Why why why are you blocking us from voting the way we want to vote? And suspending us?

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This new voting system is terrible. I was voting on the photos I felt were strongest in the category, in technique, originality, etc. now I've been suspended.
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Andrea Doolittle

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Jodie-lee Wells

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I agree, I've just been blocked for voting yet I voted for what best suited the category? I though the site was not based on popularity?????Yet because i voted for what I thought was the best quality for that category I get suspended?????
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Andrea Doolittle

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Yep! I'm tired of the same people taking incredibly similar photos of the same subjects: water drops, over watered flowers(including wilting ones) seriously check out the category and the top photos. I've reported them but nothing has happened. These people have #1 pics constantly. I've checked out the profiles. I sure hope they change this new thing as well as the reports.
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Michelle Anderson Eich

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I was surprised to see the pop up saying Whoa you didn't vote like everyone else. Then after getting 3 of those I get your voting privileges are suspended for an hour. That is ridiculous and I find it offensive. I don't care much for flowers that are sprayed with water or bugs having sex. If it is truly the best photo of the 2 I will vote for it but usually it isnt. Since when is a bug an animal? If it is in the wrong category I will NOT vote it better than the actual animal photo. I am a Pro member to on top of all this. If this is the way the site is going to be run this year I want my money back!!
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Sandra Veech

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Bugs do fall under the Animals>Insects and Spiders category - so they aren't miscategorized, even if they duel against a tiger photo...
but you are right about the repetitive photos of bugs mating...lol ...
and the overwatered flowers too!
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There are a lot of category issues here on Pixoto, IMHO. Insects *are* supposed to be entered into the animals category, even though they are not animals. Most of them should be in the macro category, but alas, Macro is incorrectly slapped under the "Abstract" category. Macros are not (necessarily) abstract. Most of what is under Abstract is not, by definition, Abstract.

IMHO, insects should be under their own category. The entire animal kingdom, save dogs and cats, is lumped together, and the category is just too broad to be fair. Very few images can compete with stunning macro shots of insects or against images of eagles and owls.
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Michelle Anderson Eich

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Agreed insects should have their own category. But just because I picked the lion over the dragonflies mating doesn't mean the dragonflies are the better picture and I shouldn't be "punished" for having my own opinion. I have always been fair on duels. If I don't like either picture I might skip the duel all together. That should be my option. Why take my voting privileges away for that.
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Hello all, regarding voting please see this topic: http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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Graham White

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Jasenka, sorry but keep posting that link is not helping to sort the problem out, not your fault I know.
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Lalaji Anwar

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you r right. it is solving Nothing :/
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Andrea Doolittle

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I agree. I've read that thread and is no help.
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Thank you all for your thoughts. Based on your feedback we have decided to do away with the warning message and make sure the choice between false pair images is much more clear.

We will have this fix in place in the next 24 hours. In the meantime if your voting gets suspended please post a link to your profile here and we will reinstate your voting privileges.
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Lalaji Anwar

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thank you..
btw, now i notice the false-pairing :) , good thing to catch non-seriousness.

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