Note: creating this thread is my initiative. I was not asked to by SIM or a moderator. No information has been issued by the site management as to the future of the photo gallery, including as to whether special Gallery Moderators will be appointed or not. I am concerned about the state of the Internet's largest collection of zoo photos. The visual information contained in the photos themselves, not to mention the factual information contributed via thousands of comments, is of great value to us with interest in zoos and ex-situ conservation. We have been through this time and time again. There are just too many blurred photos; just too many duplicates (from the same user from same or multiple visits) and too many broken thumbnails or photos that will not load. Blurred or duplicate photos can be blamed on the respective user (they won't upload on their own) while broken thumbnails or photos are usually the result of bad connection and/or the computer. Advice to those who have just uploaded to some gallery is to look at it once you have uploaded everything. Refresh/reload the page once or twice and scroll down as I do. That way you can know if your photos have been uploaded successfully and if not, do something about it. But what to do if there is a broken thumbnail/photo? If it is your own photo: Click on the blue 'Edit' button under the photo's EXIF data (resolution, aperture, etc) then you will be taken to an edit section for the respective image. Under the thumbnail are four options: Rotate CCW, Rotate CW, Flip Vertical, Flop Horizontal and finally Rebuild Thumbnail. Click on that and the thumbnail will be rebuilt. It is usually a thumbnail issue. The photo itself usually works and then it is just rebuilding the thumbnail with mouse clicks. But if the photo will not load, you cannot fix it yourself, so click on 'Report Post' in the information box below the photo to report it to the administrator/moderators. They will look into it to try to fix it, or delete it if nessessary. If it is NOT your photo: The only option, apart from letting the owner know via a comment or a message, is to do the same, use 'Report Post'. I have done that for every single photo and thumbnail that I have noticed is not loading in the past few months, so that the site management be aware of it. With 80.000 photos, it is impossible for them to browse all the galleries. If we all start doing it, we can have the gallery cleaned up in no time. The aim with this thread was to ask all those who might be interested in becoming Gallery Moderators to let themselves be known here, even if the site management has not released any information as to if appointing moderators will be one of the means used to improve the gallery. My idea is that, in the event that they would, they would know who would be interested from the beginning. We should avoid nominating others, only ourselves, and only if we are truly interested and able to do the job. The reason is that, regardless of how qualified a fellow user may be (I have several qualified in mind myself) they might not be interested or have no time to do the job. Pressuring them to take on the job will not make it any easier. I think we should keep the following in mind as three basic requirements for a Gallery Moderator: A) At least 20 years old. B) Having visited at least 50 zoos, ideally abroad as well as in his/her own country. C) Be having at least one year of experience with photography. Any comments, suggestions or whatever you'd like to say is welcome.