SANGEETA MENA submitted 3 sets of duplicates in my Purple contest

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SANGEETA MENA tried to cheat in my contest 3 times over. While I do choose the main award- I strongly feel, with 3 attempts to cheat in a single contest, he should not be allowed to win ANY award - not even top 20% (he's currently in first place- tho there are many votes to go)

Anyone who is caught trying to cheat using duplicate images shot be blocked from winning top awards in the contests they tried to cheat in.

This will discourage people from cheating. These guys are award collectors. They wont want to risk being blocked from getting awards.
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Hi Jana
I've been to have a look. His images are incredibly similar, but not identical. Pixoto doesn't allow one to submit identical images but can almost be fooled with nearly identical photos. I don't know what you can do for this competition, maybe Jasenka can advise.

For future contests though, I have seen it specified that
- so similar images will be permitted
- images with similar composition will be disqualified
- images which are a current image simply cropped will not be permitted.
With that said I think you can just disqualify the cheating images.
Sorry I couldn't have been of more use.
Purple is my favourite colour, so you have chosen well.
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Oh. But I'm not wrong. They are identical. .... you need to look more carefully.... On his images page filter to view just flowers- two of them are one row apart! Proof below was copied from purple entries page. However you will only see the duplicate ones if you "show disqualified" He changed the background on the first and 3rd set just a bit. Flower is same.

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The upper was submitted January 18 and the lower Jan 2 They even have the same title. I would never accuse someone without proof to back it up.

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Here is the next set plus a set of very near duplicates in the middle. The upper is jan 8 while bottom row is dated jan 26

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note that this is not one of the sets from my contest- this is a 4th set that exists in his images
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next set are dated jan 8 and feb 2 (2nd and 4th row)

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well- here's another 2 sets One being a near duplicate while other is total identical



I believe I have proved my accusation was correct
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Absolutely! I completely see what you mean. He's bypassing the system by making slight edits and slightly cropping. What he has done is unethical. I hope someone from Admin can advise you quickly.
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Hi Janna, please report images that are very similar (or duplicate).

I hope this helps.

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