hcsmith18 wrote:Why don't people put their actual numbers out there? How could it possibly hurt me to have TLSers know my score and GPA?
It's an online forum. As much as you'd like to think you know who you're talking to, you don't. Admissions officers have been known to lurk/post on TLS, and if you have too much information that is potentially revelatory, you risk being identified. It might not matter to some people, but I think that others would prefer to maintain some semblance of anonymity. Slightly fudging stats helps with that. Plus, even if you were talking to friends, it's not like you'd necessarily want everyone you know (or even some of people you know) to be all in your law school business.
That's just my take, but I'm sure more seasoned posters might be able to offer more cogent reasons.