Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wiki Irritation, or, How Everyone Is Wasting My Time

Is it really necessary for us all to record every single EOE card and application acknowledgment that we receive on the wiki? Separately? With additional notes specifying whether we're in or out of the country?

It seems like it should be enough to know that a school is sending out acknowledgments. It does not interest me if one person receives an acknowledgment on the 14th and another on the 16th, and two more receive them--with EOE postcards--on the 17th. That information does not help anyone.

Okay. Done. Back to work.


clio's disciple said...

Breaking news! The postal service takes longer to deliver some things than others!

Stuff like this is one reason I avoid the wiki.

Sisyphus said...


You mean you aren't pleased to know that the wiki still works when you are refreshing it every thirty seconds?

medieval woman said...

Hear, hear! I feel the same way...

And York already made an offer? Why do they bother to advertise in the JIL??

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Think of it this way: if the competition is dumb enough that they're engaging in this kind of behavior, you're going to walk away with every job out there.