So, it's not really clear to what extent adcomms will read our posts. But my fear comes from the other side, namely how will this affect the tone of posts on LSD in the future?
This admission cycle is already in full swing and i think most posters here feel that they should be genuine on the boards here. But I feel a bit apprehensive about next year.
If new members in the next cycle get a hold of this set of threads before they've become acclimated (sp?) to the LSD environment, it's possible they'll take a "better safe than sorry" approach and treat LSD as simply another way of showing adcomms their personalities. Because they won't have any love for LSD yet, they'll simply see the board as a tool much like the personal statement and treat it as such.
What'll the end result of this "doomsday" scenario be? I dunno, but i think people will start being overly nice, which is sad.
For example, when I read a nice post from, say our global moderator, I feel confident it's genuine and she's actually a nice person. Were i to come back to this board next year and see a similarly nice post from a new member, I wouldn't be nearly as sure...
i think i'm just paranoid.