Raph Koster (@raphkoster) on getting criticism:

  • Everyone who dislikes your work is right.
  • The criticism that is useful is that which helps you do it better.
  • Nothing’s perfect.
  • You often have to choose between your ideals and your message.
  • You have to dig to get the gold.
  • Good feedback is detailed.
  • People who tell you you’re awesome are useless. No, dangerous.
  • Someone asked for feedback will always find something wrong.
  • Good work may not have an audience.
  • Any feedback that comes with suggestions for improvement is awesome.
  • If you agree with the criticism, say “thank you.” If you disagree, say “fair enough,” and “thank you.”
  • You are not your work.