Talk:Mathematics Jobs Wiki 2009-2010 (Teaching)

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First-round phone interviews vs. second-round phone interviews

For places marked "JMM/phone interviews held" or similar, is there a way to distinguish between the ones that are doing phone interviews as a second round of interviews and the ones using them as an alternate first round for people who couldn't attend the JMM?

This is a good idea, and I would like to make this distinction. Let me suggest writing "JMM/phone interviews held" to indicate alternate forms of first-round interviews and "JMM interviews held, phone interviews subsequently held" to indicate second-round phone interviews. --Applicant 11:50, 2 February 2010 (PST)
Why not just say "phone interviews held (2nd round)"?
Sounds good to me; that's easier. --Applicant 13:58, 2 February 2010 (PST)

WOW. The new symbols are not an improvement

I don't really have anything constructive to say, I just don't find the new system to be very illustrative.

Mainly I just think that what was there before was verbose. Brevity is very important for these pages. If you can think of some other way to abbreviate the point, fine by me. But note that the symbols just have a learning curve; surely you can get used to them. Wiki Nonmoderator 09:39, 12 February 2010 (PST)
Fair enough, I see your point. The soul-crushing disappointment that inevitably occurs every time I check this page has just started to get to me.
Not sure if this is just me, but depending on the computer I use I can't see the right images. I am sure I haven't bothered to install support for some font or another, but this is what the key looks like on my computer. Kind of hard to differentiate the phone symbol from the campus symbol. Collapsor 15:57, 13 February 2010
You have a point. These are "standard" Unicode symbols, and I'm sure that the fonts out there will catch up eventually, but have they? I am open to alternatives, as long as people use entries in the key. What system are you using? (Also, folks, please "sign" with four tildes or the signature button in the edit window.) Wiki Nonmoderator 09:21, 13 February 2010 (PST)

Okay, in response to mixed feedback, I changed the symbols to something less fancy. Maybe hieroglyphics is the wrong approach here. Wiki Nonmoderator 09:44, 13 February 2010 (PST)

Could someone elaborate on the proper usage of "!"?? For example, what is the implication of (C) vs. (C!)?? I was originally thinking that "!" could be used to indicate that the campus interviews are over. However, it has been brought to my attention that schools could potentially invite a new round of applicants for campus interviews if the first wave was ultimately unsuccessful, for one reason or another. --Aeyust 14:45, 14 February 2010 (PST)
That's a good question. As stated, "!" is an abbreviation for "held". Maybe a more useful meaning of the symbol would be for interviews that have been completed. I personally have no feel for the teaching job market, and this is a wiki, so feel free to improve the notation. Wiki Nonmoderator 18:28, 14 February 2010 (PST)