Unfair duelling in sub categories!

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Having just reviewed the image duel for my photograph in Nature up close leaves and grasses http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... Out of 17 duels 6 are obviously in the wrong Sub category as they are flowers or pumpkins or webs... now I know that there some duels where it might be appropriate duel against another sub, but surely almost 40% is too much to be a fair duel! Or maybe I am just a bad loser!
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Ok i thought perhaps I was in the wrong sub category, so I changed it to other natural object.. That is even worse in he first 23 duels there are landscapes moon Flowers... It is in my opinion, unfair and pointless if there is 50% not Other natural objects in the Sub Category, win or lose.
I know you will say there are not enough images in the sub to image duel, So rater than trying to make it more with Other subcategories, make it a weekly competition only.. Some may well complain about slow duls but a prominent note that this may in this Subcategory.
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Hi Rick, pics do not only duel within their own sub category, as awards are given based on category, your pic will duel against pics in all the sub categories of Nature Up Close. Sub Categories are only there for searches when pics are offered for sale as stock etc.
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Thank you Mark for your help, great answer!
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Sorry but that is not the case look at Other natural objects lader board and it is full of Flowers, insects etc compared to flower, insects webs etc who have no images which are clearly in the wrong Sub category.. Check out this months leaderboard for any subcategory and Tell me I am wrong!
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In Yesterdays leaderboard 11 out of the top 20 are in the wrong Subcategory!
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Rick I am not saying that there arn't some pics wrongly categorized. Yes if there are insects in the Nature Up Close Category there are miscategorized and need to be reported and moved. Pixoto does not police the sub categories so it's not unusual to see wrongly sub categorized pics as they don't affect the outcome as they would normally duel inter category.
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Again thank you Mark!
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Sure the odd one being in the wrong category is easily reported and moved, i have had 2 moved because I wasn't sure where they should be...but this is more than half of the images and is obviously an attempt to win awards because they know they have little chance against the more popular categories. This issue has to dealt with for this category and any other where Subcategories are obviously failing!
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Rick I just had a look and there are quite a few that are in the wrong category. I will report them. The sub category ones don't matter they will duel inter category anyway.
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Rick, as Mark explained subcategories are only for organizational purposes. We do not moderate sub-categories. Photos within one category duel each other regardless of sub-category they are in.

Moon, insects and landscape should not be in Nature Up Close category, and if you see such photos please report them so they can be re-categorized to their proper category.

If you are having any more issues please let me know.
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If I was to spend my time reporting images wrongly categorised, I would have little time for anything else! But I will spend to day going through NOC for wrong category images and report them.. No doubt that will keep you busy for the rest of the day as well, no sarcasm intended, well maybe a little...
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Save yourself for yesterdays I have reported them allready.

Most days I go through the NUC category and report all that would affect the awards. It usually means going through the top 150 and takes me about 30 mins.Probably too late for the daily awards but it means that they are usually removed come weekly award time.
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9 out of the first 45 in the ONU subcategory shouldn't be there and that is from last month.. so obviously not enough are being reported or not removed..there is one blatant use of the same image a snail which are next to each other one of which has a more saturated colours..all these breaking of the rules has to be having an effect on overall scores, either that or there is something wrong with the voting system!
Still not happy!

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