Overwhelming Numbers or Diversity?

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Hey all, I noticed a contest now excepting entries for Nikon images. I saw one entrant had uploaded over 150 pics to this contest. It seemed to me that all 150 were of just a few subjects repeated over and over with a few changes in composition or pose.

This is okay per the moderator's rules, but my question is, does that many pics pf the same things help or hinder one's chances of winning the contest? 50 pics of the same lady in the same dress have to duel against one another, right? So they all have to lose a lot of duels against each other.

Then other folks complain that members who enters lots of photos in one contest are trying to gain an unfair advantage by attacking with overwhelming numbers. My idea is always to enter pics that are all fairly different so that one may get more votes because of it's individual diversity from my others entries. Anyone else have any ideas on this...(I will stop typing now :-)
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I think submitting 150 similar shots is a douchey move. But there are no rules against douches. There you go!
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Hey Shootin' A...Leave it to you to sum up the idea in a few short words!

Friends who know me well like to say I would have no trouble writing a three page newspaper story. but it would take me forever to think up a headline!
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Just went to look for this contest and it is no longer listed. Whoever posted all those pics sure lost a load of credits.
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As I understand, the contest will still duel, and awards will be awarded, it is delisted and therefore can't be searched for winners et.c
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Thanks Micheal!
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I am seeing the same thing in a category I like to 'compete' in--daily. My personal upload limit is one per day. (OK, sometimes a second if I am feeling funky that day, but never more than two.) I can count on, however, before I even open up the category for the new day, that one particular individual will have 20-25 entries...usually within the first hour or so. Needless to say, I have started to throttle back on even putting in my one anymore.... As I thought this site was for "enjoyment" I find it less and less so when the same person then posts a newer picture of whatever is ahead of his at the moment. No, he doesn't always win, but I like to compete one-on-one, not playing the odds the other 24 will fall on their own. (and a lot of very good shots, too. I think he does himself a disservice). Unfortunately I understand the rules...but it is no fun for my fellow competitors regardless of statistics, analogs, or all the other fancy things that happen. I will stay until my subscription runs out. I think "Shooting" has the right amount of words as to how I feel.
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Me too DB, I only upload a few at a time, I get tired of my own pics losing to my own pics, (and vice versa if that makes any sense). I only use the free account so I will probably continue as long as the urge to do so strikes

I have pics on lots of other photo sites as well, but Pixoto is always a challenge I usually enjoy, (emphasis on "usually" in that sentence). I have sold a few pics at the subscription rate, but at 25 cents each it's nothing to brag about. Kind of like a video game where you win a few quarters instead of spend them. If it sounds like I am trying to convince myself to stay...I am, ha ha
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Yep. Me too. And I imagine we are not alone.

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