I've deleted my previous posts and I'll delete this one as soon as this whole mess gets resolved. I advise others to do the same to let continue the purpose of this thread.
Originally Posted by KiddJutsu
Numinous - far as I can tell you jumped in as a fellow writer with the other guys to make the point that its alot of pressure when people read you're stuff and start requesting more or it? Stressing them out by begging, not really.
Yes, really. Amateur writers are the most paranoid species you can have, always worrying if it's good enough and if it's not been done to death before, always editing some scene until one loses count just to make sure it's the best possible. Sometimes we even try too hard for our own good, I know that because I go read my early drafts of my pet manga and, oh boy, in retrospective it sounds desperate to look good.
You can imagine the stress anyone that cares about his/her writings and even more when posting and awaiting comments. Bar ignoring it, the worst you can do is adding nothing to the comments but "oh it's good, moar" or "lol it sucks, gtfo" type of comments. Anyone can figure out why the latter is bad, but the first is bad because writers always have the eerie feeling they fucked up somewhere. Always, no matter how hard they tried to give their best, there's always that thought that either it could've been better or something might seem alright but the readers won't like it. By not telling them what works and what doesn't, you're denying the right of the writer to grow.
Yes, some of your posts do say what you liked in specific, but they never say what you didn't nor they say why you liked it. Even things that need a little tinkering to be better should be commented on. By being positive all the time without any profoundity to the comments makes the writer think the praise he's getting is null and, when he decides for a bigger project, he might be mocked for being over his head. Unless the writer is some egotistical airhead, s/he never feels good with all-positive comments.
And you said nobody enjoys a yes-man, when if I was doing the exact opposite you'd be talking about that too. You my friend are too wrapped up.
Balance, KiddJutsu, is all about balance. Don't be so positive all the time nor bother the writers every single time you want to read more. This is my advice to you: ask for more only once a week and, if they post more than a chapter in that week and you want to post, be sure that you give a positive comment paired negative but constructive comment, rinse and repeat for every positive comment you want to make. That way, the writers will rest more assured they're doing it right and they can improve on their flaws.