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avatar xLonexWolvzx
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     What Not To Do
     Many people when they dislike a project, skin, texture pack, etc, simply comment and say,
     "This is terrible! You have no creativity whatsoever, worst thing I've seen all day!"

      Comments like this do not help at all. It just discourages the person, without giving them a reason to improve. I want to strongly encourage you, do not comment in this manner. There is a much better alternative to give someone ways to improve without dumping a bucket of hate upon their heads. Instead, I would highly recommend the following way of commenting.


The Sandwich Method
     Instead, use the sandwich method! What exactly is this method with a peculiar name you ask? I shall tell you! No matter how bad the build is, try to find something good to say about it. Whatever you can compliment, do so. Then tell how you think the submission can be improved, but be sure to word it politely, and in a manner that will show them where they went wrong, instead of damaging them. Finally, wrap up your comment with another compliment, to leave them with a good note of encouragement. This way, they will be inspired to improve, because they believe they have potential.


For example, you can say something like the following for a build, "I really like your choice of blocks, but it needs a little more detail. If you fix that, it would greatly improve the build. You did a great job with your depth as well, keep it up."

The comment above will inspire the person to progress their skill, and how to do so. Always be respectful of the other person and how it would affect them. Read your comment over before posting it, and imagine how you would feel if someone posted the same comment on one of your submissions.Constructive criticism is great, but not when it just discourages the other person, instead of inspiring them.

Conclusions
1.) Don't dump a bucket of hate on someone's head just because you don't like their submission.
2.) Compliment, tell them how to improve, then leave them with a concluding note of encouragement.
3.) Always be mindful of the other person.
4.) It isn't constructive criticism if it is worded in a way that will most likely depress who it is directed at.

Thank you for reading and remember-
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Thank you for your sharing. Thanks to this article I can learn more things. Expand your knowledge and abilities. Actually the article is very practical. Thank you!
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  • 7REPTILLIAN7
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 19, 2014, 1:25 pm
very good way to comment! i wihs peopel on youtibe were nice to me and did this method istead of throwing thousans of hate comments at me every day ;_;
btw my writing is not good becuse my pet snake bite me yeterday D:
  • xLonexWolvzx
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 19, 2014, 1:33 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your incident! :/ I hope you feel better in any event, and thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it. And yes, the YouTube comment section is pretty toxic.
  • 7REPTILLIAN7
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 19, 2014, 2:02 pm
thaks man :) yeah, im unpopualr on youtube, and google+ absoluetly ruined yourube D:
  • xLonexWolvzx
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 19, 2014, 2:14 pm
Google+ definitely did ruin Youtube. If you will, I'd love it if you checked out my newest project. It would mean a lot to me :) Village of Tranquility
  • 7REPTILLIAN7
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 19, 2014, 2:27 pm
ok, sure :)
  • Mr_waffle
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Sailor
  • September 17, 2014, 6:24 pm
I like it, not cause I am a butt when I comment, but sometimes i get comments on my stuff that are just "you suck in the butt" and then im like, "okay.......why......"
  • ToadieOdie
  • Level 49
  • Master Goblin
  • September 16, 2014, 3:48 am
The compliments let the submitter know what is working and not to change too.
  • xLonexWolvzx
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 16, 2014, 10:03 am
Yes, exactly! I appreciate your input. :)
  • bowbuilder
  • Level 41
  • Master Blacksmith
  • September 14, 2014, 10:27 am
really cool to see you actually use this way of commenting to allot of people it actually really helped me alot
  • xLonexWolvzx
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • September 14, 2014, 2:54 pm
I'm glad it did! I appreciate your feedback.

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