can't say i've seen anything resembling that, yet, though i've seen a few mention it. i've seen some detailed critique, i've seen suggestions, but not come across these terrible hatchet jobs on poetry... maybe i will as i delve further into the site. maybe it's more a case of perspective and clashes of personality.
There hasn't been anything like that here by a seasoned critiquer, because a seasoned critiquer knows how to critique. There have been some trolls who've jumped in the fray and rocked the boat. And plenty of purported nasty critiques by those who appear more as sour grapes because of personality clashes.
Also, critiquers are as unique as poets in how they critique. Some leave no stone unturned while others brush the surface. Neither are wrong and both should be appreciated for honoring the author's request.
Depends on how much time I have to contribute as to how I
mercilessly shred without compassion
honestly critique a poem.