Aklady, For what it's worth, when you click on a front page image it appears as if it is the main picture on that person's profile but it's not really. You can prove this by looking at other images in that person's profile then clicking on 'back to profile' top left. It then reverts to the normal main picture on that person's profile.
Just to clarify, any image on a profile may appear in the front page gallery here, not just that person's main image.
I think it's still not a true FPI as 'other sites' use the term...
we don't have Front Page Images we have a randomly refreshed rotating Home Page Gallery
some recent worksafe Premium Members' images go on our Home Page Gallery
other recent Premium Members images can be seen by clicking on View More Images
The problem with 'Front Page Images' here is that they're just the profile pix of the person(s) featured, not necessarily their best or most recent uploads... as discussed elsewhere today, this makes the PS Portal page very staid and uninteresting. Unlike the 'other place' which is more dynamic as a result of there being three separate image sections (FPIs, Popular Images, Recent Images) which are updated constantly... even the FPI section there - the slowest - is updated hourly.
FPI... HPG...same thing... it's still a little cumbersome compared to the way other sites manage their intro/home pages...
'Random refresh' means you're not necessarily showcasing the artists' best works, surely?
Posts elsewhere are moaning that there's no traffic on this site compared to the Other Place.
Well I'm getting sufficient traffic on here, whereas mostly all I see on S&M (aka smoke & mirrors) is pretty much the same people posting exactly the same drivel in the forums as they posted two or three years back on here ... and two or three years before that on Web-Models ..... and two or three years before that on Net-Model ....... plus the sort of "I Want To Be Paid" clueless newbies that we saw on here two or three years ago and on W-M before that and N-M before that.
What I'd like to see is the UK-centric sites returning to the way things were in the middle third of the last decade before they attracted the masses who had just been given unlimited t'internet access and before TwitFace gained the ascendancy. Wouldn't it be great if we could turn back the clock to that period where just about everybody seemed to know everybody else as we were all fishing together in quite a small pond and occasionally socialising at smallish friendly pub meets, and where most people seemed to be reasonably serious about modelling and photography rather than just seeking faux friends, baubles and gold stars?
Of course it will never be like that again, as the genie is well and truly out of the bottle, but one can dream.
Right, back to the banality of shooting boring product images to put food on the table.