If the critique forum were merged into the other photography forum then all critique threads may receive much more traffic. They would be open to all comers. That may be both bad and good. By and large though having anyone and everyone let you know that your photo either sucks or is great might help more people take great shots.
This forum may have served its purpose as a quarantine station when rc.com photos were being subjected to constant photo bombing. That may still occur in the future but with the ability to see publically who is doing the bombing then that may well preclude a lot of the bombing. One can simply send a PM to the bomber and call them out on their behaviour.
I think it may be a good thing to merge this forum with the other one. They are definitely closely related.
Good points. You know it is also possible to color the resulting merged forum blue.
(This post was edited by j_ung on Mar 2, 2009, 8:47 AM)