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SIMILAR IMAGES!!!!!!! When are you going to enforce your own rule.
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Jim Brunson

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Posted 5 years ago

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Shooting America

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Don't get your hopes up, LOL!
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Ralph Harvey

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The definition of "too similar" is not what everyone thinks or might actually want ?
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Jasenka, Official Rep

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Hello Jim, if you see very similar images, please do report them.
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Hi Jasenka, maybe when voting we could have quick buttons to report.
"Similar Image" or "Wrong Catagory" or "Identifying features."
Or give us points for reporting. It takes much longer to click and type that out, than to just click images and vote. Like maybe 10 points for reporting something - if its correctly done.
And the ability to report photographers as a whole.
It seems to me, that you guys would be policing the Leaderboard daily, weekly, monthly, before handing out awards.
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I would like to contribute that I have personally had an image removed for being similar when it was a different frame and totally different focal length. They did look similar but where different shots. I'm all for images being removed when they are the same however I believe there should be some appeals process, especially since I have reported images that where exactly the same frame and they have never been removed. I do understand this is difficult to enforce, perhaps you could offer some community positions as moderators to non participants
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Thank you Terry and Jeff for suggestions.
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Jeff Fox

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Thank you for replying jasenka. I would also like to add that from my observations that the very similar image rule gets some serious abuse. I'm aware how to make an image conform to your definition of different. As I'm sure are most of the people that shoot a lot. I do still see significant abuse by taking effectively similar shots e.g same subject, same light, same crop, same water spray or other glamorization, and then with simple changes of angle avoiding the similar image definition. I'm not bothered by it personally although I do feel that it may be intimdating and off putting to pixoto newcomers, especially pro photographers. I don't have a solution however I believe this is an area that needs to be addressed if Pixoto isn't to be dominated with repetitive images. I do understand that good images inspire others to imitate, or create better images themselves, and that is the problem of balance management it faced with. Perhaps you could impose a counter where by if a photographer is reported 20-50 or 100 times in a given period, then they are restricted from uploading for a day, week or a month. I do understand this may be incredibly difficult. I'm just starting a dialogue or expressing some ideas that may or may not improve the overall community. I am sure that if we are all challenged to create new and original work we all improve as photographers. I know I have drastically changed the way I work, both professionally and personally. I contribute this greatly to picoto and the skills of the photographers represented here. If anyone has thoughts on this I'd love to hear them. Thanks for reading.
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I agree. Too many oversharpened photos of eagles!

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