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6-20-2011 @ 9:35PM
I am so glad we always have Delegirous for worthless and content-free posts. Every time you speak my friend, my mind is instantly purged of every happy and enlightening thought that might be dancing inside my cranium, only to be replaced with the truly enjoyable sensation of miniscule annoyance. It is something you are good, NO, terrific at! This perpetual state of minor annoyance reminds me of how a true warlock is supposed to be! Slightly annoyed at everyone. Mostly at you.Seriously though, if you're going to try to criticize something, be sure that you are:1) Using proper punctuation and grammar. I instantly think a little less of you if you're not at least capitalizing your "I's." Sorry I'm such a nitpick about that - I'm an intellectual snob. I can't help it. Sue me.2) Bringing up specifics. What did you dislike about this post: Did you dislike the humor and light-heartedness of it all? Too entertaining for you? Good criticism not only brings up what is wrong with something, but also EXPLAINS what could be better about it. Otherwise, you just have destructive criticism, and that's just mean!3) Not taking yourself too seriously. Just from reading your post, you strike me as a person with a rather large ego, one large enough to go as far as to call Tyler Caraway and WoW Insider "worthless." (As a side note, HOW DARE YOU! TYLER IS WORKING THOSE PROBLEMS OUT!). Not only is he a far more successful author than you, but you also insulted the site that spends hundreds upon hundreds of hours a week just to bring you information about a video game. (And once in a while, they put out a gem like the post above.)Moving on, you have contributed nothing to this community through your comment. Looking back at previous comments, I see you really have contributed nothing at all since you logged on, mainly just whining again and again in your traditional snobbish tone. You're not the only person here who cares about warlocks - I personally don't (Don't flame me, bros!), but the sheer arrogance of your post irked me to no end. I just checked in because I always enjoy Tyler's work (my main's a Boomkin).4) In a position to criticize. Continuing from the last points, not only have you displayed a lack of care for proper English, contributed nothing at all to the column, AND showcased how lousy of a person you are, but you have also ignored the fact that NOTHING substantial has been added in the World of Warlocks for a while. We are about to hit our first MAJOR content patch in all of Cataclysm: it's not Tyler's fault he didn't feel like digging for a new warlock topic to write about. He didn't need to! Instead, he wrote a very appropriate post for the times we are in: a humorous tie-over until the next patch hits.There's no need at all to whine about these kinds of posts at this time. Now, if he dropped this in our laps a week after 4.2, sure! Be angry! It's not the time for those posts! Now, however? Perfect timing. Not only was your destructive criticism pointless and potentially hurtful (surely it wasn't...), but it came at the worst possible time. It was a double negative against you, but in this instance, it is still the sum of your negatives. Not the products.If you skipped over all of that, at least read the lesson.Be sure you consider everything about your post before you post it, especially if you're in dissension of the topic being spoken about. Not only do the words you're using matter, but the arrangement of the words can completely change tone of your sentence. Be sure that you don't come across as a snob unless you're in position to be a snob. Word choice alone could've kept the original post white.Oh, and above all? Don't make fun of Tyler unless he really deserves it. He usually does, BUT NOT ON THIS NIGHT!/rant over...I apologize for my venomous post - I'm in a terrible mood. My car got a full-blown flat tire on the way to take my dad up to the shop where they fixed his truck (and the place was already closed for the day, have to take care of that tomorrow). The post was the cherry on top of a cruddy day, so I told myself that I would teach this sucker how a real poster criticizes... so criticize well, my friends. I really don't care if this gets downvoted - I really just needed to get it all off my chest.
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