I have posted sooo much personal information on this website over the past couple of months! Not only could a school easily identify my application, but they could probably learn way more about my personal life then I would ever want them to know. I don't thing I have ever said anything untrue or that could even be held against me (that I can think of)...but just the fact that adcomms could find out my business & my thought processs on different schools as I go through the app process really kind of creeps me out. Everything I have said is stuff that I would not mind my future classmates knowing (I realize that it isn't too difficult to figure out who I am) because I assumed that they were the ones frequenting these boards...but I have said alot of things I wouldn't want adcomms, deans and future profs reading. Prior to BigTex's situation I always assumed that all of the gossip about adcomms reading the board was nothing but rumors and foolishness. It never occured to me that adcomms (or profs) would have the time or inclination to actually bother with searching these boards, matching up files to user names and trying to find out information on us. And what really freaks me out is that I have made posts on just about every Texas thread on this board.....I now feel as if I should go back and either delete or edit all of my previous posts to make sure that they could not be aken as offensive. Plus, it make me a little worried that some of my posts have already been read and might be used against me.Just wanting to know if other posters on this board feel the same way......
Simply put, BigTex just got a leg up on the rest of us by taking a practice run at a process that will likely continue throughout his career and ours. It appears to me that he got through it unscathed, but if he or the rest of us simply chalk it up to "evil, invasive adcomms not playing fair" or some such, a reasonably valuable lesson will, in my mind, be lost.
Indy - I agree with everything you just said and I think that it is the best synopsis of the situation that I have read on this board.However, it absolutely blows my mind that the UT adcomms are taking the time to troll this board when they have a stack of over 6,000 applications sitting in their offices.
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