Ban water lily shots.

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It may be time, once again to ban water lily photos from competition. In the last contest "Colors: Purple 110 out of 650 images were water lilies. There were many other very good and creative images that were passed over as a result.
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Gale Perry

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Thank you for suggestion Gale. In contest old images can be entered, so even if we do ban them from further submissions, already published ones can be entered in contests.

I hope this helps.
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Gale Perry

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There was a ban maybe a year or year and a half ago for all water lily shots. There were way too many being submitted and entered into challenges. They were just over used and way too many in number. No one seemed to object. They slowly started being submitted again and once more are out of control. We are just tired of seeing them. I would also ban red apple still life's as they have become way over used as well. Thank you!
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There was a time when due to the amount of water lily shots being entered that they were not allowed. I believe it was in the last year or year and a half. When 110 are submitted this is not fair or equitable. The majority were submitted by the same person. Having that much repetition is unfair for all. Perhaps there should be a maximum submissive amount allowed per person per challenge. 110 submissions of any type of the same image or different images skews the purpose of a fair competition.
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And I had submitted the balance 2 water lilies out of 110! But I agree with Gale..

Not too sure whether we can ban them from entering into challenges or not. But can we avoid too many submissions from the same person on the same subject? This would definitely make this a better place!

Such avalanche of same subject over and over on a daily basis is ruining both the leader board and the challenges.. Can we bring back the ban for a while?
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I would add red apples to the ban as well.
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Anoop Namboothiri

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I can think so many!! :-)
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Gale Perry

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Yes!

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