NCARB removing ability to comment on posts

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    NCARB (Edited )

    Hi James,

    The intent of this community is to allow individuals preparing for the ARE a space to ask questions and share their own tips regarding being successful on the ARE. This is not a platform to report technical exam issues or concerns related to a specific exam administration. These issues need to be submitted directly to NCARB Customer Service where they can be resolved on an individual basis.

    You are free to create a new post at any time as long as it follows what is outlined in the ARE Community Guidelines

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    James Martzahl

    Nick, thank you for the quick response. 

    Per the guidelines "In a continued effort to engage the architecture community, NCARB encourages users to ask questions and share their own tips regarding being successful on the ARE."

    I think sharing issues with the whiteboard would be helpful to others in regards to test taking strategy. If people are having specific issues with the whiteboard, sharing those issues lets others know how to alter their test strategy by using or not using certain aspects of the exam. For example, I know NCARB has said in the past that multiple tabs open in the whiteboard would not cause the exam to lag but others have posted in the community that this is not the case. With that being said, people making posts on the community letting others know about these potential issues allows candidates to change their strategy to maybe not use as many tabs in an effort to make sure they do not experience lagging in the exam. 

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    Cassandra Cook

    Good questions and points James!  I think they're cracking down on the dissent and frustration with the whiteboard and proctoring issues.  (Notice that first names are no longer used by the NCARB administrators?  The profiles now just say "NCARB."  Hahahahaha!)

    A friend sent this to me... http://youngarchitect.com/NCARBsurvey

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    James Martzahl

    Cassandra, 

    I noticed this as well! From a liability standpoint, it's probably easier to dismiss a forum in litigation when the names of NCARB employees are not logged. 

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    Somaya Etemadmoghadam

    what the heck NCARB? Why can't we comment about your absolutely failed changes on new exam format?

    This whiteboard thing is not working.. You're either an architect and understand the need of using pencil and paper for your profession or you are not ARCHITECT & just ruling things out there. 

    There's no sign of democracy here ... How come we let NCARB bully us on this?

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