Today, I got back a paper after a peer review. I had worked really hard on it over the last week and was proud of the end result. When I got the paper back the only positive comment on the paper was "well I really like the blue staple you used to hold it together." FML

by Kim / 04/10/2009 at 3:12am / United States / Miscellaneous

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  • Colored staples are awesome.


    However, as long as whoever it was left constructive criticism, then you really have nothing to complain about. It can be hard to see something that you spent a lot of time on be unpopular, there are worse things. Not really an FML.

    #1 - On 04/10/2009 at 10:03am by may_cause_fail

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  • When I peer edit papers, I only pay attention to the things that are wrong. The purpose is to find places to make improvements. It isn't the editor's job to point out things you did well; that takes more of his or her time.

    #4 - On 04/10/2009 at 10:08am by treasa

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