Actually, screw the post I had written up here. I was going to quote Lin as well where he states Mermaid is a joke poster. Anyway, I don't much appreciate receiving a 'bump request' that's thinly veiled as a request for advice from someone who's wasting everyone's time on forums, when I'm trying to write a critique for someone on another forum.
So, while this won't make any friends for me and I realise I'm not being any fun here, am I the only one that wonders why threads containing crap writing or ones created by joke posters always receive the most posts? She (assuming Mermaid is a she) has 82 posts on her thread in the fiction forum and I'm sure there's several with 0 or 1-2 replies only. Yet she's not happy with her 80 odd replies and wanted me to add another response.
Personally, I'd just suspend her account, so it's a good job I don't have that power.
I'll get off my soap-box now and apologies, but that's something I've noticed on every single forum which irks me. The fiction forums always get a lot of posters praising crap work or just posting in the threads dedicated to it when decent pieces slide into obscurity. It doesn't help the writer either, if poor work is praised.
Oh and Lin, you're a very serious guy with that fat stormtrooper in your signature.
(Sorry, couldn't resist the jab at it.)
By the way, like I said, I know I'm not being much fun here, but this really is one of the few things I take seriously. That being, wasting people's time when it could be better spent helping others.