The initial post was on point and this one is too.
It’s not necessary that the writer of a critical article also is the one to carry the solutions — sure it makes the case stronger, but just being frustrated by a solvable issue is enough to write a critique.
Well said! "Solve it first" is great in theory, but in practice can discourage giving feedback.
"you really can’t critique someone’s design if you don’t offer any solutions."
It's something that can only be said by people who don't really know what the word critique actually means, which is fine. The discussion still gets started.
In the spirit of not just pointing out issues then, would you have time to go over what "critique" actually means? Sincerely asking.