This is just my .02 cents on the subject, but I've been a bit skeptical about the "Rule 10" since I read the rules a while back (before I became a Lifer), and then saw it in action a few times.
In posts that I've initiated, the Rule 10 thing wasn't really adhered to, but, the people that gave me good advice (you know who you guys are!
, also posted up pics demonstrating how they went about defeating some of the problems I was running into. There was actually a reason for the "Rule 10" and I very much appreciated it.
Now, for the post referenced as an example. I don't see a cut and dried reason for the Rule usage there... Should the poster have put up an image of a Model wearing beachware on the beach? Should they have posted some random image that has no bearing on the post at all?
It's all up to how you interpret it I guess, but if there isn't sharp criticism, or a "you did it wrong, I'd have done it this way" type of statement, why post up a "Rule 10" photo? I've seen more than once when a Rule 10 photo was posted by an expert after dispensing some excellent advice, and then all of a sudden, that thread gets hijacked into questions and praise to the Rule 10 poster instead of the OP.
Thoughts? I'd love to hear what other folks think about this subject... I'm about 95% lurker and 5% poster, and there have been times when I wondered about whether a Rule 10 image should have been posted...