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May I object? Not really with the entire concept, but with the part where you are comparing EQD to /fic/, these two are as similar to one another as RPG is to FPS.
EQD differs from /fic/ for the simple reason that it's, as it has been mentioned before, a display window, it's a place where the best fanworks are shared with the pickiest audience. You want to share a fanfic? Great! There are sites for that! But EQD specializes, from my point of view, in displaying fanwork where the audience has been considered during the production. If you don't care about the audience, then why should EQD care about you? A bit selfish of you, eh?
And to those that complain that they were mistreated by pre-readers, I don't know if there were any serious cases, but if you get a message that states something like "You need to improve your grammar" or "you should work on character development", then maybe you should take a moment to sit right there and take this critique to the heart? Because I'm talking here from personal experience now, but when I am clustered with a shit ton of fuck, then I'd tend to be missing a lot fuck due to the enormous amounts of fuck if I'd want to deal with it in one go, so I usually use my fork and knife to cut the fuck into little pieces instead of swallowing it whole, and I'd probably guess same story applies to them, maybe those character development or grammar problems shine so brightly that they blind the pre-readers from giving any further feedback?
What else... Ah! If you get such a short review as nope, then maybe you should really re-evaluate your story since it quite possibly is that bad or just send it to different pre-reader? And the "go away" comment? Sounds quite nasty, but then again, I'd prefer to check for the context of this reply, because it sounds more like an attempt to vilify EQD pre-readers.
>inb4 flankhurt EQD reader
Hate all you want, but I have huge respect for these guys. They spend their free time to sort through a shit-ton of fanfics on daily basis and even provide with through review of your work (sometimes) for free just for the sake of bronies, that is quite amazing if you ask me, because I am certain that I wouldn't be able to do half of what they're doing right now, especially considering that the stream of the fanfics being submitted is quite probably steadily increasing.
P.s. I was also one of those writers that got a real short review, and you know what? I'm not surprised. Not more that half a year later I've read through it and ho-ly sheit, I was willing to bulge my eyes out, I was in so much emotional pain because of reading it and because of conciousness reminding me that I've let someone else through this hell. What did I learn? Not to rush artwork.
I think that's roughly all the points I had to cover...