This isn't a suggestion to the site owner and moderators but to the contributors: Looking through the various threads I notice that many lengthy and considered reviews are sometimes not acknowledged - either properly or at all. If someone takes time to read and critique your work I feel you should be responding to them appropriately - even if you disagree with their suggestions. If the review is brief it can be dealt with briefly or in conjunction with other brief reviews, eg: "Thanks x, y and z for your comments, I'll consider them". If the review is detailed you should show some appreciation for the work that has been put in. A more specific acknowledgment is called for and you should address some of the points specifically; ask some further questions or perhaps offer a revised version based on the comments. In the end, detailed critique/editing is usually something for which you have to pay good money. I have friends in this business who charge a hefty fee per word. I had a mate pay $600 to have a draft of his book reviewed in the most cursory way. I gave him a line by line review of his first 3 chapters which he said came to the same thing, but with greater detail - except I did it for free because he was a fellow writer. And another point: don't post stuff if you only want praise. Your parents and friends will do that. Any and every work can be improved upon. Post things here that you know need work - or if you are just starting out. Expect there to be MANY suggestions. To the reviewers I suggest this: DON'T just say some kind words in order to justify your own posting of a 3000 word extract. I've seen some that read: "Really great - I love it and want to read more," when the posted material was devoid of any "hook", characterization, plot or coherence. This just takes up space and gives a false sense of security. To posters I suggest that you not get upset because you haven't got it right. No one gets it right first time. And if you're a beginner - albeit a "talented" one - be prepared for lots of editing. It's not just SPaG. There are basic rules of creative writing that I learned the hard way - through critique after critique in workshops. Honest and fair - but still hard to swallow when you've poured your soul into a piece. We've all been there. Learn - that's why we're here.