The 10% and the rest . . .

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Firstly I should say that I love this site with a passion! Can't imagine what I'd do without it now!

My question is about pausing images. Why do they get paused when they're statistically unlikely to make the top 10%, yet you give awards to the top 20%?

I understand that you're interested in the very best, and that's fine, but please don't write the rest of us off! It's quite disheartening to always have photos paused with just a few duels, and I really want to see where mine are going to end up. Anything over 500 is good in my book, I'm thrilled to get into the top 20%, and anything better than that will have me dancing a merry jig!!

Best wishes,
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Thanks for the feedback Val. A very valid concern. So saying the top 10% is really an oversimplifcation of our incredibly complicated duel system. We actually start out with a criteria that should indicate that the image is in the bottom 50% - then as an image gets more duels we raise the criteria. Overall about 80% of images on Pixoto get paused. I know that pausing is uncomfortable. It's also unavoidable - there simply is no other way we can rate 10,000+ photos every week without it.

All that said we are working on some ways for photographers who want to give their images more of a chance, without constantly watching it, can do that. Stay tuned.

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