revert >> I just didn't see any need for so much navigation on those content pages...
At some point at school we did tree structure diagram thingies to describe what goes on in a program, and I have found that thinking that way about web pages works too. I see a site as consisting of two types of pages, navigation pages and content pages, where navigation pages are like the "branches" of those tree structures (or like the directories/folders on a computer, or your thumbnail pages, or your forum subject list...) and the content pages are "leaves" (files in computers, your image and discussion pages).
The two types of pages have different "needs". A content page with lots of text (like this discussion page) needs to be easy to read (so that people will want to stick around long enough to read all of it). A content page like those picture pages needs to be fast (because visitors are going to look at very many, very similar pages). It also needs to not have too much fluff at the top, but also to have *necessary*, minimal navigation at the top (because scrolling sucks, unless it's scrolling to view a *good* large picture).
(on my own homepage I have made the navigation pages blue and the content pages grey)
The voting buttons are nice and small, and plain prev/next buttons would also be useful (e.g. one might not want to vote at all about some pictures, e.g. I have no opinions, good or bad, about most celebrity pictures, or sports pictures, or ...) Maybe such links could be "buttons" in the same "series" as the little stars?
*All* pages need to have home links that lead to the homepage of the site and/or sub-site. In this case maybe there should be "home" as in home to [www.plus613.com
] as well as "up" as in "home to the gallery page that has this picture on it". Also, all pages should have a little something that marks the end of the page (if you used Netscape in the 90's you understand why... that particular browser may not be the latest and greatest now, but the need for a feeling of "completeness" will probably always exist). The "post your own comment" line could be such an end. A feedback email address on each page is also a good idea... (but these are just my opinions about what is good web design)
(and now I've made yet another looooooooong post, sorry Dub_Kingdom!) :-)