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A few examples of the many threads with complaints and or unanswered questions:
The team behind Pixoto (according to what they say https://www.pixoto.com/about):
Jason Kiefer, CEO & Founder
Justin Kiefer, Co-Founder
Scott Murphy, CTO & Co-Founder, Java guru
Confirmed by e.g. https://pitchbook.com/profiles/compan... and other Google-search hits.
However Jason Kiefer didn't show interest or responded to any questions for the last few years (neither questions from members/customers, nor questions from great community moderator Jasenka were followed up).
His linked-in profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbkie...) shows focus on complete different activities (and by googlin' around your can find even more).
Also Justin Kiefer is no longer part of the Pixoto team. According to his linked-in profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinkifer/) he quit Pixoto by the end of 2017
And finally Scott Murphy, is CTO but stated in this community thread http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to... :
"For clarification, I have not been involved in Pixoto for almost 2 years."
From the same thread we learn that Scott wants to be back involved, but (although he's CTO) somehow he had to reach out to the current management and came to an agreement to take over controlling interest of the company.
So who is the current management Scott refers to?
According the Pixoto site itself but also https://datafox.com/pixoto-inc :
Jason Kiefer and Scott Murphy...
Active members (members posting at least 1 picture in that year) since the start of Pixoto
2011 6.978 (site started in 2011)
2018 10.455 (as per today)
So Pixoto is almost back at their starting point and still members/customers are leaving each month.
About the future of Pixoto:
Despite questions, remarks and doubts about the future of Pixoto (the impression Pixoto ended up in a dead-end-street and will die)
Scott Murphy claims in this thread http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...:
"No, it's not a dead end street. We are transitioning platforms and unfortunately it takes a bit of work. "
Besides the repeated remark that it's not a dead-end-street I cannot understand
why Scott about a month ago claims "We are transitioning platforms" and in the other tread http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to... indicated (a day ago) "I have been on the road this past month" which doesn really sound like "transitioning platforms".
It's just confusing.
In this thread http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
Scott Murphy promised 28 days ago, "a roadmap with a timeline is definitely doable. In the following month, I will start exposing the release schedule as well as released changes."
There are 2 weeks to go in August... will Pixoto this time make their promise come trough?
Scott, Jason, I hope you get the message !!!
Don't become defensive again and try at least to understand why several community members are concerned and provide the constructive feedback.
Please become fully transparant about actual situation. Good news or bad news I don't mind (although I hope for good news) as long as it's honest and 100% transparent,
both about company situation and current team(size) that drives pixoto and the future development of Pixoto.
Please don't fool around any more with the Pixoto community!
And as said by other Pixoto community members as well: do a much better job of listening to and communicating with your customers.
When promises aren't met let people why know before it blows up into an issue.
Hope to hear from you.
ps. Last few years all competing photo-sites came with frequent updates, releases, improvements, news, member-interaction etc.etc., but nothing from Pixoto,