Can you tell me when voting stops and awards are decided ?

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Last night 1 o clock i checked and had 3 images in the top ten for wildlife, this morning i checked again and there were still 2 in the top ten and one just outside, slowly they dropped during the day, partly my fault i did not boost them.

I have just found out that in the daily awards i got "0" in the top ten and one wasnt even in the top 5% so the placings were decided very late in the day.!

Very disapointing when several other times the awards were based on much earlier in the days placings, There seems to be no rhym or reason to the method used !

How, when or why is the end decided ?
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In general yesterday's awards are assigned at 3pm today. We need this time to get enough votes into all of the images. (note that today we assigned awards very late because the automated assignment failed. however in general the more time we allow the more accurate the voting becomes so we don't view this as a problem - but do understand that it can be frustrating)

Pixoto is unique in that we start rating photos as soon as they are uploaded and it but it takes at least 12 hours for us to get a good understanding of where those images should be in the leaderboard. For an image that comes in at 11:59 pm we need those 15 hours during the next day to get all of the leading images up to around 50 votes.

I hope this helps.
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I asked this question Ralph when one of my images missed out on the monthly award because the system allows time for voting on "later" submissions.
heres the answer in basic terms from pixoto

if you submit an image at 00:01am GMT on the first day of the month then expect to see the following:

daily ranked positionings after 36 hours of voting
weekly ranked positionings after 10 days voting
monthly ranked positionings after 6 weeks of voting

I did suggest to pixoto that this info needs to be displayed somewhere because to me a monthly/weekly/daily competition is just that. you wouldnt expect your vote to count in the election if you turned up at the polling station 6 hours late would you so why should other images suffer because some players submit later (yes i know we all live in different time zones before anyone shoots me)
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It is a little unfair some of us have to go through 36 hours of voting and some dont !

As for missing out on awards, Last October i held 1st place in wildlife for over 3 weeks, the day they stopped voting mine mysteriously dropped to 8th then back up to 4th, the place i was awarded, then it went back to 1st for a while,

Funny thing is none of the 3 that "beat" me were even in the top 10 for the year, i still got 4th for that too ?

I know the award for first is nothing much really but its a lot when you dont get it like that.

Still whats done is done i suppose !,
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I just don't get it. I had a p[icture that yesterday went up to 702 top 1% and stopped at around 65 Duels and offered me to boost it. its has since gone down to 680 after being boosted three lots of 5. What's going on? Why didn't it reach 100. Why no award at all? at one time it was the top image in it's category.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Any help towards my understanding of the way pixoto works here would be helpful. Should I not have added boosts and left well alone?
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In Fact this image is top in its sub category for yesterday and this week even at 682
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Graham - it hadn't gotten an award yet because the daily awards had not been assigned. Keep in mind we only assign awards for category.

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