The New Black & White Landscapes Contest

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At least 70% or more of the submission do not qualify. People are not reading the RULES or ADDITIONAL RULES. It states in the Additional Rules that it "Must be of a landscape and in the landscape category."

Categories the photos that have been submitted from are color photos, people and baby photos, ones of architecture, transportation, animals, artistic objects, travel locations and on and on. It's ridiculous.

Can't Pixoto create a script that catches incorrect category submissions from existing categories and notify the submitter?
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Carl Yoshihara

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Posted 6 years ago

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Mark Zouroudis

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Hi Carl, Pixoto usually goes through the entries in one of their challenges before voting starts and disqualifies any wrongly submitted entries. Expect to see the wrongly submitted entries gone on or before 25/11/2013 when entries close for this challenge.
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The rules are clear, if someone wastes their points by submitting a pic that is not qualified it's their own fault for not reading the rules first.
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Charlie

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Mark prevention is better than cure. I think that's what Carl trying to say.
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True Charlie, but it is near impossible to have someone looking at every entry in every category to make sure that every pic is placed in the correct category.

Pixoto relies on us to pick up and report watermarked/wrong category and duplicates as we see them as we see them from the time that they are submitted when we vote in the duels.

Pixoto don't have the manpower to do that part of it. They have also decided that the best way of vetting the entries in the Pixoto Weekly Challenge is to do it once and get it right all in one hit, I understand that.
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That's why I was suggesting an automated script to weed out the wrong submissions. Pixoto started the challenge to get more quality B&W images. If you disqualify 80-90% of the images, I don't think that is going to sit very well with the submitters. Also there are some image that are already disqualified, while others are not. It gives a false sense of security.

People should read the complete directions, they are only screwing themselves. But I still think something should be done to help these misguided people, especially when there are so many.
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This is what i'm campaigning in my thread Carl:

http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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Carl Yoshihara

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That 70% is now closer to 90% not qualified. I'm surprised no one at Pixoto has said or done anything. Or am I completely wrong?
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Pixoto's way is to wait untill it's voting time and then disqualify the wrong entries at the one time..
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Carl Yoshihara

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As of now 150+ out of 183 technically should be disqualified. Personally I'd fix something that is not working properly, unless Pixoto is collecting points too.
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Carl - Mark is right. We won't disqualify the entries until the challenge about to begin voting. It is much more efficient for us to do it all at once. I get you point about the script but it is not common for us to have a category restriction for a challenge so it really would only be useful for this one. Easier instead to just disqualify the ones that don't fit.

I will say - it's also VERY unusual for so many of the images to submitted without paying attention to the rules. More votes for everyone else I guess...
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So are you guys really going to disqualify 80-90% of the images submitted? Seems so counterproductive, especially since Pixoto wants more B&W images.
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Carl, disqualifying them from the challenge doesn't mean that they would not still be in their correct categories. The weekly challenges run in tandem with normal category competitions. Those pics will still be here and still compete so there will be no loss of images.

I think the thing that threw so many people this time was that there is a community challenge for all things B & W. People may have become confused and placed their pics in the B & W Landscape competition in stead of the all things B & W.

I don't know if image recognition software is available that can tell a landscape from a nature up close pic or a man portrait from a gorilla pic. I'd like to read up on it if you are aware of any.
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Mark, I was suggesting disqualified from the B&W Landscape contest. There are some good ones, just not from the correct category.

When people originally submit an image to Pixoto, you select a category, fill out other info and it gets tagged with it. Food & Drink for example and that tag with a simple script/code can tell the submitter immediately that it is not allowed in a specific category challenge like the B&W Landscape contest which requires the submissions to be from the landscape category.

This alone would've caught a majority of the wrong submissions in the B&W Landscape contest. What it won't catch are images submitted in the wrong category originally, because they will have the wrong tags.
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Carl Yoshihara

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lol... it's kinda funny the type of incorrect images people are posting.
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Terry Gower

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Yes, in a b/w landscape comp we have colour, plants, singers, babies feet, planes...and that's only from a very quick glance

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