note: I started this as a reply to the OP of this thread http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1159079#post1159079 , but as I was typing I realized my response was getting extremely long so I didn't want to hijack the OP's thread and decided to create a new thread: I feel your frustration with the exponentially larger view numbers compared to replies. (to gallery posts in particular) I too experience this when I post photos in the gallery. Some of my photos I feel are fairly good, but I get the feeling that they are really boring when I get 50 views and not one single comment. But then I think "how many times have I gone through and looked at a thread in the gallery just because I felt like viewing some photos but didn't really feel like stopping to leave comments at every thread?" I know I've done that a lot. Even with photos I think look pretty good. Sometimes, they're just good photos, but maybe they're not spectacular, so people are like, "yea, that's a good photo, not much to improve on, so I don't need to critique, but also, it's nothing that moves me to comment" That's just how I feel at times so I'm assuming it's what other people are doing too. I try not to let it bother me although at times it does, because I just want feedback! Even negative feedback, so I can learn from my mistakes and improve! If you look at almost any thread in the gallery though, you will see that most have roughly at least a 10:1 ratio of views to replies, so I think it's just the way it goes. Anyway, just curious to see what other people's thoughts are on this because I know I've seen other people get frustrated with it and I'm wondering if there are other reasons...why the large views but extremely low responses to specific threads?