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Nov. 27th, 2007

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all...

(see subject) Especially when reviewing a fic. I don't mean you shouldn't criticize. I mean don't insult or criticize without mentioning anything constructive. Don't just say you don't like a certain fic without any real reason. Give a legitimate reason; pick apart what you think is wrong with the fic; point it out to the author. Why? Because not only are you not reserving a seat in the ASSHOLE section of life, you're also doing something beneficial to another human being. By giving actual criticism and not just "Dude, this sucks" or "I hate fics like this" you are helping that author become a better writer. Seriously.

What brought on this rant? This right here )

Sorry for that bit of tl;dr and ranting. One of my biggest pet-peeves is intentional rudeness aimed to upset and degrade the target of said rudeness.