So I finally came out of my shell and tapped into my creative energies to start writing, I dont know much about it, only that I enjoy it and gives me a release of pent up energies and emotions, I decided I wanted to share my writing and discuss it with other people because they know more than I do, being just a beginner, I get on here and find I must review two other people's works to post my own, I don't know how to critique writing as I can barely write myself, so, following the rules, I found two poems I connected with and I gave praise on what I thought was good, I then happily posted my first poem and eagerly awaited either the flaming or praise, what I got was an admin telling me to further critique those two works to have my thread unlocked. Now I am confused, because I was hoping to find a place where I could share my work, but apparently I have to be a Literature Major working on my master's to post my work here, because my criticism isn't good enough. If I were a Literature Major working on my master's I wouldn't bother posting my work on some random forum, so with that being said I am sorely disappointed with the way this forum is run, and whatever genius admin's idea it was to make everyone masterfully critique someone else's work before submitting your own amateur work. To the admins, specifically Bonzai, you have run off a new writer, and I was hoping I could find a home for it here, but I need to learn somewhere else obviously. Thanks for nothing.