Ms. Sun, I was certainly not attacking you. I already stated people make mistakes. It's a part of life. No position in any organization is immune to this. My only concern was that, although it was not your intention, your post did incite panic as evidenced by the fact several people continued to worry after it had been shown that the statement was false by another poster who had the time to do the research.
I am glad that you were gotten in contact with. While I still disagree with the manner in which this thread was presented, it at least got the attention that either information is being given incorrectly or is being misunderstood. That does not fully justify it in my opinion (I am not an "ends justify the means" kind of girl), but at least the correct information will be passed on. Hopefully further miscommunications will be avoided
. I'm sure that is something we can agree on.
No offense meant, but this is why I have always done my own research and not allowed advisers to be the final word on anything. There is so much room for miscommunication and by being armed with facts, I always have come out ahead. Advisers can be great guides, but it's irresponsible of the student not to be on top of things as well. I have so many horror stories about students who relied entirely on advisers that were bitten hard in the end. One includes a student who thought she needed only major classes to graduate. She had never heard of the 180 unit requirement. I sat next to her while she called her mother in a panic.
It's all so crazy how one missed bit of information or one bit of misunderstood information can cause so many problems, isn't it? I certainly would hate to be an adviser. In the position of student, one is just responsible for themselves. A screw up reflects only on that student. But an adviser affects so many.
Once again, I am glad things have been cleared up on your end. Thank you for sharing the message here since it seems even proof posted by another user was not enough until you said something. That is not meant to be biting, just to point out the level of influence you hold. I vote a stern glare at the person who gave you the incorrect/misunderstood information in the first place