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I am curious why my image of a child is dueling a squirrel? and also why it must duel the same image four time in a row? there are literally thousands of other images, why must we duel the same thing over and over again? its hardly right.
btw my image has a score of 756 which would mean the squirrel did have a similar score? in the children's category?wtf??

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I hope you reported it :-)

What's sad is that people probably voted for it.............

As to duelling the same image, if I remember correctly, Jasenka has said that when two images are just about totally deadlocked in score, they have to duel each other a few times until one pulls out ahead of the other. Or something like that. Made sense at the time :-)
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Thanks for your reply Lenore, I really appreciate it.

as far as i know the image it had to duel against three times was 50 points less then mine, so i am not sure that theory is correct that was told to you. Also if you check children's today- you will see the number one dueling against the same image four times, and its 60 points less.

As far as people voting for the squirrel it must have had a good score, or comparable to duel against. I wish pixoto would look at the duel history and find the people who either didn't pay attention when voting or intentionally voted for an image they knew was not where it should be.

the squirrel image has since been placed into the correct category, but I am sure it did some damage to rightfully placed photos, which is sad.

there should be more transparency in the voting to hold people accountable for their votes.
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I have no problem with duelling against the same image multiple times. It just means that more than one person gets to pick who wins the duel between the two photographs. And actually it gives a better indication of which photograph is better in composition, quality etc. when you have more than just one opinion. As for the squirrel pic, I'm sure the person who uploaded it just hit the wrong category or is new to the site and hasn't figured it out yet. It is really up to the voters to actually read the "subject" at the top of the imageduel before voting. I make sure I read before I click.
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Ok Roberta, i understand mistakes happen, we all make them. But you would think after seeing your image duel against nothing but images of children's you would realize it was in the wrong place and fix it. also when checking on your image you would also see it was in the wrong place, so some of the blame must be on the user who put and left it in the wrong category.
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Agreed. I don't know for how many days this image of a squirrel was up. I will say that I remember voting on that image duel and picked the child and found it odd the squirrel was there. That also being said, not everyone looks at their account everyday. Some have other jobs and are just weekend warriors with their photography and are using this site as a test ground to see how they measure up. I understand your frustration and hear you clearly. I'm just giving the person the benefit of the doubt at this point. And that means no disrespect to you.
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Maybe it was a child in squirrels clothing.
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LOL
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Maybe it's been put there intentionally by Pixoto to pick out careless voters?
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no i doubt it highly, that would mean they were intentionally killing scores, which is not something i think pixoto would do, plus its been moved to the correct place.
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

same user placed this image in digital,http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

clearly they are misunderstanding how to categorize images
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Mark Zouroudis

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They do have dummy pairs they put in that don't score points to catch out the speed/careless voters, why not put in wrongly categorized pics to catch out careless voters. If they're not doing they should.

No I don't think that was the case in this instance.
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take a look at the images it was dueling against-and winning!!???!!? I am flabbergasted that voters would be so careless and intentionally dubious
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Hello Lori, squirrel was obviously in wrong category, and it has been recategorized.

The reason that the image duels many times with the same image are:
1) small number of images in the subcategory (which is 2 out of 3 duels)
2) even smaller number of unpaused images in the subcategory that are also close to the same imagescore
3) when new images come in they need to duel with live images that are close in score and they rotate though the available images. So the later duels are not so much to find the correct score of this users images but instead to find the correct score of new image coming in.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks for your reply,
I am actually more concerned with the voters who voted for the squirrel image. I know pixoto is working on quality control and I appreciate that very much, I wanted to post an example of just how rampant the bad voting is, in hopes that you will continue to pursue and try to put an end to the "blind" voting, as is truly an issue as represented in this post.

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