Re: Re: Here I go again… What is your opinion of the critique section?

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Ann Emmert Abbott
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Wouldn’t touch the actual topic with a ten-foot pencil!

However, it is important to distinguish among critique, feedback, opinion and personal preference. You’re only likely to get the latter three for free. What baffles me is why anyone would consider the limited subset of readers who participate in these activities as being representative samples of the potential audience (whether you consider that to be editors, agents or consumers).

Would it not be better, more honest, and less misleading to beginners to label such sections “feedback” or “opinion”?