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10 Oct 2012, 17:45
Hi guys,

I am getting paranoid.

One of my recommenders borrowed my macbook to do finishing touches on my recos before uploading them on the school's website.
Do the adcom people track ip addresses of the person uploading? Since Microsoft Word has Author information on it, will they think that I edited the recommendation and deny my application?

I appreciate any inputs from people who worked with Admissions panel before.

Thanks guys.

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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
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10 Oct 2012, 19:32
If they raise a bell, i'm sure they will first contact your recommender to square things away. There are many factors that can occur with a duplicate ip address (shared network at work).

And generally everything is converted to a PDF too.

I honestly doubt that they will ding you solely on this, without checking on the issue first.

This is just a guess though, I have no evidence to back it up.

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12 Oct 2012, 14:13
B-schools have beefed up a lot of their behind the scenes efforts to combat fraud. I'm not sure how they will interpret these things...but as the poster above mentioned -- the same IP address within an office is not going to seem out of the ordinary. Just make sure you are prepared to answer any follow-up questions.

Fraud detection

Slate features a robust fraud detection system. By evaluating document metadata and login histories for applicants and recommenders, Slate is able to issue intelligent and adaptive alerts when potential fraud is detected. Our proprietary plagiarism detection system, able to be run on-demand or automatically on schedule, searches the entire corpus of uploaded documents and will identify statistically-significant duplication.

chethanjs wrote:
Hi guys,

I am getting paranoid.

One of my recommenders borrowed my macbook to do finishing touches on my recos before uploading them on the school's website.
Do the adcom people track ip addresses of the person uploading? Since Microsoft Word has Author information on it, will they think that I edited the recommendation and deny my application?

I appreciate any inputs from people who worked with Admissions panel before.

Thanks guys.

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 4

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07 Dec 2012, 15:28
chethanjs wrote:
Hi guys,

I am getting paranoid.

One of my recommenders borrowed my macbook to do finishing touches on my recos before uploading them on the school's website.
Do the adcom people track ip addresses of the person uploading? Since Microsoft Word has Author information on it, will they think that I edited the recommendation and deny my application?

I appreciate any inputs from people who worked with Admissions panel before.

Thanks guys.

Did he actually submit the letter on your laptop? If so, that could be a problem. Otherwise, I wouldn't sweat it.

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Intern
Joined: 23 Feb 2012
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08 Dec 2012, 06:28
If you're worried about it, which is sounds like maybe you should be based on the above responses, then just call or email the admissions team explaining the situation. Remember, these are people on the other end, and my experiences with them is that they've always been very understanding of different circumstances and situations that arise during the application process. Don't stress!

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08 Dec 2012, 12:30
There's no need for adcom to manually verify anything. In today's age, don't you think it would be automatic? For instance, just a note that runs at the top of your application that automatically highlights anything odd. There are companies that already offer this kind of thing... check out the bottom of this: https://technolutions.com/slate/advantage

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Fraud detection

Slate features a robust fraud detection system. By evaluating document metadata and login histories for applicants and recommenders, Slate is able to issue intelligent and adaptive alerts when potential fraud is detected. Our proprietary plagiarism detection system, able to be run on-demand or automatically on schedule, searches the entire corpus of uploaded documents and will identify statistically-significant duplication.

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08 Dec 2012, 18:39
QiuYidio wrote:
There's no need for adcom to manually verify anything. In today's age, don't you think it would be automatic? For instance, just a note that runs at the top of your application that automatically highlights anything odd. There are companies that already offer this kind of thing... check out the bottom of this: https://technolutions.com/slate/advantage

Quote:
Fraud detection

Slate features a robust fraud detection system. By evaluating document metadata and login histories for applicants and recommenders, Slate is able to issue intelligent and adaptive alerts when potential fraud is detected. Our proprietary plagiarism detection system, able to be run on-demand or automatically on schedule, searches the entire corpus of uploaded documents and will identify statistically-significant duplication.

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08 Dec 2012, 18:49
Shawshank wrote:
QiuYidio wrote:
There's no need for adcom to manually verify anything. In today's age, don't you think it would be automatic? For instance, just a note that runs at the top of your application that automatically highlights anything odd. There are companies that already offer this kind of thing... check out the bottom of this: https://technolutions.com/slate/advantage

Quote:
Fraud detection

Slate features a robust fraud detection system. By evaluating document metadata and login histories for applicants and recommenders, Slate is able to issue intelligent and adaptive alerts when potential fraud is detected. Our proprietary plagiarism detection system, able to be run on-demand or automatically on schedule, searches the entire corpus of uploaded documents and will identify statistically-significant duplication.

I think it's the combination of things. For instance, if the log-in is from the same IP, but the fraud detection doesn't find statistical similarities, then you're probably fine. But if the log-in is from the same IP, there's similar grammatical structure / diction, and the log-in times are one after the other, then it'll probably flag.

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