Images still moving too slowly.

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I'm having a problem with my photos moving slowly. It takes at least two weeks for my images to move to100. I've had this problem for over a month and keep hoping it will correct itself. I've been very happy with this website until recently. I am not a professional photographer, just a person who likes to take pictures with my point and shoot camera. I have a pro membership and pay my yearly fee. But I'm totally unhappy. Please help.
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Mary Gallo

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Hello Mary, the ultimate number of votes that an image gets is dependent on its early dueling history. The more early wins an image has the higher its ImageScore will go and the more duels it will ultimately receive. The highest-rated unpaused images on the site will end up with four times (or more) duels than the lowest. After the first 50 duels or so the change in ImageScore with each additional duel slows down. Essentially the first 50 or so duels define the approximate area of the leaderboard an image should be and the remaining duels refine that placement. We are primarily focused on refining the scores of the top image – which is the reason for the disproportionate number of duels to those types of images.

That being said, all of your images will still get 100 duels, just at a slower pace than your (or any other user's) images that are top images.
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Mary Gallo

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Thank you Jasenka for your response. Very confusing but I think I understand. I'm also thinking that I'm not a good photographer and that is the reason for my slow duels.
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Hi Mary,

Thanks for your feedback. You have some very nice images on your page.  The speed of your images dueling is unrelated to you being a good photographer.  We have been experimenting with a few things in the duel system trying to create a better overall user experience.  While images do slow down the more votes they have, you should now start to see some improvement based on a release we did yesterday. 
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Thank you Scott for being so kind.
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Quick update: we are actively working on this. We just did a release that should start to speed things up.