Reclassification?

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Now I feel a little agrieved!

I posted a shot of a mother holding her newly born baby on 14 September under "Babies and children" as that was the focus of the photograph. It was awarded Photo of the Day and was lying 2nd for the week at close of last week. Now some petty minded member says that it should be reclassified to "Family" which was not the focus or purpose of the commission. I might also add that neither the father, two sisters and her brother wre in the shoot and the mother was merely a "prop". Needless to say the awards were withdrawn and some petty minded individual has improved their position. I hope that this site is not going to continue being so petty othewise it will leave me no choice that to leave for my peace of mind.

Derek
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Well I suppose there is justice....it is sitting at No.1 in People now....but still it leaves a sour taste in one's mouth....
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I guess we don't always see the same thing. First let me say it's a great pic but a great pic of a mother holding her child. Your intention may have been to to focus on the baby but when I saw the pic the baby was not the focus of my attention it was the the look on the mother's face with her baby nestled close to her.
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Hi Derek - I understand your frustration but to be fair our category definitions are very clear about this type of situation:

Babies & Children – All photos of babies or children under the age of 16 without parents/adults.

People – Photos where the subject is an adult or multiple people (including an adult with children). Photos of families are welcome here.
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Got it Jason - I just think the frustration of deleting two of my awards in one day was getting to me especially seeing there was no intention to bend or break the rules of the site.

Mark - Thank you for the kind words. I could live with it if the complaint had been raised against the first pic I posted from the shoot but it seems as that was allowed to pass as it did not win the photo of the day or was very close to winning Photo of the Week in that catagory? Maybe co-incidence?

I will stop throwing my toys now!

Keep Well

Derek

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