I do like to share pictures. I like to see them as well.
The point is, we diverge in how important they are to the experience of the forum.
"Pics or it didn't happen" would be the last motto I would ascribe to the success of a forum.
Are pics a component of a forum- yes, in certain circumstances. But, photos are not the all to end all.
So you like to share pictures, and you like to see them as well. IMO, you are like about 99% of the forum.
Not sure why you are defending those that pontificate but post no pics crowd? You are not one of them.
But in the end, like I said before, it will not change anything. It has become crystal clear to me tonight why some will never, ever post pictures. I suspected it before but the irrational defense speaks for itself.
Honestly it's just crazy in this digital day and age that we are even having this discussion. Heck, most of us are taking 1,000 times more pics than we ever did in the past. A gazillion pics are being posted every day, and somehow pics of an aquarium are hush, hush and need to be guarded?
This is such complete nonsense I don't even know where to begin. I'm an older guy. I've been around the block a few times. And IMO, there are very few hidden mysteries in life. Usually things are exactly as they appear. And when folks don't post pics, it's really not that complicated..... the most likely obvious reason is likely the correct one.
And here is the thing. It doesn't matter if the pics are good or bad or indifferent. Bad pics help as much or more than good ones. The idea is that you are part of the community and sharing.