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Honesty, but one is not allowed. I've seen stuff on here which is absolute cr*p, but one has to keep silent lest a snowflake should melt...
If you can't find anything to criticize, try to offer a way to improve the story or the characterization in some way. Every story can be improved.
I am not at all sure that is true. If you simply say it is crap and leave it at that you will probably get jumped on, and fair enough, that is not useful and more than a little insulting. If you say it is crap, describe why it is crap, then give some useful suggestions as to how it could be improved, that is something else. NB "Screwing this up and throwing it in the bin would improve it greatly" is not a useful suggestion.
Seriously, the forum is not meant simply as showcase for good writing. If we can help people express themselves better it is an all round win; stop being a grumpy old man, it is not an attractive pose.