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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Stephen Crawford

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Kreso D

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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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