WHO IS PERSON WHO CHANGE CATEGORY BY OWN WILL ?!!!

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Who is someone who can change category and subcategory of my image as he/she likes? It was, at start, in category "Nature Up Close "- Natural Water Drops" and when image achieved about 500 points someone change category in "Ilustration- People". Now, again, category is changed in the right category (the first I added) and my points lost. I asked: Why? Who can answer to my question?! :( I want my points back, and place of my image at deserved place! Is this fair game?! Is it useful for someone and kind? Please, think about your own terms and phrases in your introduction about playing! I am very sad.I think that I work with serious people, people who can't forget what they did and promised few months ago (when they did the same mistake) ! In expecting answer, good night!!!
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Masica, if Pixoto recategorizes any of your photos, they will send you an email letting you know. If you haven't received such an email from them, perhaps check your spam folder or junk-mail folder in your email program in case that's where it ended up.

I'm pretty sure that Jasenka, Pixoto's customer service rep, will ask you to post a link to the photo here so she can double-check for you when she is online tomorrow. Perhaps if you post the link now that will speed that up :-)
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Someone on Pixoto recategorizes my photo so that my photo walked from original category ("Nature Up Close" - "Natural Water Drops") to category "Ilustration - People" (nothing common with this, last, category), and after all photo "came" back - to its own category, but with no points.Photo shows only one water drop!!! This is not the first time to happened.
Mrs. Jasenka yesterday had the photo in the same category.("Nature Up Close Category").I am, really, surprised. This is, also, the place where Mrs. Jasenka can exchange opinions with me. If something is wrong, I expect question or explanation... oh, yes, I noticed duplicate in the category "Nature Up Close - Other Plants , really duplicate, the same photo at the first and 7th place and I sent "Report." Maybe, cause for all doings last night?!
But, is it reason that someone replace my photo which is unique and in true category? But, this is not end of the story. The same has happened after 03.30 am, when my other photo recategorized from categorigy "Nature Up Close - Natural Water Drops" to "Flowers - Single Flower."
Warning! On photo is flower, but accent is on Water Drops. My photo may be in "Nature-Up Close" - Natural Water Drops" at the first; for the the category "Flower- Single Flower" flower is not single - bud is near flower :-)!) All I do, I want to do the best I can, I observe easy wrong things and events and expect from other people to be honored in their doings with correct people.
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It would help if you posted a link to the shot
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Hello Masica, I'm sorry you are sad and upset.

Are you asking about this photo?

https://www.pixoto.com/images-photogr...

From image duel history I can see that image was submitted initially yesterday (June 17th) to Illustration section, and after reporting it was recategorized to Nature up close category today (June 18th) by report team member and e-mail notification was sent. After photo was originally uploaded to Illustration, that was the only recategorization that was done to the photo.

Can you please post link to other photo you are asking about? That was recategorized to Flower category?
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Hello Jasenka!

I am very careful when submitted photos. Always check whether is it in the category in which I was sent, and from time to time wrote the place where photos currently holds.

By 01 am 2 photos were in "Nature Up Close" - "Natural Waterdrops," which I read them in the order of photos by points. Behind 0.143h I've found http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... the transferred image that was submitted first 06.17.2014. (evening) in the corresponding category in the category "IIlustration-People", and was unpleasantly surprised. I sent in the category "Nature Up Close" - "Natural Waterdrops" new, next photo http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... in that category until 3:37 pm achieve 422 points. Then the first photo sent 17.06. http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... returned to the category in which 17.06. was set, but with no points. Experience has taught me (through whole life I worked with data) to write about the state of points, as well as to quickly perceive changes and errors.
This morning I was again greeted unpleasant surprise when I found again my photo http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... in the second category Flowers - Single Flower although accent is on the natural waterdrops. This photo I sent before 02am (yesterday)... surprises never enough. So, now, your data and my data are not the same...all I do I trying to do the best I can in hope that is fair and related with gallery rules.

Thank you for your information!
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Masica, I can only check Image duel History and report team database, and for first photo (waterdrop on petal), the data show it was originally uploaded to Illustration, and was recategorized to Nature up close and that is the only change data show.
I will ask if there is some other way to see history data for image (which I don't know).

Regarding second photo
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
The subject is wet flower with waterdrops and by category description which can be seen on this page: http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descr...
this photo belong to Flower category and not to Nature up close category.

Please see part of description:
"Waterdrops on natural object or plant parts also belong here if the subject is waterdrop rather then object it is on."

I hope this helps.

I will ask about your first photo and I will let you know when I get feedback.
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Hello Jasenka!

Thanks a lot for information, but question is: Is flower natural object - plant?! Just, as you wrote, I did: "Waterdrops on natural object or plant parts also belong here if the subject is waterdrop rather then object it is on." Waterdrops on flower (waterdrops in the fisrt plan, the flower and bud in the second) was the reason to submitted my photo to "Nature Up Close" - Natural Waterdrops.
It seems that categories are not precisely defined and you have to do something for clear definition.
There are several problems which appeared from time to time. For example, someone who want to observe the page of "Nature Up Close" a day by day may find many photos which don't belong there. ...and, at least we are at the point: some are more equal than others! This is not good for reputation of gallery.
I hope this will help you and team members in thinking about future of gallery
(objectivity is very important factor in any type of competition and evaluation).
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Masica, you can do nothing about it. That's how it is. If there are five report team members, each of one of them has his/her own interpretation of category description. So if your image will be reported more often, then expect that it will be re-categorized more often. I suggest, don't be too artistic where your image can fit into two or more categories. Shot flower macro, shot building without skyline, shot landscape without birds or trees in it, shot people too close, etc.
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Deep gratitude Garces & Garces!
Logically, it means - shot nothing, submitted as everything - because there are no problems with categories. I like your answer very much. Best wishes and :-)
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Seconded! It really feels like someone is re categorizing to give an advantage to someone else or themselves. I started a thread related to this at the link below.

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

Its really frustrating when images are of the same style and are only re categorized AFTER awards are given. Before the end of last year when the final tally for the best of the year awards were compiled I had about 10-15 high scored images re categorized. Most of which had been active and dueling for 6 months or more. Then suddenly before the end of year awards are counted they get re categorized. Is someone else getting helped by a moderator or are players looking at the leaderboard and reporting all competitors before awards days in case they can get an advantage?? All seems a bit unfair to me.

An image that is number 2 for the day with over 650 points in digital art surely has its place in that category. If its being voted as no.2 by pixoto players surely the community agrees with its category??

To be re categorized then have image points drop substantially surely says the image was in the right category in the first place??

I really enjoy this site, 767 submitted images should tell you that im a very active member, and I can imagine how much work the moderators go through to keep it running smoothly, it must be a nightmare. However it does feel to me and some other players on the forums that something isnt quite right and maybe the playing field isnt so level anymore....

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