META/POLL: The Purpose of Criticism

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Mon Feb 18 22:47:49 PST 2008

On Feb 19, 4:45 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at> wrote:
> On Feb 17, 8:34 pm, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at>
> >  And, yes, Tom, the negative comments you make can easily be
> > made about your own writing.
> Because I somehow have trouble accepting valid negative criticism?

I don't have a problem with valid criticism.  I have a problem with
criticism which is more focused on its own style and wit than


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