Wrong category change. Who is so spiteful?

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My photo was changed to a different category which is now the WRONG category. A farmyard gate in the mountains is NOT the exterior of a building and I object strongly to this arbitrary change along with the loss of my points and image history. Whoever made this change got it WRONG! Please re-instate it to the former category and rank.
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What category was it submitted initially?
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Although I agree it doesn't look like buildings I wonder why you think anyone is spiteful? Someone obviously reported it but probably in good faith and the Pixoto team changed it, not the reporter. Mistakes do happen.
What category did you have it in first?
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It was in landscapes! (Which is what it IS!) I do think whoever reported it and my other recent pics for being in the wrong category is being spiteful, though as I've lost LOTS of credits as a result of the changes made. Usually I agree with the changes to categories made, however not in these recent instances. Oh well, my loss.
Here's another one: http://www.pixoto.com/images/56491949...
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I don't think this shot is landscape as per pixoto rules, I agree its not a building though.

Landscape – Photos where the natural scenery is a subject. If the subject is anything other than a natural scene (e.g. a city, a building, a person, an animal, a natural or man-made object) – don’t put it here. City, building, person, animal, natural or man-made object can be object in landscape photography that adds interest to the scene, but it must cover less then 20% of photo and must not dominate the landscape.Subcategories: Beaches; Mountains & Hills; Deserts; Weather; Prairies, Meadows & Fields; Underwater; Forests; Starcapes; Waterscapes; Cloud Formations; Sunsets & Sunrises; Caves and Formations; Travel
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I agree with Terry -- at Pixoto, that photo is not a landscape. Landscapes is a category with very strict rules.

I'm pretty sure I remember Jasenka saying that fences and gates are considered architecture here at Pixoto and should be in the "Buildings & Architecture" category. Ingrid, I'm sure she'll be able to help you understand why the photo was moved.
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Thank yu Terry and Lenore for helping Ingrid.
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Ah well, the mystery category. :-)
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Hello Ingrid, please check Landscape category definition here: http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descr...

Since door is the subject of your image and it is man made object that covers more then 20% of image, image was recategorized (both of them).

Since door is architect object - part of wall - image was recateogized to Building and Architecture category.

I hope this helps.
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A gate is to keep animals in the fenced field- not in a barn, ie: not in a building, so I'm having a bit of trouble in this case... but what must be will be. No more pleading my case.
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It seems to me that anytime someone reports a photo in the wrong category, the "pixoto team" just goes ahead and changes it to satisfy the complainer. I agree Ingrid I think some people can be very spiteful and jealous too.
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I wonder if they even open up the image and check the dates the image was taken etc, etc. or likewise even open the image and look to see it.
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I think the team makes mistakes but that they also get a lot of reports right, and there must be many per day. I don't actually think spitefulness comes into it much except in certain cases where we all know some try to manipulate the voting.
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If it was originally "Landscape", then it was in the wrong category. Pixoto team decided rightly to recategorized it. And as per Pixoto rules, it best belongs in Architecture.

Most re-categorization happens in "Landscape" and of course its other evil sister "Nature Up Close". That's what happens when one doesn't read the rules of the categories. It happened to me too, some of my photos was re-categorized in Landscape and I learned my lesson from then on.
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How it is possible to change image category after 4 months? This image had over 580 points and was a Photo of the day 20% in category Black & White- Street and Candids. Now it is is in category People???-Street and Candids. In the forefront is a child. On any case this is unfair, uncorrect, unprofessional.
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Colour is not allowed in the Black and White category.

Pixoto's rules state: "A black and white work toned entirely in a single color belong in black and white category, however a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work and can not be placed in black and white category."

You say you had this in the Black and White category. Unfortunately, it never should have been there so the Pixoto Report Team did the right thing in removing it.
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My question is why was it not reported earlier? For 4 months it took some places from other deserving photos. Reaping awards for daily, weekly and monthly. And it shouldn't be in the B&W category in the first place. My advice to other members is to read the rules first before complaining in this forum.
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Who knows why it wasn't reported earlier since that is down to members, the staff obviously acted on a report they received. If you did enter a colour photo in the b/w category then it was in the wrong place.
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It happens to all of us occasionally. Sometimes it is hard to decide which category to go with. Reading the category descriptions helps, but it can still be confusing. Pixoto might consider making a tutorial of images that are great examples for each category and perhaps a quiz with images asking people to choose from multiple choice categories. If you choose the wrong category, it would give an explanation of why that is the wrong category. If you get it right, it would tell you why that is the correct choice. That would help everyone to better understand the categories and get it right the first time. It would save the Report Team a lot of work in the end and would help members so they would not make errors and be upset by losing their points and awards.
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Your suggestion is well and good but do you think Pixoto staff has all the time for that? They could hardly handle several other issues like missing photos by members, members can't find their profile, members can't vote in addition to addressing reports of miscategorization.

Just submit your photo where you deemed fit and when it loses point because of categorization, so be it! Remember it's just an effing contest in the internet where the voters are not really considered having the best tastes anyway.
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Like most worthwhile efforts, it may take some work to get something like this together, but not that much. In the end, it would save them and the community a lot of aggravation.
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Another my image recategorized (after many months), I had 366 awards, now I have 360. How long It will last? Why don't you recategorize images without awards?
Have a nice day Pixoto team.

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Hello Dragana, we are sorry about this, your image should not have been recategorized. We have moved image back and we have added 1000 credits to your account. Please accept our apology.
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You shot down two of my photos, don't EVER TOUCH my credit card any more, Pixoto team, have a nice evening.

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I'm sure its not a case of anyone being spiteful. I report on a lot of photos being in the wrong category and I do it for fair play and definitely not out of spite. I found a squirrel in a lions and big cat category yesterday! Its not fair on the people who post in the correct category to be pithed against incorrectly categorized photos.

on the one occasion I was just not sure I posted a question on here.
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Janet, as long as the squirrel was in the Animals category, it can be in any subcategory the photographer wants. It's the category that's important (subcategories are meaningless, really).
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Lenore it wasnt in a duel, just posted in the wrong sub category, but it did make me laugh
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Oh, okay :-) I know sometimes folks think they should report images that should be in a different sub-category.

The funniest one that comes immediately to mind for me was a photo in Cities>Cemeteries a couple of weeks ago I think, of a lovely downtown scene. It was the right category for sure but seeing it in cemeteries instead of street scenes or neighbourhoods make me chuckle!
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Pixoto wants to become a Stock Site, Ok but not over me in a such way..Go, erase my photos.
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