Saw dashrashi's LSN site. Since she seems to use profanity, one could say that HYP does not necessarily mean class or refinement.
^ lol, are you a girl, dash? if you changed usernames, that must be it. stotan would constantly change names and it was hard for me to actually pin him down when he did said changing. mugatu and cady are the only ones who never changed names...i miss those two. they were the only ones who really took me in and made me a MASer.
Argh, typed out a long post.Gist of it was:1) Maybe your comments aren't as valuable as you think they are. Take a step back and honestly re-evaluate how smart you are and how valuable your comments are. Be your own critic and be honest.2) Maybe other people are jealous because you actually are smart. No matter. Making people feel at ease, complying with social norms, and being well-liked are all important in firm life and the law. Work on those skills.3) Set a limit for yourself. (One comment per class.) If you find you have a hard time staying within that limit, ask yourself why. Is it because you are so engaged? Or is it because you feel your insights are so brilliant that others should hear them? Or because you want affirmation or attention?4) Don't answer the easy questions. I get annoyed when obviously advanced people raise their hand for every question; easy or not. Save your comments for complex questions that most engage you; leave easier questions for other people to build their confidence on. 5) Don't monopolize class time. Everyone else is paying $30k a year too for law school, not just you. If you find you just love to talk about the subject, form a study group or visit the professor after hours. Do additional reading in law review articles suggested in the book to engage the material more.6) Don't answer a question "Correctly" right after another classmate took a stab and failed. The person waiving their hand to immediately correct a "dumb" response looks like they're trying to pump themselves up at the expense of someone else.