Whoa there! Our voters definitely don’t agree with you on that vote.

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ITS A NO CORRECT MODE TO PILOT THE WINNER - PIXOTO IT'S GOOD ONLY IF NOT PILOT THE WINNERS! BAT IN THIS MODE ITS NO CORRECT !
I LOOK SAME TIMES WHEN I MAKE MY FREE CHOISE VOTE TO THIS:
Whoa there! Our voters definitely don’t agree with you on that vote.
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Hello Felice, you have just encountered a new voter quality check that we have put in place. The two images that you voted on have a very large difference in score and if the system is working as designed then it should be very obvious which one is better. The votes on these images don't count they just are there to check the overall quality of votes being received by individual members. If you get it again and you don't agree that the images are of vastly different quality please take a screen shot and post it here.

The way the system works is that you still are allowed to vote on the false pair, the warning comes up, and then you click OK and can continue voting.
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That is not the way the system works at all, you are not allowed to vote on the false pair and the stupid message keeps coming up every few images, if you vote on your so called quality control images 3 times you get suspended, if you skip a so called quality control set you still get the same stupid message.
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I'm out from vote one day! 24 h it's to mooch for have choose whot me like! sorry bat better acept only up to 18mp and no stop only the vote..
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I received the message over the weekend when I clicked on skip. The oops not the suspend.
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Whoa not oops
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I wanted to vote on the blue one because it's a bit different to the *usual* images - I disagree that they are *vastly* different in quality
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I've had that picture come up to and wanted to vote on the same as you, it's not quality control it's a stupid waste of time.
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These two images are definitely NOT vastly different and I don't see how there can possibly be an issue with voting for the blue one. Since Pixoto released an update today, I wonder if this "quality check" has been altered somehow. I know the images I got busted for voting for were photos I would choose again.
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Ugh!! I would have voted on the one on the right also--it is different, has a peaceful quality that is appealing. So annoying!
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Becky McGuire

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The point is, you should be able to vote for the one you like.
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Marilena Vaccarini

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I prefer the right one too, the left one is so artificial
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The point has nothing to do with which one you feel is better, the point is that your preference is profoundly counter to common opinion making you an anomaly and putting into question your ability to constructively assess image quality. Pixoto has to weed out anomaly voters for two reasons. Firstly, they are most often the cause of careless or malicious voting that needs to be identified. Secondly, the point of pixoto is to identify a consensus of opinion regarding high quality images. If your opinion is consistently counter to common opinion on image quality than it provides no value in helping to build the consensus since your view of a quality image is different from the majority population.
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Apparently I'm not allowed to like modern architecture either!!!! :-(
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Hi, I have asked for clarification about this and we will get back to you.
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Woodstock

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Thank you - here are two more

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Woodstock

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both came under *people* - I tried to vote for the girl in the amusement ride and the people in the carriage
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I also voted on the amusement park photo and got the same message, yet mine was paired up with a different photo, one of an over made up girl, a photo I found cheesy and overdone.
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Dawn how can you vote on that hahahaha
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Kees van Es

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Dont worry i m also banned , they have to learn by pixoto that we are not robots i can make my one decision on picks!!!!!
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I'd have voted for the amusement arcade girl, the other is just not a shot I rate
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Terry I would have voted for the amusement arcade girl as well. The Native American headset images are personally offensive to me on multiple counts. I either skip or vote them down every single time simply on subject matter.
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These images are offensive to me, also, as a Native American! I do NOT like them!
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Yea - I'm with Ron and Dawn on the American Indian headdress. Very offensive. However, I skip them. Clearly, you are to vote on composition, lighting, clarity, and overall quality, which is how I vote. If I find the best quality photo offensive, I skip - which happens a lot on water lilies, water drops, nude children (not infants), native headdresses that don't belong on certain models, cock fighting, dog fighting, completely artificially designed scenes that are not in the digital category but are allowed anyway, and any time that I recognize the tog.
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And now I have been "suspended for one hour because of voting patterns"--REALLY?? I vote-I look at the two pictures, I make a choice! I teach photography for goodness sake, and have literally "judged" thousands of images! But now am suspended for making a choice that doesn't 'agree' with the algorithm???

Oh boy...
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I think they need to reassess their algorithms ;-)
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Karen, welcome to the club :-)

This is so very, very frustrating. I think something must be terribly wrong with today's update. This just can't be right, what's been happening this afternoon.
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This thing is ridiculous and really needs to be changed. One of the photos that I received the message on was one where there was a very unoriginal photos (water drops with little floral reflections in them. We've all seen that and it was clearly not as original nor as creative as the pic I chose.
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Yes I got suspended as well. It is ridiculous. I was really enjoying pixoto and recommending to my friends. Maybe time to look elsewhere.
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Hello Debra, I'm sorry about this. If you please post link to your profile we will reinstate your voting privileges.
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Marilena Vaccarini

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I got suspended too for the same reason. It sux
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Lenore

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Here is the link to that Amish couple in the wagon:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I think it's a terrific photo and I would have voted for it too (I actually think I did, yesterday) and it has won 47 duels (as of now) so that's not shabby at all. Why on earth would Pixoto penalize someone for choosing this photograph???
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I raised the subect of voting being the beating heart of Pixoto on another thread - specifically on image categorization but the principle is exactly the same

If you believe duelling is the correct way to establish an image's quality - let it be (applies to quality, categorisation, pretty much everything) - irregular voting patterns can be monitored (fixing) by accounts and voting to check for bias.

You don't need intrusive policing - Whoops! messages, voting suspensions or image reporting to make that work - it just creates bad feeling, especially when the staff have the time to deal with reported violations very quickly but NEVER answer any e-mail asking for clarifications

Jesenka/the forum I exclude from any implied frustration as I have found them to be very helpful
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I agree with this regarding feedback. I have had pictures switched from one category to another although it appeared to me they could go into either category. I have asked to clarification and never had a response. At one point, I appealed the decision to someone else on the staff who agreed with my initial classification and I was told it would be reinstated. It never was although it was not rejected when submitted a second time.

And I believe the Whoa There is an insult to those who may see things a little differently than the majority.
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I also had a pic switched, it was a b&w of water drops on a leaf and it was sent into the category "abstract"! I didn't know that rain is abstract
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Hid. My problems seem to be in the artistic objects category. The rules state that it includes "Natural objects modified from their natural form can also be placed here." I use photoshop a lot and change flowers and other objects into digital works. They are never in their "natural form" when I post them but every now and then, they get bounced to flowers and no one will clarify why.
There are a lot of things I don't understand about how Pixoto works, like why 20 of the top 25 flowers are almost the same flower in different colors with water drops.

Thank goodness they are going to get rid of this suspension rule. I did not even know that three strikes and you are out was in play and I had two warnings just this morning.
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Thank you all for your thoughts. Based on your feedback we have decided to do away with the warning message and make sure the choice between false pair images is much more clear.

We will have this fix in place in the next 24 hours. In the meantime if your voting gets suspended please post a link to your profile here and we will reinstate your voting privileges.
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Please keep continue refining your voter quality check. That's a good system.
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Felice Bellini

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I no think it. It's a mode for sale votes... bat not for find the best image..
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In fact, there are several people whom vote blindly. They just collect points. This bad voters should be detected by voter quality check system.
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Yes - and there are several people who submit the same image time and time again and have multiple accounts - I would rather Pixoto figures out an algorithm of how to stop that happening rather than fixate on the voting issue.....
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Harnanto You are NOT connected whit the reality. I don't Know your photos job bat A NORMAL person it's INDIPENDENT in the CHOISE: normally for FREE PERSON..........
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does this mean you are also going to stop suspending people from voting?
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Felice Bellini

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also if I push OK in the bottom at the first "error" (if I vote different at whot wont Pixoto) I have a STOP to vote for a lot of H now I'm stop again!!!!!! I'm very deluded
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In order to keep the voting on Pixoto as fair as possible your account has been flagged for review. We regret that while the review process takes place your ImageDuel privileges have been temporarily revoked. Your ImageDuel privileges will be restored at Feb 7, 2014 03:05 AM UTC. If you have any questions about this please contact imageduel@pixoto.com.
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at the first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I have push OK bat STOP for a lot of time now! This is a mode for SALE votes and NOT for Other
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Hello Felice, I have forwarded information that your account has been blocked from voting.
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Been suspended from voting for an hour because of my voting pattern? how so? God damn things are getting crazier here. So how do they want me to vote?

up up down down left right left right B A B A start?
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;-)
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Hello Dmitri, I have forwarded information that your account has been blocked from voting.

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