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What is (sm) and what is the little flame thing beside some of the posts?

Posted By: Renee on 2008-01-18
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I've been trying all day (in between reports and rants) and I just can't figure it out on my own and it's driving me nuts.


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No flame here, either ~ had the same thing happen
I was walking my dog on his leash and went past a house where their dog was just wandering in the yard and he came out after us.  It turned out okay, but that was the last time I went that route. 
Just do a search and read the posts. There are plenty of posts about OSI on this board. nm.
nm.
No flame from me.....
I agree.  Kids need to learn to seek out the proper people on  their own, with guidance  of course.  If the parents only allows controlled hand picked social contacts, how do you learn that skill?  People who homeschool for religious  reasons are the worst for this.  They only let their kids associated with like-minded people.  Unfortunately the world isn't like that.  I believe that the way to raise well-rounded children is to give them plenty of attention and supervision  at  home, train them about morals and make your expectations clear.  Then as they grow, they venture forth a little more as they get older, slowly separating from being under the  parental wing.  I think teenagers need a parent in the home almost more than little ones,and that is why I work at home.  A good education can be had  in almost any school.   It's there for the taking.  The real world doesn't cater to you, your  needs, your desires, or  your preferences.  A full-time job isn't finished in 3 hours (like the abbreviated day many homeschoolers boast about).   It's about being there on time, sticking to it even though you  may not feel like it, and  getting along with people  you may not care for, and avoiding those who are not good  for you.   Just my 2 cents.
Please do not take this as a flame, but
talking about 65-character count lines, and I believe hospital transcription. If I am not mistaken, you have said before that you count gross lines and clinic transcription, which is a whole different ball game. I too transcribe clinic dictation and count gross lines, and would much rather do this as it is much easier to produce and make money in this environment.
No flame taken
I have often tipped my hat to these guys, was just trying to put a little humor into things today.   I took one road and they took the other.  Have done the hosptital, teaching hospital and realize the complexity of it.  But I have worked hard to get my accounts and keep them also. 
Flame
What does the really (looks like a yellow flame) mean by the postings?
A flame happens
after a post has been looked at a certain number of times. I has nothing to do with the types of responses you get to your post. It's all about the number.
No flame here...
You should file a complaint with Animal Control in your county, even if you already filed with the police. Animal control can give summons (tickets), and also can get you a court date. I forgot what kind of court it is, but it deals with animals and trashy yards (environmental). If your hands and wrists are sore, you should tell the judge you couldn't type as fast and you work on production.
You should get some sort of compensation. The leash law is in place for a reason (your attack for example), and it doesn't matter if the owner is right there on their own property with their dog. If the owner could not restrain his dog, then the leash law was broken. I know this because I live in the country and my beagle was doing his business in my yard by my garage and Animal Control happened to drive by and stopped (what luck!). The officer said that I must have my dog on a leash, even though there wasn't another house in sight, and the beagle was too old and lazy to run anywhere!

I really feel for you; this should not be allowed to happen! You could also have been bitten. You need to report it to Animal Control so it doesn't happen to someone else! Animal Control is serious about enforcing the leash law. Good Luck!
What is the FLAME?
What does it mean when there is a flame next to your post?
Flame
What does it mean when messages have a yellow flame at the beginning of a message?  At first I thought it was because there were so many added posts after the first post, but I posted a message yesterday that I got no answers to, and this morning there is a flame in front of my post.  Does anyone know what this means?  Thanks.
the littel flame
okay, so I am new at all of this. what does the little "flame", blinking yellow signal mean.
Stone/flame me too
I believe the reason this was created is because all the newbies were whining that they cannot find jobs because you need experience and they couldn't get anyone to give them a break. This will be a false sense of an MTs ability if a company hires based on it. And just my opinion.
Off topic - please do not flame...
I will be moving to a smaller house (simplifying and paying off my mortgage in the process..yay!) and will need an Aerobed for guests. For those of you who own them, are they comfortable enough for an elderly person? I have seen some really high ones and see that you can now purchase a separate frame. Any thoughts? TIA.
hardy har-har... flame on!

The flame comes from the message
being viewed over 200 times. She did not put it there. duh.
No flame wars

I don't know what is wrong with you or some of the other people on this board.  I had the mistaken impression that we were all adults here and didn't engage in flame wars. 


Moderator please note that this is what occurs every time someone doesn't like what someone says and in this case makes no sense.  They are simply trying to start a flame war.


As for you, I made no call.  I left it blank because the only thing my AS says is no patient names.  I asked my team leader a long time ago about family members names and he got the answer from the hospital.  I've never come across this before in the medical field but let me tell you something, in education you do not discuss your student with another teacher who is not part of their education or this breaks confidentiality policy.  Since HIPAA is not just policy but a law, I used the same logic that the knowledge that this other patient is in the psych ward is only the business of HIS physicians and not this woman's and that to include HIS name in HER medical record would be questionable at best.  So I did the responsible thing and left it blank with a question mark which is procedure for all of my accounts.


 


What on earth is a flame war?
Are you referring to the flame next to posts on here? That just means they've been viewed a certain number of times.
It's a flame.... as in hot post -
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It'll flame. I'm staying out of it.

If a post gets so many hits on it, it gets the flame.
Not sure what the magic number is though. 
Newbie to board - what is a flame? nm
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Please don't flame me, I'm having an Alzheimer's moment, but what is the (sm)
basic 4.  I know it includes H&P, discharge summaries, and operations and procedures, but what is the 4th.  My brain is just not functioning today...it's my only day off and therefore I don't have to think right???  TIA
Flame you, why? Others love, you donít, simple.
NM
and don't flame me.. .I know Kwanza is a cultural event, not
nm
Webipedia dictionary definition of flame is SM
(n.) A searing e-mail or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences.
(v.) To post a flame.



A flame only means it's been viewed over 200 times
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Poster do not insert the flame icon. (SM)
It happens when the thread has been read over 200 times.


Your point is mud. The flame is not inserted by the poster. (SM)
The flame does not represent hostility. It means it is a popular topic.

Perhaps you should be posting somewhere else if you want to simply disrupt the board.
Apple Pie A La Mode!!! Go ahead, flame me LOL
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yellow marker=flame=hot thread
It's supposed to be a flame meaning it is a hot topic receiving a lot of views. You were so close to the answer. =)
not trying to start a flame but if you come to america, learn our language. sm
no pitty party here for those who can't learn the english language. if you expect to live and work in america, you should darn well know their language. i personally think that should be a requirement for citizenship. i couldn't expect to go to another country and expect everyone to adapt to understanding my english grammar. it is our taxpayer money paying thousands of workers for the government extra money if they can speak more than english, what a waste of my money.
The flame wasn't there when she made her statement - she was referring to the

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No flame here - think it's great you found something that will work for you plus get clothes clea
at the same time.  Thanks for sharing this tip with us!
Please don't flame me, but I'm glad somebody eats meat. That's how my husband supports us,
cutter. I do think that everyone has the right to make the choice whether to eat meat or not. Some days I want meat really bad, and other days I can do without it. I'm glad that I live in a country where I can make the choice for myself and everyone else can make their own choice, too.
no flame here, no problem - just wanted to post information, how a person uses it is up to them...(n
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Oh my..I'm afraid my original post started a flame I did not anticipate...sm
I think it just proves there are companies out there that are not worth our time and some that are. I left my email address (in my original post above)and would very much like to hear about companies that are fair, honest, have steady work, treat their employees professionally and yes...do pay a minimum of 10 cents a line. I know they exist and would appreciate input from those of you who know who they are. You can email me privately so as not to start another flaming war! Thanks for your help.
No flame--commas & periods go inside quotation marks--ALWAYS.
"right", they get "left".   Hate to see a good MT not do this correctly.
I have two artificial flame resistant trees in my garage. Too bad you're not closer!
DH has to have the real thing, which I don't care for.
Um have you read any of your posts and the other posts? I think everyone DOES believe me..you

Ebonics: Not a black thing or white thing. (sm)

I don't think there's any cause to get upset or defensive here.  Look it up on line...even colleges are offering courses in Ebonics!  ...well of course they are more sociology-type courses, but still, people are PAYING to learn about the why's and how's of this "other" language.


A quote from one of the sites I found:

"UT-Austin's "Introduction to the Study of African American English," teaches students that the sentence, "Nobody didn't leave" is not "mainstream English with mistakes," but rather a legitimate English dialect. "Ebonics: Myth and Facts" and "African-American English" are both offered at Harvard. Penn and UCLA also promote Ebonics as a legitimate dialect in, "Introduction to African American and Latino English" and "Afro-American Sociolinguistics: Black English," respectively."


Here's the link: http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2002/september_2002_2.html


 


Not to flame but every day there's posting after posting about how awful MQ is

Why does anyone still work there?


I don't get it.



Flame=200 views, sm=see message, nm=no message
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Best thing - I am my own boss and my own emloyee, worse thing - I am my own boss and my own

:P


There has been a lot of posts about them
over the past couple of months, few good.  If searching with TRS isn't bringing up anything, search using the full name. 
regarding most of the posts below
I just have to say that "redneck grit", I think is how one poster described it, does not only live in trailer parks! I know, for a fact, a used-to-be-nice neighborhood full of new homes--houses--where there are a bunch of rednecks.  I'd rather live in a nice trailer park than in that neighborhood full of houses.  Regardless of where or what you live in, there is always gonna be the not-so-desirables in the neighborhood-regardless! And most of the time, they live right on the main road or right at the entrance..go figure!
not ALL posts are MQ...this is not..I am not..
you are just a slammer to slam...maybe YOU are the MQ person and that is why you are so mean and slam...afterall...not every post on this board is for or about or beause of MQ there are lots of other companies out there..good and bad
To below posts about MT pay and such
Just wanted to say my piece.  Sure an MT can make money at 7.5 cpl.  Sure many MTs can type 14,000 lines in a week and bring home 4K or more a month.  SURE.  The point is, however, WHY should we have to work that much?  If we are not newbies and have all this experience under our belts, and not to mention a high standard of quality, WHY should we have to take a job paying 7.5 cpl?  WHY.  Am I  not worth more than the MT who has just graduated from school?  Yes!  WHY should I not make more money?  So, the attitude of most MTs these days is simply because we are not valued for the experience and quality that we bring to our companies.
You can't please everyone, don't let the posts get to you....
Most of us here are happy.

MAP - are you on AIM?
Thanks, everyone, for your posts. I just
don't know what to do, and I probably should just wait til the holidays are over before making a decision. Yes, I wish MTs would understand that we HAVE to mark their errors. We get QA'd, too, down the line in the food chain! I honestly don't ever mark the small stuff - that's depressing to me, too. Just an endless blurb of really horrible quality work - major errors, and not blanks! And yet I'm supposed to not stop and "really proof the work - just the blanks and push it thru. Its horrible. Occasionally I get some nice work, and I have faith again in the MTs, but more often its pure garbage, and American garbage, I might add. Not trying to start anything, but I seriously wish the quality of MTs in the USA could pick up a bit. Not to mention the attitude of some - not all - some newer MTs - they are vicious when you try to mentor. So there is no mentoring - just fix the work for them and push it thru. Drugs spelled phonetically, wrong body parts, you name it! Oh well. I think I have left myself no choice but to transcribe again! I miss it so! And it really doesn't save on the arms, as 1 poster felt. I am using the foot pedal and keyboard just as much, but all sporadically, not a smooth flow of typing. Its not all that great a job, that's for sure. Oh well Thanks, my fellow MTs!
Old posts say bad. nm
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your posts
The above poster was correct - you could have and IMO should have just not posted. When there is a post about something I'm not interested in, I just skip it.

But people like you have to be nasty and spread your venom everywhere. What about a little common courtesy and just leave the Soprano fans alone?