Why are my images always getting paused..?

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Is it safe to assume a paused image will no longer be seen by others? It seems many other images are not paused..
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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)
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How does this work with a pro site - you say we get 100 duels guaranteed, but images get paused anyway
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Hello Adrian, images will not get paused before guaranteed 100 duels for pro account if they are submitted after you have acquired pro account.
Images submitted prior to pro account may be paused.

Hope this helps.
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THAT is a lie. I have never had anything BUT a PRO account and my photos are constantly paused. Many times in the middle of a winning run. My PRO money was a rip off.
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Hello Buddy, images submitted to Uncategorized category do not get 100 guaranteed Pro duels. Please see category description page: http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descr...

Please let me know if this is not the case.
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I must support Buddy in this debate.
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Hi Jason,
On the same subject...
When should one stop "buying image duel votes"??

For images that:
1) didn't get awards
2) over a month old
3) or rating too low

Many thanks
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It really depends on your goal. For the first 50 duels or so the ImageScore is fairly biased to go up (i.e. as we know more about the image and how well it competes we remove an "uncertainty factor"). So if you want the highest possible ImageScore - then buying more votes up to a point is good. If the image isn't trending to be above 500 by 50 duels or so I would say it's pretty likely that its score will go down in subsequent duels.

Hope this helps.
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Yes it help. Thank you.
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Good question Sylvia. I buy votes and then the picture gets paused two minutes later. What's the deal it couldn't of gone through douls that fast.
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Actually - it could easily have gone through that many duels. We're getting about 3 duels per second now during peak times...
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If they go through duels how come they don't show who you dueled against?
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I unpause my images and two seconds later they are paused. It doesn't show who I dueled against or if I won or lost to anyone. This happens to me all the time. I'm tired of it......
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The last weeks I can't remember one single image that was not paused shortly after entering the voting pool, no matter it starts as a winner or a loser. When I look at the voting history the picture is sometimes repeatedly set off against the same counterparty....Could you explain this ?
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Images will get paused if they are not trending towards the top 10-20%. You can get more votes if you feel this is inaccurate. This happens VERY quickly because of the volume of votes occurring on Pixoto (more than 1 per second). It is necessary for us to do this so that we can focus the votes on the best images.

In the smaller categories images are often paired against the same images
several times with different voters. Doing this helps validate the votes.

I hope this helps.
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With that said, I have images that are NOT paused that have been in only 50 - 60 duels. The last 24 hours they have not been in any duels.(The number of duels has not changed) Some were submitted 12/31 others, 01/01. It's just odd, and not very fun. : )
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Unfortunately, depending on how many images we are getting, how many votes we are getting and the ImageScore of the image in question - some images will only get 50-60 duels (some even less). With that many duels you can still get a very good idea of where your image lies relative to others (especially since all other images are subject to the same algorithm). If you want to give your images another shot - probably best to resubmit them.
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You say that you can tell the trend by 50 duels. I submitted pictures this morning that haven't even begun to get close to 50 duels and they are already paused. Here is one example.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Only 17 duels and that is only because I had to buy more time. I'm not understanding this whole scoring thing I guess. Now when I tried to add image and post the url it says that only valid urls. ?????????
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Pixoto has paused most every image I have ever submitted and in the end they end up doing quite well. The one I posted this morning was ahead by 2 votes, and still paused!!! This is really getting frustrating!!!
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i find something very suspicious about the pause business. I have photos that I've posted on 500px that have gone to over 90% and have been paused early on in Pixoto... Could be that I haven't opted for the "PRO" option which supposedly guarantees 100 duels! I find this practice extremely biased and no I'm not going to shell out money for the priveledge of getting more duels.. Bye Pixoto...
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My pictures are all consistently getting paused-including within the first ten duels. I have scores of 20 duels and 400+ score. I get no more duels unless I release the pause and credits taken from my vote account.
I too am getting frustrated and have no intention of purchasing the Pro version. This is supposed to be a fair judging by our peers...
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Here the link, this picture as many others, has not moved from yesterday evening having only 26 duels. http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Carmen, that image got 3 duels today. I'm guessing the lower duels are because of few images submitted to that category. I will ask our tech to check your image duel count.
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Thank you, I'm glad you will check what is going on, this never happen to me before. :)
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Hello Carmen, your has low duels because it has a low score. However we seem to have a bit slower number of votes too.

I hope this helps.
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It is not very logical, how a picture can have a high score if it hasn't enough duels? But never mind let it be, it will be my choice to post when and what and if if my images will not have enough duels.
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Not trying to be the party pooper here...but...a good way to get more duals for your pics is to vote and keep voting. Plenty of folks vote on more than a thousand duals a day, that keeps the duals moving. if few people vote then few duals happen.

The more you vote, the more credits you earn for boosting your paused images.

Also do your best to study great photos and photographers, this will improve your images and chances for higher scores.

Vote, earn, boost, improve your skills. I know I need improvement, and I've been clicking shutters for over forty years...Some folks will always vote for terrible images out of spite, or envy, or just plain ignorance, but you know what? There are greater tragedies in life...enjoy your photography...yolo!
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I am ever voting a lot because I am everyday here and vote and look at others profiles and comment pictures. Agree with you that it isn't the end of the world but it's not correct that some images are stopped for duels. It goes about this. We have to be all equal here and have all the same possibilities and it seems it is not so.
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I can't afford to pay for the fancy editing programs and so I can't get to 615 or even 515 anymore. I wish that people would vot more for the people that try really hard at least once in awhile......
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Hi Y-von, you don't need to pay for fancy editing programs several good ones are free for the downloading, All I use is "Live Photo", an old Windows photo editor. Better ones are out there, try a google search and read the reviews,..good luck!
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I use very often the free online program http://ipiccy.com/
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Thank you for your comment on my question Carmen......
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:)
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It seems as when my PAID subscription ended all my pics are getting paused and prior every single one of my pics received awards and NEVER once were paused. Seems a bit scamish to me as I did not renew for 95.00 a year????? It is making me want to veer away from this site all together. I win awards in art galleries for these pics and they get paused all of a sudden? Seems a bit coincidental.
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A lot of us have the same problem here and all the answers are not logical so I gave up to discuss it anymore
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Hello Sheryl, images will get paused if they are statistically unlikely to be in top 10%. Some images will win awards with less then that score so it is possible that they are paused. You can always unpause images you think can get higher score.

I hope this helps.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why is my image paused after only 15 minutes voting, with image score 380 and 13:....

Why is my image paused after only 15 minutes voting, with image score 380 and 13:4 W/L?
Image URL :
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I saw that you let many other images in duels without pausing and let them reach over 600 IS mark in very short time. I Am disapointed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Images Paused.

Framing Art has spent 5 credits to give your image a minimum of three additional ImageDuels. Based on its ImageDuel history it had previously been paused (i.e. was no longer being matched in ImageDuels). You can view the image here: http://www.pixoto.com/images/57508268...

What does this mean?

Why is an image paused in the first place? and how can I check?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Image Score criteria & why images pauses even if Dual score of Wins v.s. Losses i....

Hi,
I want to understand what logic is being used when calculating image Score?
Another thing that i want to understand even though the image duel score has more wins than losses, why does my image pauses.

There is very less clarity on how these 2 things work. Kindly explain & take a look of some of my images, I never expected them to perform way better than they are doing right now.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 6 Images paused.

Dear Team,

please let me know the reason that why my images are getting paused?'
Its around 6 images which are paused.

Please do the needful
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Image paused for no visible reason few times inspite of great difference in W ove....

I am Pixoto player for a few years now, and I must report this strange, never before occured, behavior of this photo: http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra....
Whole day it has a few wins more than losses but gets paused, I pressed Get more votes a few times, but now it is 32 Wins, 25 Losses and Paused again. Is it now normal behavior of the site or something went wrong?
Thanks,
Zoran
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled image paused.

how does an image get paused?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled another image paused.

I have two images that I submitted that are paused. Ni don't understand why.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled image paused.

Why is one of my images paused ???
Image: Animals - others (title: dinner time)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled what the hell pixoto. images paused the moment they are uploaded. fix this damned....

what the hell Pixoto! why are images being paused the moment of upload? fix this damn site already and do away with the duels. let people pick the photos they want. your algorithms are not working!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Image paused with only 6 votes.

Why is my image "Crossing the Stars" paused after only 6 votes? I am a PRO member. It is unclassified because it fits in more than one category, and I figured whichever one I put it into, I'd probably be told it was in the wrong category.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why is this image paused???!!!.

ImageScore
448 ImageDuels Get More Votes
58 (31W · 27L)
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

whats the problem? I sure wish I knew the real for real truth about how the voting and duels work here. I keep trying to unpause and it says I don't have enough credits...I'm sick of this message...why not just have a message that says, "Sorry sucker we don't like your shot so you get nothing!" Can't we just be honest? and on top of it this won it's last 4 duels in a row...so makes no sense and doesn't fit any of the "answers" that people are given about duels.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled As a pixoto pro member, I was under the impression that images never get paused, ....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled image paused.

why image is paused