An information desk is set up on meeting nights for 30 minutes prior to the start of proceedings. The idea is to answer any questions that novices (or anyone) might have, including commenting on prints.
Anyone with any questions about photography, printing post production issues or competition entry details can avail themselves of this service. If novices are nervous about entering prints for competition, they can get them assessed in private before submitting them.
Like a confessional, what is said at the information desk stays at the desk.