Why are these duplicate accounts being allowed to continue and take spots from other photographers.

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I'm not sure what is going on, but I have reported this on Pixoto a week ago. I can't believe that the photos from the accounts of Don Paladino and Suardhito Pratama have not been reported before as being duplicates. The location of where the account is from is the same and most of the photos are the same in both accounts, but yet the photos continue to rank high and take spots from other photographers.

Please look at the photos in these accounts and show how they are not the same photographer and or the same photos.
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I know I just posted this tonight, but I have already received replies to my other questions and I reported this issue multiple times in the past few weeks.
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I'm not sure 100% but I think somebody reported these accounts already.
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Thanks Michelle. I know I have reported them multiple times and they are still there.
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aha, then it was you. I couldn't find the topic anymore. Have you sent a mail to Jason? there are maybe too many topics and he missed this one?
jason@pixoto.com
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I reported it in Pixoto and on this site. Jason responded to my other posts here so he must have seen it.

I'll give him a day to reply and then I'll contact him.

Did you get a chance to look at what I was talking about ?
http://www.pixoto.com/donpaladino
http://www.pixoto.com/suardhito

Are these not the same photos or am I crazy ?
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oh I see. No, you're not crazy! I think you're right. The chance that it is the same photographer with 2 account is huge
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This is very rude. Now I wonder whether there is any honest players
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hey guys, those accounts are not 1 photographer with 2 accounts, u can look my fb page if u dont believe it http://www.facebook.com/suardhito

and also don paladino is my uncle outright my teacher too here it is his fb page http://www.facebook.com/don.paladino.3 , i usually follow him whereever he want to hunt photo models,human interest, etc.. hehe
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Suardhito is right. I happen to know Dr. Don Paladino and this nephew of his personally. We've done some photo shoots together.
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Nick Soefje

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Well, this sounds like you are different photographers, but it is still strange to see basically the same photos in contests.

Not sure what other photographers think about the same photos winning contests.

The work is great !!

I'm also concerned that I never received a response from anyone at Pixoto.
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I guess we all can be wrong at some point. Maybe we all can learn something from this. Not everything is as it seems. I think we all need to take a step back and not get so emotional about a bunch of photos people. I am talking about PHOTOS. We are all acting like an old fashioned lynch mob. Lets all hang them first and ask questions later. Lets convict people based on rumors and conjecture. I for one am a bit ashamed of myself for allowing myself to get so upset about a bunch of people I really don't know and a bunch of pictures that in the relative scheme of things are not that important. When you think about it what are we getting so worked up over other than personal pride. With all the wars and hatred going on in the world over religion and politics can't we as supposed artist be above the hatred? Did any of us post a question asking either of the photographers why their photos where so similar? Probably not. And now that we have accused them on a public forum of cheating they are not angry or even upset and even provided proof they were not cheating. Maybe the student can try to be a bit more creative rather than just posting the almost same photos but that does not make them cheaters. Maybe we can all take a lesson from them.
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thanks for all the comments, a condition that we can use to learn together. We are all friends, companions in photography. Love U all
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i was also accused before of having 3 different accounts in one website. when if fact 3 of us lives in the same community and would usually go out on Sunday. Most likely our photos are the same. some people are just too quick to judge others.

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