In Terri's post on another thread, she mentioned that we might come up with some ideas on how to make a Critique forum work around here. (And that they had been listening to ideas) So, I want to restate how I'd like to see one work. (And I hope others have ideas to ponder as well) Hopefully if we can come up with a workable consensus, we can have not only a Critique Section again, but a Critique section that is welcoming and workable. Keep in mind, this is in no way my brainchild. This is something I have seen on a few other forums, and it seems to work remarkably well. If it weren't bad manners, I put in a link to show just how well it works. The other Critique Forums I am referring to are set up like this: 1. A person can only put up a photo for review once a day/or once a week. In a forum this size maybe even every two weeks. This way the poster takes great care in what he or she chooses to use that review on. 2. The review is made by a panel of working professional photographers,( or sometimes retired) who know the limitations of any said job, or processes. The panels usually comprise of different kinds of professionals on the same panel: Commercial, Portrait, Landscape, Editors, Wedding, Pets, Lighting, etc. That way there is a well rounded review of each photo. There is usually an actual "judge" on the panel as well, who can score photos as they would be scored in contests for those who are interested. (And it's also very interesting how all these people normally agree on the aspects of photos given their wide range of personal experiences) 3. The poster is normal not allowed to "make excuses" on the photo. The panel makes the review, and the poster can comment only to relay their thanks for the review, or to pose a specific question if they are unsure of something. (This also takes away from the fireworks that can urrupt. The poster goes in with full knowledge of the policy, and they agree to the terms or they do not.) If a posters wishes to give feedback, or would like a broader scope of critique, they simply post in the normal galleries, as critique is given there as well whether they like it or not. The actual critique forum then becomes a more elavated, more professional, and in my opinon a more helpful learning tool. I know the rest of you have ideas too, and I hope you share.