discussed here on the Main Board, not just MQ's
Post word questions on the Word board NOT the Main board.
We had problems with the Main board and some posts were removed. You did not offend

I am aware of the religion board, just thought main one would be more active...thanks anyway. nm
To the service who posted a job ad on the Main board, the reason your post
was removed is because all job ads are to be posted on the Job Seeker's board. Any "well-deserving MT" knows to look at that forum for that "chance to work for an excellent company and make an excellent line rate". Feel free to post your ad there.

Thank you.
MT Week prizes are posted on the Main board. Watch for them and then
follow the directions to enter. If you see a post that has a winner announced beneath it, that prize is no longer available.
You realize you are posting this on the main board, right? Not everyone at this site works for MQ.

Why not start your own board just for your friends?
I have never cared for the way this whole site is set up. I would rather see a post move to the top when someone posts something new to it because a post can get lost real quick when it doesn't. However, I just frequent a different site that is more suited to my tastes and only stop by here now and again to see what's going on.

If enough of you don't like the new rules (and I certainly understand your complaints), maybe you could look into start a Yahoo group or something. I think it's free (though don't quote me on that!) and that way you could still talk to everyone you like to here but you don't have to worry about the cumbersome rules and how you post and whether a post will be deleted or locked.

Just an idea. :)
There is a job on the job board - start Immediately.
Check out Transform also, I think they want someone immediately.
She can start with the control freak from hell board
I feel so sorry for anyone who has to live with this woman on a daily basis.
I agree, you need to a lot of research. I would start with the job seeker's board and see who S

is advertising and research the companies that seem to have the best to offer and find out if they truly are the ones with the best to offer.  In this business, there are a lot more considerations when looking for a job than just cents per line.

Good Luck!

You could start by reading other posts re: laptops on this board.
Click on "See Related Messages" in your OP.
You may change the subject if you wish. Start at the top of the board and leave this thread.
No way, not flaming.
The accounts are great, it's the communication that's so very bad. My bonus was the hiring bonus, not talking about the quarterly bonuses and such. I emailed Joel many many times and he just does NOT answer. Emailed team leader and told everybody else I could. One lady who is leaving but has been there 2 years said it took her a year to get her insurance cards. That's a tad ridiculous. I do not respond with personal email because I do not want my name on there getting back for obvious reasons. It's more than just me having this problem. It's like being out in Siberia when you try to get an answer, NOBODY responds to anything. They spend a lot of time patting themselves on the back about their company but they don't realize that without us, there is no company!
not flaming you but want to ask you something

How is it you know for sure this "greedy" MT is "him"?  What I mean is, how do you know specifically who THE person is?  Does your system allow you to see who is on at the same time you do?  If not, has that information been given to you by someone in the company?

Again, I'm not flaming.  I'm just wondering how you know to place blame on a particular person.


I am not flaming, but, please, how can you do this,
when 500-700 lines per hour means 15 to 16 pages per hour?!
A page has 40 lines. I cannot even read that fast, without correcting anything.

Please tell me how are you doing this?! Dayin and dayout?
I'm not flaming, I'm responding.
These are very basic lab tests that anyone with training would have recognized.  It really has absolutely nothing to do with me being born knowing everything.  I'm not expecting a newborn to know medical transcription, but as a person seeking medical treatment I expect that my medical records will be professional and accurate.  I worry that if people who cannot even recognize very basic medical terminology are doing VR, and VR is the future for medical transcription, there will be a high risk that medical records will be neither professional or accurate. If MTs are expected to speed through editing at reduced line rates and they can't even recognize basic terms, chances are great that they're not going to take the time to research or even ask about more complicated terms.  Do you realize what these errors can mean in terms of insurance coverage, preauthorization, or pre-existing condition status?  I fault the transcription companies more than the unskilled MTs for hiring them to begin with.  They're putting them in the position to allow errors when they KNOW they aren't qualified - just because it's easier to hire them than experienced MTs. I don't fault the MTs for not knowing, I fault those allowing them to think that they're qualified to do this job when obviously they're not.
I'm not flaming - I agree with you 100%
Why anyone would get into this business - especially after reading these message boards - is beyond me.

No job security, poverty level pay, loneliness, anger and frustration from losing your social skills and the only friends you have are on the internet, overweight from lack of physical activity. Plus, this job is going to cease to exist in the next decade and then what?

No way, I don't disagree with you at all.

By the way, I've moved on to another field too and am completing my 4-year college degree as we speak, like I should have done 30 years ago.
not flaming you, just stating facts. sm
no one can clean up enough themselves, but Christ can clean them up. Maybe you would want to discuss on the faith board? I assumed by the tone of your posts over there you were a Christian but I assume not now. Didn't flame, but will pray for you.

I too have been to h*ll and back by the Grace of Christ he brought me out of it.

Just reading your posts on this side of the boards you sound like a miserable sad person. Christ can change that if you let him.
I'm sure this will get me booted, but you are a flaming moron, my dear,
and you make no sense at all. "too bad sometimes people can learn if they push their ego and need to be right at any cost aside" What the hell are you talking about? That sounds like baby babble and makes no sense. And by the way, I'm smarter than you in that I can string a sentence together that is punctuated properly and makes sense. And if posting on a fun thread such as this one with the nasty, nflammatory remarks you made isn't trolling, then I don't know what is.