why are my photos getting lower image scores ? are my photos that bad now?

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I'm just wondering why my photos get low image scores anymore? are they all that bad? or has something changed?I'd like an answer so far I have not gotten one? and I'm seriously thinking about leaving pixoto.
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You have not gotten an answer so far because you posed a very difficult question. But I look through your profile and they're wonderful images especially of the horses. As long as you believe in them and get a sense of satisfaction from having taken them, that's the most important thing.

My only advice is take how your images fare in Pixoto with a grain of salt.
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Lower scores than what?,,,lower scores than other member's images, or lower scores than they once had?
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Lower rhan I once had thanks for tour time!
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So, you mean why does an image go from 640 down to 590?
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To keep it's high score your image must keep beating the new images as they come in.

If new images beat your image, your score will go down.
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It is not even having to beat the new images coming in. I just posted a photo of a cat and it was just beat out by photos that were posted 6 months ago and do not compare to the photo that I posted. look at what I am losing to...http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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You are right...I thought that Maggie Smith's original question was why would an image go down long after it had been on top for a while. I agree on terrible images out dueling a better image, but some folks have very odd tastes, or they think their own bad pics are really good and vote for pics that look like their own. You know your pics are good, that matters most!
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I have found it's a pot luck on this site to be sure. one minute you upload and your photo bombs right off the bat. wait 4 hours and the same photo flies up leaderboard. it's the craziest thing I've ever seen.
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Well, you stumbled on a secret that some of us want to hush hush. Don't tell anyone else. :-)
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Lenore

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It's no secret :-)
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Yes, resubmitting is worth the effort more often than not when you get a streak of losses right off the bat. I tried it for the first time about a week back on some pictures that were about 3 weeks old and my pictures all went up in points, one by some 90 points.
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Hello Maggie, at first when you submit image it will gain score even though if it loses duel, but later if duel is lost your score can go down.

All images duel to determine their position on the leaderboard amongst all images submitted in that category, regardless of time they are submitted.

I hope this helps.
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One part of the answer may be that tastes change.
When a rare photo of a flower with dew drops shoots up to the top, other people react and spray their flowers with glycerin and water filled sprayers, and every flower is drenched, bottom and top with fake dew drops.
After hundreds of those artificial dew drop photos flood the site, people start voting against that type of image.
Imitating a winner may be a good initial strategy, but as others also copy the exact same winning style rather than being creative on their own, the novelty wears off and the style gets lower scores.
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I have noticed myself that maybe one out of twenty times that when I click on an image that the next dual comes up and automatically picks the image on the same side as I voted on previously.
You are not permitted to back up and correct the vote the site automatically gave for the dual.
I believe it is a lag in the site recognizing the click from the previous image that cause this automatic voting.
So a few votes against your image may come from pixoto not registering clicks properly rather than people voting against your image.
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I had that happen and found out my mouse was bad, it was double clicking by itself, and second click was going to the next image.

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