If this situation continues, and you do nothing to change it, I will leave the site.
Today, our usual polluter just posted 50 pictures of flowers, out of 72... look for the error.
I’m sick of it.
I have already warned about this by requesting a daily submission limit without success.
Today, I am again facing the problem, which is becoming unbearable.
Do something or it will end badly.
These are not acceptable solutions, those are Cosmetic changes!
I, and others, have made frequently so many constructive suggestions and proposals
about limiting submissions to maximum 5 - 10 images per day and
category, since over three Years (3) now, whith no result, its always "Under Consideration" i gave up.
2016, last year 2018 and this Year 2019 i haven`t entered any images and
If Pixoto does not fix some key issues im not willing to show any images next year 2020 either.
Over Years nothing happens, it lacks on willingness to make those nessesary changes!
Pixoto will reach the point of loosing more of the good photographers, its a great pity !
If it is the user's images dueling against themselves, this can be prevented until after weekly awards.
If it is that it biases award distribution, this can be prevented to base awards on a max number of images per photographer for the category. For instance if we based max on 5. If 19 photographers each submitted 5 images, end 1 submitted 25, then awards can be limited to be based on 20*5 = 80 images.
These changes are not cosmetic and the system would behave as if they never submitted the images provided the quality of the users images is not significantly better than everyone else in the category. Based on the users account that has been referred to, this has not been the case.
BUT, we could even go as far as limiting the number awards a photographer can win in a particular category/time period if there is a fear of this.
For instance, if you submit 25 images to a daily category and your images are the top 25, you can only win a max of 5 awards, so the person in the #6 spot would get 6th place. This is not cosmetic and in this case the overall system would behave in the end the same as if the user had only submitted 5 images.
However, these restrictions would not impact the monthly and yearly awards, so if a user submitted 25 images on the same day, they would behave as normal after weekly awards have finished.
These changes could be done faster that rewriting the submission system which is more involved due to the numerous ways of currently submitting an image (web,mobile,app)
Additionally, if everyone can communicate to me any other concerns, we can address those as well.
I want everyone to understand we are working very hard on the site right now and we have released massive changes behind the scenes that are going to allow very fast improvements in the future as well as a much more stable platform.
As always, your feedback is very much appreciated.
I have reviewed this matter and I do find it annoying to see a users own images voting against each other out of the gate. You can expect to see this release within the next week.
Renos, Raphael, Dennis, and everybody else, I think you got it. There’s no point in wasting time on this site.
Scott, I thought I could trust you, and I think I made a mistake.
For the short story, I advise you to study the category flowers, for a week now and to look at the behaviour of this person who submits more than half of the images alone, day after day... it is distressing.