I stop by every month or two to see if the old creme is still alive. Sad to see that there is literally NO interaction between members now. The removal of the comments from the voting has completely killed the site. It would have been better to have a way just to remove the Highest and lowest rated scores for a day to eliminate unfair advantages in voting... The comments and community that were here before are largely gone. The friends I made that lasted a few years are silent voices now. Is there a way back? So many good ideas were proposed for salvation of the site, yet none were implemented. It has a slick new look, but none of the commonality that brought us together. (or tore us apart). Carlo has tried a glorious experiment in this new site, sadly it is failing.
Take care my friends. You are missed.
Hello Randall, Good to see you're still kickin it.
To be Perfectly Honest it's the Voting System that most members dislike. There have been TWO occasions recently, July 11th and September 19th were images were voted Likes and Favs but NO ONE voted the Secretive Silent POTD on any of them.....Hence .....NO POTD on those two days. Carlo says that LIKES and FAVORITES are used as TIE BREAKERS in the event of a TIE on POTD VOTING. Then after the two TIE BREAKERS have been exhausted and there is still a TIE, then Most Recent Posted Wins POTD. NOTE: Slim chance to none that any of those ever occur anyway. I've discussed with him on more than one occasion to do away with the LIKES AND FAVORITES and only have POTD VOTING which several other members also agreed would work better.
I for one have Quit Voting LIKES and FAVORITES for some time now....I Only VOTE the SECRETIVE POTD and usually leave a comment on most images.
There is still and area to comment and communicate further down on the page which I still use quite often. But so FAR DOWN the page that I guess.....OUT of SIGHT, OUT of MIND for most members.
Drop by with a PIC now and then, I know you have some. Who knows you may even get a Secret POTD Vote...... I am allotted to give away ONE A DAY...LOL.
I can remember being excited about posting on this site mostly for the competition of it all. For one to win POTD you had to beat out 25 others and get 35 votes. To win POTD was an honor. Now, I couldn't care less and rarely post here anymore.
Did the voting system have its flaws? Sure. But at least there was participation and interaction among the members.
Gone are the Glory Days of this site. Sad but true.