Originally Posted by finalact4
This was a bit of a shock to me. Learning that it wasn't the material, but rather the personal struggle that got you noticed on your submission. Seems clear they did not read every script submitted. with 11,000 entrants, that seems likely since they have to process the applicants in a very short period of time.
If you think about it, 11,000 entrants in 28 days is 392 scripts a day. They simply do not have the man-power to achieve that expectation, so of course the scripts aren't read until the system makes its "selections."
Here's an excerpt: https://www.wired.com/story/imagine-...source=twitter
Disappointing to have spent all that time to answer the 70 questions and not get read, but hey, it's their sandbox, good to understand the process finally.
I wonder if the motivation behind releasing this information isn't in some way to discourage the high submission rate.
I read this article and I thought it was really interesting that they a) admitted they're using software to do a pass through the applications and b) admitted (in general terms) what the parameters are -- because now people are going to try to "game the system" with their answers. I don't think it will discourage anyone from applying but I think the answers will change a lot.