This is just a bookkeeping question, but should we consider deleting the job postings that have been accepted? Trying to navigate the wiki is somewhat cumbersome, so eliminating the jobs that are no longer active would put less strain on our visual search processes. Who's with me?
Date: 21 Jan 2011 20:18
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I'm not with you. Not everyone checks this website daily (or weekly or monthly) and the most important information for many people is that the job has been accepted. That way they know it is officially no longer an option.
Perhaps, keep it up but delete all the other information except the accepted part… or making a separate section for filled positions.
I agree that all information should stay on, so we can track the progress of a search, without having to worry about information being deleted or moved somewhere else. Another issue not raised is that sometimes things happen even after a position has been accepted. For example, I recently accepted a position at a school that had initially only advertised one position. However, after they hired me they learned they had funding for 2nd position and started dipping back into the pool. While somewhat rare, these sorts of things happen frequently enough that I would think it would probably make sense to keep all information posted.
I think we should keep everything up, especially for historical purposes. People on the job market next year may want to come back here to see the dates when interview invites started.
Absolutely. The historical piece is very important. Plus, it gives a sesne not only of the timing, but also if funding has fallen through in past years, etc.
I have no trouble just leaving the wiki exactly as it is. How hard is it to look through an alphabetical list?
I think it should stay for historical purposes, but perhaps we can put a strike-through line?
So I just did all the strike throughs and it looks OK. Perhaps unbolding would be even better….if someone has some time to kill LOL
I'm procrastinating :-)
I think the strike-through works well! It's not very distracting but gets the point across.
But what is the strikethrough based upon? In some cases it seems the text description doesn't necessarily warrant a strikethrough (i.e., only that campus interviews have occurred).
The ones I did were all ones where it said offer accepted or "heard offer accepted".