Why some photos are posted less

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Can someone explain to me why some photos are shown more times than others? Some of my photos are shown 20 times, while others more, and some even less. How does this work?
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A lot of questions can be answered by looking at the sections under the "About" tab at the top right side of homepage. I copied the part "Why is my image paused". It explains why some images get more duels than others. Pro members are guaranteed at least 100 duels per image. If you do not have a pro membership, you likely will need to "boost" your image (using credits to get more duels), to find out where it will end up. Sometimes images do very poorly in the beginning (depending on who is voting) and get paused. If you boost them, they may take off and end up high enough that the pause will go away and they may get more duels even without a boost.

Here is what Pixoto's About Page says:
Why is my image "Paused"?

Images get paused if they are statistically unlikely to move up to the top 10% of all images (approximately 615 ImageScore). Sometimes we determine this within this within 6 duels sometimes it takes 100. The key is that in order to provide good clarity into which images are in the top 10 we must vote the best images a lot. With a limited amount of duels available to us the best way to accomplish this is by pausing images once we've determined that they are not likely to get near the top. We use statistics so by definition we are not 100% confident that the image should be paused and so to address this issue we added the "get more votes" feature (the "play" button on the leaderboards). Under certain circumstances Paused images may still be placed in to duels and may be unpaused automatically.

http://www.pixoto.com/about
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Thank you SweetNana for helping Ilanna.
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Sorry, but that sounds unfair to me. All photos should be given equal chance, otherwise you're stacking the deck for the photos you want to win. So, not everyone has the same chance to win. Seems a waste of time to me now.
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Not really, Illanna. If your image would naturally rise to the top 10%, it will even if you never boost it. It doesn't cost any money to boost an image, just credits. You get those for free by voting in image duels or commenting on images. You don't have to be a pro member to win challenges or awards. So you can pay a monthly fee (for a pro membership) and get 100 duels per image that you enter, OR you can vote and make comments and just boost your images up to 100 duels for FREE. The second method takes more effort, but it doesn't cost you a dime. It wouldn't be fair to those who pay for a pro membership to have to expend the same amount of effort as those who do so for free.
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All photos do start off with an equal chance -- they all start at zero duels. You win your first few duels, you keep climbing. You lose them, you don't climb. It's as simple as that :-) The trick is to submit images that people will like, and it takes a a bit of time to figure out what is and isn't popular here at Pixoto.
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Thank you SweetNana and Lenore for helping Ilanna.
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Again, that doesn't make sense from what I see. Several of my photos have more wins than losses, yet you've stopped dueling them. So, your answer doesn't hold. What you're saying is you do what you want with the photos and it's all subjective. So, there's no rhyme or reason to who goes forward and who doesn't; it's all about whether you want them to, or not.
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Ilanna, win/loss ratio is not good to determine imagescore, you can see why here: http://blog.pixoto.com/2012/09/why-wi...

I hope this helps.
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You haven't answered why you stop dueling some images after only 10 or 15 duels and the image is ahead
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Illana, please check About us page: http://www.pixoto.com/about

Specifically this part:

"Why is my image "Paused"?

Images get paused if they are statistically unlikely to move up to the top 10% of all images (approximately 615 ImageScore). Sometimes we determine this within this within 6 duels sometimes it takes 100. The key is that in order to provide good clarity into which images are in the top 10 we must vote the best images a lot. With a limited amount of duels available to us the best way to accomplish this is by pausing images once we've determined that they are not likely to get near the top. We use statistics so by definition we are not 100% confident that the image should be paused and so to address this issue we added the "get more votes" feature (the "play" button on the leaderboards). Under certain circumstances Paused images may still be placed in to duels and may be unpaused automatically."

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