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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2007, 17:40
Kryzak and Riverripper

Including more information in the profiles shouldnt be an issue. Can you guys give me a list of additional 'fields' that you would like to see in the profile? kavet83 already suggested having a Male/Female field.

It is easy to lose sight of the needs of new members. You will notice that we started a practice on GMAT Club of organizing information into sets of links.

From experience, I can tell you that members (including me) like the instant gratification of posting their question rather than taking the time to browse through the links where they may or may not find exactly what they are looking for. "My situation is different" goes the logic. Not criticizing, it is just the way it is.

We can start a new forum. Our idea of using wiki as a front page for our website is intended to facilitate exactly the kind of archiving that you guys speak of. The wiki allows for a more logical flow of information by classifying them into topics, is very flexible and most importantly, it allows user participation.

We just have to rely on volunteers to organize this information into the wiki. Because all of you are the most closest to the problem, we think that your collective participation will ensure that the information is organized in a very intuitive way.

Let me know what you guys think. We will go with what you guys think will be most convenient for you.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2007, 23:35
Hi Praet,

good idea with the wiki, I *completely* forgot about that. I think us 2008ers will probably start working on collecting some of the valuable data from last year and this year after we submit our R1 and R2 applications. Right now I can barely think straight, let alone organizing anything (you all should see my room!).

Anyway, first of all, for the profile, the "Comprehensive Admit/Ding" thread has some good ones to start with. River, feel free to add to it.

Brief profile: (place link to your comprehensive profile if you have one on GMATClub somewhere, like Ask Accepted.com or Ask Hjort)

-Program: MBA(FT/PT), Dual degree,PhD,MSCF, MSHR...
-Area of interest in MBA
-GMAT with the usual breakup (Q/V/AWA)
-GPA
-Undergrad School
-Graduate School (if applicable)
-Work experience/leadership: (keeping it short and sweet)
-Nationality
-Age
-Gender
-Extra-curriculars/community/leadership: keep it short and sweet.

-Target Schools and Rounds (I know we have this already, but formalizing it with which round they apply in will help).

-Link to complete profile: (if they posted one in Ask Hjort/Accepted/MBA Game Plan).

How's that sound?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 02:59
I like the idea of keeping our profiles not insanely huge, I think adding m/f, nationality, an age block, and a place to link to a personal webpage would be good but other than that keep it the same.

However, I would like a forum besides the Ask XXXX. I think if we had one just for telling everyone who you are (like Kry said put a link to it). I know a lot of people don't like to comment in those ask so and so because its not really our place. By making a profile forum we could feel free to provide each other feedback without confusing people as to who we are. I wouldn't want to post on somebody new's profile in Ask Accepted and have them think I was part of the company or some real authority.

Also it would allow people to put as much or as little detail as they feel comfortable with. It seems like some people are paranoid adcoms troll these sites looking to match people to profiles and using that as an eval tool.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 04:08
kryzak wrote:
dabots wrote:
wow found this gem in that link

rhyme wrote:
Chicago = no, too quantitive
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Hee hee... rhyme spelled quantitative wrong... hee hee ;-)


LOL...

I sure did! I can has cheezburger. I actually wanted to point this very thing out...- its actually quite interesting to see that for a couple of reasons.

It just goes to show that you shouldn't listen to the "noise" about a particular university - Kellogg is not about playing golf all day and doing nothing, GSB is not about doing first order conditions as a pre-req to marketing, etc etc. What it goes to show is that research and visiting a school can make a lot of difference in really understanding what you want and what the school is really all about.

riverripper wrote:
dabots wrote:
wow found this gem in that link

I wonder if he agrees with that statement once again...


You could probably guess but .... no i don't. So far, it's been nothing more than basic algebra - even in cases where calculus is actually a far easier solution. Admittedly, some of the students I've seen in advanced investments are doing some pretty ugly looking stuff, but thats sort of to be expected at that level.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 06:51
riverripper wrote:
I like the idea of keeping our profiles not insanely huge, I think adding m/f, nationality, an age block, and a place to link to a personal webpage would be good but other than that keep it the same.

Also it would allow people to put as much or as little detail as they feel comfortable with. It seems like some people are paranoid adcoms troll these sites looking to match people to profiles and using that as an eval tool.


I fully agree with River's two points here. If we want to avoid our profiles from being too big, maybe we can each have a small "personal page" to post up our profile, both simple and detailed? This would save the need for a special thread (outside of Ask XXX) to do so.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 07:51
Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:06
riverripper wrote:
Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:14
dabots wrote:
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Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel


No, you learn how to spell :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:43
mNeo wrote:
dabots wrote:
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Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel


No, you learn how to spell :wink:


Need "pull stop" after your spell. ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:05
dabots wrote:
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Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel


dabots, this will be the last time you will post something like this.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:13
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dabots wrote:
riverripper wrote:
Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel


dabots, this will be the last time you will post something like this.


was my sarcasm lost here? maybe i should have used a :wink myself
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 15:54
yeah, dabots, be VERY careful about sarcasm online. You need a smiley (which hopefully we'll get back soon, hint hint ;-)) or (j/k) to get your point across. I was kind of shocked to see your comment too, but glad you were just joking.

To River, good point, that's why if we each get a personal "webpage" wiki place to post our profile and people can comment, that would work well. Either that or a special forum to post profiles. But that may be overkill. Praet can be the judge of the best method of doing this, as long we have an easy way to access each other's profiles (if we choose to share them).
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 18:05
I am under the impression that there is already a thread to post profiles.. isnt it where everyone posts their profiles and asks them to be evaluated.

or was your point about simply looking up profiles of one another?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 18:24
kryzak wrote:
yeah, dabots, be VERY careful about sarcasm online. You need a smiley (which hopefully we'll get back soon, hint hint ;-)) or (j/k) to get your point across. I was kind of shocked to see your comment too, but glad you were just joking.

To River, good point, that's why if we each get a personal "webpage" wiki place to post our profile and people can comment, that would work well. Either that or a special forum to post profiles. But that may be overkill. Praet can be the judge of the best method of doing this, as long we have an easy way to access each other's profiles (if we choose to share them).

oops. i thought the "not providing encouragement" bit would be funny, but it clearly wasn't. i apologize if anybody was put off by that.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 22:36
dabots wrote:
oops. i thought the "not providing encouragement" bit would be funny, but it clearly wasn't. i apologize if anybody was put off by that.


some how, I understood it the way you intended..but a few others read it differently..

it goes to prove that communication online is more complex than it looks..
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2007, 09:10
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Kry I was thinking the threads would be good because people can comment on each others and provide insight or incouragement.

its encouragement, learn how to spel


dabots, this will be the last time you will post something like this.


was my sarcasm lost here? maybe i should have used a :wink myself


dabots, even the most sincere of intentions can be misinterpreted. I honestly did not see any sarcasm.

In any case, a simple rule is to avoid posting unless you are absolutely sure that your post will add to the discussion. No, I dont want you guys to become robots. Just try to lose some of that spontaneity to make fun of someone or to bring someone down. It poisons the atmosphere and encourages others to do the same (see the two smart alec responses to your post).

Sorry everyone, I know that this is getting very repetitive. I have been here a long time and have seen some really nasty arguments originate out of thin air. You will be surprised at how little it takes to set things off. Its not for nothing that we have a thread about forum etiquette.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2007, 11:06
I actually laughed at Dabots comment because of how dumb my spelling was on that one. Sometimes we all type faster than we think. Having met him in person, I know he isn't a jerk trying to be insulting.
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