I am astounded by the lack of quality of some shots that make the popular page on a daily basis. I am not one to friend people just to garnish votes for a photo.
I will vote for shots I consider worthy of voting or commenting but I refuse to join the I scratch your back and you scratch mine popularity party.
People voting for trash photos are actually doing the photographer a dis-service. Giving them a false impression that they have managed to create a photographic wonder when in fact the shot is so so at best.
Some of the shots that make the popular list I would actually not post for public viewing.
Maybe there should be a panel to judge what's worthy for front page and what don't make the grade?
I might add that I am far from a great or even good photographer but I know a good photo when I see on.
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