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CoffeeandLaw last won the day on April 13

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  1. I really enjoy talking with people of generally the same education level. During early COVID is when I noticed this the most. People were curious, asking important questions, dispelling myths, reading real scientific studies, and just generally having good educated conversations. This isn't always (or often) the case on reddit.
  2. The crowns I know have a court address, rather than their personal address, on their IDs in case they lose their wallet.
  3. I used treatises in law school (equivalent to US hornbooks I think?) when studying for exams. I would read a chapter after I outlined for it and it just helped tie the concepts together for me. I don't think it was necessary but it worked for me. I never bought any, just used the ones at my school's library.
  4. Fair enough, I guess anyone with an identifying email is a better way to describe it. And just to be clear, I never said the no delete rule was hidden. It is made very obvious. Just making a suggestion to possibly boost retention
  5. I agree, I don't think I'm terribly interesting or that the mods care who I am. I just think it should be an informed choice when joining.
  6. I appreciate everyone's posts and I knew the mods probably wouldn't like this suggestion, and that's ok, you are all in charge here, not me. One final note I'll mention is that maybe there should be some transparency as to the mods being able to see who people are. Like others have said, when I joined, I was old enough to know that what I posted was forever (and again, I have nothing I am ashamed of on here), but would I have been so open knowing that a group of (presumably) lawyers could see who I was as I posted? Probably not. There's no pseudo anonymity at all when it comes to the mods and I guess I just don't like that. Maybe it is the lack of reciprocity that gets to me? I'm not sure. Anyways, I'm still here and will probably stay because I'm in so deep now, but I wish I had known that from the beginning and I don't recall every seeing that explained anywhere (though I could have missed it).
  7. I mostly support the self moderation principle, but I do wish there was a 1 time reset option where you could keep your profile but delete all existing posts. I only say this because a lot of people join this forum relatively young (0Ls), not really understanding the forum/their history with it, and then stay for years and years. I don't have anything on here that I am ashamed of, but I certainly have considered permanently leaving just because it is so easy to identify me now. I joined very young and didn't quite understand that all moderators could see who I was and things like that. I guess what I'm saying is once you're a lawyer and you're not on here to ask about your stats and stuff it would be nice to start fresh with an "adult" profile. Anyways, just a thought for future possible reform but happy to be completely shot down. Edit to add: I do know people who left the site for this reason - they couldn't start a new account (no 2 account rule) and couldn't get rid of embarrassing 0L/1L posts so they just became guests and don't post. I think this is kind of a loss for the community, but again, I recognize most people probably disagree.
  8. I was called on the 12th and I only submitted my documents on the 10th. Very quick turn around lol
  9. Yeah annual fees were waived for me + everyone I know!
  10. I chose the visa passport infinite and I honestly love it. I got it because I wanted a card with no foreign exchange fees for my 3L exchange, but even now that I'm not travelling I'm obsessed with it. I do like AMEX but its just not accepted at enough places (even in toronto) for it to be my main card. I actually find the point system really good. Redeeming for travel is great because you can use it for any travel independently booked in the past 12 months. So I recently redeemed about 800 dollars on a trip I took last summer (that I booked wholly independently of the card). I think (?) this is pretty unique as most cards you need to book the travel though them. I don't think redeeming for other things is great but if you're ever staying in a hotel, taking any flights, taking any trains (including, weirdly, UP express), that is a great way to redeem.
  11. spoiler alert: the practice exams are not good and are just previous edmonds test with some of the names changed. The practice exams also contain incorrect answers so be careful.
  12. YES put the scam that is OLE out of business!
  13. I hate to break it to you all but none of the practice exams are close to the real exams. However, they help you practice using your index, and so for that, they are worthwhile.
  14. I think you are both kind of missing the point. Being called is a celebration every year. I'm not saying we should go from no celebration to a celebration. I'm saying this is always done, and it would be nice if the LSO acknowledged this accomplishment like they have for years and years. Additionally, even with the fee reduction, the LSO is still pocketing around 200 dollars per call, and I think it is reasonable to assume that the cost of processing each call is not 200 dollars. That's fine that you two don't feel like celebrating and I respect that perspective, but many people do and I wish you would respect that as well instead of calling people arrogant and putting them down. Additionally, I think most people I've talked to who want a ceremony/some celebration want it more for their parents/family than for themselves. I don't think it comes from a place of wanting to feel special so much as wanting their families and support systems to have that moment.
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