Just wondering how often you guys check the portals for updates on your DS or DD's applications. Back when my first son applied we were on pins and needles, just waiting for the postman to deliver news, whether it be good or bad. The second son entered the process about the time the parent organization started a forum to keep everyone updated. Now we have these wonderful forums and cell phones, skype, and other means to stay connected. How often do you or your candidate check the portal or the forum for updates?