Complaint - A Dot Com Requiring Your Servility and Obedience

Review by Sempere on 2011-01-07
Use this dot com only for reference about nursing, and only if you cannot find the answers elsewhere. represents itself as a "social networking" site for nurses: it is a site where nurses and medical personnel can discuss matters--personal and professional--as well as form relationships, personal and professional. But over the last three years, its management has openly expected its members to promote the site, even to lead cheers for it. Its latest manager--I believe the third manager in three years--is downright pushy about your active participation in promoting the site. Woe to you if you object: you're liable to find yourself promptly expelled, no longer able to log in. That applies to all members, including its most valuable resources: typically these are people with enormous knowledge of and experience in nursing; often they have a master's degree in some field of nursing; and generally they help scores of members with problems--perhaps hundreds of members. Here is one measure of the business's inability to hold onto its members: thousands upon thousands of them have not visited the site in a year or more; perhaps many have abandoned the site. Currently, I would estimate that it's active membership is below 100 a day. Over the years, I've wondered how the site will survive, and now I believe available evidence attests that it won't. Be wary about committing your time and efforts there.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-01-09
Posted by Alain on 2011-01-08:
If they want you to actively promote it they should pay you for your work.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-01-08:
Here is a link to 50 sites for the medically minded.
Posted by Alain on 2011-01-09:
Good website, Ript! My wife found some of her old nursing pals on one of the sites.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-01-09:
Awesome Alain!

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