« on: July 16, 2007, 10:55:56 PM »
Alright, just wanting to sign off on a good note. This has been a really cool experiment. See, I'm not really a tech kind of guy. But since studying for the LSAT, and having much of the summer off, I became engaged on here: taking and offering support, opinions, and views. It's been fun. And I've learned a ton.
For instance, it seems like ppl most people are willing to help each other, at least on the net. They share a lot of info for the common good. They are willing to go out of their way to share not only opinions, but application strategy. It's a novel and great concept.
I've also noticed how some people feel empowered to be assholes; much bigger assholes, I suspect, than they are in real life. If they made the racist, insulting, and generally ignorant comments they made on here they would get their asses kicked all day, every day. True, some of these people- like the poster named suckit- seem to do this for sport. I have a hard time believing that anyone is this big of a social misfit. But their sporting endeavors would be cut dramatically short if they tried to pull this stuff in real life.
Another thing I've noticed is the serious miscommunication that occurs from "chatting". There appear to be many, many more misunderstandings than in speaking. I personally have gotten into more arguments on here than I EVER do in real life. It's funny, because I usually engage in the same type of dialogue (though not exclusively about law school); often with people I barely know. But on here people jumped on my words, made many ad hoc attacks, and made horribly ignorant assertions. My dialogue in the black students thread was a real eye opener for me, and exemplified this type of internet debate.
But anyway, just thought I would share some observations. I might come back next year to answer some questions as a 1L, but other than that, I'm out.
I wish everyone on here best of luck in each school chosen. I'll miss those who decided not to attend UVA; your schools are lucky to have you.
And for the new group on here, best of luck in choosing your school. Remember to think about the important things in choosing a school. And if you haven't taken the LSAT yet, study your ass off for it; it could be the single most important test of your career.