Does BiomedTalk need to return in its old style?

  • 26 Jul 2013 12:49 PM
    Message # 1352373
    Deleted user
    I, for one, always liked for BiomedTalk posts to show up in my inbox.  I could respond or ignore them without having to fire up my browser and visit a site to manage the posts and replies.  I have gone from being one of the most frequent posters onBiopmedTalk toone of the least posters since the change was made.

    Do we need a new old BiomedTalk?

    And do we need one in Spanish?

    Pat Lynch
  • 27 Jul 2013 12:31 PM
    Reply # 1352893 on 1352373
    Yes, I agree, the old biomedtalk was much better then what is being done currently.  In years gone by it was very active with many participants and currently on the new format only a very few folks are using it.  There used to be many good discussions on several different subjects and I miss that.  I was always able to find something worth reading or worth learning about and today all of that is gone.  I would have thought that with all of the technical minds we have available to us it would have been possible to fix the problem the old biomedtalk had rather then change to something new?
  • 25 Mar 2015 6:31 PM
    Reply # 3269933 on 1352373
    Ron Morey

    Pat, I know things have changed a bit since 2013. You probably already know that there have been a couple of useful replacements to BiomedTalk. These are equipment based forums so the general comments regarding departments are still lacking. I don't know why ECRI changed BiomedTalk. It is hard to understand what they were trying to accomplish. The original format fulfilled its purpose well.


    The two new ones have more equipment based resources though. They are and Medwrench has many manuals available for download and allows posting of questions. On the DotMed forum you can only post. I have received much help from both and I have received a number of questions I have answered on both. Definitely worth having in the toolbox.


    I test medical equipment for donation to developing nations. I have found the two forums very useful for testing/repairing older equipment.

    All the best, Ron.  

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