Multiple user accounts

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I am new to pixoto, but I am wondering if there are people cheating by using multiple user accounts (+ editing of metadata), by chance I found a bunch of highly similar pictures posted by 3 different users, these pics are all highly rated. After checking the accounts of these three suspicious users, I found their uploaded pics following a quite similar pattern.

Could you please check this?

http://www.pixoto.com/ronnel.masangka...

http://www.pixoto.com/charlie777/recent

http://www.pixoto.com/seanmarklovie/r...





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Sherry Andreason

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Hello Frederik we will definitely check in to it and I thank you for your report and for trying to help us make Pixoto an awesome and fair photographic community :)
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Hi Sherry - my guess is that these are a few of the photographers in question...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

It is a photography club as far as I know - I think Edson Reyes is also part of the club - you can check with him, Lady Gogou Reyes and with Charliemagne - all active participants on this forum.

Now that waterlily/lotus season is ending, bridges and buildings are fair game again.
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Okay, that is convincing.
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gaiafrique

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Frederik, there was a thread posted a month or two back which made a lot of us chuckle - because it posted the photo and allowed us to understand why there might be
a) a LOT of photos of waterlilies / lotuses as well as a particular tree with red flowers and,
b) lots of photos by different photographers which appeared to be of the same waterlily...

I remembered that the photo was one of Lady Gogou's - so just had to find it.

Please continue to post concerns though - and to highlight any suspicious submissions - I for one (and I know there are many others) am keen to "level" the playing fields so that all submissions might be given equal chances.
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Haha, yes, I remember that as I have that picture in my favourites. I even recreated it using my son's action man figures, but unfortunately it flopped as a competitive image on Pixoto. Perhaps the satire was lost on some..! :-)
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gaiafrique, thank you so much for sharing that information, now that i think about it we used to do photography field trips too in college and everyone had very similar images as a result.
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This is what we called the bonds of friends hahaha. But let us know if a club is prohibited in pixoto. thanks
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This is what we called the bonds of friends hahaha. But let us know if a club is prohibited in pixoto. thanks
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Sherry Andreason

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Of course Charliemagne, as long as they are all different users I don't see how it could be a violation
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Michael Ripley

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As long as those different users don't then vote for each other's photos!! :-p

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