Every poster could not be getting a 178, 172, 175.
You are telling me the 1 percent of people who get these scores all post on LSD?
Some may be lying, but it's also self-selection. The high scorers are more likely to report their scores.
And people who obssess about the LSAT are more likely to 1) prep hard and 2) post here.
I doubt it. I have talked to three people on aim. They all admitted not scoring any where close to what they have posted. I think the majority of people are in their boat.
I am not sure what their motive is. I think ego. Maybe they got a 162 and they are happy. But they know a 162 on here would look like a 152. So they pump up their score to have LSD cred.
Well, we have to take your word for this. However, it seems easier to simply not post your score if you're embarrassed by it.
Again, some may have lied. But the truth is that most people have not reported their scores, and not everyone who did scored above 170.
There are over 1000 170+ scores every year. It's not that hard to believe that a handful of them hang out on boards like this.