Pixoto deleting images from your portfolios

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Pixoto seems to think that a similar image should not be in your portfolio. Example I have one color and one black and white of the same image the black and white has some color added to it as a creative digital photo and the other one is just taken as is in color. I've had several photos in the past deleted for the same thing and it's pissing me off. So I suppose digitally created images are not allowed?  Now if the photos are both entered in a contest and they complain that it's similar then removed from the contest and do not delete it from the portfolio. So if a similar image is black-and-white and color Pixoto has a lot of deleting to do not to mention all the photos that have text or watermarks in them. Pixoto you need to get on the ball.
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Hello Paul, very similar images are not allowed on Pixoto. Duplicate images are also not allowed on Pixoto.
Black and white version of an already submitted color image is allowed only if the black and white image is submitted in Black and white category.
The rule for Black and white category is as follows:
"Black & White – Here’s a place for just black & white photos of any sort (slight color tints are OK 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. A black and white work toned entirely in a single color belong in black and white category, however, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work and can not be placed in the black and white category. Nudity and Digital art images are NOT allowed in the Black and White category."
You can see complete category descriptions for all categories here: https://www.pixoto.com/category-descr...

The image you provided is not suitable for the Black and white category because it is "modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color" - as stated in rules for the Black and white category. Since you already have a color version of the same image this version is very similar to the previously posted image and as such not allowed on Pixoto.

You can see rules where it is stated that very similar/duplicate images are not allowed, here: https://www.pixoto.com/photography-co...
"NO VERY SIMILAR IMAGES: You may submit an unlimited number of images but each one must be significantly different from the others. This means only one image of any subject and scene/pose combination is allowed. The only exceptions are that you may have a duplicate of a color photo in the black and white category and you may use other images you have submitted to create unique works of digital art. You may delete an image and resubmit it at any time. If reported, and we agree that the images are not distinct enough, the newer image will be deleted. "

If you see images with watermarks please do report them.