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Praise Publically

Over and over again my Mom would say “Praise Publically, if you must criticize do it privately.”  Recently I was review comments and we do a lot of criticizing here. We all know there are glitches and often polls or quizzes don’t look like they did when we previewed the post. Someone always seem to note that “you should preview before you publish or point out the error”.  

May I suggest that if we must point our errors we do it in private message? It is just an idea. Praise publically, criticize  privately.

  • Question of

    Do you often give people encourage and praise?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do like seeing people getting praise for their efforts here?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you like it when people give you encouragement?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. I like giving praise on this site. I don’t criticize…at least not that I remember. In real life, if you are in a position of authority, sometimes it is necessary to criticize; BUT if you don’t also praise what is good, then the criticism is moot!

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  2. I like giving praise. If it is in the form of something that is business-related, such as a cashier who does something special or such, I often take it a step further and make it official by writing a hard-copy letter that explains what happened and praising the person.

    People don’t realize the impact of that. As a manager, once in a while, I’d get a physical letter that praised a worker. That always went into their personal file and I would personally thank them since it reflected favorably on the business. In our day of instant gratification, for a person to take the time to sit down and write a positive letter, unspoken volumes are said.

    There is also a truth that all decent managers know to be true. People are 10 times more likely to complain than to praise. A letter of praise is more than 10 times more valuable than any complaint, not only because of the 10 to 1 rule but also because the person took their time to write it. It really isn’t public praise, but it can often be made public.

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  3. The no button missing issue is actually a simple fix. When you check your post refresh your browser window and the no button returns!

    I try to praise people when I can. I do point out to people when they publish something that is questionable (as far as the facts) but I don’t ever criticize layout and things like that.

    The reality is that the author cannot help the layout issue. They can control the bad content problem.

  4. Well once again the no button is not there. Doc will let them know the no button is often missing even though it shows in preview. I believe you have the inside track. Oh gosh, this should have been a message. Oh well, I goofed again.

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