How does the community feel about giving a rep bonus to the winners of the Weekly Featured Image thread?
I've waffled on this thought... In some ways, I think I like it because we're a visual community and, as such, your work is part of your real reputation. In other ways, I'm not entirely sure, because the site is a Q&A site and that isn't really a part of it.
The one thought that I had on that was actually to use badges instead. Not sure how easy it is to badge on the main site from a selection on the meta, but something like an "Artist" silver badge (with multiple support) would be a cool prize for sure and give you a little more permanence in terms of visible recognition after the week has passed.
It would be nice to somehow have continuing recognition of these images, without having to dig through all the old voting threads (which can still be voted on, so the highest-voted can change).
Can we create a page that simply shows all the featured images in a nice format in reverse chronological order, and link to it from the area to the right of the image?
I like the badge idea, but after a discussion with our developers, we've decided that we will not be creating this feature in the immediate future. It would involve some major changes that we're not ready to implement right now, but we will keep this in mind for any future changes made to the badge creation and awarding system.