First of all, I'd just like to say how awesome it is that so many people are contributing wallpapers and sharing their content. Community is definitely the word.
There are certainly a few users whose work I follow with interest!
I wonder if this really is the right place to ask, (and by all means tell me if it isn't!) but I am starting to wonder about the number of wallpapers included in the distro by default.
By reckoning, as of 15.10, there are:
9 which are presumably default MATE wallpapers,
11 nature-based wallpapers, by various creators,
10 stunning photography-based wallpapers, all by David Chadderton,
Circle of Mates, by Ivan Pejić,
4 Ubuntu MATE... wallpapers (including the default,) and the variants thereof, by Goce Mitevski,
Keep Calm, by Tim Apple,
The 2 MATE Stripes... wallpapers, by Adam Erdman,
Ubuntu MATE Neon, by quidsup (quidsup!!),
The 2 XV-X... Moon wallpapers, by Ghost sixtyseven,
The Ubuntu MATE green origami wallpapers, by Rohith Madhavan,
Would it not be an idea to hold some kind of community audit now and then?
Whilst I'm a fan of David's work, 10 wallpapers does seem (in my opinion at least) a tad excessive. Equally, there seem to be a number of generic wallpapers with the Circle of MATEs and so on; whilst I could justify 1, or 2, I'm not sure about the current number.
Of course, this last paragraph was just my own personal opinion, which I doubt will be shared by many, but idea (in principle) of auditing or consulting the community on the default wallpapers would be a good idea.
Let me know your thoughts!
Nathan Stanley Russell