NOT diggin the new algorithm!

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It seems that I load a strong image/images they rocket up to 630-680 only to plummet down to 550 its ridiculous it wasn't like this 3 weeks ago its kind of demoralizing! heres the image! http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
ANY THOUGHTS!

thank you!
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Martin Dunaway

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Clare Rodgers

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Seems to be common behaviour now unfortunately. Speaking as a web developer, I'd be interested to see the algorithm as there does appear to be a distinct point at which something kicks in and images suddenly seem to develop a downhill trend....
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Hi Martin, the algorithm has not changed.

The longer images duel the more chances they have to lose duels, additionally as the images rise they will duel higher and higher scored images.
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Something has changed! Please delete my pro account!
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Martin Dunaway

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Sherry, nothing personal I want you to know that! I know you work very hard for the Site. And thank you! there are just to many discrepancies with the rules! they are very convoluted and seem to adjust as needed. I do like the idea of the site and will continue to use it! People are going to cheat unfortunately,they are only hurting themselves and this sites credibility.

Thank you for all you do!
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I have been on this site for 2 years now and i must agree that recently in the last few weeks i have noticed images that go high quickly will drop off over the next day, if i submit an image at 1.00am and occasionally it is in the top 10 the next day it will drop back to 30 40th place by the time awards are given out 39 hours later ! this has been more noticeable recently.

and yes it is 39 hours for a 1 day contest if you submit first thing as soon as the day changes
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Sherry Andreason

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Martin, I am sorry, I can ask the tech team on Monday if they know what could be causing this, To cancel your Pro account can I get you to send the email to CANCEL@PIXOTO.COM ? It will take them a couple of days to get it done since it is the weekend.

The way I understand it is that the system takes some time to update itself, so the data is collected at the end of the day but the extra time is needed for the system to sort the data to display the results for the daily contest.
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maybe this is the problem I noticed in the problem I reported.
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J

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I noticed this change as well. And yes- it is a change.
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Darrell Raw

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Definitely a change. Good images need to be resubmitted many times in the hope of getting them over the 500 point hump...once over they then have to content with another stall point at around 700 where images will then drop 30-40 points in some cases. It's not the occasional image that does this, but almost all...
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Sherry Andreason

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I will ask Jason, last I heard there had been no new changes but it has been a month or so.
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Not diggin the algorithm - this is why- If you happen to have a pic say win in a row it advances. (normal) if it loses one no or little effect then if it loses a second time it is penalized two ways by loss of points and a time penalty.

where as if a pic loses only once and advances and loses after a win still advances no time penalty. ( two pics put up at the same time- one will duel 25 times and the other only 15 times )

So in effect since most of us know each others pics again it is easy to take a good pic down. sorry to say. for it only takes 26 duels to put a pic in the untouchable territory say 630 24 wins and 7 losses where none of these losses are together

Because after it reaches here it will loose less points each time and have a period of time penalty.

What is the effect of this... Many really good pics by people who dont have the time or money to buy into the point system never reach higher points.

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