I was banned from collegeconfidential just for asking for some help?
July 12, 2013 9:07 PM Subscribe
Summer vacations are coming up and I am going to use some of my free time to learn physics and math, subjects that I love. In order to do that i asked collegeconfidential.com if anyone had "exclusive study materials" from their university which they could share. I mentioned that I would like to have acess to tests and exams from other universities and I could give some good materials collected by my colleagues of the physics and math course in exchange.
posted by tsuwal to Education (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The reason why I ask for these repositories is that they are very very useful when someone tries to do some self-study. I have some of my university' (IST, Lisbon) student repositories and I know from it. Sometimes I think, If I had just a couple more of these sites I could learn almost anything in a blink of an eye. With the arrival of massive open online courses, this is becoming less important but still, these are very valuable sites where one can find very useful and organized information. When looking up on the internet you lose a lot of time going from one source to another and in a book you get lost with all the information. In these sites (usually a skydrive account or a open dropbox account) you can find solved exercises that you couldnt find anywhere else. You can say to me: "Well, you have MIT and Yale opencourseware" but it's not as easy to browse as this student repositories. Here you can find the best of one's university materials organized by year and subject, so you can always pick a subject that matches your level.
This repositories don't need to contain copyrighted material, they are a good sourse of info by themselves because they have a lot of organizing effort put into them by generations of students.
So, I hoped I convinced you about the importance of what I am looking for. When I asked this at collegeconfidencial I though I was going to receive a lot of support but insted I got banned as a spammer forever. Now what, what do I do? I don't bother much with the ban, I can just create a new account but I would like to understand why this happened and how can I find what I want.