Thanks for the information and the patience to show us what is actually involved. I use my own pictures, be they ever so humble…, I wrote a response to a piece about the socially and personally corrosive effect (or is at affect, hmmmm) grammar pointarians written by Allison Temple. The same is true here, I understand giving credit where it is due and earned. I understand and support the ownership of work. I generally favor correctness and proper attendance to good practice. But feedback is not a shout unless there is a danger, like someone walking into traffic and needs an immediate wake-up jolt. Feedback to be effective and support learning should not involve negative emotions and feelings. There are too many people out there who feel they are teaching valuable lessons by loudly and publicly pointing out flaws. Unfortunately some of them are even in the teaching profession. This practice is more about ego than anything else. The kind of ego that only gets a boost when others are put down. b

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