Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:As someone who is still waiting on a decision and did not fraudulently join the facebook group, i'm more than a little weirded out by the fact that 1. other people did, 2. that admitted people submitted their names to SEO, and 3. that SEO cares...why does this whole process need to be so secretive???
I don't think that it's at all unreasonable that people are a little desperate for information at this point...and while I have no idea what those people were hoping to gain by joining, why not just kick them out of the facebook group and be done with it? I mean its not like they hacked SEO's internal network - it's a facebook group for peets sake.
I think you're missing the point-- the admin was allowing people to join with no verification (which they can't do anyway, since they don't know who was admitted). SEO realized there was a Facebook group that had been infiltrated by people who hadn't been admitted (according to TLS posts, which we all know they monitor). Doesn't it creep you out that admitted students were sharing personal information, looking for roommates, etc. etc. with fake people or people who were posing as SEO admits? It doesn't seem like they're trying to control the flow of information, just trying to protect the admits. How is a compiled list of who's gotten in going to do anybody any good anyway? It's the same schools as it is every year.
If people were trying to find roommates without having been admitted, then yes I would agree that's creepy - but I find it hard to believe that's what the non-admits were doing. I hazard to guess that most of them joined hoping to get a better handle on how the larger admissions process is shaping up [i.e. slots left/chances of admission], not to stalk SEO admits and compile their personal information.
As stated in my original post I agree that having a list of who's been admitted isn't going to help anyone still waiting, but I still think the response was way extreme given that we're talking about a facebook group
, which SEO has no control over and accordingly no authority to regulate. If the group administrator was concerned enough about the hazards of sharing personal information via facebook group to delete said group, then fine - but reporting back to SEO with the idea that people should be penalized because they "snuck" in just seems a bit ridiculous to me.
You're assuming that the administrator or admitted students "snitched" on the non-admits. That's not the case at all. One of the non-admits posted on here that according to facebook, people had started receiving placements, did that mean that it was closed for the rest of us. SEO has frequently admitted they monitor TLS for incorrect information. At that point, they figured out there were non-admits in the facebook group-- Before this, they had actually mentioned to admits that there was a facebook group that they had no control over, and that they should try to join the group to network. It's not that hard for them to go on facebook, find the group, and check who the members are-- they are the ONLY ones who know who is admitted or not, so yeah, they figured this out, not the admitted students.
It would do no good for the admin to just kick out the fake admits, as, again, they cannot know who is a legit admit and who isn't. So now, all of us actual admits have migrated over to the SEO-controlled message board, since we at least now know that everyone there is an actual, legitimate, real admit and not a poser.
Basically, the SEO staff isn't stupid, they don't need admits to snitch on the infiltrators, when someone posted on here admitting s/he was in the group and not admitted yet.