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Re: Wassercrats::Improved, Part Deaux

by Wassercrats
on Aug 27, 2004 at 16:05 UTC ( #386413=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Wassercrats::Improved, Part Deaux
in thread Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 0

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Re^2: Wassercrats::Improved, Part Deaux
by herveus (Parson) on Aug 30, 2004 at 15:49 UTC

    That's not a critique. It's a drive-by snark. A useful critique will actually point out what is right/wrong, ideally with reasoned argument and an understanding of the principles readily apparent.

    All you do is say "this is dumb". That's dumb. Worse than that, its lazy and arrogant. Make that slothful. You don't give the interested reader any information on which to assess your complaint. You lay it out like a cow-pattie in a field. At least the cow-pattie is nascent fertilizer.

    When you actually write a critique, let us know.

Re^2: Wassercrats::Improved, Part Deaux
by hardburn (Abbot) on Aug 27, 2004 at 16:15 UTC

    If you can't come up with a good argument, then don't critique it.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

      I was kind of amused by the choice of the word "critique", which doesn't actually mean only negative comments, though it seems to be clear that that's how he meant it. Would it make you happier if he reported "drawbacks" or "caveats"?
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