I'm sure that everyone, whether they're writers or readers, notice that when in the thread for a fic you find many comments, varying from the short "Wow, this is really good. Keep it up. :)" to the long full reviews.
And to be honest, whenever I open a thread for a fic I always read the comments first -unless it's been recommended to me by a friend- I think it usually gives you a general idea of how good or how bad a fic is.
So what I thought was, there should be a "standard" or a minimum amount of content that goes into the writing of a short comment or critique.
The 3 Keys:
1. A rating:
This is basically what you thought of the story or chapter, the general feel. It doesn't necessarily have to be a rating from 1-10, it could be something like: It could have been better... it blew my mind... I was drinking tea and spit on the screen... it was OK... I loved it, but...etc everyone is different in the way the give their rating, so be creative.
2. A particular part of the story or chapter that you liked:
This can be anything from "that part when the character did..." to "when that explosion happened and there was a..." it could also be a unique quirk in the writers writing style or the way they portrayed a certain character. And it doesn't have to be just one part it could be as many as you want. But you also have to remember that the writer wants to know why.
3. What you hope or what you'd like to see from the writer in the future:
Whether it has to do the writing itself or with the story or a character. This gives the writer a chance to get a second opinion and maybe come up with some new ideas, so don't be stingy and be honest with what you think, there is nothing worse than a dishonest review.
In my opinion, this should be the minimum amount of content in a review since it gives the people who open a thread and don't have the time, or a least don't have the motivation to read the actual fic a general idea of what it's like.
If you prefer to add some constructive criticism or a full review, then that's up to you. Like I said this is a standard and we should always strive to be better at giving our reviews. Good luck.
So what do you guys think? Do you think I missed something important? Or that it's too much?