Thread: 3rd class - any chance
24-12-2009, 07:47 PM #51
26-12-2009, 03:23 PM #52
I'm always in two minds about "feeding the troll".
I know he posts provocative, noise about his own contorted prejudices, just to cause conflict, or to deliberately misinform any one new on the forum. But there is always a vain hope that by engaging him, you can help him understand the utter crap he is spouting.
His fixation against “matures”, his “massive talent”, the inequities of life with the same arguments that show a complete failure to comprehend the realities of life.
It does make me wonder. - Someone just winding up for “fun”, surely should have got bored by now, as it’s always the same carbon copy, deluded tosh with a new account like a stuck record. If he really does hold this dysfunctional view of life I can’t see how he socially functions. (This also re-enforces the bullied victim theory)
As for the admins, they can do some thing, as he has done enough in the past to have legal action taken against him. It’s just who is going to pay for it? Any one of us here who he has harassed, have the right to demand the IP logs and pursue an action them selves. Though may have to go “legal” to get the admin’s to hand them over.
They could also change the account sigh up process. But as the site is run by sponsorship, which will probably involve pay by the “hit”, and no of “active” users, to tighten up they will reduce the site revenue…
Thus they have conflicting incentives to deal with the troll.
28-12-2009, 11:36 AM #53
Pretty much every discussion forum on the internet has a minority that derives some enjoyment from winding up the other users. Internet trolls are akin to siblings who enjoy winding each other up - they do it for the reaction. The idea that you might somehow reform them by responding with reason and logic is very silly indeed. Arguing with points they make is precisely the reason they post in the first place.
The problem here was that several people responded to a very obvious attempt at baiting by one person, and that person took them for a ride for about four pages of this thread. These people might have felt that they were doing the right thing in defending mature students, but in fact they were complicit in derailing the thread of someone who had come here asking for help, which is incredibly rude.
For those of you who enjoy logic, please see the following link for an equation to explain the phenomenon of internet trolling:
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28-12-2009, 05:23 PM #54
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To any one who finds this post via a google ect. I would say ignore the arguments here and flick off a quick email to the university's which you would like to apply. When it comes to getting into medical school the main opinion that matters is that of the admissions staff.
I wrote a large number of emails and the worst I got back was a pint blank no. Most were much more helpful and some that said no said I should write to other medical schools as the rules vary.
Thanks for all the help guys. All the best with your applications.
p.s. Dose anyone the the record for application cycles then finally getting a place ?
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28-12-2009, 05:35 PM #55
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Where there's a will there's a way- keep looking into your options and deal with the med school admissions directly- they'll give you objective sensible advice. If you really want to become a doctor you'll find the path to do it . Best of luck
28-12-2009, 06:25 PM #56
May be of interest
Just some info for you. I had a 3rd class for my first degree (Computing : Games Development 2002). But after speaking to the unis found the best way was the ATM course run at the COWA, Kings Lynn. Anyhoo long story : short. Did the course, never regretted one moment of it. Had 3 interviews, 3 offers. Went to UEA and now working as an F2 in orthopaedics and applying for CST in T&O.
Its been an amazing, stressful journey. Would I do it again. Defo.
It can be done.Michael
28-12-2009, 07:13 PM #57
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30-12-2009, 12:54 AM #58
About 1 year. But thats not the prob from my pov this whole MSc sounds a bit dodgy tbh, not something I would have done. But your choice.Michael
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