virgo wrote:I hope more professors don't view this site. I think most of us are emotional basket cases at this point and use this forum to vent. I would not want an admissions director to recognize me on here.
To be fair, some of the questions people ask on this site make them come off as particularly desperate. For example, somebody gets accepted to CMU, and people start asking "how did they contact you? Did they call your personal home phone, or did they ring your doorbell and greet you personally with a box of chocolates and an acceptance letter? Do I need to stay home all day in case they come to my door? Will I get an email if they came to my door but I wasn't there, or will they just move on to the next applicant? If I'm allergic to nuts, can I ask them to bring nut-free chocolate, just in case I get accepted? OMG I think somebody rang my doorbell this morning, do you think it was the graduate director!? Actually, I broke open a fortune cookie last night and the lucky numbers almost matched up with my application number. Is that a good sign? Should I post that on gradcafe?"