Entering similar images in daily contests

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In todays Babies and Children daily contest there are three almost identical images in the top 5 as I write. I have fallen foul of the rules before but at least I never had similar images competing in the same day or even week. Moving your eyes from straight ahead to slightly up to one side hardly constitutes a different image. Mine were promptly removed and this isn't the first time I've seen others do the same without any action taken. Play the game Pixoto or more and more people are going to get pissed off like me and consider leaving.
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Hello Stephen, please report images you think are very similar using report button. Please allow 24-48 hours for report team to act on reports.

I hope this helps.
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I've done that before and nothing happened. I can see how similar images might appear after a time has elapsed as you sometimes forget which ones you've uploaded. But to have 3 almost identical images in the one day isn't on. Thanks for your assistance Jasenka, you appear to be taking the brunt of all complaints.
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Dear Stephen, many of us have complained about this many, many times. Nothing was ever done. If you report repetitive images, sometimes some of them will be deleted, but most of the times nothing will happen. Also, although not proven, it is suspected that some photographers are "protected" and can to whatever they want, even if the consequence is that it spoils the fun for others.
For example, I had a chat recently with a photographer who posted one or two images of the same scene of an owl each day for the last few days, differing only slightly in the tilt of its head, but more often differing only in the crop/zoom. The photographer told me to check my eyes, implying that the images are different enough to not be repetitive.
The standard approach of many (top) photographers here is to stand in front of an object or a scene and to fire away a burst of shots only moving your camera of yourself slightly between each image and then publishing all of those images. I would feel uncomfortable about doing such a thing, as I would consider it immoral. Many people here find it ok, obviously.
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Dear Kreso D It certainly appears inconsistent to me how the rules are applied and that some "top" photographers are immune from corrective action. I'm personally getting sick of seeing the same names at the top with the same now tired shots. I admit I might be guilty of flogging a similar subject but at least they're noticeably different. I then move onto another subject/genre as I tire easily and I would hate fellow photographers to think I was a one trick pony. This obviously doesn't bother others when you see what gets churned out on a regular basis.

I too take shots in bursts but these are fast action shots and I either use the best one or sometimes composite several of them into one frame.

I also have images on YouPic.com and if things don't improve I'll only be using YouPic.
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Dear Stephen, I have tried to address this issue in a separate post, so please have a look when you get a chance:
http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
Perhaps we can get a comprehensive explanation this way and understand the staff decisions better.
Kind regards to you from Croatia!

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