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that a lot of people can't spell "science" correctly, and you get get more survey results by just searching for "computer"? rolleyes.gif (this may result in some computer engineering noise)

it doesnt help that the survey autocomplete suggests "Computer Scicence" as the first result!

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Yeah I noticed that smile.gif What happens is that when the first person entered a misspelling, gets saved into the database and whenever someone enters their result, it comes up as an option as well as the correct spelling, and some people choose the wrong one.

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Yeah, sort of annoying.

The trick I use to get around such spelling mishaps is to search on "[school] computer" (e.g. "berkeley computer").

This returns both the science and scicence results. Sometimes a few for ECE as well, but that's ok.

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I suggested this, but all it got was a snarky comment.

This really should change; it's less helpful to group MS and PhD together, when the admissions and processes for each are very different. (I was annoyed by this the first time I visited this site. Not to sound like a **** but I too couldn't care less about MS admissions/results.)

Anyone have ideas on how to go about changing this?

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This really should change; it's less helpful to group MS and PhD together, when the admissions and processes for each are very different. (I was annoyed by this the first time I visited this site. Not to sound like a **** but I too couldn't care less about MS admissions/results.)

Anyone have ideas on how to go about changing this?

Well from the browser side of things, it shouldn't be too hard to write a javascript bookmarklet that removes all the table rows with "MS" when clicked.

Alternatively, the owners of this site could add better support for regular expressions.

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I've wrote greasemonkey script that removes masters entries from results.

// ==UserScript==

// @name thegradcafe remove masters script

// @description removes all masters entries on results page

// @include http://thegradcafe.com/*

// @include http://www.thegradcafe.com/*

// ==/UserScript==

var tmp = document.getElementsByTagName('tr');

for (i=0;i<tmp.length;i++){

if(!(tmp.innerHTML.match(/<td class="instcol">[^<]*<\/td><td>[^P]*PhD[^<]*<\/td><td>[^<]*<\/td><td>[^<]*<\/td><td class="datecol">[^<]*<\/td>/))){

tmp.parentNode.removeChild(tmp);

i = i - 1;

}

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I've wrote greasemonkey script that removes masters entries from results.

// ==UserScript==

// @name thegradcafe remove masters script

// @description removes all masters entries on results page

// @include http://thegradcafe.com/*

// @include http://www.thegradcafe.com/*

// ==/UserScript==

var tmp = document.getElementsByTagName('tr');

for (i=0;i<tmp.length;i++){

if(!(tmp.innerHTML.match(/<td class="instcol">[^<]*<\/td><td>[^P]*PhD[^<]*<\/td><td>[^<]*<\/td><td>[^<]*<\/td><td class="datecol">[^<]*<\/td>/))){

tmp.parentNode.removeChild(tmp);

i = i - 1;

}

cool script. had to make some changes for it to work on chrome (plus i wanted to remove the phd entries instead of ms tongue.gif), but works nicely now

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