Three days ago, 7/20/2018, Fredzhang posted an image of a Coffin in what seems to be a rotunda and Caption of the Title was "HDR Crème is DEAD".
Well not quite, but ALMOST. It seems the site has been on Life Support for a Couple of months at least.
I've noticed over this time that images that have made POTD where chosen by me 95% of the time.
On Days I did not vote POTD, there was NO POTD, 95% of the time..
Very seldom does anyone vote for POTD, except me. The same members more or less post daily but are afraid or reluctant to
vote someone else's image POTD hoping that someone else will vote and make there image POTD.
I've posted several images over the past 3 months and on these days I did not vote POTD just to see if anyone else would vote POTD and only on one occasion did someone vote for another members image. All the other days there was NO POTD. See my point?
Alquinn 4 was the last of 3 images posted today. It did not receive a LIKE or FAVORITE before cut off time. But just minutes before the days deadline to vote I voted "alquinn4" POTD. Guess who won POTD? First POTD in 8 Days. By the way it's been 8 days since I've voted for POTD. The other two images voted a like for each other. Typical day on the Crème!
I wonder what will happen tomorrow.?
One man's Opinion.
Point Proven! Two days (7/23/18) ago Three (3) images were posted and I voted Fredzhang's image POTD. Guess who Won.....That's RIGHT...Fred! Yesterday (7/24/18) Five (5) images were posted, guess who won POTD? NO ONE......I did NOT VOTE.
So my point has been made, NO ONE else votes POTD except ME....at least 95% of the time.
Today (7/25/18) with 7 hours before deadline ends to vote there have been Three (3) images posted and eligible for POTD Award.
I DID VOTE POTD TODAY ............let's see who WINS.......TODAY!
The day ended with the Three (3) images I spoke about earlier.
I voted on the image I thought was 3rd Best of the Three (3) posted.
Guess what? That image WON POTD.
No offense to member who won but I thought the other TWO (2) images
were better. Only voted this way to see If some one else would vote and as usual
NO other votes for POTD.
Fred's image was clearly the Best of the day. It received TWO (2) LIKES and ONE (1) FAVORITE, but no one wanted to vote it POTD.
If it was worth voting Favorite wouldn't it be worth POTD as well? The image that WON POTD had NO LIKES OR FAVORITES....Very strange group of members I must say.
This is one of the main reasons HDR Crème is dying.
Okay, it's 8:05 Central Time here in the U S and voting time for 7/26/18 has been over for an hour now.
I (digicam) was the only member to post an image today and it was up on the site for nearly 23 hours.
In which time it garnered 25 Views, Two (2) Likes. One (1) from Zhaojisheng and One (1) from Franklamica.
It also received One (1) Favorite Vote also from Zhaojisheng.
Guess who Won POTD?.......NO ONE because I was NOT able to vote on my own pic. LOL.....AGAIN!
No need to beat a Dead Horse...... Why? Because the Horse is already DEAD.
Congrats to icke_63 for winning POTD. He didn't have a single like vote nor a favorite vote but Won nonetheless.
Two other post today....Fredzhang had Three (3) likes and E.Wijsen had Two (2) like votes. How strange is that?
And to think it only took Seven (7) days to get a POTD winner since the last.
Not quite DEAD yet.......LMAO!
I have been watching for the same reason of members posting but no POTD, I also voted on the same image as you did, no 'like' or 'Fav' so there were 2 votes for POTD on that image. This is not really new it's been going on for years, some members only 'liked' other images on very very rare occasions.....I am also talking about when this site had the scoring system certain member/s hardly ever scored.....
Well here's the thing Graham.
If you are a member and have NEVER posted an image you are not allowed to Vote for POTD.
You must have at least 10 images in your gallery before you can vote POTD.
Without 10 images in your gallery you are only allowed to vote Likes and Favs.
My point was that the same members who HAVE been posting images frequently for the past
few months seem to only vote Likes and Favs on others image and NOT voting POTD hoping
someone else will vote on theirs.
This is the reason why the site goes days on end without a POTD, and for the past month or
so more than 90% of the time if I do not vote POTD there is NO POTD.
It's not much different now than it was Two or Three years ago as far as voting for POTD.
The real difference now is there are less members posting Great images and it's rare that anyone ever
comments on others images "Good or Bad" at the bottom of their pages.
Fred is correct the site is going through a Slow Death.