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Hi all,
I've got a lot of private messages about matching. The vast majority have already been answered on this forum if people do a minimal amount of searching. I genuinely want to give people any advice I can, but I'm really busy and when I get questions like "how can I match good program" it really is frustrating. I WON'T REPLY TO QUESTIONS THAT I KNOW HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. I've also had people send me questions in their native language thinking that I'll translate them and return an answer in their language. Come on. If anyone has specific questions (like "can I tell programs I interviewed somewhere else in the same city?") I'd be glad to answer then publicly so other people can search the answer.
Sorry if that comes across as aggressive, but I think it's unfair when people like me stop helping the people who need help because applicants are too lazy to search for answers that are already out there.
If anyone has any specific questions, ask here and I hope I can help. If I don't reply, it's probably because I've already read the answer ether here or on SDN.
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Thanks dude. I've managed to keep the gun from my head for the past 5 months, I'm sure I'll manage without your patronizing clip. But you're right, I'm sure it would have been more constructive if I had just left the forum when I matched like the other past posters, instead of explaining why we weren't answering questions.
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Thanks dude. I've managed to keep the gun from my head for the past 5 months, I'm sure I'll manage without your patronizing clip. But you're right, I'm sure it would have been more constructive if I had just left the forum when I matched like the other past posters, instead of explaining why we weren't answering questions.
Think about it as if they truly value your opinion for that they took time and effort to write you , I know sometimes it comes out of laziness of them and the answer tend to be in front of them but its a matter of trust beyond any.
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It takes me about 20 mins to reply to most questions properly. I don't have that time on most days during internship and trust is no replacement for sleep. If the answer is a 20 search away, it's very annoying to spend 20 mins of sleep time replying. But yeah, I'm the bad guy for trying.
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It takes me about 20 mins to reply to most questions properly. I don't have that time on most days during internship and trust is no replacement for sleep. If the answer is a 20 search away, it's very annoying to spend 20 mins of sleep time replying. But yeah, I'm the bad guy for trying.
You make it sound like an obligatory task well not my friend its based solely on your kindness and welling to help and I respect that your taking an effort to do so.
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