Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:27 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Jesus, I just realized that my phone was filtering out the spam-tagged emails...


It's... almost like the system works!

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:50 pm

LRGhost wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Jesus, I just realized that my phone was filtering out the spam-tagged emails...


It's... almost like the system works!

I didn't have it set up to filter. I purposely don't filter on my laptop, tablet, or in webmail. The Gmail Android app must have started doing it without me knowing after an update at some point.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:59 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:This is just unseemly. I'm actively clutching my pearls.


This went underappreciated among all the rectal inflammation.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:12 pm

I miss the listserv

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby cookiejar1 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:51 pm

I used to work at a creatively-inclined company with 500+ employees and a global listserv. I think I'd receive close to 100 or so listserv e-mails a day with memes and trolls and etc mixed in and I never once heard someone complain about it.

Solution? We gotta start trolling the listserv way more often until it stops becoming a talking point.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Betharl » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:52 pm

Anyone know what they do if you miss the call for journal membership? I have a missed call from a Chicago area code (and I am not from Chicago) so its suspicious, but they didn't leave a message or anything.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby onionz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Betharl wrote:Anyone know what they do if you miss the call for journal membership? I have a missed call from a Chicago area code (and I am not from Chicago) so its suspicious, but they didn't leave a message or anything.


1) have you tried calling back the #? "Hi my name is X, I received a missed call from this # x hours ago and wanted to know..."
2) didn't we fill out the "if you can't contact me here, contact this person who can decide for me" form?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Betharl wrote:Anyone know what they do if you miss the call for journal membership? I have a missed call from a Chicago area code (and I am not from Chicago) so its suspicious, but they didn't leave a message or anything.


They call the next alternate.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Betharl » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:04 pm

Yeah... they didn't call the alternate. Don't really want to call them back in case it's some type of weird phising attempt or something. Really thought it was nothing, I was just hopeful as I'd like to get journal info before I mass mail.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Betharl wrote:Yeah... they didn't call the alternate. Don't really want to call them back in case it's some type of weird phising attempt or something. Really thought it was nothing, I was just hopeful as I'd like to get journal info before I mass mail.


Depends on the journal. Alt spots are first come first serve.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bananasplit19 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Betharl wrote:Anyone know what they do if you miss the call for journal membership? I have a missed call from a Chicago area code (and I am not from Chicago) so its suspicious, but they didn't leave a message or anything.

My guess is whoever is making the calls for Journal X will call through all their "accept" applicants, then circle around and try re-calling those who didn't pick up. Then if that doesn't work, they'll shoot an e-mail, then the alternate contact.

Then again, if only there were some sort of voice recording mechanism through which one could leave a audio message that the absent recipient could retrieve at their convenience...

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:21 pm

wait they really had you fill out an alternate contact

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Betharl » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:wait they really had you fill out an alternate contact


Yeah, that's what I meant, my alternate contact didn't get a call. I guess my question was if they would leave a voice mail or email or something or if they would immedietely call your alternate. Still kind of curious as there's a good chance I will miss the call.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:41 pm

What kind of a phishing scheme are you afraid of? Like seriously, you think that if you call back, you will get fooled by someone asking for your cc number??

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:46 pm

Pokemon wrote:What kind of a phishing scheme are you afraid of? Like seriously, you think that if you call back, you will get fooled by someone asking for your cc number??


Yea bro this is a retarded fear. Do you just not call people?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Betharl » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:09 pm

Hah, fair enough. I called back and it wasn't a journal. FWIW though, I've heard of schemes where you call back and it's some number in Cambodia or somewhere and then you get charged something outrageous for the call (although I guess that's not a "phising" scheme). But I guess I knew it was a Chicago area code, so yeah.... I'm just stupid. Whatever, I usually just ignore missed calls unless they leave a message.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Dr. Filth » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:53 pm

There's a millennials joke in here somewhere that I am too lazy to make.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:26 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:
Betharl wrote:Anyone know what they do if you miss the call for journal membership? I have a missed call from a Chicago area code (and I am not from Chicago) so its suspicious, but they didn't leave a message or anything.

My guess is whoever is making the calls for Journal X will call through all their "accept" applicants, then circle around and try re-calling those who didn't pick up. Then if that doesn't work, they'll shoot an e-mail, then the alternate contact.

Then again, if only there were some sort of voice recording mechanism through which one could leave a audio message that the absent recipient could retrieve at their convenience...


I missed my phone call last year and they just left a message. I doubt they do anything different this year.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Snape » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:54 pm

Yeah--if you miss the call and don't respond within the hour they normally just move to the next on the list….no time to deal with people who can't answer their calls

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 382piccadilly » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:06 am

they definitely call and if you don't pick up they leave a voicemail and you have 24 hours from the time of the voicemail to call back and accept/reject. i didn't call back for about 4 hours and it wasn't an issue at all.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:06 pm

how strictly is the 24 hrs enforced? if hypothetically you called back 5 minutes after 24 hrs are there any journals where this would be a problem?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bananasplit19 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:18 pm

Cobretti wrote:how strictly is the 24 hrs enforced? if hypothetically you called back 5 minutes after 24 hrs are there any journals where this would be a problem?

stop being an instigator, bro

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kikero » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:30 pm

Cobretti wrote:how strictly is the 24 hrs enforced? if hypothetically you called back 5 minutes after 24 hrs are there any journals where this would be a problem?


I think you'd probably be fine with JILB or JTIP. JCLC would be iffy. And LOL just LOL at somebody pulling this shit getting a spot on Law Review.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby zugzwanger » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:59 pm

I went many years in my life wondering I am over-thinking/over-worrying/overly-neurotic, but where are the others who share these similar characteristics? Am I just crazy? Ah! Yes! They are all in law school. It was a beautiful realization.

I laughed at a lot of the posts about the 5 minutes after 24 hrs etc., but I'm like 90% sure I would start wondering the same thing if I missed the call and then do an anon post on TLS--refresh--refresh--refresh--until someone said it'll be cool.

Someone should write a book about the law student's psyche -- maybe our school therapist or whatever his name is?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:58 pm

zugzwanger wrote:I went many years in my life wondering I am over-thinking/over-worrying/overly-neurotic, but where are the others who share these similar characteristics? Am I just crazy? Ah! Yes! They are all in law school. It was a beautiful realization.


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