Just feeling a bit excited...

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As of this minute (and I hope I don't jinx it....) I have an image sitting at #5 in People.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
I have NEVER come close to top 10 in people EVER. AND it's been bouncing around between 3 and 7 most of the day...so it seems to have the resilience to remain there...but has this ever happened to others- that I am now OBSESSED with checking my imageduels about every 2 minutes to see if the bubble bursts or something???
My top 10 ratings up to now have come in smaller categories such as babies and children, or cats.... but PEOPLE is the big time here. That and nature up close....but since I don't have a lotus covered in waterdrops....sigh...
but really...the joy/stress of this top 10 people thing is getting to me!!!!
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Good luck there Sandra about 13 hours to go it can get nerveracking checking it all there time but it does get exciting.
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Well, I made it through the night and didn't wake up for a 3 am check...lol. Still up there on the board, 3 hours to go - and at least 2 of those will be at work where my mornings are busy enough to be distracting!!! Thanks for the encouragement Mark!
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I have been there, not People, It's a big category and hard to get on top 50 :) Hope you make it till the awards are given out.
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Thanks for your encouragement Dipali! It's nice to be in a community where top photogs compete with a friendly spirit!
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To you Sandra Veech, I want you to know that you disappointed me with your complains. I joined Pixoto just to enhance my photography and for fun and to see the world my pictures not to compete to anybody and not for money. I hope you will be happy and could sleep of what you have done. An honest person knows if he or she is cheating. We are newbies and we don't know yet the kind of duplicate pictures that you are complaining. We should be guided. The other account that you were saying was my wife account and not mine. She created her account because she wants to learn photography too. I hope you could understand the newbies like us in photography. Let us not be selfish!!!
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You pick a strange place to have a go at someone Ronnel. I assume you are having a go at me for pointing out so many duplicates in your profile. Maybe its Sandra. Either way, from what I have seen, Sandra, like me plays by the rules and neither one of us would lose one wink of sleep for pointing out that you don't.
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yes, a strange place Ronnel. I am sorry you feel disappointed. We did not make any personal complaints against you, merely pointed out duplicates on your profile. We didn't single you out- as overall many of us were frustrated with several photogs posting duplicates here. Also, since we saw an identical photo on your profile and someone else's, that had to be reported, as nobody wants their original work stolen and claimed by another.
We want to make pixoto a better more transparant place. Obviously my name was attached to my statements on this page, and I don't hide behind anonymity. I just want to compete for fun, with fairness.
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To you Sandra Veech, Sherry Andreason, Pixoto team and to the others, if you really care to me and my wife Sarah as your brother and sisters in photography, please do something for us to see again our pictures in our profiles. Just only delete the photos that you think are duplicates but not all our pictures. My wife and I spent a lot of time together to capture the beautiful creations of God. We love photography and we want to enhance our skills and make fun because this is the only hobby that we learn many things. I hope you can help us and make us happy again.
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I'm not pointing at you Mark, you are out of this matter. Only to those who made things for all our pictures to be deleted in our profile. And I wish they will be the one too to help us see our pictures again in our profile.
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To all of you who care, especially to the Pixoto team, please help us(Ronnel and Xarah) to see our pictures again in our profile. Just delete only the pictures that you think are duplicates.
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Sandra, HUGE achievement! I will keep my fingers crossed... if you would like to photograph some water lilies I know a place...
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To you Sherry Andreason, Pixoto team and to the others, if you really care to me and my wife Sarah as your brother and sisters in photography, please do something for us to see again our pictures in our profiles. Just only delete the photos that you think are duplicates but not all our pictures. My wife and I spent a lot of time together to capture the beautiful creations of God. We love photography and we want to enhance our skills and make fun because this is the only hobby that we learn many things. I hope you can help us and make us happy again.
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Hello Ronnel, I contacted both you and your wife via email asking for you to contact me and never got a response from either of you. Please contact me at sherry@Pixoto.com thank you.
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Sorry Sherry sometimes we don't have access to the internet because of the poor signal. Please help us.
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but if you can post here, can't you also access your email?
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Hello Ronnel, thank you for contacting me, I have replied so be on the lookout for an email from me.
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Last I looked, you were holding at #9 (8:40am EST) and would love to see you stay in the top ten! Even if your image falls beneath that mark, as Sherry said, it's a great achievement in such a big time category. It's a wonderfully seductive image without resorting to the usual "t 'n a" aspect.

As to the comment by Ronnel, I would take that with a grain of salt and consider the source. Disparaging remarks usually come from people who are jealous or have a grudge to play out.
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John, thanks for taking my comment. You know, I like your great photos and I want to follow you, so that I will improve in my photography and share it to my wife. Please help me to voice out my disappointment, they deleted all our photos in our profile. The Pixoto team listened to the complainants and some jealous people without knowing our side or given us warnings. It's very unfair for us. We joined Pixoto not for money or to compete anybody but to enhance our photography. Sandra Veech is one of the many who complain about my photos. if they really care to me and my wife Xarah as their brother and sister in photography they will do something for us to see again our pictures in our profiles. Just only delete the photos that they think are duplicates but not all our pictures. My wife and I spent a lot of time together to capture the beautiful creations of God. We love photography and we want to enhance our skills and make fun because this is the only hobby that we learn many things. I hope you can help us and make us happy again.)
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To you Sandra Veech, Sherry Andreason, Pixoto team and to the others, if you really care to me and my wife Xarah as your brother and sisters in photography, please do something for us to see again our pictures in our profiles. Just only delete the photos that you think are duplicates but not all our pictures. My wife and I spent a lot of time together to capture the beautiful creations of God. We love photography and we want to enhance our skills and make fun because this is the only hobby that we learn many things. I hope you can help us and make us happy again.
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Phew... #9 (I had a meeting all morning to distract me!). There are more points to be had with a #9 in People than with a #1 in babies and children! Thanks so much to everyone for your kind encouragement!!! This really is a great community, and I love being part of it, and being inspired by wonderful photos from around the world.

I now feel like a giant attention seeker...but thanks everyone again.
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YAY! Congrats Sandra!
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Congrats!!!
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Congatulation Sandra! It is quite achievement :)
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Congrats Sandra, the first of many top ten finishes for you. It's good to see people can get good results by taking good pics.

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