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This guy is a major duplicate offender who has now jumped to triple copies submissions this week.
he also has his name on every photo.
I reported more than 15 sets of his before realizing we need a self regulating course of action to deal with offenders like this.
I propose the following:
Make an announcement that starting July 1st 2012- any profile photo page found to have 3 or more sets of true duplicate photos will have their portfolio cleared. no points,no awards,no photo. Start over with nothing. All points, awards and photos will be erased permanently.
The purpose of this rule is to put a stop to those who are knowingly submitting duplicate photos- therefor- for the purpose of this rule- Duplicate is defined as: more than one submission produced from the same original image capture. This applies regardless of orientation, color or image treatments, cropping and flipping. Same image capture used twice - in any shape or form- is a duplicate image.
Say- The only way to protect yourself from being reset to zero- is to carefully look thru all your photos and delete all duplicates. Don't risk being reset by leaving two pictures that look the same- except for a very tiny detail. Once points/awards/photos are cleared- they can't be restored.
This is designed to be a self regulating rule. The auto reset is triggered by the identifying
of 3 or more occurrences of the same image capture to protect people from wrongful resetting.
One or 2 duplicates might be an honest mistake- 3 or more is considered to have been done intentionally.
This rule is designed to make submitting duplicates not worth the risk.
Starting July 1st- you could use face recognition software to sort thru the sites archives. My mom has a program that she ran on her computer that sorted thru her thousands of photos and magically put all copies of the same photo together thru image matching- regardless of the many names a pic was saved under. Some photos had like 30 copies. She scrolled down the page and there were no mistakes- cropping, turning, and color shifting didn't effect its ability to image match. Only cut and paste combined photos didn't properly match up- but they were grouped with similarly created pictures.
A program like that would even uncover duplicates that aren't visible on those pages where only the 5 or so currently submitted photos show up- but their info says they have 3,000 photos, a million points and 800 thousand awards. (why are ALL their other photos hidden?)
This system will make people stop duplicating without you having to search thru all their photos and having to eliminate them your selves.
In the last few days- I came across 3 people like the guy above. Dozens of duplicates- They count on the fact that they have so many photos submitted- that you wont see the duplicates. Switch to "leading" and they show up near each other since they score close to the same regardless of how many times submitted.