Degreeboard will close in a few days

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by galanga, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. galanga

    galanga New Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Heavily moderated, but gave a voice to some bad schools. That might have been a good thing, however, because it gave others an opportunity to ask questions. But did it give instead an opportunity for those schools to deceive? Perhaps.

    Lightly trafficked, it really didn't have a voice distinct from this forum, just smaller. (And it allowed some banned here to post there.)

    A loss, but not a huge one. But it was certainly better than the other board that's still alive.
  3. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    I always wondered where that woman was going. I suppose that now I'll never know.
  4. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member


    Interesting. It did offer a unique perspective which was nice and certainly a little more reasoned than "Jamesville". I never understood why he tried promoting a known degree mill like KWU so heavily. One longtime DL fan suggested he was a KWU graduate which he denied, but who knows?
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    No comment.
  6. MichaelR

    MichaelR Member

    I never saw it as a promotion of KWU but more of a means to expose them. No one at Degreeboard ever said hey you should get a degree there. Admittedly the interview wasn't as negative as it should have been, and many of the answers where round about, but i do believe the gentleman that was interviewed (the head of their PR group) has since been asked to live KWU. To me this signifies that maybe he didn't answer the way KWU wanted him to, or he finally saw the error of his ways.

    Who knows....
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Of course, this is a matter of perception. Mine was that the board was extremely supportive and sympathetic of K-WU, giving it every voice possible to publicize its message. I think it is called "advertising."
  8. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Hi Michael

    I am unsure of the motivation on the anonymous owner's part but it came off very pro-KWU. I mean come on 5 classes and whamo a degree of your choosing?! It doesn't get much more degree mill than that!
  9. Rivers

    Rivers New Member

    Yes it does get more millish then that..There are always the wonderful institutions(I use that term in the loosest sense possible) that once you pay whamo a degree of your choosing!

    I of course am not saying K-WU is not a mill it is a mill! and people should stay away!
  10. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    You know, maybe I'm reading WAY too much into this (one of my faults) but it is interesting to me that onlinelearningdirectory went out of business just before the indictments and degreeboard is going out of business just after the indictments.
    Just a coincidence? Maybe, but I don't have a strong belief in coincidences.
  11. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Yep but it doesn't get MUCH more degree mill than that. :)
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My wife was born at the exact same global minute as another person. Different parts of the world, by far, but to the minute, day, month, year. She never met that other person until I introduced them. This was a "coincidence."

    That other person, who shared the exact moment of birth within 60 seconds?

    My first fiancee.
  13. MichaelR

    MichaelR Member

    give me a break, did you ever see any adds for KWU or ANY other messages that KWU is wonderful? NO you didn't. This interview came up as a result of KWU Vs. Oregon. And, the indcitments have nothing to do with the board being shut down.
  14. Jake_A

    Jake_A New Member

    It would be the greatest of coincidences if both or either one of them attended KW"U."

    Ok, strike that. Well, maybe not; it's just a joke, after all.

  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hehe. My wife attended Capilano College, UBC, and SFU. My first fiancee ... I have no clue. They both attended my wedding, however. My ex-fiancee was the maid-of-honor and her boyfriend of the time the best man.
  16. Kit

    Kit New Member

    Glad to hear the "w" resulting from that get-together was a wedding. If everyone involved had been in a different frame of mind it could have been a war. ;)

    On coincidences: My brother and his wife were born several years apart but on the same date, same hour and minute, and in the same hospital.

  17. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    I'm happy to say that I have no evidence that I'm right about the "coincidence." I wonder if you have any evidence that I'm wrong. My guess is that we're both guessing. Are you Robert J?
    Did you have any official capacity with degreeboard? If the answer to these questions is "no" then you have no better a guess than I have.
  18. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Jack is very very suspiciously perceptive. Almost Balkanoid (Trakovski? Tresovic?).

    Also, degreeboard served as an entryway for the horrible stuff at military whateverthehell. If one examined degreeboard's visit stats that was as big a raison d'etre as any. No guesswork needed.

    No loss. No loss whatever.
  19. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    Uncle Janko, as usual you hit the nail right in the head.

    I don't think I ever found a single piece of useful information there.
  20. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Hi Michael

    To me the interview came off as a promo piece because of the kid-glove approach given their PR person. Just my take on it. Also "Robert's" hidden identity increases suspicion in my opinion It very well could be coincidental, it just doesn't appear that way.

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