Ban the term "Dr" in peoples username

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TenPin, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. TenPin

    TenPin Member

    I see a few (not many ) usernames with the title Dr in some shape or form.

    Some of these individuals then proceed to offer "medical advice" or comment of various threads.

    While we all know its a case of "buyer beware" with any type of advice in a forum like this but I do wonder are some people tempted to put more credence in advice from somebody who used "Dr" (or similar) in their username and appears to offer "medically informed advice" which may or may not be wrong.

    Would we be all a little better off if the term "Dr" was only available to users who verified their qualification (in confidence ) to admin ?

    Just a thought !

    (now waits for the storm of abuse :) )
  2. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    You have no faith in modern medicine sir. Accept the advice with confidence, and change your name to DrTenPin. It has a ring to it.
  3. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member Supporter

    I mean...we’re all giving medical advice really.

    I don’t think the source is REALLY changing anyone’s mind here. But it’s an interesting thought for sure..
  4. 88GENERAL88

    88GENERAL88 Member

    If he is a doctor I am a millionaire.
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  5. IronJulius

    IronJulius Steroidify Rep

    Doctor J has a ring to it
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  6. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    I think that names taken lol
  7. Iron Frenchie

    Iron Frenchie Member

    Can we turn this into a DR JIM conspiracy theory thread?
  8. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    It's a unreal beautiful day in the Cape. Have a good day Meso
  9. Sp2.0

    Sp2.0 Member

    Ask Dr death would be a good advice thread
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  10. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    "Ignore" feature works.

    And, while we are at it, ban the letters "a, e, i, o, u."
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  11. Eman

    Eman Member

    Everyone posts wrong information from time to time, some a lot more than others.

    Also, fuck censorship.
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  12. Havah

    Havah Member

    Dont fool yourself, people will most likely give more weight to an advice from someone with a buffed up profile picture than someone with Dr or MD in their profile name

    especially when the average dude cant comprehend half the sentences written ( still no idea why jim uses so many abbrevations but hey )
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  13. TenPin

    TenPin Member

    I actually saw a post from sombody called Mike Dr which was the straw ....
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  14. TenPin

    TenPin Member

    I’m not sure it’s censorship... there is no suggestion of stoping anyone from saying anything... it’s more about being clear ... are you offering your opinion/advice as a medical professional or an enthusiastic amateur ( and if the latter why are trying to dress it up as the former ! )
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  15. Eman

    Eman Member

    Fair enough, you want to have members verified by Millard if they want to have "DR" or an equivalent added to their handle. I agree, that doesn't necessarily equate to censorship.

    Welcome the the internet. Anyone can be whoever they want to be... Verification of a doctorate will never happen on this forum.
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  16. bob357sig

    bob357sig Member

    Their used to be a tv commercial that went something like “im not a doctor, but I play one on tv” now that should be replaced with “im not a doctor but I play one on the internet “ lol. Anybody who takes anything they read on the internet or forum as absolute truth is really the idiot! Some good guys here with some good advice, but I still take everything with a grain of salt so to speak. Im no doctor but I strive to be an amateur gynecologist :D
  17. Ophydian

    Ophydian Member

    I’ve stayed at a few holiday inn expresses so go F yourself in the A.
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  18. bornSkinny

    bornSkinny Member

    I understand the concern but I don’t think that it really matters.

    Suppose everyone who claims such a title has an actual degree of some kind to back it up. So what?

    Does that mean they are always correct?
    You know how many kooky ass doctors there are out there? I’d imagine medical malpractice is a daily occurrence in the US alone.

    This is a free forum, the information is free, and it’s uncensored. If you don’t like doctor whoever’s advice, rebut then, flame them or whatever. Nobody’s going to stop you from doing what you think is right.
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  19. johntt44

    johntt44 Member

    Shit, I was gonna add Dr. to my username since I'm a gynecologist. Show me where it hurts baby.