Posting school information in profile.

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Can I post school information in profile.

It's a bad idea.
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I'd be careful.
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No reason not to.
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deepblue
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Posting school information in profile.

Postby deepblue » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:14 pm

Is it a bad idea to post GPA and undergrad school information in your profile considering you have yet to apply to schools?

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rinkrat19
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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:16 pm

Why would it be a bad idea?

ETA: You can be vague about your school, if you want (see my profile), but your numbers can help others with their application cycles.

deepblue
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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby deepblue » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:19 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Why would it be a bad idea?

I see people sometimes write "numbers fudged" or similar. It seems they are trying to mask their identity. They do this especially on law-school-numbers and they'll write things like "numbers inaccurate until hear back from schools." This suggests that there may be something to be concerned about.

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:22 pm

deepblue wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Why would it be a bad idea?

I see people sometimes write "numbers fudged" or similar. It seems they are trying to mask their identity. They do this especially on law-school-numbers and they'll write things like "numbers inaccurate until hear back from schools." This suggests that there may be something to be concerned about.

Well, some people on here are raging assholes and/or incredibly un-PC (it is the internet, after all), especially in the Lounge threads. If a profile is pretty unique, someone in the admissions office at a law school could identify them by UG school, major, GPA, etc., and see them being a dickhead or whatever.

So don't post anything you'd be embarrassed to have an adcomm see and you're fine. Just like Facebook.

Or fudge your GPA by .02 and be vague about your school. No tinfoil hat needed.

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby cutecarmel » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:02 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Well, some people on here are raging assholes and/or incredibly un-PC (it is the internet, after all), especially in the Lounge threads. If a profile is pretty unique, someone in the admissions office at a law school could identify them by UG school, major, GPA, etc., and see them being a dickhead or whatever.

So don't post anything you'd be embarrassed to have an adcomm see and you're fine. Just like Facebook.

Or fudge your GPA by .02 and be vague about your school. No tinfoil hat needed.


This.

I've noticed that some of the biggest a-holes on this site don't have any info about themselves on their profile, or they try to make some lame attempt to be clever. They wouldn't want admissions offers, professors, etc. that could identify them to know their online personalities. If you are at least semi-professional online and aren't posting things like "I'd never attend school XYZ. I only applied because I was bored", you should be in good shape. I think its very useful for those applying to schools to see the LSAT and GPA of the students that want to go to/are waitlisted/accepted to/ rejected from various schools

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby lukertin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:05 am

cutecarmel wrote:I've noticed that some of the biggest a-holes on this site don't have any info about themselves on their profile, or they try to make some lame attempt to be clever. They wouldn't want admissions offers, professors, etc. that could identify them to know their online personalities. If you are at least semi-professional online and aren't posting things like "I'd never attend school XYZ. I only applied because I was bored", you should be in good shape. I think its very useful for those applying to schools to see the LSAT and GPA of the students that want to go to/are waitlisted/accepted to/ rejected from various schools

True. I am especially skerred about this.

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:51 pm

Don't post objectively retarded things on the internet and no one will care.

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby JCFindley » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:44 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
deepblue wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Why would it be a bad idea?

I see people sometimes write "numbers fudged" or similar. It seems they are trying to mask their identity. They do this especially on law-school-numbers and they'll write things like "numbers inaccurate until hear back from schools." This suggests that there may be something to be concerned about.

Well, some people on here are raging assholes and/or incredibly un-PC (it is the internet, after all), especially in the Lounge threads. If a profile is pretty unique, someone in the admissions office at a law school could identify them by UG school, major, GPA, etc., and see them being a dickhead or whatever.

So don't post anything you'd be embarrassed to have an adcomm see and you're fine. Just like Facebook.

Or fudge your GPA by .02 and be vague about your school. No tinfoil hat needed.


Exactly this!

I use my real name and stand behind what I say. So I don't care if adcomms, the wife, my friends, or whoever read what I say.

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Re: Posting school information in profile.

Postby fatduck » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:51 pm

lukertin wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:I've noticed that some of the biggest a-holes on this site don't have any info about themselves on their profile, or they try to make some lame attempt to be clever. They wouldn't want admissions offers, professors, etc. that could identify them to know their online personalities. If you are at least semi-professional online and aren't posting things like "I'd never attend school XYZ. I only applied because I was bored", you should be in good shape. I think its very useful for those applying to schools to see the LSAT and GPA of the students that want to go to/are waitlisted/accepted to/ rejected from various schools

True. I am especially skerred about this.

counterpoint: i'm a raging asshole, not anonymous at all, posted constantly during cycle, got into all the schools i should have and some i shouldn't have.




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