Thank you so much for starting this thread; took the words right out of my mouth.
I only post in certain critique threads: 1.) Where there's no "Please be nice!" qualifiers 2.) Where the photos are of sufficient quality to give a meaningful critique 3.) The poster seems to be willing to accept constructive criticism.
If the photos are so glaringly horrible with obvious problems demonstrated I don't post either, I assume other posters on the board have that covered.
I usually try to be tactful and diplomatic; find something positive to comment on as well, but truthfully analyze what's presented.
I spend a lot of time analyzing the photos and formulating a response; having my observations discounted or blown off will effectively keep me from responding to that person again.
PS - and this is a personal pet peeve - if the original post's spelling, typing, internet jargon or lack of understanding of basic horsemanship terminology make it diffiuclt for me to understand the post, I just don't bother.
Last edited by maura; 02-21-2010 at 08:17 AM.