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Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 11, 2004, 08:09:59 AM »
Okay, maybe it's just me, but I don't see the link.  Do you have to have a certain rep of your own to see it?  ;)

Oh, uh, oops.  You do have to have a minimun number of posts to change people's reputations - otherwise people could just set up fake accounts and give themselves points.

I lowered the minimum to 10 posts so you should be seeing the links now.

As for name changing - I agree that it gets confusing.  I'll have to figure out a way to close that off without people getting too mad.

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 10, 2004, 08:58:36 PM »
You do it as your reading a thread.  For example, if you like this answer, you can click the "commend" link above my picture there on the left.  You can commend or defame again and again, but to prevent people from going crazy and boosting reputation too fast, there is a limit on how many points you can give to a person (ie - 1 time per hour per recipient - though that number can change depending on how this gets used - maybe once per day is more appropriate).

It's not scaled at all.  Someone could have a reputation of 5 or 10 or 10,000, or they could have a negative reputation.

Banning people will probably never become a common practice.  On the internet, you can't actually ban people, just cookies and IP addresses, and there are always ways around the ban.

What do you all think of the names?  Should it be called "reputation" or something else? "karma?"  I'd like to use a legal theme (hence: defame), but is it clear enough?

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 08, 2004, 01:13:24 PM »
Well we have to see how well the reputation idea works before we completely change over.  I do like the post counts because they show you how active that member is.  I just don't like that people think they're so important.

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 08, 2004, 10:53:04 AM »
Yes, but not more than once per hour per person.

Current Law Students / Re: Help me in Norway
« on: October 08, 2004, 10:34:20 AM »
Most corporate law is state law, not federal, so there are few US Supreme Court cases.  You're better off to start with Delaware law, where most of the major corporations are incorporated.

Current Law Students / Reputation Experiment
« on: October 08, 2004, 10:27:06 AM »
Hi all.

I like to test things out on this board before using them on the pre-law board.  I'm testing a reputation system right now - and I'd like your thoughts.

A lot of people seem to want to increase their status by posting a lot.  It's good that people post a lot, but quality would be better than quantity.  Right now there's no reward (ie status) for posting quality - helping others, being creative / funny, etc.

The reputation system should give people something to aspire to besides "can I be one of the top 10 most frequent posters?"  There's a reputation number now in everyone's profile, and you can modify other people's numbers by commending or defaming them.

What does everyone think of this system?  Do you like it?  What should the titles be? (Should it be called "reputation" or something else?  Would you rather "applaud" or "commend"?  I was trying to think of legal phrases and "defame" is all I could come up with - suggestions welcome)  How many posts should one need to participate?  (don't want people making fake accounts just to commend themselves)

Current Law Students / New Princeton Review "rankings"
« on: September 23, 2004, 04:01:49 PM »
After a break for a few years, Princeton Review is back with their own law school rankings.

Current Law Students / Free T-shirt for Promoting this Site
« on: September 07, 2004, 05:00:09 PM »
Hi all,

I'm looking for a few people to promote the student's of this site section at their law schools.  This is an easy 20 minute job that just requires putting flyers in mailboxes.  As compensation, I'm offering the shirt of your choice from

Please send me a note if your interested.  Let me know what school you go to as well.

Current Law Students / Re: 3L summer jobs
« on: July 06, 2004, 05:20:51 PM »
It's typical not to work while studing for the bar.  Most people take the BarBri class which meets for 3-4 hours each day.  In addition, you're supposed to be studying 5-9 hours each day on your own (not sure that anyone actually does that much though).

Current Law Students / Re: 2 L work?
« on: July 06, 2004, 05:19:13 PM »
The second year can be as time consuming as the first.  Classes can be a little easier, but with Journals, Moot Court, and interviews, one doesn't really have any more time than they did first-year.  That said, you're allowed to work - I don't think there are any ABA rules limiting your hours like there are for first-year.

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