Talk:Sweet spot

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The sweet spot also refers to the stance, positioning on a surfboard and when riding a wave. The best waves are ridden from the sweet spot.

Commuting sweet spot[edit]

Can anybody include more information about commuting sweet spot?. ( --Nopetro 16:32, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Not a dictionary[edit]

Encyclopedia articles are supposed to be on a single topic. This article is on multiple topics...- (User) WolfKeeper (Talk) 06:28, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Refer to Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a dictionary. Patchy1Talk To Me! 09:09, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

A metaphysical description of the Sweetspot[edit]

This has been added a number of times to this article by Pinkorange and now by The problem with it is that it is published in a forum and written by a post-grad student of no notable authority. Whether it has been cited itself in a scientific journal or not is not the point. A good cite does not require a second cite to back up the first. The problem here is we are being asked to accept a self-published primary source as a reliable source and evidence of notability. Besides all that, the second cite does not demonstrate where the first is cited.

Could Pinkorange also give assurances that they are not the same person and are not demonstrating a conflict of interest with this edit. Thanks. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 01:47, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


I am Pinkorange - i do not make changes under another name. The Metaphysical description is not self published - it is published by a forum and considered to be valid by the forum moderator. It is referenced in a PhD thesis titled, 'A critical analysis of Robert Pirsig's Metaphysics of Quality' from the University of Liverpool. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:15, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Article split[edit]

The article was split into separate pages per wikipedia rule: one topic - one page. There are many terms which have similar but specific meaning in different disciplines: point, name, spooning, etc.

As per metaphysical stuff, phylosophical essays of single persons do not belong to wikipedia, unless the person in question is a notable expert, with notable opinions. The author in quuestion is not. Loew Galitz (talk) 17:29, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


The spot in the middle of both buttocks right above the fold between buttcheek and thigh, where most people who enjoy spanking like to be spanked. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:15, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Capturing the common elements?[edit]

The term "sweet spot" is used in quite a few different disciplines (as attested by the many specific citations already given; and I can offer others (see below)). It strikes me that a discussion of what IS a "sweet spot" in general terms, with a list of specific usages, might be apropos...? I see that the article was split already, so a full re-integration probably isn't likely. Nevertheless, Wikipedia has lost information by not preserving the commonality (where it exists) of this usage of "sweet spot". Some disambiguation pages offer a level of organization (e.g. point as cited by Loew Galitz) that might serve...

Something like this:

A "sweet spot" is what occurs when multiple varibles' interaction yield an "optimum" result as judged by user-experience, the market, or some other metric -- a result that is measurably or perceptibly better (than other results when one or more of the variables have different values); by analogy, any "best" spot can be called a "sweet spot". The following specific occurences of "sweet spot" follow this usage:

- link to "Sweet Spot (sports)"
- link to "Sweet Spot (acoustics)"
- (insert list from Talk Page)
- photography:  when a larger-format lens is attached to a smaller-format body, such that the body only uses the center of the image cast by
the lens, that body is said to use the "sweet spot" (optically superior portion of) the image; this is because most lenses suffer increasing
optical flaws toward the edges, and the smaller-format sensor or film crops out those flaws.  Most commonly, this is from mounting a
"Full-Frame" lens (one whose image circle covers the full frame of 35mm film, or the corresponding digital-sensor size) onto a "crop-sensor"
or "aps-c" body.
- computers:  CPU chips (and entire computers) are sometimes referred to with regard to a price/performance "sweet spot," with the idea that
these offer some "best mix" of relatively-low price and relatively-high performance; for some evaluations, reliability is added.  The "sweet
spot" is usually 2 generations behind the "cutting edge" of available product.  By implication, different users may have their own personal
"sweet spot" that differs from the "industry standard" assessment of the sweet spot.

As to the photography usage: I get over 2 million hits when I Google FF OR "full frame" OR FX "sweet spot" crop OR aps-c OR DX The terms "FF" and "Full Frame" and "FX" are all terms for the same (larger) sensor size, just as "crop" and "aps-c" and "DX" refer to the newer, smaller sensor size... and "sweet spot" (as a phrase) occurs 2.2M times in conjunction with both sizes.

RE the computer usage: x86 price performance "sweet spot" yields almost 1 million hits.

While I realize that hit-counts are hardly PROOF of "notability," they at least show widespread usage... (talk) 00:25, 4 April 2013 (UTC)