There is nothing in the title of this Forum sub-section to suggest that nobody is allowed to voice an opinion about the merits or demerits of a posted photograph.
One would imagine that such a heading invites debate, particularly debate regarding "technical and aesthetic issues". Which would seem to be the case in this particular thread.
Rather than imagine, we can just look at what's typically posted in this discussion forum. I would say the vast majority of "New Topics" started in this forum are simply someone wanting to share a photo they've made (aka
advertise their photography). I would say the vast majority of posts to those threads are simply people acknowledging and admiring the photo. (Most posts in this forum aren't
questions about "technical and aesthetic issues".)
I think there have been half-a-dozen occasions over the last few months when someone's expectations have been upset because a photo was criticised rather than admired (or ignored).
Is there a reason not to have a place where user photos are submitted for admiration (as-well-as a place where user photos are submitted for critique?) If not then let's have the title and description changed to match how this forum is actually being used.