Friday, September 23, 2005

Destructive Feedback, finally

Well, I finally got some of the feedback I expected from some of the blogers that I talked about in my Destructive Criticism post.

Interestingly, the harshest feedback was from a person I DIDN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT.

This person, who read only the criticism post and didn't read the positive comments from an earlier post, even though I reference them in the post.

This person said that I "have no clue" and that I was "bashing" SirF. That they were just "defending him."


Here's the point, spelled out for the slow.

You weren't around when Sirf was having a lot of trouble and blowing his entire bankroll in the process. It was VERY PAINFUL to watch. I wouldn't want that to happen again, to anyone I cared about. It was very tragic, and if it took him quitting poker to keep it from happening again, I'd say that was a good thing.

My descriptions are about how difficult and tragic his bustouts were. That's all. They were not a description of him as a person. I didn't call him "Titanic" I said watching his bustout was like watching "Titanic." I understand why someone might misunderstand that though. I think I cleared that up with SirF. It's actually a credit to his ability to write and entertain that he could convey those types of feelings while going through it.

I did not say I'd rather he quit poker than be successful at it. You'd have to be a FOOL to think such a thing.

It's not like I called him an asshole or something. I actually say that he's "one of the good guys." But I'm not going to stand by and watch a guy flame out and go broke and call him a "GREAT PLAYER! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!" That wouldn't be a friend, would it?

Anyway, SirWiffleWaffle is back posting again, and everyone should be reading him. You never know what you are going to miss.


SirFWALGMan said...

Thanks man.

Lifesagrind said...

Somehow I missed the original post entirely. As for your take on my blog...well....your dead on. I just feel I need something important to say before I say it.