I've been a member of Ads of the World for a little over 2 yrs, and there are some disturbing things that I have noticed. First, I've noticed that the amount of new material for the exhibition part of the site is, unfortunately, almost devoid of anything new. There are posts as old as 5 yrs. that show up where newer posts should be going. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not getting onto the fact that older posts show up on a fairly regular basis, to me this means that there are a lot of people who are seeing them for the first time and that's fantastic. However, it is a bit disheartening that there isn't a constant flow of new, creative material.
Second, I also notice that when there are new ads placed on here, that there are only a few cases where there are more than 2 (if any) comments left behind. I find this to be an odd occurrence when this is a site that is supposed to allow fellow creatives, both professional and hopeful, to receive critique on their posts in order to become better and stronger in their field. However, maybe the two are linked. Maybe because their is little in the way of critique, most creatives feel that it's not worth their time to post anything.
Lastly, It also appears to me that those who are not in the Art Direction side of the field tend to get lambasted by those who are. I've seen on a number of occasions where a hopeful copywriter gets more critique on his placement of a particular product than he does on whether or not the copy, headline, etc... works.
I really do love this site and when I found it, it was like the holy grail for creatives. But now, while I still enjoy coming on here, the holy grail has become a bit tarnished and is badly in need of polishing; so that it can regain it's former glory.