...a good run-down of the html allowed in posts? I see there's a sort of system to critiquing work, and I don't want to disrespect that, but I don't know how to make my changes red. Is it bracket-red-bracket, blah blah, bracket-backslash-red-bracket? Also, hello! I love giving criticism, and it seems like there's a lot to give around here. I was wondering, what is the etiquette as far as reading the thread through before commenting? Obviously, repetitions will occur, but isn't that reinforcement of good advice? :] Speaking of good advice, I notice, sometimes, people giving BAD advice. What's a polite way to point this out? Should I just give my critique, suggest my adjustments, and let the difference between my advice and the other advice speak for itself? What's too harsh for criticism? I find myself reading someone's work, and simply put, it's so bad that any criticism would be a drop in an empty bathtub. I read a few pages of a screenplay on here, and it was terrible! The dialogue would sound ridiculous coming out of anyone's mouth, there was far too much character direction, not enough scene setup, and the whole thing was paced horribly. I wanted to say: "Your writing style doesn't seem at all suited for screenwriting. Perhaps you should read over some produced scripts and get a feel for the format before you attempt to write your own." Is that too harsh? In those circumstances, I think it's almost a waste to finely critique a work that will not, without a complete overhaul, be marketable or considered to be well-written. Sorry for all the questions, this is my first time in a critiquing forum (though I'm not by any means new to the practice!).