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Today, I am going to discuss the topic of constructive criticism, and what it really means to be constructive when giving feedback on someone’s post or Hopscotch project.
First, you must realize that anything put out into the community is probably done with a lot of thought, and also hard work. So you must acknowledge the hard work and all of the positive things done in the work, no matter if it is on Hopscotch, the forum, or even any other social media website or app.
Next, if you have identified a certain piece of code that could be condensed or a certain sentence that could be made to be understood better, just flat out say it nicely! Some people tend to beat around the bush with suggestions. Just say what needs to be said, but do it as kindly as possible. And try not to make it so that your answer could be taken to offense. Some criticism comes off super harsh, and can really offend the hard work of someone.
Lastly, especially if it is a new user, I like to sign my name at the end of a suggestion with the @ symbol, so if it is a newer user, they know where they can contact me if they have further questions, or they want to know from Hopscotch how to interact with me more on the forum. I like to think that is more personal, and also lets the creator know that if there is a problem with my suggestion, I am always free to answer more questions!
I hope this helped you guys learn how to give SOLID constructive criticism! Make sure to check out my hopscotch account because I recently changed my username to the_dancer! Also, on an unrelated note, my hopscotch website for the_dancer just went up on Jan 6th eastern standard time (USA)! So make sure you go check it out!