RANT - I'm a newbee to Flickr so the process is all a bit weird to me but as Explore is not something I ever look up I was surprised to find out through an invitation that one of my images has hit explore - I have no idea of its ranking & to be frank having now seen some of the Explore images I couldn't give a rat's whatsit. As a plaudit it seems utterly valueless. What is surprising is how the number of views has shot up & OK I'm also getting more "favs", but I note some of these people have near half a million images in their favourites ( I mean ... WTF??) I know for my part I'm compiling & selecting my favourite images based on images I personally rate & enjoy looking at (for whatever reason). Rant over until the next one.