In the name of not hijacking MiN any further, I'd like for the discussion of an alternative thread to move here. Please, join in. This isn't to debate the merits of the the MiN guidelines. Shun, it sounds like you agree to the idea of an alternative weekly thread for nature images that don't qualify for MiN. I think it's a good idea. I also think that MiN will benefit from a companion thread. There is always a desire to encourage participation in any forum. So, bring some ideas to the table here. Keep the discussion healthy and positive. There was a suggestion of having said thread near or on the weekend. What does everyone think of that? Do you want to limit the number of posts per week? How many? What do you want to call it? Ot do you want it to have a name at all? Who's gonna start it? In an earlier post from MiN I suggested that someone take ownership to get things established. Does it need to be weekly? Do you want the thread to be another no words offering, or would you like some discussion? Seems like there's a lot less discussion that there used to be overall.