Credits instead of Money!

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Since there has been so much discussion about prize money luring cheats onto this site, as well as those togs who show little imagination by posting dozens and dozens of shots of the same subject with only slightly different poses and angles, my suggestion would be to replace the weekly prize money with credits. This will serve to do several things to help improve the stature of Pixoto, and the togs who are members.

First, by offering credits as prizes, you attract photographers who are truly interested in getting their work seen and sold, which is advantageous to both Pixoto and the photographer.

Secondly, you all but get rid of the cheats who only join the site to post their stolen images to make a few buck, and in the process, bring down the good reputation of the site.

Lastly, it will improve the bottom line for Pixoto, if they don't have to shell out prize money, they can use some of those savings to help improve the quality of the site, like offering a larger piece of the pie on stock and art sales, thereby encouraging more togs to put their images up for sale.

Hoping Pixoto staff will give this some serious thought and subsequent action for 2015.
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John Larson

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Posted 6 years ago

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Thank you John for suggestion.
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Terry Gower

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I agree with you John.
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Thanks for the suggestion John. We have dramatically changed our market positioning away from weekly cash prizes in hopes that we can remove that as a motivating factor for people who signup. Your suggestion of giving credits to the top images is an excellent one and we will consider it. Thank you.
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Terry Gower

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I hope you implement it as I have suggested doing away with the cash prizes for months now to avoid the cheating that goes on.
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John Larson

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Thanks, Jason. I think this would be a huge step for Pixoto in helping you grow the site with competent and honest photographers looking for a home to show and sell their work.
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John Larson

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Another advantage of my suggestion for the winning weekly togs, as well as Pixoto, would be that credits could be issued immediately, just as if they were buying them, and Pixoto would no longer have to keep hearing and seeing posts on this community board of disgruntled togs asking "when am I going to get my money!"
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Charlie

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nice suggestion but it will slow the voting system.
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John Larson

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Receiving credits for winning a weekly category has nothing to do with the voting system.

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