Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fuck Me. I Missed the RateYourStudents Anniversary.

Pretend it's Sunday, okay? 8 Years ago "today," The Professor started Rate Your Students with this simple message:

November 3, 2005

As we begin, let's be clear. Rating students and professors is a gigantic waste of energy and time. But as long as Ratemyprofessor.com continues to operate mostly unmoderated and with no real intention of limiting anonymous attacks from anyone who'd like to log in, we will operate over here on our little site.

We will rate our students here. And we will do it without compunction. Then we'll just see where we're at. We'll still be poor academics. But at least those callous and ignorant ‘customers’ of ours will know what it's like. What we believe here is that if it's little, you say it's little.


  1. I love this tradition of waiting a day or two to celebrate. It probably adjusts for inflation anyway. ;)

  2. I love the directness and brevity of this founding statement. And if it's little, we say it's little is a beautiful motto.

  3. @Peter K, we already have a motto: Don't care more about their education than they do.

  4. Indeed, but I love the RYS motto, too, and didn't "don't care more" come from RYS as well?

  5. The great Terry P(orter), aka Gordon Presto, originated the CM motto in April of 2011. I think. It's the first appearance I can find.

  6. ...and I assume I missed the party for same. fuckers.


  7. This above is the Beginning of the Vastness, the creation of the gigantic, limitless Sea of this website and all other like websites to follow. It is the Al-Fatiha of our group.

    بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم
    الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين
    الرَّحمـنِ الرَّحِيم
    مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين
    إِيَّاك نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين
    اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيم
    صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين


    Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
    Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-ʿālamīn
    Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm
    Māliki yawmi d-dīn
    Iyyāka naʿbudu wa iyyāka nastaʿīn
    Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭa al-mustaqīm
    Ṣirāṭa al-laḏīna anʿamta ʿalayhim ġayri l-maġḍūbi ʿalayhim walā ḍ-ḍāllīn

    May from this Time spring forth the Zensunni Wanderers who will find the desert world and Shai Hulud.


  8. Do you still have birthdays for people who are dead?

  9. I love reading this blog/site! My syllabus is so amazing as a result! And I get great comebacks for stupid student comments.


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