Mr. Creasy wrote 2,459 posts in about four years. Then, on March 31, 2010, he stopped posting. He was burned out but also disillusioned with the Web site. "I began to get more and more frustrated with the level of discourse and the residual consequences that were contributing to a widespread negativity in the discourse about college admissions," he later wrote in a blog post for Johns Hopkins. "The ugly part of College Confidential is the rampant lack of credibility of sources and the blind acceptance that whatever is posted on the site must be gospel."