is the Shop Talk Message Board?
A: Message boards are chronological records of people's discussions about a
given topic. At Shop Talk, most of the discussions are about medical
supply merchants or medical supply products. hublot replica The basic idea is that
one person makes a message board post in one of the boards. S/he is
then responded to by another person who is also interested in the
medical supply merchant or product. More people read these posts and
add to the collective knowledge of the community.
Q: What's the difference between a chat room and
a message board?
A: A chat room is a place where you go and engage other people in
real-time. Text scrolls upwards on your screen as individuals
"talk" to one another. rolex replica sale If you find something that someone
writes to be compelling, you'll type in a response and it will appear
on the screen for everyone in the room to see. Once you leave a chat
room, there is generally no historical record kept of the
conversation. hublot replica Also, the topics in a chat room are wide-ranging and
generally not as well organized as message boards. Chat rooms are
most conducive to lighter, more socially focused conversations.
On message boards each message
written on a message board has its own page and shows up alone.
People then read that message and have time to think about and
respond to it. rolex replica sale Message boards are permanent records of the
information that can be referred to every day, even weeks or years
after it was written. tag heuer replica sale Message boards act more as research and
publishing tools than as chat rooms.
How are Shop Talk message boards organized?
A: Shop Talk message boards are organized based on categories of
medical supply merchants and medical supply products. We group all of
the medical supply merchants together, alphabetically. Our medical
supply product message boards are organized based on
Medsupplyfinder product categories and subcategories.
Q: How to navigate the Shop
Talk Message Boards:
A: Many people who come
to the Shop Talk message boards choose to just read other people's
posts. Using a specific post in our iagnostic Instruments?
category as an example, here is what the basic navigation looks
Diagnostic Instruments / 3M Littman Stethoscope
/ Classic II
Instruments" sends you to the list of all the diagnostic
instruments included in the Medsupplyfinder database. Clicking "3M Littman Stethoscope" sends you to a
listing of all of the 3M Littman stethoscopes in the Medsupplyfinder
database. Finally, clicking lassic II?sends you to a listing of
all the individual messages, in chronological order, that are posted
regarding 3M Littman Classic II stethoscopes.
When reading a post, you will
notice a link that says "Problem Post". You may use this to
notify us of posts that require our attention for violations of our
include: spamming, personal attacks, hyping, etc. It should not be
used as a forum for disagreements.
Q: How to write a
post to the Shop Talk Message Boards:
A: On every Shop Talk product page you are provided with a box in which to
type your message. Once you finish typing the message, just click
"Submit." Your message will always show up as the last
message on the board, in chronological order.
Important: Make sure to read your
post carefully before sending it, because once you've posted a
message, you can't go back to delete or edit your message.
What does "Unthreaded" and "Threaded" mean?
A: Unthreaded - lists posts in strictly chronological order.
Threaded - Threaded discussions are
grouped according to a specific subject. This makes it easy to follow
each small discussion on a board. The difference between threaded and
unthreaded is that threaded takes the subject into consideration
first, and the chronological order second.