helix23 wrote:domino wrote:helix23 wrote:
Worm's point I believe is that the basis of this community (TLS) is to share wisdom, experiences and resources regarding all things law school. Everyone benefits from the collective contributions on this website. If you don't feel like contributing to the pool of data, but want to benefit from others' contributions, fine, but making an account to say "In!" is insignificant and self-serving.
Do you show up at parties and not bring anything? I mean, it is polite to bring stuff, but I guess you don't have to...it just makes you a douche to show up with nothing and eat all the food.
For me a lot of the "food" is being able to hear from and share with other people who are super neurotic about law school admissions. At this point, I have lost friends and quite possibly the love of some family members from talking WAY too much about my applications. Just hearing about others' experiences is part of the draw for me.
Value of this vs. the actual information probably varies by user though.
Was this a counterpoint to what I said? I agree, a lot of the "food" is hearing from and sharing others' experiences (which is what I said). Creating an account to say "In" doesn't do much for me, though. That's not sharing an experience. That's two letters.
I realized this was kind of unclear. I meant that just sharing feelings (which really seems to be what people are doing when they talk about developments in their cycle without numbers) is enough of what I get out of the site that I am okay with it.
MOTM I hope we go to the same school and become friends, probably without knowing each others' online identities. Kind of creepy but I'm open to it.
ETA Please carry on everyone, will add my apologies for digressing.