Quoting Island Dog, reply 9Ratings...personal pages....etc. It's all a dead horse that has been beaten hundreds of times.
And it will continue to get beaten, with all the ego-sticks around here.
Interesting read in the news today --"Creative types are full of themselves, study confirms" http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/21/7114042-creative-types-are-full-of-themselves-study-confirms
On perusal of the article, here are a few interesting quotes: "While the creative personality has many appealing traits -- being curious, broad-minded, and open to new experiences -- it has a few unappealing ones, like less modesty and more arrogance, ...
But scoring low on honesty-humility characteristics can actually be quite helpful to folks in creative fields. "You're going to have critics and detractors and people who discourage you from pursuing your creative vision,"...the farther people get in a creative field, the louder the criticism gets, so it takes some self-assurance to stick with it and take creative risks.
So the threads on work going to personal pages will continue, and the dead horse will continue to be beat--it's just the nature of "art" (sorry mods--your job is thankless and repetitive; I DO appreciate you, though).
There is a caveat in the article for those of us who upload here, though:
On the flip side, though, creative pursuits often require teachers and mentors to nurture your talents and connect you to people who can get your work out to the public. "So the truly arrogant will have a harder time cultivating the relationships and networks needed to get 'plugged in' to a creative community,"
Just an FYI--I stopped being concerned about what goes to my personal page when I was offered a mod position at a different site and had my eyes opened about just how petty crazy this dead horse is. Having someone approve or disapprove of my picture is NOT the same thing as someone approving or disapproving of me as a person, and even if it did, am I not old enough to not NEED the approval of others to feel good about myself?