old pictures (more than 1 year old) showing up in voting...

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why are so many old pictures (more than 1 year old) competing against the new pictures? especially old flowers in the old nature-up-close/flowers category seem to show up often...
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Hello Ad, generally speaking any image entered in category can duel any already uploaded image in that category regardless when other image is uploaded. Can you please let me know how often does old flowers subcategory show in duels (one in 5, 10, 50, 100....)?
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Hi Jasenka, I didn't count, so I can't answer this one.
What I can tell is that it only started last 3-5 weeks and I noticed it a few times/week.
It never occured before (at least I didn't notice it.).
Although I'm surprised about seeing these old pictures again it escpecially is weard to see a duel where old flowers are showing up again, since they're no longer allowed in the nature-up-close these days. I've seen duels between to old flower pictures and also duels between old flowers and recent nature-up-close pictures.
Since category rules don't allow flowers in nature-up-close any more, the same rules imply that duels with old flowers are not allowed too.
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Jasenka, the. Problem can easily be seen by investigating voting history. I checked last 2-3 votes for several nature-up-close pictures of this week. They all had voting duels wit very old nature-up-close flower pictures, causing a decrease in their score... I am sure that this did not happen until a few week ago !
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Thank you for additional information Ad, we will check it.
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one of the example old pictures showing up (hadn't have a duel for a year, but now it had a duel against one of my new nature-up-close pictures today:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

and another one:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

and again:
https://www.pixoto.com/images-photogr...

and again:
https://www.pixoto.com/images-photogr...

yes, this really happens multiple times a day !
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and another one suddenly showing up in duels:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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i can add that there were 4 photos that were dated 2010 -2011 that my photo lost to today and all four were flowers and my subject was grass not a good comparison :(
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this should be enough examples Jasenka ...
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Thank you for examples Ad, I have forwarded information to the management.
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Any news on this issue Jasenka?

This is still going on.
e.g. http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
is over a year old...
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Hi Ad, images will never stop dueling, especially images that are in top 10% statistical scores will duel more then images below that mark. Also if user boosted his image it will duel regardless of score.
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But the images duelled are often from *dead* accounts where there has been no activity. This is why I gave up posing images - it's a waste of time and the ridiculous answers that we get from Pixoto are like nails on a chalk board.......
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Jasenka, see Woodstock's remark. I do agree. This has nothing to do with boosting.
As explained before, the behaviour was ingroduced somewhere in Q4 2014 I think.
Why?
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Hi Ad, I will ask again and let you know when I get reply.
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Thx Jasenka. Looking forward to a solution for this...
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Jasenka, any answer received from Jason and/or the others?
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Hi Ad, I'm sorry I didn't get reply yet. I will let you know as soon as I do.
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Nothing - as usual.
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Already 6 days gone again...
so Jasenka, any answer received from Jason and/or the others already?
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Hi Ad, I'm sorry I didn't get reply yet. I will let you know when I do.
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Jason doesn't seem to think there's an issue with it ;-)

http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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I saw that, but as stated there as well, somehow this behaviour was introduced in 2nd half of 2014... it wasn't there always,..
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I totally agree - but don't hold your breath waiting for a reasonable answer because you won't get one. ;-)
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I just keep on trying ...
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That's the spirit!!! ;-)
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Jasenka, here another example
Look at last 3 votes: 2 flower votes of 2013 (I think) and 1 of today (2015).....againsts my grapes....

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Lovely bunch of grapes, btw ;-)
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;-)
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Jasenka, I keep on trying... any follow up on this issue from Jason and others...
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Jasenka, I keep on trying... any follow up on this issue from Jason and others... ?
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Hi Ad, we do have this planned, but I don't have any time-frame when will it be done. As soon as I get more information I will let you know. I'm sorry about delay in reply.

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