Bob Sihler wrote:A good photo on SP should be good because it provides useful information and might, as a bonus, be pleasing to the eye.
Am inclined to agree. My favourite photos of late have those that are of people on a route or rope with a clear impression of what it's like to scale the beast in question. I feel that those that are interested in doing some particular route will always come across the posted useful material in their search, and perhaps others might be motivated to go somewhere because of the less useful but more picturesque scenes that have been posted in addition. While this site may have expanded from its original purpose there is still something here for everyone.
Just to jump into the voting algorithm part of this, my lowest rated picture with a score has votes of 4/10, 5/10 and 7/10 = 12.57%. And it's a useful picture! I used to give things less than 10s but as people have said, the system is whack so I either changed them to 10 or took them off.