News and Events

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The rules for News and Events state.... Photos of newsworthy events and images that are relevant to today’s news. The primary search for this subject will be “date taken”.
How can pictures taken in March be relevant to todays news since this is October?
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There are also some from August which is not current either.
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This is not news
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This one is November last year, 2013
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January 2014
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Since the date taken is important you should insist this is shown in the EXIF as many currently do not show the date.
Also perhaps you should consider restricting entries to the month in which we are in only?
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Terry, I couldn't agree with you more. I worked as a journalist and submitted photos last year of F-16s over Iraq, President Obama walking in D.C. with the Sec. of Energy, etc... and they scored in the 300s - beaten out by pictures that were clearly not news (parades, bullock cart racing - which someone claims is world famous and I've never even heard of it, etc...)

I even had my imagery of F-16s refueling over the ocean as part of a current military operation moved from News to Transportation/Airplanes while that same day planes from an air show won #1. I'm assuming that user reported my image in the wrong category to have it moved because said user wanted less competition.

I'd recommend removing news/events entirely if the site isn't going to run it properly. I see numerous sporting events doing well (they belong in sports); I see people in parades often doing well (they belong in people); I see air planes at airshows doing well (could belong in transportation); etc.....
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I don't think news and events really works as so many do not seem to grasp the concept of current news.
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Thank you for reporting Terry, I will forward to report team and ask for clarification. I will let you know when I get reply.
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Thank you Terry for reporting.
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Hi Terry, I'm waiting for clarification. As soon as I get it I will let you know.
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If these shots are allowed then really the whole category becomes pointless.
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The category description is a general statement which states that it should be relevant in today's news, that is --- World Events; US Events; Business; Entertainment; Sports; Technology; Politics; Science; Health; Weather & Storms. It doesn't specifically stated that the date the photograph was taken must be the day it was uploaded (or must be close to date it was uploaded). It further states that "The primary SEARCH for this subject will be “date taken”." So if I am looking for an image of an event a few months back, then I can check the day it was taken. Images of Iraq war that was taken a few years back doesn't mean it no longer relevant in today's news. Although some images really don't fit in this category, I don't agree that the date it was taken must be the basis for qualifying in this category.
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There are many shots not relevant to "todays news"....today taken in its context of meaning now, not January, not last year, not in 2003. If Pixoto mean differently then they should say so and be prepared for the confusing mess of entries that will happen.
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Not sure why US events should have it's own category - there's a much bigger world out there....just saying, like ;-)
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Most of these lack even a basic title - I see one image is of a football stadium - Which one? What event? Another is planes flying in formation - Where? What event? Which fly group? One of a storm - Which storm? Where was it? Surely if people are looking for stock relating to news they don't want photos of random storms, and fly-bys they want specific images.

There's no indication with many of the photos what the event was, where it was taken, or any indication why it would be newsworthy. Most of these photos don't have tags - they could be anywhere of anything. If someone was looking for a certain band performing at a certain festival, or a carnival or a ballet, they would only be able to find it if it were in the title/tags. As it is, these images are basically junked together in one place and it's become a free for all....
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As I have suggested a few months back, this should be a category with no badge, imagescore and points to be given. Images in this category must only be events around the world that is newsworthy and will grab the attention of news wires and buy subscription to use the images. So this category should be a pure news stock images. If you want to sell newsworthy images, then this will be the category you have to use. No duel, no score, no badge, no points.
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any answer to this as yet more old shots are entered.
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Hmmm... Personally, I think its a very tough category to define, as many things *we* find uninteresting can indeed be considered "newsworthy" - not necessarily pulitzer prize winning news, but all media carries "fluff" pieces. I personally find sports photos boring, but there is no debate - sports makes news.

I don't think the date taken should be at issue at all - just because an image was taken of a past event does not necessarily make it less newsworthy - some images are timeless. This isn't "current events" - its news and events.

I am really, really tired of seeing those cows though...
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However - in my opinion the event/news should be listed. You could post any old photo there and call it news. Without something to reference the photo to it's all a bit pointless.....
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do you think that is normal that one person submit 20 pictures with the same subject in the same category in the same day? I have the feeling that today that category is his own category!



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It's not normal, but is allowed. The person is just 6 days old as member of Pixoto, most likely she is not yet too much informed how Pixoto works, or maybe she doesn't care about badges and awards, what she wants is just to put her images on stock/profile.
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What difference does it make? Have you sold a photo? If you have, keep doing what you are doing . If not, look at the top photos and see what they are doing and try to do better. Screws the rewards it is a stock photo site. Awards just make it fun. But the bottom line is to sell, that is what pixoto is here for. My point here is, I had a photo do lousy here but sold 4 copies on another site. Voting is a game. Doesn't mean anything.
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Actually Keith, this is what Jason had to say on the subject a little while back - "Until our stock service takes off I would suggest not thinking about Pixoto as a great place to sell your images - but rather a great place to get feedback on your images and discover new and wonderful images from all over the world. "

So no, it isn't primarily a stock site ;-)
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Remember these photos are used for stock. If I want to do a story on a upcoming event of bull race. I could go there and find it ( and boy could I find it!..lol) Or weather approaching I could use these photos to get the job done. . Or and airshow approaching. It goes on and on.I did see a few that have no news in them at all i.e. sunset in back of a tree posted today. Pixoto is trying to sell these photos, it is not just a game.
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I'm wondering how you would find what you are looking for ? So many of the photos under News and Events have no tagging.....
For example - this one....
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I do agree with your statement. A lot have nothing at all. If you really want to sell a photo you at least need tags. I sometimes will go looking for images for our radio station, Tags help a lot! If Pixoto wants to get serious about selling stock they need to remove the images without tags.
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Any news on this please
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Hi Terry, we are taking all suggestions posted here into consideration and we will let you know when final decision is made.

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