Nice thread, though I have a few comments on it:
# Ask questions which boil down to yes/no answers (for example, anything beginning with "Should I?" or "Is this good or bad?").
Why is this bad, exactly? Yes/no answers are generally considered feedback, and assuming that all the author wants is (say) a mini-poll on whether their hero is too annoying, they work fine.
# Phrase any information you need to convey that isn't in the story itself as creatively as possible because you are just dripping with GENIUS.
I still don't understand what this actually means.
# Post something that isn't finished work in one of the "List Your _____" threads: Post Your Concept, Post Your Idea For A Unique Superhero/Villain, Favorite Lines From Your Own Writing, and Your Writing Style are only a few examples. In my experience these are just ego-strokers that do absolutely nothing besides take up space.
This seems overly harsh. These threads may not do much for feedback, but (with the exception of Favorite Lines From Your Own Writing, anyway) I also don't consider any more prone to ego-stroking then most of the forums.
Also, another form of thread likely to get relevant responses: Ask about a very specific plot point and make it clear you're doing so in your title (many of these do fit better in World Building, though). Generally, this will get fairly good answers instead of yacking. Not sure if you listed it or not, though.
I have a feeling this is too snarky to be stickied, but it should be anyway. Or maybe we should go with splitting off a new sub-forum to cover the general "talk about your works" stuff and leave Writer's Block for helping people with writer's block.
edited 22nd Mar '11 6:39:38 PM by nrjxll