Dean wrote:I must admit I was very surprised to see my "Merry Christmas to all" picture appear on the front page since I had posted it as a profile type pic. I'm not complaining but it did surprise me.
However, I will say that the ones who are honored often by having their pics on the front page are excellent photographers, we know who they are. I am just a point and shoot kind of guy and my pics are primarily for documenting a hike, a peak or a trip which has meaning to me. Having said that, SP is still the best thing since sliced bread and the ones who pick the pictures and stuff for the front page do a pretty doggone good job. A thankless task which they do willingly. Once again, thanks to the "elves" who operate behind the scenes to keep SP up and
running. I salute you.
I completely agree. This is most likely the best organized, structured and moderated, and - most importantly - interesting (as in wealth of good and relevant information) non profit seeking run website I know. As I pointed out in my first post I wasn't aiming at expressing critique about how the site is run, I was just ranting about how snapshots make it to photo of the day due to ppl's votes. If anything I'm questioning human nature but that's a never ending one :p
Also true about informational pictures which I have posted myself. From what I see we have two breeds of relevant pictures here, informational and let me call them inspirational. I find both of equal importance. First get your appetite then plan a trip.
//EDIT: oh yea plus a third breed for merry Christmas greetings kind of images which obviously are not the snapshot type of images I was talking about. It actually amused me when I saw that one made it to picture of the day.