vanwinkle wrote:d34dluk3 wrote:A'nold wrote:Without even reading what he wrote I can tell you that what you count as "relevant" was likely extremely offensive and unhelpful to the posters in that thread.
I mean, let's be honest. Information that convinced someone not to go to Rutgers-Newark would probably be the most helpful thing they heard in their entire life.
That might actually be true. I'll give you that. But most people aren't convinced of much by strangers who barge in on them and then lecture them on what idiots they are.
It's really sad that you (I mean the mods collectively), have decided that your primary function is to stop relevant discussions on the worth of a law school in the only section where people applying to law school will actually read such discussions. In this, TLS contributes to the law school problem that is finally making headlines in main-stream media. The value of the product purchased is very relevant in a forum filled with consumers. See, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/business/law-school-economics-job-market-weakens-tuition-rises.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=law%20school%20economics&st=cse
Here is a serious suggestion. How about allowing users to create threads within the Law school admissions forums where students can seek out negative opinions about schools and why a particular school is a bad option. That way, there is, at least, a place to make a counter argument to the rainbow/lollypop threads regarding Hofstra, Seton Hall and Brooklyn that are allowed to exist on the admissions forums (irrespective of how harmful the misinformation spread in these threads might be). Student’s that don’t want an honest and “harsh” appraisal can stick to the threads about seat deposits to attend NYLS at a cost of $210,000 for 3 years at stickers while educated consumers can read up on the realities of these schools in counter-threads that aren’t relegated to the lounge. Or would this derail TLS's new bent toward censorship and pandering to law schools? Will I now be banned for speaking without the conch Jack?