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#1 guttata

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:31 AM

I don't know if this is a possibility, but it seems like it would be a pretty easy programming switch to have the information line colored based on whether the responder was Accepted/Rejected/Other (e.g. green accepted, red rejected, blue other?). Pretty minor and I think it would greatly speed interpretation of responses

Any thoughts or comments on the feasibility?

Edited by guttata, 07 February 2012 - 04:34 AM.

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#2 MCS_aspirant

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:10 AM

I second this idea!
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

Great idea.... I'll take a look. I know the results search is pretty clunky... I'll welcome other suggestions for improving it
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

Also, it'd be nice if the international admits can be separated from the American admits using the search bar. Just a thought. :D
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:47 AM

Also, it'd be nice if the international admits can be separated from the American admits using the search bar. Just a thought. :D


In fact, while the current search is simple and nice, there should be an option for advanced search as well..

Another thing would be the option of linking to your profile when you make an entry.. A lot of people post questions in the results survey by choosing the "other" option and this defeats the purpose.. They should instead be able to PM the person who made the entry and check their queries with them..

Edited by hope4fall2012, 08 February 2012 - 04:50 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

In fact, while the current search is simple and nice, there should be an option for advanced search as well..

Another thing would be the option of linking to your profile when you make an entry.. A lot of people post questions in the results survey by choosing the "other" option and this defeats the purpose.. They should instead be able to PM the person who made the entry and check their queries with them..


I definitely agree with this - or with an option to "reply" to a result in such a way that the replies can be hidden/unhidden (think FB status updates once you have several replies).

Also: I just reported two results in the survey (Columbia Integrated Bio) because I spoke with the grad secretary, and she said no admissions decisions have been sent out at all - but there's no way for me to state this while reporting the issue, and there's no reason anyone should think they're spam otherwise. Maybe add a "reason for reporting"?

Edited by coonskee, 08 February 2012 - 08:54 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

I don't know if this is a possibility, but it seems like it would be a pretty easy programming switch to have the information line colored based on whether the responder was Accepted/Rejected/Other (e.g. green accepted, red rejected, blue other?). Pretty minor and I think it would greatly speed interpretation of responses

Any thoughts or comments on the feasibility?


How does it look now? I don't think the whole row should be coloured... but maybe?
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#8 lslavic12

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Just the "Accepted" or "Rejected" are highlighted- I like it! So much easier to browse through.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

Just the "Accepted" or "Rejected" are highlighted- I like it! So much easier to browse through.


OK Good. I'll leave it like that for a bit and see what people have to say.
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#10 guttata

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:43 AM

How does it look now? I don't think the whole row should be coloured... but maybe?


Looks good to me. My original suggestion was to color the whole line, but I'm guessing most people are more interested in the school being reported rather than the result. Much more subdued but still easier to interpret. I like your change better.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

I can't see the accepted/rejected coloring in Chrome, but I can see it in Safari. Is it just me?
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

I can't see the accepted/rejected coloring in Chrome, but I can see it in Safari. Is it just me?

I had to clear my cache to see it.
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