META: The Problem of Subjectivity

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Thu Mar 13 13:27:37 PDT 2008

On Mar 13, 9:46 pm, Andrew Burton <tuglyrai... at> wrote:

> Getting back to what I assume is your thesis statement: objective
> criticism is the best form of criticism; and by rebuttal: ain't no such
> thing...

My "thesis statement" is that purely subjective criticism is
completely useless and, as tem2 points out, potentially insulting.
Somebody says they don't like my story.  So?  They go on and on about
not liking it.  Okay.  Does the person have anything constructive to
say?  Apparently not.


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