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Posting your rejection on Facebook


InquilineKea

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I'd do an acceptance, but not a rejection. I don't like to whine and to make people feel bad or sad because of me (it could make some people happy though, heh). I wouldn't do a "RIP" od "I'm sick :(" status or something like that. It's a matter of taste, just like with the acceptance stuff.

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I'm gonna agree with wlkwih2 on this one. I feel like I'd want to post happy news so I can share it with my family and friends/bask in my all-encompassing joy and relief. On the other hand, I really won't want to post unhappy news. I mean, mostly I jut want to forget about it, but also I imagine it would be awkward for my friends who see my status, too. Its not like they can "like" it, they're either limited to making some comment, or just staring at it awkwardly online until it gets moved down by new statuses. Eh, either way I'm not a fan.

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Seriously? After a thread with 11 pages (and counting) on posting acceptances on facebook, another on on rejection? At the risk of getting flamed, I would ask, does facebook dominate everyone's lives so much? And while there can be understandable ambiguity over protocol and etiquette of posting acceptances on facebook, what possible subtleties are we trying to tackle here? If you post about your rejection, one of the three things would happen: 1) It would be ignored. 2) People will feel sorry for you and offer words of encouragement 3) People will make fun of you. Is there another dimension that I have missed?

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Seriously? After a thread with 11 pages (and counting) on posting acceptances on facebook, another on on rejection? At the risk of getting flamed, I would ask, does facebook dominate everyone's lives so much? And while there can be understandable ambiguity over protocol and etiquette of posting acceptances on facebook, what possible subtleties are we trying to tackle here? If you post about your rejection, one of the three things would happen: 1) It would be ignored. 2) People will feel sorry for you and offer words of encouragement 3) People will make fun of you. Is there another dimension that I have missed?

Hey, for the most part I think we're just trying to find something to talk about that isnt "omg, I still haven't heard anything! It's only January! My head is going to explode! What if I get in nowhere and have to re-evaluate my life." There's a lot of stress going around and the boards (whatever their topics may be) are a way for a lot of us to release some of that pressure.

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My pride wouldn't let me post a rejection... in some ways, I'd want to for some encouraging attention, but I don't want other people to know I didn't get in somewhere. You know, all those "frenemies" who kinda enjoy watching others' misery. Like others, I tend just to post either good stuff or political/news links. I'm more with the egomaniacal group of people on Facebook that have accounts to show how awesome we are ;) (half kidding)

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Hey, for the most part I think we're just trying to find something to talk about that isnt "omg, I still haven't heard anything! It's only January! My head is going to explode! What if I get in nowhere and have to re-evaluate my life." There's a lot of stress going around and the boards (whatever their topics may be) are a way for a lot of us to release some of that pressure.

Yes, I'm completely in favour of using the forum for discussing pertinent issues or just talking about stuff to release stress. However, by using the same analogy, I can say that this post did the exact opposite. It irked me and induced stress, so to speak. It comes across as trollish and rhetorical. Even a bot can do a better job than this. And this isn't the first time the OP has posted a random four word question which is limited in its scope of getting meaningful responses, and which (s)he wouldn't care to elaborate upon him/herself. C'mon, are a lot of people really going to say that they love sobbing and posting about rejections on Facebook?

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