TripTrip wrote:They didn't like that I was publicly comparing offers from their school and another. They recommended that I get advice from them instead. The sentiment varies depending on the admissions office, however. I had a conversation with HLS once I got here (HLS was not the school that outed me) and they expressed sympathy to where I was coming from and understood the value of research and second opinions when you have little in the way of IRL relationships with lawyers. That doesn't mean you should be cavalier online, but don't stop using technology because you're scared, either. It's the same rule as you'll have for the rest of your legal career: write as if everyone knows who you are and will read what you write and you'll be fine.
Also, for those who are worried about being outed on TLS: the school didn't out me from my numbers or my profile or anything like that. I emailed the admissions office to ask a question and posted the two line response in that school's thread. It didn't require any dot-connecting to figure out who I was; the admissions officer who emailed me read the post.
To the school's credit I always find it weird when some posters copy and paste content of email with schools on TLS (Unless it is a generic content). I can see adcoms avoiding to do certain things that could actually help/benefit an applicant (eg an exception or sth) just out of fear that it would be on the internet the next morning. Like the poster said we need to be careful, especially when posting in school's threads.