Dave K wrote:Personally I don't care about photo voting at all. The system in place, as most would acknowledge, is hopelessly broken, full of contradictions, and unlikely to be fixed.
So why get worked up?
For me its not really about getting worked up about the issue but rather maybe once or twice each year someone, often a newbie to the forum, will notice how the voting system has whatever problems and post their complaints just like this person did. I did the same thing several years ago when I first changed from lurker to member and made several suggestions that were rather ignored even inside the threads. So when one of these threads reoccurs, I'm likely going to put my two cents in briefly just to be a little grain of salt in the wound annoying those making decisions.
It is true that many members on the board seem to make a big deal about the photo voting however misguided they are, that is reflected in the many that regularly post images and vote. There are a fair number on this board that have large galleries and seem to be rather absorbed by it all. Actually I came to the conclusion a bit after the last major forum software change, that those in charge of the forum software and voting algorithms rather dislike the whole image voting system since this is and ought be more about mountains and climbing, so purposely left it semi-functional merely to irritate those that complain and keeping it from getting any more serious than it already is.