NOT NOVICES

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I am seeing more and more folks entering the NOVICE category and continually placing in the top 10 in that category when they have won numerous 5% awards in different categories on the site. Seems a shame they feel the need to compete against truly novice photographers that are just starting out. That category needs to be policed/watched and let the novices have a little bit of the limelight.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Sherry Andreason

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Hi Dave, I am sorry, we rely on the honesty of our Players to correctly categorize their photography. If you think that a photograph is in the wrong category please report the image via the report link and choose Wrong Category from the drop down. It will help us to find he incorrectly categorized images.,
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I am seeing more and more folks entering the NOVICE category and continually placing in the top 10 in that category when they have won numerous 5% awards in different categories on the site. Seems a shame they feel the need to compete against truly novice photographers that are just starting out. That category needs to be policed/watched and let the novices have a little bit of the limelight. Can something be done about this? Apparently reporting the photos doesn't do any good.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Let's Play FAIR!!!!.
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Several were reported a few days ago without any actions/luck in removing them?
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Dave I am checking in to the policy regarding Novices,. I am new to the PIXOTO team so thank you for your patience in this while I learn :)
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Dave, as I explained to you on the other site we are on, I complained six months ago about togs entering the Novices Only category who had won awards in other categories. Jason's response to my thread was:

"As long as the player doesn't win awards in any other categories I'm OK with them staying in the Novices Only category."

So bottom line is if you click on a tog's profile and see they have won awards in other categories that pay prize money, then you should do as Sherry suggests and hit the report button. I personally find my reporting issues here on the community board gives much faster results than the report button. Think they are really jammed up in that department. Shame there are so many on this site who feel the need to cheat and try to circumvent the rules at the expense of others.
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Many of the top scorers right now in the Novice category HAVE won 5% awards in other categories besides the NOVICE category. It is like an 8th grade football team playing against first graders. Plus I think after winning so many awards in the NOVICE category(250+) maybe you should move on and let other novices have a chance? Oh well it is not my ship to steer! Just disheartening to see this being allowed!
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Plus Trey this image has been reported many times AND if you look at the member's awards it is easy to see the member has many 5% awards in various different categories yet doesn't seem to care as per their remarks.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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no, he doesn't...he seems to delight in breaking the rules and doesn't care...maybe one of these days admin will do something about his entries...how long can you hold your breath, Dave...lol!
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He removed his comment now. Perhaps a guilty conscience? I doubt it sincerely. that would mean he would have to remove all his entries in the Novice category. I wish Pixoto would back their own rules concerning their site!
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You're not supposed to be able to submit in novices once you win an award in another category, there must be a bug in the system currently.
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I did not know that Darrell.....even the current leader in the Novice category has won 5% awards in another category-Animal/dogs.
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to update you, this was a bug in the system and we have started working on a fix for the problem. I am told it is mostly fixed at this time. Thank you for helping us in this :) your reports are appreciated.
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Thank you Sherry for you the update and your help. Have a pleasant day
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You are welcome Dave, have a great day! :D
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Gosh...it looks like I need a refresher course in Grammar 101! LOL
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That is ok Dave, I am not grading your grammar this week lol ;)
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it seems we are back once again posting in the NOVICE category even after he was made aware of rule violations...http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I hope the get they get a fix to the NOVICE category program soon.
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This member needs to be banned from the NOVICE category.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Hi Dave I will send a report in to REPORT@PIXOTO.COM, the report team will need to take care of this.
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Thank you Sherry. It just isn't fair for the novices to have to compete against folks who aren't novices.
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You're welcome Dave

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