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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by puppylatte, Oct 29, 2014.

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  1. puppylatte

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    There are rumors on reddit that there are trolls on here claiming to be ADCOMs.

    What is the verification process since anyone can sign up and call themselves "academic administration."
     
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  3. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Wowee, I guess we'll just have to take reddit's word for it now, don't we?
     
  4. Make Or Break

    Make Or Break 2+ Year Member

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    Reddit has had so much hate towards SDN lately.
     
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  5. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    We know because our bullish*t detectors work.
     
  6. puppylatte

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    The origin of the question does not necessarily correlate with its validity.
    If the question is invalid, please enlighten me.
     
  7. puppylatte

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    That seems reliable. Why can't there be a formal validation of credentials by moderators? That is what I'm getting at.
     
  8. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

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    Regardless of SDN's verification process, many of the Adcom members themselves have told people to maintain a healthy amount of skepticism as well as the fact that each opinion is technically n=1. If you don't want to believe they are Adcoms or that they know what they're talking about, then don't. You can only help or hurt yourself by doing so.
     
  9. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    There is. However, because we protect their privacy, we won't tell you who they are. This leaves us saying "trust us" rather than them saying it.

    Edit: Reading the hilarious paranoid delusions of some redditors is especially funny for me, since I'm one of the few people who actually knows that the adcom members on here are who they say they are.

    Edit: Provided they have a faculty badge, of course.
     
  10. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Not necessarily, but it does so negatively correlate in this instance.
    There is. Spend some more time on this site before pointing out non-existent problems.
     
  11. Boolean

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    This. The advice they've given me in particular has been incredibly beneficial. Even if they were not Adcoms (which I have no doubt they are not), I would still take their advice.
     
  12. Boolean

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    They also think the entire userbase of SDN is out to get them...
     
  13. Make Or Break

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  14. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Should it be any surprise that people on /r/premed harbor resentment toward the bigger premed community that has more resources and gives more realistic advice from more successful applicants?

    in b4 some random redditor calls me out for mod propaganda
     
  15. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    BUT WHY ISN'T IT DOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    srsly like sell shirts and mugs and sh*it, I'd buy them
     
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  16. Boolean

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    "Keep Calm and Trust @LizzyM"

    I can see it happening.
     
  17. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    I SMELL A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN PEOPLE
     
  18. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Before someone misinterprets what @moop quoted, it was something I quoted from the reddit thread.
     
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  19. Boolean

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    Our shirt/mug/pen campaign will make headlines.

    (Sidenote: I'm willing to bet you'll see your post on Reddit soon enough...)
     
  20. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    It is if you're an intelligent person who can do your own research.
     
  21. Make Or Break

    Make Or Break 2+ Year Member

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    Moop is secretly working for SDN based on pushing for a kick starter campaign. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
     
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  22. Make Or Break

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    Add Boolean to the list.
     
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  23. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    How do we really know that you're a puppy drinking a latte?
     
  24. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Wouldn't be if you didn't delete that wonderful addition in your post!
     
  25. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    :p


    Sent from my neural implant using SDN Mobile
     
  26. nm825

    nm825 5+ Year Member

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    Sounds like a good ole-fashioned internet war is a-brewin'. That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one.
     
  27. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    Everyone guna git doxxed.
     
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  28. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    /r/premed already tried that with Lizzy and the best they came up with was Lee :hilarious:
     
  29. Lamel

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    You're right OP.

    I am actually all the adcoms.
     
  30. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    ^^Fak. Plot twist!^^
     
  31. puppylatte

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    I have no doubt now that the ADCOMs with more than 100 posts are real. It's a new one that concerned me slightly, but I don't want to call them out.
     
  32. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    I'm still waiting for real proof that you are truly a puppy drinking a latte. I think this is a conspiracy by [email protected]$!
     
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  33. Goro

    Goro Probationary Status 5+ Year Member

    I browsed through the thread and think "look at all the Caribbean medical students".

    Thorazine stat!

    When I signed up for an SDN account, I had to give them my email, and my website.

    So, kinda hard to fake a website on the Faculty page of a medical school, don'tcha think?

     
  34. Boolean

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    I'm simply impressed they've managed to call you both Simon Cowell and drunk within the same line of thought. Aspiring to big things!
     
  35. Promethean

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  36. stigus

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    All OF YOU ARE FAKE UNTIL I SEE YOUR LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATES
     
  37. Goro

    Goro Probationary Status 5+ Year Member

    Reading comprehension skills were at an all-time low with some of those posters.

    I'll bet we could write an interesting psychopathology paper from them.

     
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    Man I wouldn't be in medical school if it wasn't for lizzym and the other adcoms here.

    Then again how do you guys know if I'm actually a medical student
     
  39. Make Or Break

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    chippy.jpg
     
  40. alpinism

    alpinism Give Em' the Jet Fuel 5+ Year Member

    Im actually a garbageman from Staten Island.
     
  41. Promethean

    Promethean Syncretist 2+ Year Member

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    There is only actually one very bored person posting under all these names. SDN is a sockpuppet factory.
     
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  42. lazyindy

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    Damn I guess they caught on that I'm actually posting from the after-life! :eek:
     
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  43. Silverflash

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    I wish these communities didn't hate each other. I primarily use SDN for pre-med related things, but use reddit for everything else. If we would just support each other, we could be one big happy pre-med family. But nooo, we have to have some sort of damn blood feud.

    Obviously /r/premed is more to blame here than SDN. I'm just venting as a user of both sites.
     
  44. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    #SDNgate
     
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  45. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Lol the same guy uses 5 browsers logged in to different accounts:
    IE: @LizzyM (old school)
    Firefox: @Goro (old but new age)
    Chrome: @Psai (millennial)
    Safari: @gyngyn (tech savvy)
    Opera: @Winged Scapula (b/c she can)
     
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  46. Boolean

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    And they're all trademarked.
     
  47. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    How did you know my browser!??
     
  48. Promethean

    Promethean Syncretist 2+ Year Member

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    None of us are as anonymous as we think.
     
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  49. Gregarious_and_Hilarious

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    Just leave reddit behind and go to imgur. No more of those pesky words :D
     
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  51. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Wait did I really get it right? :biglove:
     
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