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Re^2: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?

by danmcb (Monk)
on Sep 06, 2005 at 13:22 UTC ( #489486=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?
in thread Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?

because if you want to get better at something, you try to work on your weaknesses, not your strengths.


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Re^3: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?
by danmcb (Monk) on Sep 06, 2005 at 13:29 UTC

    see, that's what I don't get - why would someone downvote that, except out of pure bitchery?

    (no doubt this will also get about -20 ... not that I care that much, but I sure would like to know why ...)

      Interestingly, as I was reading through this thread, none of your nodes made my downvote finger twitchy until that one. And your asking did make me pause and reflect.

      I think, for me, it's your preachy tone. Sure, there's nothing intrinsically objectionable about the message. It's more the "bitchy" attitude that seems to be underlying the words.

      (For the record, I didn't downvote that node.)

Re^3: Why downvote nodes without commenting on them?
by tomhukins (Curate) on Sep 06, 2005 at 13:35 UTC
    if you want to get better at something, you try to work on your weaknesses, not your strengths.

    If you take this approach, you'll end up average at everything and exceptional at nothing, unless you're one of those rare, special people who excel in many areas. I'm not, so I focus on what I'm good at and what I enjoy. I don't mind improving my weaknesses, but I try to focus my effort on the areas where I'll achieve most.

    For example, I gave a talk a few days ago and got some positive feedback. I asked people what they liked about the talk and how I could have improved it. By knowing what people like, I know what to keep, both in terms of the content and they way I presented it. If I only listened to negative feedback, I would only know what to change but not what to keep.

      The "work on what you're weak at" idea came to me from a musician who is world renowned in his field. It is a tougher road to take, but a more productive one, in my experience. Maybe it doesn't work for you, that's fine too.

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