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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
 16 (34.8%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
 4 (8.7%)
The Board is too cliquish.
 10 (21.7%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
 2 (4.3%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
 2 (4.3%)
Not enough Board moderation.
 4 (8.7%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
 8 (17.4%)

Total Members Voted: 46

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54690 on: June 29, 2009, 08:45:30 PM »
posts not showing up at all until you are in the "reply" view

Ha, in all my LSD years, I've never noticed this one!

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« Reply #54691 on: June 29, 2009, 08:49:12 PM »
posts not showing up at all until you are in the "reply" view

Ha, in all my LSD years, I've never noticed this one!

It's a recent one, and I only noticed after someone pointed it out to me.  You might notice sometime that, say, Sands posted in a thread from the "last 200 posts view," but when you go to that thread, he is nowhere to be found.  Then if you "reply" to the thread, his post will come up.  I think it makes conversations confusing and people probably feel ignored/left out.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54692 on: June 29, 2009, 10:09:10 PM »
Yeah I have noticed that glitch in the matrix every now and again.

I don't know that those things would really make a major difference in whether or not a newbie would jump in or not.  I remember when we joined back in the day, we just jumped in there. We didn't need a red carpet invitation. 

There seems to be a sea change of newbies now that mainly lurk as opposed to post.

Interesting.
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« Reply #54693 on: June 29, 2009, 10:15:13 PM »
Yeah I have noticed that glitch in the matrix every now and again.

I don't know that those things would really make a major difference in whether or not a newbie would jump in or not.  I remember when we joined back in the day, we just jumped in there. We didn't need a red carpet invitation. 

There seems to be a sea change of newbies now that mainly lurk as opposed to post.

Interesting.

I agree.  I guess you need a critical mass of interesting posters to attract more interesting posters?

I've also noticed that some of the newbies (not just the crazies, either) seem very sensitive, cowed by the idea that there are people around with existing relationships to each other.  I don't know if this is just a sign of the times or what, but it's strange.  Were newbies always so tender?  (I've always taken myself rather seriously as I'm sure you can all attest, but I don't remember being intimidated or even particularly annoyed by the so-called cliques.)
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54694 on: June 29, 2009, 10:20:11 PM »
Also, maybe it's because we (myself included) drop the ball on things like this:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4019943.0.html

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54695 on: June 29, 2009, 10:27:35 PM »
Also, maybe it's because we (myself included) drop the ball on things like this:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4019943.0.html



Yikes!  I never saw that!

(To whom is s/he talking who goes to Kennesaw State?  Confusing!)
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« Reply #54696 on: June 29, 2009, 11:22:54 PM »
Time to do a little spring cleaning here:

Best Movie of 2007? (Pick your top 3)
Spider-Man 3    - 3 (1.6%)
Ocean's Thirteen    - 7 (3.8%)
Transformers    - 16 (8.7%)
28 Weeks Later    - 1 (0.5%)
Harry Potter 5    - 10 (5.5%)
The Bourne Ultimatum    - 25 (13.7%)
Rush Hour 3    - 2 (1.1%)
Michael Clayton    - 15 (8.2%)
I Am Legend    - 10 (5.5%)
Charlie Wilson's War    - 8 (4.4%)
Sweeney Todd    - 1 (0.5%)
The Great Debaters    - 17 (9.3%)
Atonement    - 6 (3.3%)
No Country for Old Men    - 15 (8.2%)
The Kite Runner    - 4 (2.2%)
American Gangster    - 25 (13.7%)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets    - 3 (1.6%)
There Will Be Blood    - 12 (6.6%)
Pirates of the Caribbean 3    - 3 (1.6%)
   
Total Voters: 84
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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54697 on: June 30, 2009, 05:14:13 PM »
Word. A lot of the old heads left, and there hasn't been enough new blood to replace them.

<-- Old head, still lurking from time to time.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54698 on: July 03, 2009, 03:20:35 PM »
it has been a minute. i was talking to celie last night and we briefly discussed the site and she was telling me how dead it is.i remember when we used to post consistently but everyone has gotten so busy. it is sad however that newer members didn't keep the site going. i believe that many people benefited from blsd. it looks like some of us are still around and peek in every now and then. are we trying to make a comeback of sorts? lol
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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54699 on: July 03, 2009, 04:35:39 PM »
hey blk!