Plus, if it really is bad, there are subtler ways to say it.
The fact that people have to look for subtler ways of saying it simply ensures that there will be fewer people willing to take the effort to say it.
You don't need to sugar coat everything you say in order to be respectful.
One person's "respectful" is another person's "oh my god what atrocities are you telling me". Where does the line lie for every different person? How do you even know? Which goes back to my "it ensures that less critique happens" point.
Every time I get cripplingly mild critique, I shed a metaphorical tear. And when I realise that there are people who are not saying anything because they don't have time to sugarcoat, I shed an another metaphorical tear. By this point, I've shed enough of those metaphorical tears to feel quite angry about the whole issue.
edited 22nd Dec '11 3:49:23 PM by fanty
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