I do not see adding pictures to A.net as a competition. I like to share my pictures with other people, and do not consider myself a better photographer when a shots gets, for example, 1000 hits.
When I make a comment, it is always about something special in a slide that I notice when I look at them for the first time. I think it is a great way to add atmosphere and information that would go unnoticed when just looking at the thumbnail. Most of the time my comments reflect what I think of the picture.
I really don't see what is wrong with sharing that when I upload them.
I certainly do not add comments for higher hit rates, because there is very little that you can do about them. (Upload time and number of other uploads for example have a far greater influence, as well as plugging them in the forums
I think the picture quality determines the number of hits, for example when I see a crappy picture with a really nice comment I do not open it, and I will open it the other way round.
I will continue to add my comments, just let me know when I go over the top, OK?
Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater