slowjam wrote:But honestly I haven't seen many personal attacks in this thread.
Frankly I'd rather see a site that is open to both criticism and praise of the works submitted, rather than some sort of pseudo-censoring "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" system.
Personal attacks are regularly deleted, so unless you visit often, you won't see them. He'll, I've even had non-personal-attack comments deleted, so ??? (Note that I'm not sure if the OP is referring to current state or some transient state of thread flux).
To be fair though, criticism of the work, if well or even poorly reasoned, is retained, so your second point stands.