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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:48 am

moonman157 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them. The 24 hours after receiving your LSAT score can be just as nerve racking as the 24 hours before it; it really is a life changing moment. I would go easy on them and excuse their anxiety; they'll eventually learn that LSN has all the info that they'll need.

It's life changing in the sense that if I eat Chipotle I'm gonna need to poop in an hour is life changing.

You can retake the LSAT but not your 1L grades or your choice of 2L SA (if any).


This is one of the most important tests a lawyer will take in his/her life and the consequences of that simple score have an incredible bearing on one's life. If this is your third time taking it, then it is life changing. If you have to retake, there's a few more months, if not a year if you wait a cycle, that has changed for you. Plus, no matter what they hear from anonymous strangers over the internet, most of them won't retake and will apply with the score they just got. And if you scored above what you expected, it can be life changing as well. I was practice testing around 166-170 and fully expected that I would eventually settle for a score in that range. I predicted that I would score around a 165 my first test. Got a 174. A little better than a Chipotle burrito, as much as I love Chipotle.

cut these kids some slack they just went through a pretty emotionally tumultuous event

Nice humblebrag thrown in there, bro.

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby moonman157 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:49 am

CorkBoard wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them. The 24 hours after receiving your LSAT score can be just as nerve racking as the 24 hours before it; it really is a life changing moment. I would go easy on them and excuse their anxiety; they'll eventually learn that LSN has all the info that they'll need.

It's life changing in the sense that if I eat Chipotle I'm gonna need to poop in an hour is life changing.

You can retake the LSAT but not your 1L grades or your choice of 2L SA (if any).


This is one of the most important tests a lawyer will take in his/her life and the consequences of that simple score have an incredible bearing on one's life. If this is your third time taking it, then it is life changing. If you have to retake, there's a few more months, if not a year if you wait a cycle, that has changed for you. Plus, no matter what they hear from anonymous strangers over the internet, most of them won't retake and will apply with the score they just got. And if you scored above what you expected, it can be life changing as well. I was practice testing around 166-170 and fully expected that I would eventually settle for a score in that range. I predicted that I would score around a 165 my first test. Got a 174. A little better than a Chipotle burrito, as much as I love Chipotle.

cut these kids some slack they just went through a pretty emotionally tumultuous event

Nice humblebrag thrown in there, bro.


I'll fully admit to the humblebrag. But regardless of the outcome, it's not quite the same as taking a dump.

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby ScottRiqui » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:51 am

moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them.


The bolded part is my general impression of the "what are my chances" threads - if you're close enough to the "cookie cutter" standard applicant in most regards, then your GPA/LSAT and the LSN site will tell you everything you need to know. But if you're way outside the norm, then you're probably not going to get many good predictions, here or anywhere else.

I'll probably still post one when the time comes, but realistically, how much statistical information is out there for 44-year old splitter applicants with engineering undergrad degrees, physics master's degrees, and twenty years of military service?

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Postby rad lulz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:52 am

ScottRiqui wrote:
moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them.


The bolded part is my general impression of the "what are my chances" threads - if you're close enough to the "cookie cutter" standard applicant in most regards, then your GPA/LSAT and the LSN site will tell you everything you need to know. But if you're way outside the norm, then you're probably not going to get many good predictions, here or anywhere else.

I'll probably still post one when the time comes, but realistically, how much statistical information is out there for 44-year old splitter applicants with engineering undergrad degrees, physics master's degrees, and twenty years of military service?

Did you even read the sticky?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby ScottRiqui » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:02 am

rad lulz wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:
moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them.


The bolded part is my general impression of the "what are my chances" threads - if you're close enough to the "cookie cutter" standard applicant in most regards, then your GPA/LSAT and the LSN site will tell you everything you need to know. But if you're way outside the norm, then you're probably not going to get many good predictions, here or anywhere else.

I'll probably still post one when the time comes, but realistically, how much statistical information is out there for 44-year old splitter applicants with engineering undergrad degrees, physics master's degrees, and twenty years of military service?

Did you even read the sticky?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051


Yes, and although the flowchart says I'd be a good candidate for a "what are my chances" thread, I'm just acknowledging that there's not going to be a lot of statistical data out there from people who applied under similar circumstances.

The whole point of my post is that new threads have to shoot for a fairly small gap between "You're pretty much like everyone else on paper, so go to LSN for the best info" and "You're atypical to the point where you're not going to have any idea until you actually apply".

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:09 am

moonman157 wrote:This is one of the most important tests a lawyer will take in his/her life and the consequences of that simple score have an incredible bearing on one's life. If this is your third time taking it, then it is life changing. If you have to retake, there's a few more months, if not a year if you wait a cycle, that has changed for you. Plus, no matter what they hear from anonymous strangers over the internet, most of them won't retake and will apply with the score they just got. And if you scored above what you expected, it can be life changing as well. I was practice testing around 166-170 and fully expected that I would eventually settle for a score in that range. I predicted that I would score around a 165 my first test. Got a 174. A little better than a Chipotle burrito, as much as I love Chipotle.

cut these kids some slack they just went through a pretty emotionally tumultuous event


All of this is irrelevant to the fact that LSN is an entire website dedicated to "What are my chances"

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:11 am

ScottRiqui wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:
moonman157 wrote:While there's very little that posters here can tell you that LSN can't, I empathize with them.


The bolded part is my general impression of the "what are my chances" threads - if you're close enough to the "cookie cutter" standard applicant in most regards, then your GPA/LSAT and the LSN site will tell you everything you need to know. But if you're way outside the norm, then you're probably not going to get many good predictions, here or anywhere else.

I'll probably still post one when the time comes, but realistically, how much statistical information is out there for 44-year old splitter applicants with engineering undergrad degrees, physics master's degrees, and twenty years of military service?

Did you even read the sticky?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051


Yes, and although the flowchart says I'd be a good candidate for a "what are my chances" thread, I'm just acknowledging that there's not going to be a lot of statistical data out there from people who applied under similar circumstances.

The whole point of my post is that new threads have to shoot for a fairly small gap between "You're pretty much like everyone else on paper, so go to LSN for the best info" and "You're atypical to the point where you're not going to have any idea until you actually apply".


TL; DR: I'm a special snowflake

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby moonman157 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:13 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
moonman157 wrote:This is one of the most important tests a lawyer will take in his/her life and the consequences of that simple score have an incredible bearing on one's life. If this is your third time taking it, then it is life changing. If you have to retake, there's a few more months, if not a year if you wait a cycle, that has changed for you. Plus, no matter what they hear from anonymous strangers over the internet, most of them won't retake and will apply with the score they just got. And if you scored above what you expected, it can be life changing as well. I was practice testing around 166-170 and fully expected that I would eventually settle for a score in that range. I predicted that I would score around a 165 my first test. Got a 174. A little better than a Chipotle burrito, as much as I love Chipotle.

cut these kids some slack they just went through a pretty emotionally tumultuous event


All of this is irrelevant to the fact that LSN is an entire website dedicated to "What are my chances"


I'm not arguing that these threads can tell you much more than LSN can; LSN is still the go-to for predicting a cycle. My point is that, more than anything else, people want certainty with their scores. They've been waiting for a month, uncertain about what their options would be. Right now, they're freaking out because suddenly that picture became a lot clearer and they're hoping to get all the feedback they can about something that will affect the rest of their lives. They're not going to learn anything on TLS that LSN couldn't teach them (assuming that they are a standard applicant), but given everything they've just gone through, I say cut them some slack. If you don't like those threads, don't post in them.

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:13 am

What are my chances threads are part of the natural life cycle of TLS users. Yes it no longer applies to you, but if you don't want to be helpful and share what you learned in your own cycle then so be it, but don't complain about others doing so. The only real use of this entire site is LSAT prep > chances > application cycles > 1L grades > OCI > waste space in lounge

Ignore the threads you don't like.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:14 am

moonman157 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
moonman157 wrote:This is one of the most important tests a lawyer will take in his/her life and the consequences of that simple score have an incredible bearing on one's life. If this is your third time taking it, then it is life changing. If you have to retake, there's a few more months, if not a year if you wait a cycle, that has changed for you. Plus, no matter what they hear from anonymous strangers over the internet, most of them won't retake and will apply with the score they just got. And if you scored above what you expected, it can be life changing as well. I was practice testing around 166-170 and fully expected that I would eventually settle for a score in that range. I predicted that I would score around a 165 my first test. Got a 174. A little better than a Chipotle burrito, as much as I love Chipotle.

cut these kids some slack they just went through a pretty emotionally tumultuous event


All of this is irrelevant to the fact that LSN is an entire website dedicated to "What are my chances"


I'm not arguing that these threads can tell you much more than LSN can; LSN is still the go-to for predicting a cycle. My point is that, more than anything else, people want certainty with their scores. They've been waiting for a month, uncertain about what their options would be. Right now, they're freaking out because suddenly that picture became a lot clearer and they're hoping to get all the feedback they can about something that will affect the rest of their lives. They're not going to learn anything on TLS that LSN couldn't teach them (assuming that they are a standard applicant), but given everything they've just gone through, I say cut them some slack. If you don't like those threads, don't post in them.

You act like the LSAT is going to give people PTSD.

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Postby moonman157 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:15 am

It's not that he's a special snowflake. It's that he's a very non-traditional applicant that will benefit more from just statistical data whose sample group consists of applicants very unlike himself. Special snowflake is someone who thinks that the risk involved in going to law school doesn't apply to them. This isn't a case of special snowflake syndrome.

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Postby moonman157 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:17 am

[/quote]You act like the LSAT is going to give people PTSD.[/quote]

Have you seen the October Waiting thread, and how neurotic everyone is one this site about the LSAT? No, it's not PTSD, but it's a test that will affect the rest of your life. Again, these people have had to wait a month with uncertainty about what their score was, and ultimately what the rest of their lives would look like. You can't blame them for wanting a little certainty after their score. If it offends you so much, don't comment on those threads.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:25 am

moonman157 wrote:
Have you seen the October Waiting thread, and how neurotic everyone is one this site about the LSAT? No, it's not PTSD, but it's a test that will affect the rest of your life. Again, these people have had to wait a month with uncertainty about what their score was, and ultimately what the rest of their lives would look like. You can't blame them for wanting a little certainty after their score. If it offends you so much, don't comment on those threads.

If they want certainty, they shouldn't be going to law school.

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Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:27 am

It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:28 am

NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)

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Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:30 am

Didn't call everyone else pricks. Just pointed out that there were pricks.

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Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:31 am

CorkBoard wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)


Cork he has a 3.5 it was a real question. Let the kid be happy and reassured that busting his butt on the lsat paid off.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:34 am

Br3v wrote:
CorkBoard wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)


Cork he has a 3.5 it was a real question. Let the kid be happy and reassured that busting his butt on the lsat paid off.

A quick search on LSN could give him the majority of the answers he's looking for. This forum does NOT exist for fucking reassurance.

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:42 am

CorkBoard wrote:
Br3v wrote:
CorkBoard wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)


Cork he has a 3.5 it was a real question. Let the kid be happy and reassured that busting his butt on the lsat paid off.

A quick search on LSN could give him the majority of the answers he's looking for. This forum does NOT exist for fucking reassurance.


Really? I can extrapolate meaningful data for a GPA/LSAT range that has about 6 total applicants over the past two years? And also, I'm sure those people are in the same circumstances as me regarding interruption in education and work experience.

Fuck off.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:46 am

NoodleyOne wrote:
Really? I can extrapolate meaningful data for a GPA/LSAT range that has about 6 total applicants over the past two years? And also, I'm sure those people are in the same circumstances as me regarding interruption in education and work experience.

Fuck off.

Lawschoolpredictor is also a functioning website. HTH

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Postby ChiefPresidentTaft » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:49 am

What the hell do we have a "what are my chances" forum for then? Sorry that the front page of your favorite website is messed up. Must be one rough day for you.

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Postby nsideirish » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:02 pm

CorkBoard wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)



(is on a law school forum titled "what are my chances?")
(complains about people asking what their chances at law schools are)

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:09 pm

ChiefPresidentTaft wrote:What the hell do we have a "what are my chances" forum for then?


This is a good point.....which is why the forum should be gotten rid of or at least things stop going on the front page.

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Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:11 pm

nsideirish wrote:
CorkBoard wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:It has dawned on me that there are a lot of pricks on this site.

(starts thread for 179 LSAT score)
(calls everyone else pricks)



(is on a law school forum titled "what are my chances?")
(complains about people asking what their chances at law schools are)

Only complaining about the dumb people who have no legitimate reason to post here besides special snowflake syndrome.

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Re: Stop shitting up the New Posts List- Use LSN

Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:18 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
ChiefPresidentTaft wrote:What the hell do we have a "what are my chances" forum for then?


This is a good point.....which is why the forum should be gotten rid of or at least things stop going on the front page.


I like you whitey cakes, so keeping this professional I have to disagree.

The "chance" threads are a huge component of this site, especially for kids who are not TLS'ers and are trying to educate themselves.

how do you think this site makes money?




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