Watermarks and Text in Photo??

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I've had some pictures deleted because someone reported it had a watermark and/or text; however, I did not watermark it, nor was there text in it. What gives? I'm confused and need to understand. Could we not get back more details about what is being seen as a watermark or text?
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Link to the images would help to understand ... ;)
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Did you have a datestamp on them? Those are not allowed.
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That is the thing .. I didn't have any watermark, date stamp, frame - anything that I was aware of .. see photo - I finally got it linked here. Thanks for your comment. Nice to have others helping.
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Hello Janet,

you can see rules on this page

http://www.pixoto.com/photography-com...

In short, no watermarks, text or date stamp embedded in the image is allowed.

If you have any more questions, please let me know.
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posted the photo below. Appreciate you looking at it - it was in first place twice .. :) Nature Up Close - then moved to Abstract .. then booted out :(
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If Pixoto removed it in error - will it go back to where it was in standings?
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Here is the image sorry I didn't have it earlier
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If this is the same image ... I wonder where is the "watermark"? :)
Pixoto?
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Yes, my. thoughts exactly!
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Hi Janet,

the same just happened to me..got an e-mail that my picture was removed..the picture was nr. 1 for a few days now and this makes me really sad..somebody felt it needed reported (while there is no watermark on it) and, without checking, the picture gets taken down..I hope the picture will be re-installed, if not, bye-bye Pixoto immidiately (I just got an upgrade but will cancel it right away)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/zYZ0wje2XsAPHwZn...
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WOW beautiful photo. I agree, it seems like Pixoto team removes the photo but does not look at it first. Pixoto?
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waiting...:-), sad this..you hope people on such sites are honest but apparently not everybody is. It can't be done by accident, reporting a picture as it requires some seperate fields (I checked :-))
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ps, did yours get re-installed?
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Not yet, haven't heard. Follow along! I too was first place for an entire week in Nature Up Close - then as soon as it was to win 1st place for week .. it got bumped out because they said it was an abstract photo - macro. Then it went to first place tin that category for the day - and was heading their for the week too - but got bumped because of water mark or text in phot! So all the excitement of a much voted on photo was for 'not'. SAD :(
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Yes, I realize it might be a mistake - someone checking the wrong issue; however, I trust PIXOTO TEAM to review the issue so that it isn't just someone wanting to take down the picture. We'll see - did you report yours so they would follow up?
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well, i replied to the e-mail they sent and posted it here..don't know what else I can do about it? Also left a message on the pixoto fb so I should think someone will read it. Is there some place else i should report this?
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I did same - so we're in same boat waiting. I would have thought a REPLY to the email notification would have been responded to in at least 48 hours. I'll post a question on that!
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you haven't heard anything from anybody? I won't wait for 48 hrs, my free trial ends tomorrow ;-)
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I would hate to see you go - PIXOTO is one of the coolest photo sites out there. Let's see if they resolve this for us first! The PRO fee is very minimal and I find the format keeps me motivated to work on my photography skills - so all in all a great place to post pictures and participate in voting etc. You can be a non-PRO member at no cost for a long time ....
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Hello Janet, can you please forward e-mail you received regarding deleting this photo to jasenka@pixoto.com so I can investigate this?

Thank you!
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Most certainly I can - thanks for investigating same for me. It's done! TKS again
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Looks like we are getting action and my photo may be re-instated! Very exciting and hoping it doesn't happen again as this took a lot of time and effort! THanks Jasenka for your investigation.
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"Good luck" ... meanwhile you lost points, rewards and opportunity for what? Week award, month and year award ... because of the mistake? Whose? This is happening a lot lately, your case is not the only one (so who is the "report team"?)... and by the way it is not the fault of those who report it, but the one that carried out the process ... ;)
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indeed, I've asked what will happen with points and possible awards lost due to the fact that they just take down pictures without proper investigation..well, at least they are checking it now
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@Urosh, I truly wonder if the person reporting is not at fault also..it's clearly stated what you are doing when pressing the report button so yes, Pixoto should check but people should think twice before reporting a picture when there is nothing to report...For me, I'm just very disappointed to realise that a high ranked picture (mine was nr. 1 since the day I posted it..) has disappeared because some sad pathetic person felt the need to report it and that Pixoto takes photos down without checking whether the report is correct. Also, that way everything can be manipulated.. :-(
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I'm following Pixoto more than two years ... It doesn't matter if anybody report image for anything ... the report team decide if the report is correct or not ... that's why they have the report team to do the job!

Anyway, in which category was this image, if I may ask?
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here's the link, it's back on but immidiately dropped from 777 to 769 points..
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Janet could it be, that this image was reported as too similar to many of images of "water drops on ... what" that you have in your gallery ...

For example to this one: http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Or is this restored image?
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This is the restored image. Thanks for following up - I'm a happy camper now. I guess I should stop the dewdrop photos - I'm practicing with my new Macro lens .. and that is about all the "flora" that was left up here in the Northern country! :) Jasenka confirmed it should have not been taken out for the reason it was. Glad she is here. Thank you too.
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Yes, the diversity could help ... even if they are not the same photos, the object probably is ... looks similar ... and could get a lot of reports in the future for that reason ... ;)

http://www.pixoto.com/janet.herman.18...
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Hi Janet, your photo should be reinstated now. I'm really sorry it got deleted it shouldn't have be deleted.
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Thanks so much - things are good! Appreciate your assistance Jasenka.
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so, all well now :-), let's hope this won't happen again! I have to say, I didn't care much for watermarks and such on the pictures but since they pulled this one on me I now know where to find the report button as well ;-(
I hope I will learn more on what exactly happened. It is clear my picture was removed due to a reort that it contained a watermark and I hope they will check now before simply deleting everything,

rgds,
Aya

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