I have been in writers groups that critiqued.
Some people never could learn what the purpose was. Criticisms hit them hard and often they would leave never to return.
Those who understood and made efforts to apply the suggestions offered became better writers.
If we start critiques here we would have to accept losing members.
I'm against it. I believe the misunderstandings, hurt feelings and loss of membership outweighs the good that might come.
PMs are a good way to share without public exposure and embarrassment.
"Folks is funny critters."
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire