something is wrong with the duels

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just had this duel for me to vote on something is wrong here , ( which one do you vote for)
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Nothing wrong with the duels. It looks like two of Ladocki Elvira's magnificent creations dueling each other. I would vote for the right photo since the orange slices at the upper right on the top of the luscious strawberries are more visible. By the way, the swirling candy and flower are a nice touch.
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are they not the same image
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No, they are very similar certainly but if you look just above the purple flower on the right image two slices some kind of fruit have been added.....
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RJ, above the blue flower in one photo you'll see a strawberry, in the other photo a slice of candied fruit. In that photo, the one on the right, there is also an additional slice of candied fruit behind the orange slices. So, in my opinion, very similar photos :-), but they are absolutely not duplicates.
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Thank you Terry and Lenore for helping RJ.
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I agree with you RJ. There is an option under the "report" section when voting which allows you to make the report if two images are very similar because it gives that photographer an unfair advantage since one or the other of his will be voted for. I also find it very interesting how such a similarity keeps occurring over and over with certain photographers' images such as this person's and a few others. I do't know how that happens, but it should not be allowed.
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You can report it as very similar but Pixoto won't consider it as such. It will only be too similar if all the pixels in the photo correspond. If one pixel is different then it's not a duplicate or too similar.
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I would have thought pixoto would have more to say on the issue than thank you for helping RJ
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Obviously this seems to be a company that wants to get the money from the people buying credits (if they choose to) to post photos and from the sales of blankets, canvas or print images, etc. than to actually run the company as they know it should be run. I am also interested in how so many of these duels are obviously between the same photographer? None of mine have ever been side by side for voting, have yours?
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RJ, both Terry and Lenore wrote images are not the same (they are not duplicate, and nothing is wrong with duels) but they are very similar. Please report images that are very similar.
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I never said they were duplicates just that something was wrong , here we have production line shooting the same shot just add bit of fruit shoot again add more fruit shoot again , hardly unique images but very much in line with Pixoto policy . pixoto has a no similar image policy but really its a no duplicate policy i did report this but as shooting says . it doesn't matter, When you have two photo's exactly the same except for a fruit slice thats as similar as you can get without duplicates , if these are ok why report or have a similar image policy just change it to duplicates and crops of same
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RJ, I can name a few photogs here that do production line shots. But I won't. Members know who they are.

It's a strategy to submit hundreds of photos that are very similar and resubmit those that don't do well in the initial duels. If the photos are technically sound, there's always a bunch that will score a high 600 to even 700s especially if your photos drown out the competition by sheer number. That's why the photos of one photographer duel each other.
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surely in this case it's counterproductive to have similar images pitched against each other?

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