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Old 09-14-2015, 01:30 PM   #7
KevinM
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IMHO, none of these internet "contests" are true popularity contests. They are contests to see who is the best self-promoter. I pay virtually no attention to them.

There was a time when RP.net was a pretty good daily "contest" to see who could come up with the most interesting images, but that kinda died when folks figured out that they could promote their way to To24 by linking to other websites, or to popular Facebook pages. Views are no longer a good measure of image impact here.

Many contributors will link a special shot now and then to promote a museum, an event, or some struggling tourist operation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Those outfits need our support. On the other hand, linking every shot that one posts, in order to beat everyone else to To24 really says something about the person.
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