Why can’t I leave a comment on a writer’s submission instead of critiquing? Knowledge Base

In this workshop, we decided to not support commenting on submissions, for a number of reasons:

  1. Comments are far too easy to craft, and not all comments have been well-considered compared to a critique.
  2. Comments are less valuable for the recipient, though they are expedient for the critic.
  3. Unlike other sites, this workshop is not a forum. Our focus is to support writers who are able to provide their peers with valuable feedback, and allow them to receive that same feedback in return.

We understand this being a challenge for members who are used to leaving (and receiving) drive-by “critiques”. But we do not consider comments to be reasonably well-formed feedback. If you must comment, feel free to send the writer a private message with your thoughts.

Last Edited: 23 months ago