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New post 07 Aug 2007, 17:55
Its sad how a few members spoil it for the rest of them. For all its faults, the BW forums are still frequented by many folks who find the place very useful. BW magazine and their online resources are an invaluable resource for any MBA student.

Some of you have talked about how GMAT Club is a little harsh on any inappropriate language. We just feel that it is impossible to know everyone of our members. Whats OK for some is not OK for others.

I will sound like a broken record here, but this is worth repeating for the new members: It is members like all of you who make the Club useful. Be respectful, be open to differing opinions and help others achieve their goals.

As always, we are always eager to listen to your suggestions. I have said this in the past, but our most useful ideas (including this sub forum and b-school life) have often come from members.

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New post 07 Aug 2007, 18:20
I do think that the fact that no one seems to be in control of the forum over there is what really hurts. There are several people who should be banned and more than a few threads that should have been deleted.

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New post 07 Aug 2007, 18:42
what I like here is that the people "in control" don't often show their power or exert it. I see the "CEOs" here and there, but never think twice about that and see them as valued participants of this forum instead of the "Man" that we all need to fear. That's a sign of great leadership! :)

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 04:57
I like the fact that people genuinely try and help and have intelligent discussion. I know that if I post a question today, that I'm not going to attract a H/S vs. the rest of the world rant, but rather a well thought out and intelligent answer...

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 09:18
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 10:25
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 11:19
mNeo wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P


mNeo, you don't know what you're talking about. Besides, Stanford is much better than Harvard.

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 11:29
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mNeo wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P


mNeo, you don't know what you're talking about. Besides, Stanford is much better than Harvard.


my regression analysis of the top 15 schools (anything below is worthless anyway) reveals w is better than both s and h, so you are both wrong

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 12:05
dabots wrote:
aaudetat wrote:
mNeo wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P


mNeo, you don't know what you're talking about. Besides, Stanford is much better than Harvard.


my regression analysis of the top 15 schools (anything below is worthless anyway) reveals w is better than both s and h, so you are both wrong


Ha ha ha! You guys are hilarious!

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 13:21
oh please... Stanford trumps H/W, hands down. ;)

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 16:37
aaudetat wrote:
mNeo wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P


mNeo, you don't know what you're talking about. Besides, Stanford is much better than Harvard.


I think you meant Stanford's weather is better than Harvard's... :lol:

Another thing that scares me about BW is the rumor that some schools regularly monitor those forums. That limits any kind of sharing I may be willing to do. While I acknowledge that the same could be going on here, I don't need to post everything at once, just a few details every now and then and the "regulars" will get the full picture while the lurkers (or the schools' spies, if they ever show up) will not be able to get the full picture unless they spend an amount of time I'm not sure they want to spend. And while I see that BW would be willing to provide e-mail addresses to school upon request (because they have an interest in keeping good relations with schools), I would expect G'Club to respect its members' privacies much more.

I may be too paranoid, but I enjoy my privacy and got a better feeling from this site.

L.

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 16:53
Lepium, your concerns are definitely valid. Our policy is to not to share any personal information. Obviously, any of you can request a change of user name at any time.

lepium wrote:
aaudetat wrote:
mNeo wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Yup, and the best part is people respect your opinion. They give you a chance to make your point and explain it. No one just says " Hey man. your point's worthless".


Dude, this is the most worthless comment that i've ever seen :P


mNeo, you don't know what you're talking about. Besides, Stanford is much better than Harvard.


I think you meant Stanford's weather is better than Harvard's... :lol:

Another thing that scares me about BW is the rumor that some schools regularly monitor those forums. That limits any kind of sharing I may be willing to do. While I acknowledge that the same could be going on here, I don't need to post everything at once, just a few details every now and then and the "regulars" will get the full picture while the lurkers (or the schools' spies, if they ever show up) will not be able to get the full picture unless they spend an amount of time I'm not sure they want to spend. And while I see that BW would be willing to provide e-mail addresses to school upon request (because they have an interest in keeping good relations with schools), I would expect G'Club to respect its members' privacies much more.

I may be too paranoid, but I enjoy my privacy and got a better feeling from this site.

L.

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 20:57
Very well said lepium.

The private message system that is available here helps in this regard too.

lepium wrote:

Another thing that scares me about BW is the rumor that some schools regularly monitor those forums. That limits any kind of sharing I may be willing to do. While I acknowledge that the same could be going on here, I don't need to post everything at once, just a few details every now and then and the "regulars" will get the full picture while the lurkers (or the schools' spies, if they ever show up) will not be able to get the full picture unless they spend an amount of time I'm not sure they want to spend. And while I see that BW would be willing to provide e-mail addresses to school upon request (because they have an interest in keeping good relations with schools), I would expect G'Club to respect its members' privacies much more.

I may be too paranoid, but I enjoy my privacy and got a better feeling from this site.

L.

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 21:04
There are some real a$$e$ on BW forums. I remember one idiot posting about how all business leaders come from Harvard and that all other bschool grads work as their lackeys.

I also remember rhyme tearing that kid a new ahole for making that comment.

BW forums doesn't have the community that GMATClub does. I genuinely want to help people here (however which way I can). People at BW tend to fend for him/herself.

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 21:52
Here I am my better self :flower

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 22:07
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oh please... Stanford trumps H/W, hands down. ;)


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WEST COAST! Aiii!

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 22:56
lepium wrote:

I think you meant Stanford's weather is better than Harvard's... :lol:

Another thing that scares me about BW is the rumor that some schools regularly monitor those forums. That limits any kind of sharing I may be willing to do. While I acknowledge that the same could be going on here, I don't need to post everything at once, just a few details every now and then and the "regulars" will get the full picture while the lurkers (or the schools' spies, if they ever show up) will not be able to get the full picture unless they spend an amount of time I'm not sure they want to spend. And while I see that BW would be willing to provide e-mail addresses to school upon request (because they have an interest in keeping good relations with schools), I would expect G'Club to respect its members' privacies much more.

I may be too paranoid, but I enjoy my privacy and got a better feeling from this site.

L.


More than a rumor, my friend. A student doing a tour at either Duke or UNC (don't remember which) told me they look at these forums. She made it sound more like image management, and less about spying on potential applicants.

On another note, Praet, are you enjoying this love-fest?

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 23:13
that's what I'm talking about helg! :)

But I want to see rhyme tear a new a$$**** on someone... maybe I should log into BW and search for that thread! ;)

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New post 08 Aug 2007, 23:45
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On another note, Praet, are you enjoying this love-fest?


I believe we haven't been articulated enough....

*prostratin himself in front of the monitor*

:pray

Hail Praet! Those who are about to apply, salute you! :barbarian

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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New post 09 Aug 2007, 01:42
I totally echo helg's sentiment.

I seriously think that "Membership in GMAT Club" increases an applicant's chance for an admit to a good extent. WIthout this club, I would be lost in this admissions maze.

BW is a crowd. GMAT Club is a community.

We ROCK!!!

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