User poll on reviewing.
Reviews are an integral part of WDC. They are the feedback mechanisms through which readers communicate with the writer and tell her how they feel about her work. It is a powerful tool for the critics which puts a writer under continuous pressure to deliver only her very best.
A well done review should both encourage and chide. The reader should tell what she liked and what could have been better. However, like the proverbial ‘other side of the coin’, reviews do have a flip side too. An unduly harsh and negative review can demoralize a writer and push her into depression. In extreme cases, she may never put pen to paper again.
You have just read a bad piece and have to review it. What would you do? And yes, let me put together a loose definition of a 'bad piece'. Uninteresting and insipid storyline, poor language, plenty of grammatical mistakes are all that would qualify for a 'bad piece'.