If proven duplicates and triplicates, will pixoto take back the cash prize they give to these images?

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copied from a discussion but I want to raise this issue since the images got cash prizes in the past

the angle of the shot for the BW is really the same. so it's a triplicate. they all have the same EXIF info
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

and I would agree with you that these two images

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

are duplicates. One is a cropped version. Pixoto should take back the cash prize they gave to these image as THEY are REAL duplicates
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* they gave to this....

any reaction?
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If an image is deleted, and we have not yet paid the award, the prize money is not given. I will say that the examples above are one of the reason we changed our policy... (note that were all submitted before 6/1). Also - it used to be OK to submit a b&W and a Color image...
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Jason, I understand that the B&W image is OK, but I agree with Jay on the color images. Please let me try to rephrase the report:

These two (color) images are duplicates (not just "very similar", but based on the same original photo, according to their EXIF info); one of them is just a cropped version of the other:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

These two (color) images are also duplicates; one of them is just a flipped version of the other:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Agreed on that. Will have our report team take a look.
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Has 8 months been long enough to check this? Maybe some action should be taken? Or was there a decision to leave these in as an example of how to cheat to win...??
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Since the rule did not go into effect until June 2012 they may not be subject to the Similar Image / Duplicate rule, but I went ahead and reported the images
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Sure thing Sherry - yet Jason agreed 8 months ago - saying "Agreed on that. Will have our report team take a look"?
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Right, but since I wasn't around back then I don't really have a history on this, some form of the rule may have been in effect before June 2012, I just don't know. :(
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This isn't about you - or your role in the matter Sherry, please do not take the comments personally. This is about decision-makers at Pixoto taking appropriate and decisive action to protect and improve their business through ensuring customer satisfaction. Your role as intermediary is a different one, you are not being requested to answer the question. Jason - and the Pixoto team - needs to make some school of hard knock decisions and choices.
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Understood :)
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gaiafrique

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Good ;)
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I certainly hadn't looked at this in eight months. I looks like the report team didn't react to this one correctly. I just deleted a couple duplicates.
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Ta Jason!

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