This doesn't seem right

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I just tried to report an image for a watermark. A watermark is exempt from the six-month rule, right? As are duplicates and copyright violations? But a box popped up saying I couldn't report it and that I should send an email if I felt there was a problem.

This doesn't make any sense. We all know that Pixoto does not recategorize after six months, but unless watermarks are now allowed after six months, why does Pixoto want its members to jump through hoops to report them? Why can't the box pop up with the options that no longer apply just greyed out? Jasenka, could you check on this, please?

This is the image:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

And this is what popped up:

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I tried to report duplicates and got the same message, also incorrectly as Pixoto do remove duplicates. I think they need to modify when the message occurs, or remove it.It does seem like they are making it unnecessarily hard to remove incorrect images,
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This one also has a watermark but I can't report it:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

It's the same photographer; it appears every image submitted in April 2013 has a watermark.
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I can't help but wonder how many people will actually take the time to report something, especially since the message may make them believe that what they wanted to report, like a watermark or a duplicate, is no longer a violation. People are busy ..... clicking a button is one thing, it's quick and it's easy. This? If I didn't know this forum was here :-) I probably wouldn't bother.
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Here's another watermarked image:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Here are more from the same photographer. There may be others I missed; it can be hard to check the bottom-right corner of an image sometimes because of the info Pixoto places there. One is not old, but when I clicked the Report Button I received an Error message, so I'm just including it here.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Also, these two appear to be duplicates (which, again, I can't report using the Report Button because of the submission dates):
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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I have given up trying to report these older images - why should I have to go to the trouble of emailing the report team because the images are 6 months old? I get NOTHING in return. This place really has become a waste of time.....

Back to Candy Crush I think ;-)
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Lenore - how sad it is that this image is STILL there, a year plus later, with a watermark. Basically it means people just don't bother reporting - which in turn totally invalidates the "ImageDuel" that Pixoto so proudly brags about. If you can't trust people to report images, and Pixoto (obviously) can't be bothered to check images, then how can you trust the voting system? It's a total sham.

The fact that Pixoto can actually get people to pay money for a seemingly worthless PRO membership is laughable - Great - you pay to have your image duelled against 100 images - as we now see many with watermarks, duplicates, and those in the wrong category are still there, even a year later. I guess the perks of a PRO membership are that you don't have to waste your time emailing the report team and reporting them when they come up because you are not voting on the pictures to earn credits. Also the 15% off a canvas only applies if you live in the USA.....hardly a perk for the rest of the world - there are more countries out there, Pixoto, just in case you needed reminding........................
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Hi Lenore, thank you for this information, I wasn't aware we had it, must have been upgrade.

I have forwarded information to management about this, and you are correct, watermark and copyright should not have been included in 6 months and we do moderate duplicates that are posted after June 2012.

I will forward all photos reported here to report team to be handled.
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Thanks! :-)

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