Hopefully this doesn't become a controversial post or lose me friends on the site, but in the brief time I've been here I've noticed a real lack of effort in a number of the workshops, which should be the busiest and most thought out sections of a writing forum! I remember reading the full page of guidelines thinking they would lead to detailed critiques on people's work and a supportive community, but more often than not I see single sentence responses or posts lacking any real thought. There are exceptions of course, and I don't want to imply everyone is giving lackluster feedback, but on the whole there seems to be a real lack of effort and enthusiasm. This goes against the whole nature of a writing community and seems like such a waste on a forum which obviously contains a number of talented writers. For those who want to get their post counts into four digits as soon as possible, is that really the nature of this community? I don't mean to rant, but I came here to discuss writing. I've tried to give detailed critiques on any piece I've read and would hope to receive the same in return.