Image reclassified without my consent.

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Today I had an image reclassified without my consent because some one member of the Pixoto community raised an issue about it, its not the first time this has happened and it really annoyed me. When I post an image I pick the classification I think is best, yet anyone can force a change via an administrator without any reference to me.

In this particular case the image was 6th off the day in the classification I selected and was edging towards 600 points, now its in mid the 300's in a group I deemed to be inappropriate and any awards/points originally earned have been tipped out.

This is not acceptable, the people who voted for it did not have a problem, so why was this individual complaint even given consideration and I would very much like to know who the individual was.
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Hello John, if you can please post the link to the image in question I can check and see why the image was recategorized.
In February we plan on doing a release that gives a user time to respond to an image report and be involved in the outcome.
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Hello Jasenka,

The image is still on Pixoto in the reclassified form, the link as as follows:-

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

It was originally classified as Landscape as this fishing stand is by no stretch of the imagination a bridge or suspended structure, your administrator should have been aware of that.

Unless you can reset this back to where it was in terms of points and awards before tyour administrator made the change in the last 24 hours, there is nothing you can do for me as I have lost the award and the points earned on the original landscape post.

It is not the first time this has happened to me when an image had a good over all score and this reclassification process should be stopped immediately until the February release is in place.

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Hi John,

Sorry for your frustration. Although I am not entirely aware of the circumstances of this issue, I wanted to let you know that we do plan on giving users the opportunity to respond to reports in the near future.

I am not sure on the specifics here or whether that would have prevented the re-categorization in the end, but I did want to let you know that when this happens you will be notified and allowed to respond to reports instead of them being acted on automatically.

We will also be involving the community in being able to modify our existing categorization rules if they everyone deems necessary.
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Scott,

I am surprised you are not aware of the circumstances of this issue, I would have thought it was fairly well articulated in this particular exchange.

To date there has been no mention of correcting/resolving the issue by restoring the image to its original classification and restoring the lost points and the award which I assume is not going to happen but I would like clarification.

All I have is an indication that in the future I will have an opportunity to respond to a re-classification notification.

I have one further question for you on the re-classification request, has it being made by the same person who made the previous re-classification requests ?.
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John, as per our category description page: http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descr...

"Landscape – Photos where the natural scenery is a subject. If the subject is anything other than a natural scene (e.g. a city, a building, a person, an animal, a natural or man-made object) – don’t put it here. City, building, person, animal, a natural or man-made object can be an object in landscape photography that adds interest to the scene, but it must cover less than 20% of photo and must not dominate the landscape. Subcategories: Beaches; Mountains & Hills; Deserts; Weather; Prairies, Meadows & Fields; Underwater; Forests; Starcapes; Waterscapes; Cloud Formations; Sunsets & Sunrises; Caves and Formations; Travel"

Since man-made object on your image (fishing stand, or pier) dominates the landscape, your image is not eligible for Landscape category and was correctly recategorized.
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Jasenka, I can't argue about that, rules are rules.

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