Originally Posted by vampin19xx
I think the "honest, down to earth advice" given by many on this post is appreciated by the poster, however I doubt calling their idea "dumb" is constructive in any way nor is it down to earth and its only natural for one take offence. We're not children on the playground calling each other's ideas "dumb" and any other unimaginative word we could think of, its easy enough to be a respectable adult and tell them that it's a bad idea in your opinion and maybe even tell them why you think it's a bad idea.
Let's just help each other out and play nice, everyone is trying to navigate their way through school and life.
You're kidding, right?
How is saying the truth by pointing out this is a dumb idea 'disrespectful' or 'hurtful'? "And oh my god, how dare I call an idea 'dumb' - oh goodness me that is such an 'unimaginative' word!"
Seriously, where is all of this sensitivity coming from?
And you're going to call me irrespecutful and not an 'adult' while you're at it? Oh please, if anyone here needs to grow up then it's you - this is the real world, it's not My Little Ponies. And as long as I'm helping OP and pointing out the truth then I could care less about how you feel in regards to the way in which I said it. I also don't need to explain my stance as others have already done so before my post. Maybe you should pay attention to the posts in the thread?
Pointing out the truth in it's cold and most-direct manner is much more effective than giving some crappy answer.