Chances are, the photo didn't meet our criteria (detailed on the submit page) or it may have been low quality or perhaps the thumbnail wasn't selected properly.
It's up to our readers to use whatever criteria they choose. We aren't going to dictate how you should vote. Some people may choose to vote based on how much they like the bicycle. Others might vote for the style of the person and the bicycle in the photo. You make the call.
Yes. You may vote to your heart's content. Each photo has a score, and the score will go up or down by an amount depending on the photo's prior score and depending on the photo you are voting against it.
Rate My Vélo highlights photos of people on bicycles. We accept self portraits and photos you take of other people on bicycles. At the end of the day, users are voting on photos of people on bicycles regardless of whether they are self portraits or not.
The photo of the day is selected based on the voting score for the past 5 days. The photo with the highest average daily rating for the past 5 days will be today's "photo of the day". However, a photo can only ever be "photo of the day" once.
The most popular photos are selected by the rankings for the past 5 days. The photos with the highest average daily ranking during the 5-day period will make it to the most popular photos page. However, a photo has to be active for at least 3 days before it can get to the most popular photos list.
We have generated gadgets that allow you to share our most popular photos on your own website by simply adding HTML to your website. Please visit our gadget gallery for instructions on how to incorporate our photos on your site.