On Latest Images you get a choice of viewing order. Newest, Oldest Front Page Images.
Please, please get rid or rename "Front Page Images". Too close to the awful process on another site, where unknown people, using unknown criteria sit in judgement on every picture which becomes competitive. I stopped my subscription there because of it.
Maybe allow photographers to select one image that they uploaded recently for the front page in any month. Then select from them. My only concern about random images is that can mean crap ones too, which will reflect badly on the site. This happend on NM where they just have recent images scrolling. As the number of serious phtographers using the site diminished sadly those images declined in quality and remained in your face longer Whatever system gets used there wiill be a conspiracy theorist out there convinced the whole site is out to bury their glorious work from site
My only concern about random images is that can mean crap ones too, which will reflect badly on the site. This happend on NM where they just have recent images scrolling.
i do agree there should be some sort of filter im not sure how it would work as on every site there is a deluded photographer or model who thinks they have good pictures ( i include myself in this ) as we all have different tastes maybe random isnt such a good idea.
Maybe a fornightly competition with members all being able to submit one photo and members being allowed to vote for photo of choice
That may become a clicky eurovision style farce if we get to vote
No more than the "mates vote" on the "FPI site" and at least all members can vote. From memory Madcow have/had a system : if one subnitted a photo then one was allowed to vote (apart from one's own) and the names of the people submitting photos wasn't revealed till the end.