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In reading your new rules about similar images I have found what I feel is a "violation". Sean Aleta currently has 3 photos of the same girl wearing the same orange headscarf is slightly different poses. Is this where it gets reported???
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Michelle Meenawong

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Do you have a link to these pictures?
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Jeff Scott

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

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

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

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

There are other photographers with duplicates too. These were just the easiest to remember and find again.
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Michelle Meenawong

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you are right they are hundreds of photographers with duplicates but these ones are not. They are similar but also not very similar. I know this is boring but it's allowed.
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Jeff Scott

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pixoto NEEDS to clarify this. The commentary from Jason Kiefer I found says:

"We will be asking that you only submit one image of a given subject/setting/pose combination. Essentially we asking the each photo submitted be sustainably different and unique."

The photos I flagged obviously do not meet this criteria. I do realize that the official rule is:

NO VERY SIMILAR IMAGES: You may submit an unlimited number of images but each one must be substantially different from the others. You may however delete an image and resubmit it at any time. If reported, and we agree that the images are not distinct enough, the newer image will be deleted. This is critical for keeping the Pixoto community vibrant, exciting and fun (note – this rule effective 6/1/2012)

This is much more ambiguous. What constitutes "substantially different"? The commentary was much more clear.

This is not just a concern of mine, and a frequent complaint from what I have read, but will fill up your servers if people start posting 4 or more of "virtually the same image" every time. In my opinion, you are better served on this one being strict rather than lenient.

I hope you understand that I am not complaining as much as trying to figure things out. I just found this site a couple days ago and have enjoyed it. Now I will be deciding whether to pay for a membership. I may get a month and see what happens. To me this issue is a clear signal that you don't have all the kinks worked out yet, so a year long membership isn't even a consideration.

Sincerely,

Jeff Scott

PS: I was pleasantly AMAZED with your quick reply to my email! I expected to wait a day for a reply. Great work!
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Thanks for the feedback Jeff. We would consider the above images distinct enough because the model is posed in a significantly different way for each image. Here are the rules from www.pixoto.com/contest :

NO VERY SIMILAR IMAGES: You may submit an unlimited number of images but each one must be significantly different from the others. This means only one image of any subject and scene/pose combination is allowed (e.g. either b/w or color - not both). You may however delete an image and resubmit it at any time. If reported, and we agree that the images are not distinct enough, the newer image will be deleted. This is critical for keeping the Pixoto community vibrant, exciting and fun (note - this rule effective 6/1/2012)

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