seems mass near duplication is allowed-

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so- you chose to leave all the drop splash photos. Seriously? so- it's ok if we all post 20-30 similar pictures. Fair is fair. This should be a fun upcoming week.
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oh nooo, please not. They should be less not more.... LOL
We will all die on an OD of duplicates
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since these photos haven't been removed then it's okay....hmmm I now regret deleting my photos which I thought were considered duplicates. goodbye points and good bye awards so now I regret.
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http://www.pixoto.com/bang.oka/recent mass duplicates, triplicates, quadruplets and more. pls help me report. my eyes got tired
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OMG another one. This one has 353 awards. These guys are really experts in spoiling a good community like pixoto. At least it was a good community. It's funny, many of them come from the same part of the world.
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John Rou Buaron also saw this. I can see I makes comments on the pictures so that these people know that other people can see this. At least their friends see this on their fb. But they don't care anyway
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Why can a tog like this have 353 awards

Please tell us the difference between

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
a picture with 3 awards

and the same one (duplicate)

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

has 2 awards. This is only one example from this portfolio

And that's exactly what I said the other day: pictures are NOT checked before releasing the awards. I asked in the forum, sent a copy to Jason but I didn't get feedback from the team
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Michelle, this tog does have many duplicates and near duplicates but (theres always a but aint there?) I think pixoto have left most alone as they were submitted before June 1st, back in May or earlier when the rules were more slack, its a shame these people get away with it and end up with many awards.

I'd feel a whole lot better if, when the stock library is launched (its due soon, they said earlier) all current awards are frozen and we start over with a clean slate for future submissions, no more duplicates even accepted.

seriously, if you were looking to buy images, you wouldnt want to trawl through loads of duplicates, you'd be wondering what the difference was and would prob get bored and move to istock or some other place where you dont find duplicates.
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another tog duplicating his images

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Jun 26, 2012
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Mar 9, 2012

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... journalism/photojournalism/cable-pull-32649765 Apr 22, 2012
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... June 1

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Jun 26, 2012
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Jun 2, 2012
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Apr 22, 2012

if Ive not seen some more duplicates of the tog pls help me report them so far this is the lists of what I reported
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duplicate has been removed.
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duplicate has been removed.
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duplicate has been removed.
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duplicate has been removed.
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triplicates removed. yehey
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duplicates removed. thanks
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this guy is one of the most boring. He was reported already. But he is continuing.
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Wow. Talk about a one trick pony. One or 2 was nice but this is just being lazy. If people want someplace to just show 20 slightly different versions of the same shot they can use viewbug or redbubble.
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Hopefully the team will be able to resolve these issues. I have to keep telling myself to be patient...
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I hope as well, they must have huge headache already. And patient? I'm not sure if I can manage it because I'm now really angry with these people, They think that they are clever and we are fools
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Well, let us make them look like the fools they already are ... that's the best medicine. If I'd only knew a way to do so ...
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we need help from the team, they have the power to warn and delete them. Two warnings and them delete their account. It's amazing to see how many awards some of these cheaters already have
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agreeed !!! Agreeed,,So many win awards for those really take photos win none,,,so sad,,,,must HELp Them and get these tricksters out,,,,
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Have they removed one of the examples at the top as i get a 'whoops can't find it' page when i try the link...hooray!
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yup it's removed.
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it worked. Thanks pixoto and Jay
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wow, I reported all one more time. Hopefully the team will do something against this. they just should delete all these members but then they will come up with another name. they just spoil the whole community. It's incredible. I'm also getting mad. I hope other members also help to report them
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Jason, heeeelp, this is a virus
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it's not just you! And I can tell you, before all these cheaters, pixoto was really a nice place with many many good people and good pictures. I hope we can get it back the way it was but it seems to be "mission impossible" I also think every day, I will quit. I feel sorry for all the members who are fair. This make me not only angry but also very sad
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On a side note ... this site claims to gather the best photos based on public voting. I do completely disagree. The voting is based on tiny versions of the original work that can't be reviewed BEFORE voting. That makes a HUGE difference.
One of the major players in the wildlife section uses whatever it takes to make a photo look good in the tiny size required for voting ... and succeeds with it. I can show in depth examples if required. It's a shame as well.
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I agree, the size of pics to vote on is far too small to do most of them any justice.
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Juergen, what do you exactly mean? I'm a little confused
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Michelle, I'd prefer being able to see a larger version of a photo before casting my vote. A lot of postprocessing mistakes slip by due to the tiny size of the photos when voting. A prominent example is blurring the background using software like FocalPoint by onOne. One has to work very exact to avoid blurring the edges of the foreground object ( especially when unregular edges are given, best examples are hair or fur ). The tiny pics we're voting on tend to be forgiving when it comes to the point of less than optimal postprocessing. Those mistakes are much more visible ( and disturbing ) in a larger sized version of the same shot. In the small version they give the desired wow effect - especially to those voters that spend no more than 1-2 seconds to decide on the value of a photo.
In my eyes grave mistakes of that kind devalue a photo to trash level - but over here it's worth 700+ points (and not in a single occasion only).
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Let's talk about duplicates again:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

What else? I wish I were somehow android as well ... may I bet you that my peacock will never ever receive 695 points? I'll post my peafowl version tomorrow for you to decide ... here's the reference (695/36:20) :

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Please don't tell me it's reality, I still believe it's nothing but a bad movie ...
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Let's add a little more:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

More duplicates than I can stand especially as 4 of them were posted to architecture&design ... come on, is that genre really as simple as that? Not that I know ...
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Although these may be the same subject matter and they may be repetitive I do not believe they are breaking any rules. We can't get caught up in the minutia and lose site of the big stuff. As long as a photo follows the rules and guidelines then they have a right to be there. We can't start letting our personal feelings get in the way of finding the true violators that have multiple accounts, REAL duplicates rather than just somewhat similar and other flagrant violators that are obviously cheating. Once the pixoto folks have the new guidelines and rules posted then we can get more granular in our critiques of other members work. This is just my opinion for what it's worth.
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Have only been using Pixoto for a couple of weeks,thought it was a great site at first,I am getting fed up very quickly with all the duplicates,I keep checking the rules to see if I've misinterpreted them,but I reckon no, it seems there are a lot of cheaters out there,be it unintentional or deliberate.I have actually reported some duplicates over the last few days and a couple at least have been removed. Here are my latest findings! Will someone please confirm or deny that these are or are not duplicates,though I can't deny they are great images,but that's not the point is it!

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

The above are 1 & 2 on leader board

also

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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These may be the same subject matter but very different poses and angles and exposures. In my opinion.
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ok,thanks...I was worried about posting 2 views of same item,it's hard to know exactly what they refer to in the rules
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I understand. Hopefully much of the confusion will clear up when they post the new rules and guidelines. Be well

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