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Discussion on: Top 5 DEV Comments of the Past Week

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Prasham Ashesh

To be honest, I have the same question Like why me and why this comment is in the top 5? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
The best answer I could come up with is, given the fact that the Top 5 comments of the week are awarded every week, Dev Team is gently incentivizing member engagement in the community, to keep up the community spirit. 😊
And I wouldn't expect anything otherwise from these amazing peeps. dev.to at the end of the day is a Dev community, and a quick Google Search says it all.
dev.to has the title Dev community
These comments simply happened to be the ones that got attention from the Dev team, and were judged from a community lens, and not so much from the techy standpoint.

Disclosure: I am the guy who commented

"I wish one day I'd be able to express my, points in such linear and organized way!
Good read! definitely scales me up!"

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InHuOfficial

And as I said I do not want to take away from your comment at all.

The problem is that if I am new to DEV.to and I see those are the top 5 comments I might think that there isn’t much going on here.

While I agree with the principle of what you say about encouraging niceness and community spirit (which is what I also love about DEV.to) the problem is that this incentivises people to just be β€œnicey nice” and not challenge people. While we all know that some of the best lessons are in the comments.

Maybe I was having a bad day or something, it just seemed a bit too sugar coated and I guess I don’t have a sweet tooth! 😜

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Prasham Ashesh

Hehe, don't worry πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
"No good deed goes unrewarded."

Be yourself and challenge the guts out, being respectful all the time of course. Appreciation would surely be showered by the community.

Its not the badges that matter at the end of the day, it is the human lives that one gets to touch. Sweet tooth, certainly helps! 😊😊

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