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  1. @SpeechieMagee - I responded via PM. Thanks for reaching out....we are considering a special forum for surveys, but for now post it in the most related forum.
  2. @hammyc, @cactus_taco - Both of your restrictions have been lifted. In some cases, users are moderated "indefinitely" by the forum software. I suspect this is IP related, but admit I don't full understand why. I will look into this more.
  3. This is not accurate. Yes, the data provided is the current list in the Submit Your Results form(which is much improved over the previous list), but not perfect. My suggestion was to use data from a singular list. That singular list can be edited and at this point should be. As long as the main sheet is making use of a singular source of data for university/subject, we can easily migrate that to a future tool. If there are university/subject that aren't perfect, by all means, I would suggest an edit to the source tabs.
  4. You are welcome. We just released a tool for our Mods(and potentially others) to help monitor/clean the Results data. The tool will be a nice improvement and we may look to add more resources from the forum user base to help ensure the integrity of the Results section. Once ready, I'll keep you in mind as a Results moderator.
  5. @perpetualalligator - Thank you for your concern and suggestions. While the application process can be very stressful, we suggest anyone contemplating suicide contact https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (1-800-273-8255). The unfortunate nature of anonymous posting creates the freedom of more valuable information submitted, but also the opportunity for toxicity. With the Results section, negativity breeds negativity, so it is quite possible it is worse than years past if more people are using it in that manner. It is a difficult balance and we are looking at ways to curb negative comments that occur with any open forum, especially an anonymous one. I know past attempts at posting notices have gone ignored. It will take a functionality change to truly curb "discussion" and negative comments, but it also comes at a price of preventing good information from being posted as well. In the short term, we have increased our moderation of the Results section for the duration of this application season. This will make an impact in cleaning up the junk. Long term, we will be adding functionality changes this summer that will help keep the Results section more "results" oriented and allow conversations to take place in a manner that does not distract as it does today.
  6. Got it. As long as there is a process to get new options added, sounds good to me.
  7. It looks like the Sheet was modified from my edits, but the intention was to add new Universities to the Universities tab, which would auto populate the Sheet1 TGA University drop down column. It looks like the Drop Down formula(which pulls in from the other tabs) was removed. Without it, it is difficult to enforce data integrity.
  8. @Ternwild - great job getting this started! For this to work(converting into a useful tool), we need to ensure data integrity. Most importantly, we need a common list of universities and programs. I can provide a starting point, which we can use to populate the University and Program columns. They will become drop downs to ensure everyone is using the same text for Washington University. Furthermore, it would be helpful if we matched on our existing University names for an easy match at conversion time. I will be in touch on setting this up.
  9. TGCA

    Server Upgrade

    Hi Everyone, The server upgrade has been completed. Once live on the new server this morning, we had an issue that took some time to resolve. We apologize for the inconvenience but expect much better performance on the Forum and Results Search going forward.
  10. I'm sure you all have noticed the Error 500's happening more frequently this week. This is due to our server getting maxed out from all of the frantic refreshing! We have tried to optimize the best we can, but we will be upgrading this weekend to accommodate the increase in traffic. This will take place overnight, either tonight or Saturday. The site will be taken offline for a few hours while this occurs.
  11. Top Posters for January 2019! 1) @kendalldinniene 2) @doctormelody 3) @Bopie5 4) @Moods 5) @dancedementia 6) @checkingmyemail 7) @Adelaide9216 8 ) @placeinspace 9) @dilby 10) @Psyhopeful Here is the Leaderboard for January highlighting members with the best rep during this period. https://forum.thegradcafe.com/leaderboard/?custom_date_start=1546322400&custom_date_end=1549000799
  12. Fixed. https://feeds.feedburner.com/GradcafeResultsByRss-LatestDecisions
  13. If someone wants to start a Google Sheet to crowdsource this, we can take the data and create a simple tool which will allow users to easily find app deadlines. For this to work well, we'll need consistent school / program names(which we can provide a starting point).
  14. We don't anticipate this change to be available until Fall of 2019, but agree it would be a nice addition!
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    Fall 2019 Applicants

    @Mazinha88 - can you PM me your search query? We are working on a bug and it would be helpful to know what queries are causing zero results.
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