New Release & Missing 2017 Awards Schedule

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We just did a new release that addressed a few minor fixes including fixing logging in and connecting your account to Twitter.

I've also completed my analysis of the missing 2017 awards and am pleased to announce they will be assigned according to the following schedule:

Mon, Nov 5 . Public Holidays
Tue, Nov 6 . Abstract
Wed, Nov 7 - Weekly Awards
Thu, Nov 8 Food & Drink
Fri, Nov 9 . Digital Art
Sat, Nov 10 Babies & Children
Sun, Nov 11 . Buildings & Architecture
Wed, Nov 14 . - Weekly Awards
Mon, Nov 19 . - Monthly Awards
Tues, Nov 20 Landscapes
Pending - Animals (Final 2017 Missing Category!)
Pending - 2017 Badge Assignment
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Posted 11 months ago

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I would like to take a moment and apologize for the late delivery of the missing 2017 awards. I had not been involved with Pixoto for the past 2 years. This amazing community of photographers here had motivated me to get involved with the company again and further acquire controlling interests of Pixoto. This process finally completed last month.

I can assure you that any such delays will not occur again in the future.
I have an exciting path moving forward for the company including further improvements to the platform and the introduction of numerous new features.

I want to thank everyone for their patience during this transition and I look forward to your continued participation in the years to come.
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Scott, that is great news! I am looking forward to the resurgence of Pixoto as a leader in photography sites.
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Renos Hadjikyriacou

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Love your boundless optimism Judy !!!
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Scott, perhaps you have already done this but is it worthwhile emailing all active and non active members (and those that have left in the last couple of years) advising them of the improvements etc. An increase in membership would be beneficial to us all.
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I sure agree with Michael. We lost so many great photographers this year. I miss seeing their amazing images.
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We will definitely reach out to all our members in the next few months as we roll out new features.
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We did another release today addressing various small issues. One of them being the share links not showing an image on Facebook. This delayed getting the Abstract awards that were scheduled for today done. We will get caught up tomorrow and assign them tomorrow with Food & Drink
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Scott, I'm not sure if this has to do with the issues you have been working on, but I've noticed that I keep getting an error whenever I try to submit a report. If I hit submit again, it works the second time. It's not a huge problem since the second click works, but I thought you might want a heads up.
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Can you provide a screen shot please?  Does this happen every time?
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Hi SweetNana, this reporting issue is fixed now.
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No reports were lost.  All reports that were sent and resulted in an error the first time were successfully delivered.
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Has the Sports category been awarded BOY?
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Sports was awarded January 29th of this year.
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ok - and the digital art category?
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That's in process. Award winners should receive an email end of today at the latest.
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Hi Scott, my B&W 2017 Year Awards dont show in both cases!
Best Photographer of the year on top and next to followers.
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Hi Renos, accolades have not yet been assigned (for best photographer in each category in 2017). Since your image won #2 place in B&W category (congratulations on that) it will be shown after all #1 place awards (yearly, monthly, weekly, daily). And we only show best 5 awards and those in your case are all for #1 place (year, month, week) so there is no place for your #2 place award on your profile page.
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Hey guys, I am having an issue sending out landscapes. I have tried 5 times, but Google's datastore keeps crashing due to the quantity of the awards. It's strange because this has never happened before, but apparently it can't handle the quantity it used to send before. The way we do this hasn't changed in 7 years, so it is strange why it doesn't work now.

I am going to have to rewrite how it is done. This could take a few days and will also impact Animals assignment due to it being the largest category. I will keep you posted.
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I appreciate you telling us up front that there is a problem and what it is
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Thanks Kelly, I am trying to address issues as quickly as possible.
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it shows and it is appreciated!
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Scott, I know you are working hard to fix the issue with landscapes and animals. I noticed that the weekly awards came out, but the October awards haven't been assigned yet.
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Hi Judy, thank you for pointing that out.  
This is actually intentional.  I am about to deploy some "experimental" code to solve the duel issue you were having.  I don't want to run any awards until I have verified I have not broken anything.
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Any news abourt Nov 15 - Animals  Category Awards 2017
and the Nov 19, Badge Assignments for 2017?
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Hi Renos, we did a pretty major release for dueling this weekend and needed it to get settled. October awards went out today. I need to get Landscapes out first, then will get Animals out. I will try and get Landscapes out tomorrow.
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Scott, It appears that a majority of your schedule has been missed without revision.  I don't recall seeing the 2017 Year End totals ran for several categories (including Transportation).  2017 Badge Assignment was supposed to occur on "Nov 19 (or before)". 

What are the odds that we finally see the 2017 Badge Assignments completed before 2019?
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Hi Ron, I appreciate you holding me accountable and I apologize we got delayed.
I did explain the delay in the comment above. I just sent out Landscapes. All that is left is Animals and Badges now.

What do you mean by Year End Totals?
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Scott, I'm an IT Project Manager so I guess that's just the PM coming out in me. By Year End Totals I mean running the year end awards. I now see that Transportation was completed back in February 2017. Looking forward to seeing the 2017 Badge Assignments completed.
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Hi Scott,  when are you going to run the last category and assign the 2017 Badges?

Thanks for your hard work on this site.
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I'm curious about this, too
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We will get the last category out tomorrow.  Badges will be sometime next week.
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Guess you could wait until the 2018 badges are awarded! lol  Thanks for your work on this site, Scott!
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Hi Scott,  can you please assign the badges for 2017
and get the 2018 Awards schedule out.  Hopefully you will be able to complete the awards by the end of January 2019.  Thanks for your cooperation.

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Are you having problems assigning last year's badges? An answer would be nice.
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Hi Dave, I just did a release that will allow their release. This will also prevent any delay in 2018 badges. We will show them on Tuesday. The records have already been created, but I want to send an email notification to everyone that has won one and I need to get that ready.
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Thank you for all your work. 
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Hi Scott,  could you please check my awards badges,  I think animals might be wrong maybe it should be 10th as well as artistic objects maybe 13th is missing for 2017.  Thanks again.
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Hi Scott, I saw the 2017 badge on my profile page but did not receive any email notification or facebook posting on timeline, will this be done at a later timing?
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Hi Scott, I see that the 2017 badges are now on my profile. Thanks for your ongoing work to get Pixoto back in order. I know we've hammered on you a lot for issues recently. Today you get a pat on the back. I appreciate all of the hard work you've put in to this point. It's good to see someone at the helm of Pixoto that cares about the community.
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Hi Dave, the badges are based on total awards received for a particular category. Someone could have the #1 image for the year, but win #10 if they have less total awards/points for the category.

Hi Ken, I wasn't able to get everything ready to send out the email. Yes, I still plan on doing it, but I didn't want to let everyone down and not display the badges like I promised so I just displayed them anyways.

Thanks Ron :)
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Hi Scott,

Are the 2017 badges correct and finalized? 

Are you taking the yearly awards out completely since they now don't count for anything but confusion?

Are you going to have 2018 badges out just after you post Dec 2018 results since the standings are then set because the yearly scores don't count?
https://www.pixoto.com/players-photography/all/leading/in-year-2018

Finally remove the yearly scores from the 2017
https://www.pixoto.com/players-photography/all/leading/in-year-2017 


Happy Holidays  to all,  and the very best in the New Year.

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Hi Scott, I haven't received a response yet to my questions...

To all at Pixoto  and all the Pixoto members have a safe and happy Holiday and a wonderful 2019.
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All quiet, no responses
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Still no responses!

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Hi Dave, sorry, wasn't ignoring you. This thread was completed 2 months ago and hasn't been actively monitored.

- Are the 2017 badges correct and finalized?
yes

- Are you taking the yearly awards out completely since they now don't count for anything but confusion?
No, they have value in that they are image specific. Badges should not be confused with annual awards.

Any follow up on this issue please reply here as I will not be checking here for replies.

:http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...

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