Picture deleted from black and white category

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Now I'm confused. One of my pictures in black and white category has been deleted because it was similar to another image. But it is not allowed with duplicates in black and white category? I have a color version of this in child category.

Copy of email:

"Dear Jane Bjerkli,

Recently the image contained at the link below has been deemed to be very similar to another image in your portfolio. Our policies state you may only submit one version of an image (please see www.pixoto.com/contest) and we have therefore deleted this image.
View duplicate image: http://lh4.ggpht.com/Hl1QWIXMwy69E4Bs...

In the future please refrain from submitting images that are very similar. This helps keep the Pixoto Community (and your personal profile) diverse and fun.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Leizel
Pixoto Report Images Team
report@pixoto.com"
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Oh man Jane that really sucks, that picture was slated to win a good weekly award, and had a great score. it was also in the running to be a top image of the year. :-(

If pixoto fixes it I would be extremely surprised. As I was promised once when the same thing happened to me with a high scoring image that was a bw duplicate when it first started, I was told it would be fixed but it never was, good luck dear.

sorry this happened to you.
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Jane Bjerkli

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Yes, it's very frustrating. The picture had a score of about 750.

I think it's strange that the whole pixoto team don't know their own rules.
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oh dear... :( not very consistent are they?
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Bumping to show this is happening to more than one person. even though we all know you already know and just don't care.
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the rules are not consistent. Some are held to the letter of the law while others get away with it. Some really are just making mistakes which I am guilty of in the past but you learn. Some are just cheating and getting away with it.
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NO mistakes or cheating done, the rules where not broken By Jane Augie, the mistake is on pixotos "report team". Plain and simple.
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L. is right. I have of course not cheated, and I have not misunderstood anything. I know the rules in the black & white category, I've read them here: http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descr... It says: Black & White – Here’s a place for just black & white photos of any sort (and slightly sepia too). Note that you can include a Black & White version of a color photo from another category here without violating the “very similar image” rule.

And that's exactly what I've done. I did put one color version of the image in the children category, and one black&white version of the image in the black/white category.

That's why I cant understand why my picture was removed by the Pixoto team.
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Hello Jane, I'm sorry about delayed reply, I didn't have net connection.

To my knoledge we haven't changed rule about b&w version of color photo in B&W category, so the photo shouldn't have been removed. I'm really sorry it has happened.

I will ask for clarification why your photo was deleted and let you know as soon as I get feedback.
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Jane Bjerkli

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Thanks, Jasenka. I hope we soon can get an answer.
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I think Leizel needs to go back and refresh herself on the rules ... it clearly states the exception to the 'simillar images' is a bw version.... it says it right in the link that was provided to Jane...
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There will be no response from pixoto Jane I am afraid, as you can see Jason was on the board last night, to answer a very important question about............wait for it.............BLOODY SPELL CHECK of the word pixoto.-(yes i am serious)

nice. very classy move Jason.---answering that question made all the difference on your site, NOT!

Not one person with a real issue was addressed as usual. Pixoto just wants your money and if you have a problem they want you to go away. plain and simple

.PIXOTO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT IT"S USERS AT ALL.

If actions are words then those words were what- sod off, we don't care?

I hope that everyone can see clearly just who and what they are dealing with when they use this site. I'm not mad anymore, I am disgusted at the lack of common courtesy . it is an atrocity, an insult to be sure.
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Jane Bjerkli

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I'm waiting, and I'm waiting. I feel I get more and more disappointed. :-/
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I'm sorry about delay Jane, I'm really trying to sort this out, I just need some more time.
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Jane I'm really sorry your photo was deleted. It shouldn't have been. We made a mistake deleting it, and we will make sure that this wouldn't happen again in the future.

We will reinstate your photo, and we will add 1000 credits to your account.
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Jane Bjerkli

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Ah! I'm relieved and glad this is cleared up now. Thank you, Jasenka.
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Hi Jane, your photo should be reinstated now.
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Jane Bjerkli

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Thank you so much for helping, Jasenka! I have to say you're doing a great job!

Now I'm happy again! :D
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I have had no answer either....still waiting
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I'm still waiting too....

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