Our group is smallish as critique groups go. I, for one like it that way. I think we work together well. Are there some members who don't participate? Sure. Some are in crisis of some sort and are on hiatus but will be back, which is fine by me. Others, just seem to not get the concept. They want their work critiqued but don't seem to have time to give back. Should they be replaced? Probably. Luckily, these individuals are few in number.
So how do you know when someone is a good fit for the group? Well, in ours we ask for a bio and a sample of their work. We read and then we vote. Sounds like a good plan, right? Right. It is. But there are a LOT of excellent writers out there who could bring a lot to the table. We can't let them all in, so when is enough, enough? We are like prunes: is two enough, six too many?
Most of our group writes erotica. A few, like me, don't. I would like some more who right "steamy" as opposed to graphic, but the group is call ERAuthors. Guess what the ER stands for?
Life is full of decisions. I hate decisions. Can you tell?