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I do not offend as easily Eska, there is no need to apologise. I am sincerely sorry to hear about your Nana.
You could not see the irony ... that several people should gang up on a solitary individual (who apparently has Aspergers) with accusations of bullying and demanding expulsion is ironic.
There seems to be a little irony surfacing in this thread ... with some posts from people advocating heavy moderation aiming slightly barbed attacks at others who simply have a conflicting opinion, notably the Eska and Stressed conversation. I'm not mudslinging, I'm quite happy to read a lively debate about anything, and prefer a lightly moderated forum. That said, I would not like anyone to be seriously upset by anything I or anyone else said, and I would certainly understand if posts/threads were removed on reasonable request.
I would also like to ask about the phrase "important" here - KB apparently is an "important" member. I wonder, is there a hierarchy of members on here, that is, the number of friends one can call up in a fight, or the number of posts a person has posted, or simply the date a person joined?
To be honest, I enjoy clogs posts, and the resulting reactions and debate :$
As a lurker most of the time, the number of "platitude posts" can be a little tiresome, though I would concede clogs plays the devils advocate maybe a little too enthusiastically sometimes.
The number of people backing up the person in the thread in question does not tally with bullying I think, the supportive posts outnumber the non-supportive by some margin. And the person in question wrote a very strong and effective retort to back up her point.
You may find also that the University requires an average of 70% for taught course units (usually amounting to 90 points), and also an average of 70% for your project (lit review and dissertation, also 90 points). So 80% in course units and 65% in dissertation would just be awarded a merit, even though the overall average is over 70%. Check your Uni and School's PGT guidelines.
Am I inferring correctly from Delta/Ady when I ask: Should I have turned the PhD and scholarship down in order to allow someone more sure of him/herself and of the project to take it instead? If the answer to that is "yes", then I have to disagree! Partly because I can't be sure such a person even existed.
I guess that is my point in a nutshell. As you were. Sorry for being so vocal, I should probably stop procrastinating and get on with some work.
Then perhaps I've confused myself. :-)
My post you refer to:
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I'm not sure what you mean by "jibes" Ady, would you enlighten me, and point out what exactly jibes with what?
EDIT: when I say "real world", I'm not trying to be condescending - I am talking about the very real things that are going on in our personal lives, for instance the responsibilities we have to our families, partners, etc, that sometimes seem contradictory to our ambitions to further our careers, do PhD's or such-like (e.g. working late, weekends, or far away).
And there is no "typical" PhD student as much as there is no "typical" human being!
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