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Why do I always see this picture and others in the "more like this" section whenever there aren't any pictures that are actually like the one I'm viewing?

Omg I'm wondering the same thing. It's like that video in your recommended list on YouTube that just never goes away.

I have noticed though that the URLs classify these posts as "nodes" rather than images. Maybe that could give us a clue. Until either of us finds out more about it though, it will still remain a mystery.

We might need sherlock for this one.

Eureka! I think I may have discovered why these exist!

If you click on the upload button and click on "Journal entry" it will open up a subpage of Iwara labeled ecchi.iwara.tv/node/add/journal and by clicking on "More information about text formats" on that page, it says about adding images in journal entries, "The [img] tag allows you to display an image in your post. You need to specify a URL to the image, so it needs to be accessible somewhere on the internet." It also says, "If you enclose a URL in an [img] tag, then it will be replaced with code to display the image. For example A good screenshot: will show you the screenshot (if it exists)."

I also noticed that all the nodes were dated from February 28, 2014 to March 10, 2014, so I clicked on the search button (the magnifying glass next to the messages and upload buttons) and filtered the search by the earliest dates possible which was February 2014, and I discovered that this was the first ever journal entry or "node" to be published to the site.

So then why do they show up in a lot of images viewed? Well, I also noticed that only the most recent images get the nodes, but then, as they settle into Iwara's servers, these nodes are soon replaced with actual related content.

Simply put, the images you see are the first ever journal entries ever put onto the site being used as placeholder related content until the site automatically retrieves other related images and puts replaces the entries with the actual related images instead.

Woah.