On my recent thread about exchanging knowledge ( [log in for link]
) someone brought up the question -
"I don’t understand why folks post any pictures of fish. Unless there is really something unusual about it, why do it?"
It appears there are some strong opinions about fish pictures, so I'm starting a new thread.
I'll start it with my own opinions.
I've been involved in online business for well over 20 years, and we have a saying in this business: content is king.
Over the past decade+, pictures became the medium of choice (instagram), and then videos (youtube, tiktok).
You've heard the phrase- a picture is worth a thousand words. There's a lot of truth to it. The proliferation of the instagram culture has caused a generation to become even more visually oriented. Pictures are instant info without having to read anything.
I can confidently say that the membership of this forum skews male, and science tells us that men are more visually oriented than women.
So... I would say pictures are important to a forum like this, and I believe most members will want to see pictures.
For me personally, part of it is entertainment. I'm more likely to click on a thread that has a picture on it. Some might call it fish p*rn.
If I'm bored or looking for a brain-break, I love seeing fish pictures, and I would argue that its a lot better than the other kind of p*rn, which science has shown to be pretty destructive.
As far as I'm concerned, the more pictures on here, the better. They can be both educational and entertaining at the same time. Some pictures inspire me to get out and go fishing.
Now I know there are some strong opinions about not posting location backgrounds, dead fish, and stuff like that, and I hope some of you will share your opinions so we understand what everyone wants to see or not see.
And... here are 3 trout I caught in 3 different high alpine lakes in one outing a few days ago.