Wrong Category

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Hi,

I Am Frustrated At The Number Of Pixoto Members Submitting Their Photos In The Wrong Category.
I Am Trying Hard Just Like Everyone Else To Try To Receive The Highest Image Score And Best Awards That I Can, But It Is An Endless And No Win Battle Against Some Amazing Beautiful Photographs .. Only Problem Is They Are In The Wrong Category!!!

I Have Entered My Photo In The Traditional Art / Paintings Category And I Am Up Against Photos That Have Been Edited With An Adobe Filter Plugin Or HDR Program To Make It Look Like A Painting.

These Are Some Of The People I Think Have Manipulated A Photograph To Look Like A Painting And Is So Hard To Compete Against Them.

Yan Sika Dharma, Cilacap Selatan, Central Java, ID
E-Graphic Rider, Surabaya, JI, ID
Fauzan Ozant, Bandjermasin, Kalimantan Selatan, ID
Hengki Susanto, Pagar Alam, South Sumatra, ID
Ari Kosmas, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, ID
Dheny Patungka, Bandung, West Java, ID
Errys Wiskan, Pontianak, West Borneo, ID
Ari Kosmas Follow Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, ID

I Do Really Love Submitting My Photos To Pixoto And Looking At Other Peoples Fantastic Photos But Are Getting Tired Of These Members Cheating.

Maybe They Could Re Submit Their Photos To The Photo / Digital Art Category
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Terry Gower

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I've been reporting this kind of thing for weeks
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I've make it a point to spend as much time each day reporting wrong category images as I do voting in duels. I pull up the leader board and navigate to a category and start looking for out of place images.

What about replicating the voting panel into a review panel where instead of duels to vote on you get a single image with the category identified and the slightly bigger "report" button. You can browse through images and make a report when you see one in the wrong category.

Pixoto may have to hire more people responsible for reviewing the reports cause the poor guy doing it now must be flooded as it is, if they did a review panel it may be way too much for him to handle .... ;/

Also, perhaps Pixoto can provide translated versions of the Category Descriptions in multiple languages, and before a new user is allowed to start uploading they have to accept the agreement indicating they understand the categories. This way there may be less misunderstanding of the categories.
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Thanks Ultimatemike for your comment, you have some good points & ideas .. Hopefully they can resolve this problem for everyone sometime soon.
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I like the idea of a report panel too. maybe get half the credits as you do voting. then when I do vote at least I feel more confident of voting on images that belong together. every images first 'duel' would be just to get the category right. and not have watermarks, or various other boo-boos.
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Phil Le Cren

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Thanks Joyce, that's another great idea and would get most of the photos categorised correctly.
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Vivek Chethan muliya

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Hi,

I was wondering how will they manage- sometimes 100 people report on same image as Wrong category or such reasons with a comment!
I was suggesting this to Sherry about this in my "Questions" thread. :)

Just imagine if that 100reports goes to 200 (for single image) ! and what about for 5000images that pixoto is receiving daily. A lot of them are in wrong category.

So they may have to get more people to review the categories or is it reports, the same thing that ultimatemaike told. :)

Pixoto should consider this suggestion in terms of "long term" else they may lose genuine photographers who are bored or frustrated.

Regards,
Vivek
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We often receive a lot of reports on images just as you said Vivek.
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I was thinking that maybe Pixoto should PREVIEW all submitted photos BEFORE they go to any duel...Make sure they are categorized correctly, before they ever duel...They may need one person, just to categorized pics as they come in...

I STILL would love a "BACK" button...Even though I'm watching for watermarks, I will sometimes, just catch it as I vote...then it is too late to report...and gone...
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I am bad for that too Linda.... just as I click the vote I see it! lol wanna go back wanna go back!!
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There is no way one person could view and re-categorize 5000 images a day. It would take a large team and a lot of money to check every image.
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Hi,

The image number is more that come to pixoto, which will be difficult to manage by one person, I had this question to Sherry about monitoring image in another "Questions" thread. I partially agree with the answer that she gave.

Yes Linda before dueling starts, the images should be reviewed. Else these problems occur. Long threads on wrong category, etc. Double work for all!

I report the images with watermarks :) since images load slowly so i get time to see what is there.

I have this problem to report Sherry- Sometimes I click on blank page i get points!
I think server problem?

Regards,
Vivek Chethan Muliya
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Yes, I was thinking, for all the 'time' someone has to spend. reviewing all the "Reported" pictures...they could just as easily check them as they come in, then there would be nothing to report, AND save their employes much time, not having this trouble to answer about on threads... :)

Do you think 5000 in an accurate daily amount?
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Vivek Chethan muliya

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It maybe, as many categories are there and Animals, Landscapes got lot.
I was told by Sherry the number is more(5000) in the answer to my "Questions" question :).
But after sometime it will be more. As i see lot of members who are from photographic schools having 0 images and if they start uploading then the websites will be flooded surely 5000+ if not now!
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We range from 3000 - 5000 images a day depending on the day. That is an average sometimes it is less, sometimes it is more. We handle wrong category reports, copyright reports, similar image reports, watermark reports and stock image reports to name a few. The report team looks at a lot of reports every day and tries to get all reports handled with in 24 hours, Of course you are welcome to ask me to look at something if it is not handled quickly enough.
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Thankyou Sherry For Your Help, I See The Photos I Reported In The Traditional Art Category Have Now Gone :-) .
I Will Continue To Report Watermarks & Photos In The Wrong Categories.
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I have only been participating on this site for less than a week and voting quite a bit, and I am amazed how many images are in the wrong category! Taking into account some peoples' honest mistakes and also some categories are somewhat confusing, this does not excuse so many "obvious" ones. Think the admin should make this a priority to get to grips with as it is rather tedious to keep sending reports!
Sorry if this is being dealt with already but this problem could put me off being interested in voting.
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When you consider the number of entries each day its hardly suprising there will be things in the wrong category and its unreasonable to expect the team to look at each shot.
I don't really mind reporting wrong categories, it only takes a few moments.
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I just reported 25 images for wrong category in "Portraits of Men" just in the images from last week. I was originally looking for an image that came up in image duel that was just a photo of someone's hands holding a camera (clicked by it too quickly). I still didn't find the one I was looking for!
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Hi Lissa thank you for taking the time to report the images. The specific image you mentioned may have already been moved to another category.
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Hi Lissa, I have gone through last weeks "Portraits of Men) sub category. I did notice that there where some pics of children that will probably be moved (category description says "Photos that include only children (under 16) should be placed in the “Babies & Children” category." I also saw a couple pics of women, they will not be moved as they fall under the "People category" and seeing that both portraits of men and portraits of women fall under the people category and they would normally duel against one another they will stay.
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there is a million image retouched and edited using photoshop... u can report it all dude...
and 1 more think.. Digital Painting must have category not on digital art.. couse Digital Painting is different Arts...
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i agree with you brother, that's a great Solution!!
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I get the impression you think I am PIXOT staff, I am not but photoshop is allowed so no need to report. We can get Sherry to have a look but I would say that Digital Art is the place for Digital Painting.
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Mark is correct and De Nhee I believe we have already had this discussion.
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Charlie this is one of the ones that can go into either category, the nest is in focus and the entire nest is being shown. I think it fits into both Animals - Birds and Nature Up Close Nests
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Thanks for the clarification sherry. By the way what was happened with the awards of august 25. Some have some none including some of my images and others.
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You're welcome Charlie, for those on this thread that don't know, we had a technical problem with awards, last I heard the tech team was working on a fix.
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And today I find this photo in wrong Category: http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

It must be place in Transportation > Boats Category.
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Actually Budi - that image can stay in landscapes.

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