Rudi Rachmat *flower and leave* Challenge

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http://www.pixoto.com/challenges/flow...

Do NOT enter his challenges! People like this make Pixoto a joke. He did not disqualify images - the rules were *pictures with flowers AND leaves* Guess what the competition was one by?.... lilies and more lilies.....not a bloody leaf in sight!
Shame on you Pixoto - and shame on the togs who entered it knowing they shouldn't.

http://www.pixoto.com/rudirechtrachmat

Pixoto - this is promoting cheats - and YOU reward them!!!!! Also - I have not had a feedback form for this challenge yet - I'm sure you can figure out what my response would be.......
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Posted 5 years ago

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Suzi T

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I see no one has responded to your query, Dawn. I, too, entered this challenge and I didn't realized it was over. I haven't received a feedback email, either. I looked at the photos and the 'winners' and I agree with your complaint. Especially in this case: http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... where there are no flowers or leaves in sight. When/if I vote, and something comes up that part of a challenge, I always look to see if the two photos actually fit the challenge--at least by title--then don't vote for ones that don't, no matter how good a photo it is. These challenges are iffy. Some are run fairly, a great many are not.
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Suzi T

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Oh and, yes, I do always report photos I think are mis-categorized.
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Vibeke

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Problem with photos that don't fit the challenge may actually be categorized correctly.
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Lenore

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And sometimes a photo fits the challenge but wouldn't if the challenge were the category -- I've been caught on that a couple of times where I've reported an image for being in the wrong category and after I've clicked, realized it wasn't a category duel but a challenge duel. For example, a challenge called "Flowers" could have an image entered of a great big butterfly sitting on a flower -- I see it and think to myself, that should be in Animals -- not realizing right away that it's a challenge duel and not a duel for the Flowers category :-)
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Suzi T

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That is all true, but the photo I referenced in my reply did not belong in a 'Flower and Leave' challenge, and especially shouldn't have gotten a 20% score. There were probably other photos that did fit the challenge that were denied that because people voted for that photo.
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Vibeke

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I just had a quick look and found over 20 images that should have been disqualified, especially 1st and 2nd place. He got a lot of credits totally undeserved. Rudi has got quite a high moderator ranking. I know PIXOTO does not interfere with members challenges, but sometimes they should make an exception.
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Terry Gower

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I've had a look at this challenge and also agree with you. Its one of the ongoing issues with community challenges that moderators set rules then don't bother to follow them.
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Woodstock

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Still waiting for a response from Pixoto......
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Jasenka, Official Rep

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Hi Dawn, regarding e-mail about feedback that is missing, I have asked about it. I will let you know as soon as I get reply.
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Joyce Andersen

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I think the moderator was very honest and specific on his description... it was certainly 'flower and leave' , not 'flower and leaves' as most would assume. He had flowers and left!! for people not used to English it is called a pun. bad joke really.
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Terry Gower

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He left all the shots that didn't fit his own rules.
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Vibeke

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well said

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