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What on earth is a flame war?

Posted By: h on 2008-05-02
In Reply to: No flame wars - FLMT

Are you referring to the flame next to posts on here? That just means they've been viewed a certain number of times.

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What on earth does that mean??

But why on earth would QA want
an exclamation point in a letter or report? They just aren't used in medical reports or letters, and here the OP is saying they want one in every letter? Is this a foreign-owned company, maybe on the planet Pluto?
What on earth?
Why should she give it a rest?? If you see a post with Toth in the subject line, just don't read it. It's not like there's not room on the website for another post.

There are a thousand reasons why someone could have gotten sucked into a terrible situation. It doesn't mean they were obtuse or saw red flags & ignored them or behaved in some way irresponsibly, & it's rude to suggest otherwise.

I can't understand what you think you are going to get out of censuring and/or censoring her.
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. 
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?
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.
What on earth is the 100 number

an no one ever answers?

WHAT on earth are you talking about?
How did you get any of that from my post?  Haven't you ever seen the jokes on TV about the hairy women from Russia or Germany?  Or that French women don't shave their pits?  Don't have TV or anything under that rock of yours?  How does a jokingly exaggerated TV-induced generalization make me nonCaucasian?  Or are you the racist here?  You certainly were quick to blurt out muhbaby daddy there.  WE were joking around. YOU need to take a nap.
eww, why on earth would you want to date.
And chances are you will find the person boring, annoying or unappealing.  I don't see why people date on those sites, its so set up.  Its better to meet by chance, more natural and less pressure.  I'm in my early 30s and I see my friends either divorced or miserable in their marriages, same with my family.  It gets old real fast, why not have something to look forward to, and use this time to figure out who you are, your passions, and the right person will be drawn to you to complement you, rather than being forced together because you feel like you should be in a couple.  At this point I have my own life and forcing a relationship into it would make me irritable and obligated...BUT if in the process of living my life I happen upon someone who fits in there without me knowing it...meaning I can stand him there...well that would be a big bonus.  No need for it, or want..been there done that...i'm old enough to know I want it on certain terms.  In the meantime, i'll just hug my dog and cat way too much.
Why on earth do I need to "calm down"? sm
If you don't agree with my opinion, advice, or life experiences... that's OK. And I don't have to agree with yours. The OP is free to read all of the responses and take away from it whatever she can. She can take everyone's advice, or she can not take any of the advice... that's her choice. I was simply offering her advice based on what my experience have been. And let's be brutally honest here... she's going to continue to get beaten, and her children be beaten, regardless of whether she instigates it or not. Tigers don't change their stripes.

But since you want her to just leave the next time it happens, what do you advise her to do for food and shelter for her and her children? She needs to make a plan, and stick to it, with the least possible upheaval for her kids' sake. If she wants to plan for it, and then just leave the next time it happens, that may work too. I'm certainly not going to knock that advice. But, please, don't just shoot down other people's experiences and advice. If you have some real advice or a real plan to share with her, feel free. But don't just offer the pat answer of "you need to leave"... it's obvious she knows that.
How on earth do you KNOW FOR A FACT
Give me a break, are you that paranoid?
Where on Earth were you born?
I was born at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri - my papa was in the Army.  How about you?     
what on earth does this post mean?
again - how on earth could you assume that I could not do your job with the same
education and training.  Who is bashing?
14 Years here on Earth and in the USA

I write about a transcription process that you are not aware of and you assume I'm from Mars?  What a leap.  I'm curious as to how many years you've been in this field that you wouldn't know that this is the way it was done for many years.  Believe it or not, there was even a time transcription was done on the typewriter - no headers, not even documents!  Here. On Earth! 

I don't feel the need to defend my credentials and citizenship on a message board, but I assure you, I had a successful career as an MT and MTSO since 1992 and my mom was in the field for a few years in the 80s.  If you don't believe MT was routinely done that way (one doctor/one date/one document) you can ask some of the oldtimers on this board about it.  I don't have time to go over the different stages of progression in MT. 

Maybe I'm whining, but I came here for advice regarding this technological change (electronic medical record) that I'm having a hard time adjusting to.  I'm feeling discouraged about re-entering this field because of this and the pay cut I've had to take.  I'm asking for opinions - if others have had this problem, if they have gotten used to headers and can still get good production.  Maybe I'll get used to it.  Or maybe I'll find a job where they still do it the old-fashioned way - good luck with that....right? :)

What on Earth possessed you...
to initiate contact with these people? I read what others say on this board about companies, and if there are 2, 3, a half dozen complaints, I KNOW to steer clear of a company and tell others to, also. I trust the information I get here. There have been numerous complaints about this particular company on here! In fact, I have never, ever read any good feedback here on it, and just for that fact, and knowing from your first post that you know it, too....it makes me wonder what on Earth possessed you to begin this little experiment? There was nothing to gain from it whatsoever, you had no intentions of working for them, but now you have a psycho-stalker for your efforts. How did you think these people would be to deal with? One does not step in crap and not expect it to stink.
Why on earth would doctors

WANT to keep dictating in a lousy, ridiculous manner?  Apparently many do, because they continue to do so when QA has to keep leaving blanks or asking for guidance.

I simply cannot understand this.  I have one who will literally leave small phrases right out.  What does he expect us to do with that?!!? 

How on earth do you make $10-$12
per hour getting paid 6 cpl part time?! What kind of account/s do you have and how many lph do you type?

Wish I could do the same!!
What on EARTH are you talking about??? sm
Please provide a reliable source for your Acusis 30% pay-cut info... or your *announcement* is similar to yelling FIRE! in a crowded building: If not exactly criminal, it's at the very least pot-stirring and mud-slinging and rabble-rousing.
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.


It's a flame.... as in hot post -
What on earth is wrong with you people? sm
So this means that you don't give a rip who types YOUR and YOUR FAMILY'S medical reports or how badly it's done? That you just zip through the reports to get them done with and rack up those lines? Shame on you.

You know, all this bickering and fighting is because MT is paid "by the pound." Anytime people are paid strictly on production, this is the result. Not good for us, not good for patients.
We have the Sleep Number Bed. BEST BED ON EARTH, especially
The last man on Earth scared the dickens out of me when I was a kid.
Just a nosy question - why on earth would you not want him to go outside? nm
The Shire, Middle Earth. nm

Why on earth are c-phones so expensive?

Any ideas on where to find a c-phone for less?


What did I miss? What on earth is WQAR?
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
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. 
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.
What is (sm) and what is the little flame thing beside some of the posts?
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.
The earth is a dynamic thing, and to think that WE can influence it all that much is IMO
"Peace on Earth" - Merry Christmas to
you, also :)  John Lennon was human and made many mistakes, but his message was that of peace and love.  No war! No hate! No prejudice!  Sounds good to me!  A blessed Christmas to all. 
With Adam & Steve, there would be no people on earth now, would there?
How could they NOT treat her? I mean, how on earth could the docs not 'touch her'?
Doesn't the physician on duty have an obligation to treat the patient? It'd be a greater lawsuit potential if they refused to treat her and she worsened or died. That doesn't make sense that they could chose not to treat her. It probably is stated as a complication but those can't really hold up in court. The possible complications list practically anything that could happen, including death, but that doesn't mean that if a person is injured or dies from surgery that the physician is absolved of any wrongdoing if they messed it up. I hope and pray she recovers fully.
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth sm

And I learned the rules of grammar, we were taught that the period should always go OUTSIDE the quotation marks if the quotation marks surrounded only a few words and not the majority of the sentence.

I'm just saying.....