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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Georgetown)

Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2005, 10:33:31 PM »
I'm still totally with Draino's original response on this one.  When I read acceptance posts for any school I applied to, the primary reason I'm reading it is to discern information about my competition, and in turn my own chances.  The first thing I thought when I read the OP was, "I'm glad you got in, but this tells me nothing.  Why did I just read it?"  I know Draino and I aren't the only 2 people in the world who thought that, and it doesn't make us "selfish bastards".  It just makes us curious for information about the schools we applied to.  The point everyone should take away from this discussion is that when posting acceptance or denial messages, it's very helpful to include the following information everytime: LSAT, GPA, other relavant factors such as WE, and the date you applied.

Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2005, 10:36:06 PM »
Summary of this thread (hopefully with tact)...

Congrats, dreamer1!!! That's wonderful. Enjoy it, savor it, and be proud of yourself.  That's an impressive accomplishment.

P.S. In the future, let's all (edit here) be sure to: ensure the title is indicative of the school the OP was just accepted to, add our numbers, and explain how the news came so as to "give back" to those congratulating us. That way we're ALL feeling the warm fuzzies.

HTH

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2005, 10:43:17 PM »
sordo, that was very well put.  could you also add a request that they put the name of the school in the topic title so it's clear from the list of threads in the acceptances folder what everyone's talking about?  i think it'll sound better coming from you and your tact :)

Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2005, 10:46:57 PM »
sordo, that was very well put.  could you also add a request that they put the name of the school in the topic title so it's clear from the list of threads in the acceptances folder what everyone's talking about?  i think it'll sound better coming from you and your tact :)

Better, Pookes? BTW, I have to say it's the absolute most hilarious thing on earth that I would be thought of as tactful.  My friends and family would laugh louder than me watching "Dumb and Dumber" for the 300th time if they heard that.  "Big gulps, huh? Welp, see ya later!"

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Georgetown)
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2005, 05:32:37 AM »
Oh my. oh my..

I am starting to regret that I ever had the idea to post things.

As to providing numbers, bear in mind that I am not averse to providing the numbers. It's been provided several times in this board and if y'all just wanna know from now on, my lsn is nikoniko.

So fine, in my excitement numbers were not the first thing that I thought about, ok?

Sheesh.

I did provide them. I have no idea why this is becoming such a freaking issue. What happened to being happy for other people? I am not the first and only to post anything on this board without first providing numbers. and I don't think that makes me a horrible person.   

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Georgetown)
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2005, 06:40:44 AM »
dreamer, don't worry about it: you didn't do anything that other people haven't done many times before.  and doesn't the saying around here go "if you don't want to read something, or if it doesn't pertain to you, then move on to something else?"

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2005, 07:17:51 AM »
I'm still totally with Draino's original response on this one.  When I read acceptance posts for any school I applied to, the primary reason I'm reading it is to discern information about my competition, and in turn my own chances.  The first thing I thought when I read the OP was, "I'm glad you got in, but this tells me nothing.  Why did I just read it?" 


I think that's decidedly your problem.  It isn't the role of the poster to ensure that their posts contain information of value to you.  Asking someone follow-up questions to find out how you can interpret their success in relation to your prospects is fine.  Chastising someone for sharing their excitement and enthusiasm because it tells you nothing seems to me to be the height of self-importance. 

Big congratulations to Dreamer - it's nice to see someone receiving good news!

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Georgetown)
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2005, 07:57:05 AM »
Oh my. oh my..

I am starting to regret that I ever had the idea to post things.

As to providing numbers, bear in mind that I am not averse to providing the numbers. It's been provided several times in this board and if y'all just wanna know from now on, my lsn is nikoniko.

So fine, in my excitement numbers were not the first thing that I thought about, ok?

Sheesh.



I would give you my first born for your numbers, congratulations on your acceptance!!!

I did provide them. I have no idea why this is becoming such a freaking issue. What happened to being happy for other people? I am not the first and only to post anything on this board without first providing numbers. and I don't think that makes me a horrible person.

Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2005, 08:02:53 AM »
But if you must know, my numbers are not stellar
LSAT 168
LSDAS GPA 3.8
. . .

Can't you just be happy for me?

I'd say your numbers are fabulous, your GPA rocks mine hands down.  I am more than happy for you.  I'm not in at GULC, but as a Hoya (from undergrad) I'd like to say congratulations.  A lot of people are still waiting to hear, so they might be a bit testier than usual.  It can be very disheartening to read countless "I'm in!" threads when you're still not in anywhere or not in where you want to be.  I wouldn't take it personally, be proud of your accomplishments and if others can't be right now, that's none of your concern.  They will get in somewhere and be just as excited I'm certain.

Hoya Saxa,

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Re: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2005, 08:08:12 AM »
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I'd say your numbers are fabulous, your GPA rocks mine hands down.  I am more than happy for you.  I'm not in at GULC, but as a Hoya (from undergrad) I'd like to say congratulations.  A lot of people are still waiting to hear, so they might be a bit testier than usual.  It can be very disheartening to read countless "I'm in!" threads when you're still not in anywhere or not in where you want to be.  I wouldn't take it personally, be proud of your accomplishments and if others can't be right now, that's none of your concern.  They will get in somewhere and be just as excited I'm certain.

Hoya Saxa,

~Pigtails

I saw your name as the last poster in this thread, I got excited. I thought you got in.  It's only a matter of time...