New Daily/Monthly Award Schedule for 2020

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Dear Pixoto Community,

Effective immediately we are pleased to announce a new award schedule for 2020:

Daily Awards - 4PM GMT (11AM EST) (40 hours after submission deadline)
Weekly Awards - Wednesdays Midnight GMT (1PM EST) 
Monthly Awards - 5PM GMT (12PM EST) 3rd Tuesday of Month (now automated)
Annual Awards - Spring Season - Schedule Announced Middle of March

https://www.pixoto.com/photography-competition

The Pixoto Team has worked hard to completely overhaul the system.  You can expect our commitment to deliver awards on time and to dramatically improve Pixoto in 2020.
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Chatenet Gérard

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This means that, if everything went smoothly, we should have the awards of January 23rd, and this for 55 minutes.... Can somebody tell me why they’re not being distributed...?
I have nothing against experiments to try to improve the system, although it would have to work properly.

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Hi Gerad, I'm sorry, Scott is missing "next" - it is a typo, we apologize for it.

The correct formulation for monthly awards is:

"5PM GMT (12PM EST) the 3rd Tuesday of the next month"

You can see correct formulation here: https://www.pixoto.com/photography-co...

There is no point in assigning monthly awards while the current month is still open for submissions.
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Looking at the top ten daily awards for Animals on January 23rd, only one has shifted positions. I'd say the delay in assigning daily awards seems to be working much better. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When are you planning to distribute the badges 2019..

All is in the tittle. have you an idea of the planning...?
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Hi Gerard, you can see the plan for yearly awards on this topic. Badges should be distributed after all the yearly awards are assigned.
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Chatenet Gérard

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Sorry, I spoke about 2018, not 2019... It was a mistake, and your answer don't solve anything as usuel.
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Gerard, checking your profile page: https://www.pixoto.com/gchatenet
I can see that you have 2018 badges for the following categories: Animal, Nature up close, Flowers, City, Street & Park, Artistic objects and Building and architecture.
Badges for 2018 were assigned 2 months ago - you can check in this topic: https://getsatisfaction.com/pixoto/to...
where you also replied that you received your 2018 badges.
I hope this time my answer solved your question.
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Annual Awards: Schedule Announced Middle of March.
There is already a link published for it somewhere? I am a bit confused with the schedules and links available...(I meant, for the annual awards of 2019, obviously to be published/announced during 2020)

Also, talking about contests and etc.: users are still waiting replies for WEEKS about what happened to this contest> https://www.pixoto.com/contests/portraits-in-the-studio#COMMENTS

Photos were disqualified with a terribly bad excuse, the winner has three similar entries (guidelines on submissions are clear to DON ́T use photos that are similar - Contest Rules: 
  • 1. No Watermarks
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  • 2. No Very Similar Images
) and they were not disqualified (well, one received Judge Award).
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One more thing: after the last judge/moderator reply on Comments on this comments, there were at least 15 other comments from me and other users, all of those asking about these terms ended in agreement that there were several mistakes on DQ some pictures and naturally on Awarding one with similar entries. Then, no more replies from who was apparently taking care of the contest. Sure it was really addressed/replied? Because looks like the users just GAVE UP of waiting and giving some credit for it. I gave a 2nd chance for Pixoto after a lot of disappointments on bugs and terribly bad behavior of some users and moderators and I must confess I feel it was in vain to come back after this contest and these pointed issues [and now seeing that there are even more users pointing that pictures were deleted/removed/DQed for no fair or clear reason again on other situations, while others wins under no review of these mentioned circunstances].
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Picture Number 8, for example, doesn ́t fit the contest rule: Posed and looking at the camera. Another one on Top20% also don ́t follow this rule, it was mentioned on contest comments, and moderation did nothing about it too.

See what I mean? The rules are being considerably clear, but much more than one photo classified on the Winners list isn ́t following the rules. So?
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Agreed - that contest was poorly handled. I had come back to Pixoto after being gone to try it out again when I saw this contest because I do a lot of studio portrait work. This contest taught me that Pixoto is still more frustrating then fun. It makes me a little sad because years ago it was a great, fun site.
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Gabriel - "Picture number 1, number 4 and number 12: exactly the same model, same place, same composition, extremely similar BG." - as much as I can see they are same models but pose/scene is not the same (not to mention that even clothes are different). Regarding #4 and #12 (actually #16) again please check our rules for very similar images - https://www.pixoto.com/photography-co... specifically this part: "...The only exceptions are that you may have a duplicate of a color photo in the black and white category ..." so they don't violate our rules.

Regarding disqualifications - I don't do disqualification - I will ask person that handle contests to recheck questions in comment section for that contest.

I would also like you to stick to the topic - which is in this case Awards. Any different issues should be in its own topic. Thank you for understanding.
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Jasenka: thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, as you see AGAIN, I ́m not the only one complaining about this topic [even not being the Awards topic]. 

I am sorry that apparently you were the only one trying to give consistent replies so you had to read and lose your time doing it on a topic about Annual awards and not about that contest in particular. Let ́s agree that if it was solved and clearly replied as it was supposed to be on that contest, things would be different.

But well, again, as you as a Pixoto official rep insists it ́s not a similar picture, even with other members pointing that any serious platform would review it [the B/W rule is pretty clear, but honestly? Use the "Cloth" argument on a studio portrait that is not even focused on putting the clothes/fashion as main focus? Vague/furtive excuse, no?]

"Sometimes", users in general happens to have a good argument or even the reason. Paul Drajem, Pat Regan, Kelley Hurwitz Ahr and who knows I am not on this list too? :) "Sometimes".

Thanks for your reply, unfortunately and clearly it wasn ́t sufficient as it insists on pointing exactly on what all the users are asking for clarification and reviews. I will use the Exit Door again and stop wasting your time and Pixoto team again. Apparently Pixoto is always right, while other users with 1, 10 or maybe 40 years on the industry don ́t know anything. Feel I ́m clearly not welcome as I pointed things keeps on running on a direction they shouldn ́t be and other users are on the same tune as I am, while the website itself insists to be reluctant no matter what we say :)

Sadly gone again, see you around somewhere. o/ Maybe I try it again after another year or two..