Originally Posted by Myers
I get it, but the introductions don't mean that much to me.
This is a writing site -- and the writing speaks for itself.
I prefer to know if someone is fourteen years old and just starting to write lest I tear them a new one for spelling errors. I don't honestly think you can give critique that helps someone unless you know their level of writing experience.
There would be a vast difference between the mental benchmark that I hold your
work to versus the standard I would expect from a novice or a youngster.
Relationships are built on information - for new people coming in, they may feel on the sidelines whilst we continue to banter and critique within old established groups. For me, it's nice to have an introduction to the name and find a common interest.
WB is lacking in critical numbers - to be honest Myers, I think it's important for this site's survival to start showing an interest in the new members before they drift away.
So many of them slip away unnoticed before they post anything at all...