Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

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Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:22 pm

So let's just say -- hypothetically, of course -- that the primary e-mail address on my applications is a tad, um, distasteful in nature. Should I then be concerned that adcomms will look negatively on this, and, if so, will it have an adverse impact on my cycle? Or is this just another instance of 0L paranoia?

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby as stars burn » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:27 pm

What I don't understand is why you just didn't create a "tasteful" email for purposes of the application process. It takes 2 minutes. Honestly, I don't think it will impact your application much, if at all; however, depending on how "distasteful" it is it might be a shocker to adcomms going over your app though. But what the adcomms concern themselves with the most is your GPA, essay, etc....not email addresses.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby Kabuo » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:So let's just say -- hypothetically, of course -- that the primary e-mail address on my applications is a tad, um, distasteful in nature. Should I then be concerned that adcomms will look negatively on this, and, if so, will it have an adverse impact on my cycle? Or is this just another instance of 0L paranoia?


I don't know whether it will affect you or not, but it was incredibly stupid to put an immature email contact down. Honestly, why would you not just use your school email?

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby DMBFan » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:32 pm

If your email was "BigLawOrBust@gmail.com" you will get a huge boost to your application.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:39 pm

f7 wrote:I don't get why you wouldn't just create a grownup E-mail address for aps or use a .edu account instead.


I know, man. I know. Look, hindsight's 20/20. I didn't use my school e-mail because I'm on a lot of spam lists on campus, so I didn't want my decisions getting lost in the clusterfuck.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby Kabuo » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:39 pm

Ok, thought about it some, and it's definitely not good. You can't do anything about it now, but if you're borderline at a school and they're taking a closer look at your app, it can only hurt.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:25 pm

It depends on the address, but it might hurt you.

I would go to GMail right now and register an account with some permutation of your last name and initials. This is just good to have for life in general.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:37 pm

Thanks, guys. FWIW, the address alludes to genitalia. I've had it since I was 13 and instinctively put it down for everything, but it wasn't until an off-hand remark from someone yesterday that I was prompted to think about it more closely.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby TommyK » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:40 pm

oh come on, we gotta' know. Just let us know the username. You don't have to give us the domain name.

pleeeeeaaaaaasssseeee

Seriously though, nobody is going to be able to tell you here. The truth will probably vary from adcom to adcom depending on taste or whether they notice it, and whether they infer things about your maturity level. I'll tell ya' though, companies I have worked for have not hired or not interviewed people for this reason and similar reasons. Time to get a new email address... but I suspect you already knew this.

If your cycle is atypical, consider just re-applying next year.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:14 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:the address alludes to genitalia.

/facepalm.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:15 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
BiglawOrBust wrote:the address alludes to genitalia.

/facepalm.
+1

Was that even funny when we were 13?

Edit: just realized I didn't have email when I was 13. Yep, I'm that old.
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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby minnbills » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:15 pm

bad flame.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:16 pm

minnbills wrote:bad flame.

I sincerely hope so.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby clarified_butter » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:21 pm

First off, I think the OP is either a flame or a troll...

Second, this is something that you should obviously think about way before even sending out applications. This is COMMON SENSE! It may not affect your cycle adversely, but it will definitely make you look VERY immature, stupid, careless, etc. GROW UP and get an adult email address!

BiglawOrBust wrote:So let's just say -- hypothetically, of course -- that the primary e-mail address on my applications is a tad, um, distasteful in nature. Should I then be concerned that adcomms will look negatively on this, and, if so, will it have an adverse impact on my cycle? Or is this just another instance of 0L paranoia?

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:39 pm

Not a troll or a flame, but thank you so much to those who provided substantive answers. You guys are the bulwark of TLS, not these clowns who go around calling people flames and trolls.






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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:41 pm

I remember reading a Dean interview where they look badly on things like this and answering the phone with WASSSSSSSSSSUP, even going so far as hanging up on an admission notification and not letting the person in.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:44 pm

There was this guy who used to email my old boss all the time and his email address was toysfortwats@something. She used to delete without even reading.

I know, cool story, bro...but, yeah, looks totally unprofessional, not mature, and skeevy.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:52 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I remember reading a Dean interview where they look badly on things like this and answering the phone with WASSSSSSSSSSUP, even going so far as hanging up on an admission notification and not letting the person in.


The bitch of that is that I bet the dude was just trying to hassle the annoying telemarketers who were calling him.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:55 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:I remember reading a Dean interview where they look badly on things like this and answering the phone with WASSSSSSSSSSUP, even going so far as hanging up on an admission notification and not letting the person in.


The bitch of that is that I bet the dude was just trying to hassle the annoying telemarketers who were calling him.

yeah, it does suck. But I think the big issue is that schools are looking for people who are going to act professionally and I think it was for one of those schools that really pushes professionalism, a la Northwestern

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby cinephile » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:58 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Was that even funny when we were 13?

Edit: just realized I didn't have email when I was 13. Yep, I'm that old.


I too had a provocative hotmail address when I was 13. I stopped using it by the time I was in high school.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:32 am

C'mon tell us the name pleaseeeee

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby kwais » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:36 am

bernaldiaz wrote:C'mon tell us the name pleaseeeee


+1000, or some approximation. Hook it up

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby ahduth » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:51 am

JamMasterJ wrote:I remember reading a Dean interview where they look badly on things like this and answering the phone with WASSSSSSSSSSUP, even going so far as hanging up on an admission notification and not letting the person in.


I was playing extremely loud techno music when UCLA called me. It was complicated, I could barely hear them. It seemed to have no appreciable impact however.

I do find the genitalia-related email address endlessly amusing however.

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Re: Email address question -- Should I be concerned?

Postby clarified_butter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:46 pm

Wow. This just goes show us what a immature idiot you truly are. Maybe you should show this post and your immature email address to the ADCOMS...I bet they will love that ;)

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