I agree with @seacadetmom. There are some parents who do unintentionally or even intentionally state that their DS or DD got an appointment to one or more academies but didn't get their first choice and then go onto list their GPAs plus everything else which is totally unnecessary and somewhat condescending as they should have been chosen above someone else. I've also seen kids who get appointments who aren't really sure that they want to go. It is very disheartening to those who are dying inside to trade shoes with them. No one here needs to prove themselves or make others feel inferior. Every candidate is extraordinary in their own way to even have gotten this far.
Been on this forum for several years, seen all the excitement and disappointment.
As far as those parents that list their kids stats, if you read through a lot of past posts you'll see many, to many to count, threads that have the question..."Please list your stats if you were accepted" People aren't listing stats and which SA's or ROTC Scholarships their kids have applied to brag or be condescending, they do it for those that will soon ask for the information. While knowing stats of other applicants is not a clear sign it can be a benchmark some are trying to find. Every year when applications start applicants come on here and list their stats and ask if they are competitive, the answer is usually "It depends on a lot of things" Sometimes someone posts their stats and they are obviously below the average, as they look through some of the stats posted for those that were accepted they begin to ask about other options as well. Nobody ever tells them not to apply but they will advise on what to work on.
What we see more of each year is parents that question other applicants commitment to a SA, or wonder why they are unsure which decision to make. These kids start this process in their junior year of high school, a lot can change by the time they are required to make a decision that will define their life for at least 8 or 9 years. Everyone that applies and completes the application have in itself earned a lot of kudos, everyone that gains an appointment has earned that appointment or scholarship, whether they accept or decline the offer.
It has always been advised to every applicant to apply to every SA they would attend and also apply for every ROTC scholarship as well. There are some kids that receive acceptance from 3 SAs, and also receive 3 ROTC Scholarships. Not sure there is a rule that you should not list what the applicant received or limit which are mentioned. When this happens there are usually a lot of questions asked while they try to make a decision which to accept. Nobody is bragging, they are simply stating a fact and asking questions to help with a decision.
I wish every applicant on this board would receive an appointment or scholarship, but that's not the case and never will be. Applicants that are not accepted will always see the threads filled with those that were accepted, most come to those threads to ask advice on how to proceed from this point on, and I've never seen anyone not offer advice when asked.