To be fair, it seems to usually be 0Ls who have committed to a school and just can't fathom that a person can fall through the cracks. That jobless 3L at B thread's the best example, whether it was flame or not. 0Ls all over the place telling him what a terrible idea it was to drop out regardless of the extra 70k of debt etc. People seem to learn quickly once they get in and strike out on 1L SAs, which then freaks them out about OCI.Desert Fox wrote:stratocophic wrote:Yep. The firm threads usually have more useful info than TLS, even if the entire thread is mostly SPS, but I got sucked into lurking even when I don't need info b/c of the occasional genius flames.Desert Fox wrote:stratocophic wrote:I don't think I could bear to poast there - Dave's disdain and disappointment for my chosen lifestyle would be too painful.
I don't post but I head there everyone once in a while to see if there are any hilarious threads. It's 90% shit, but 10% of its pretty funny.
Firm threads have had a pretty steep decline in value in the last two years on Xo. Too many of them are associates and have no clue about OCI anymore. If you ask for help you get 1/3 decent advice that you could get on TLS, 1/3 Flame, and 1/3 retarded advice. They'll say shit like you need to be top 20% at Cornell to have ANY shot at big law. It's retarded.
I used to think their opinion of TLS was too harsh. Because people on TLS constantly post that very few non t14 get big law, and that even in the t14 its about 50/50. And Xo made it seem like we thought the market was great.
However, I've noticed on several threads a large number of posters calling "flame" at unemployed T14 grads. Or being shocked that t14 grads are working doc review. It's this weird congnative dissonance where TSLers can quote NLJ250 data, but really don't consider that a lot t14 people really fuck up their careers.
Xo tends to focus on the dumbest parts of TLS for support, but they do have a point a lot of times - 50%+ of TLS has the "it can't happen to me" mindset, be it in terms of not doing well 1L year or striking out once it comes time to find a job.