I'm not talking about negative reviews either. No one take offence to this please, I'm not here to demean or ridicule anyone. This is not a personal attack on the people who review like this. 1.The P's and Q's Review Look, it does show some effort when you can go through an exerpt and point out all the spelling and grammar mistakes, however keep in mind not all writers will have gone through the revision stage yet to check for that, and are more likely to use an online spell check then read every grammar law they broke. Just a general coment on "check your spelling and grammar" will surfice. 2.The Nurse Ratchet Review Everyone has their own style of writing. Don't tell a writer to make a change so that it sounds more like your own style of writing. 3.The Lobyist Review Don't use your review as marketing for a story of yours. "For example in my story"... Even if your intentions are good, you'll come off as someone more interested in self advertisement, and will alienate yourself from the writer, who will then dismiss your advice no mater how worthwhile. 4.The Encyclopedia Review References to other works can help, but when you overload on them it just overwhelms the writer, especially if they know nothing about the referenced works. I'm just using references for titles, you don't even have to know them. However in a review for a story, randomly dropping a reference like "You should try what Dean Koontz did to develop the main character in Door to December" Who's Dean Koontz? What did he do? What's "Door to December"? Why should I care what Dean Kontz did? 5.The Nietzsche Review No matter how wretched you may find a work, always leave the writer with sense of hope. Don't make it out like the writer has no hope of ever achieving anything. 6.The Mother May I Review More likely to be seen on other sites like FF.Net there here but it is still a review to be avoided. A story's message does not make the story itself bad. It can be as racist and/or mysogynystic as possible, but at the end of the day that really should have little bearing on hw good the story itself is. 7.The The Beam Me Up Scotty Reiew Can you imagine if a film critic wrote in their review "I walked out after 30 minutes, I couldn't take it anymore"? Not reading all of a posted exerpt both hurts the credibility of the reviewer, and leaves the writer far more frustrated then any of these other six could. Many great stories have crappy starts, and many bad stories have great starts. Granted, if you only review part of an exerpt one day and the other part another day, that's fine, but don't just abandon it all together.