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Birds and Insects are NOT animals and need their own categories.

insects need to have it's on category. Insects are NOT an animal and should not be lumped in with animals. Same as birds. Birds should also have it's own category.
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  • Jasenka (Official Rep) March 24, 2018 18:46
    Hello Lena, thank you for suggestions. Since both insects and birds are animals, both belong in Animal category.

    I hope this helps.
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    Somebody could benefit from a Biology 101 course :-)
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  • I agree with this. It’s just like how they recategorized my landscape photo into “buildings and architecture” because it had an old fence in the foreground. Then it’s pitted against beautiful buildings and barns and then it did horrible. I suggested a farm or field category but got promptly ignored and told to read the description of what a landscape is. I then reported a guy who had a big house in a landscape but the house took up more than 50% of the photo so by their definition would not qualify as a landscape. I reported it as being in the wrong category but they never recategorized it like they did mine. I watched it for a week and it was still in landscapes. My fence might be taking up 5% of the photo. Is there favoritism?
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    Perhaps this is true, Lena, but at least I know what an animal is. Lol. And look, here at Pixoto, one is looking to judge photographic merit in a photograph. In the Animals category, this means judging technical qualities such as acuity, depth of field, processing, etc. and aesthetic presentation in such elements as framing, color and symmetry. So although you may, in fact, be presented with dissimilar subjects, you can form a judgment on those photographic qualities. Claiming an insect is somehow not an animal is only a manifestation of personal frustration, not a valid (indeed, not a logical) assertion. Yes, theoretically, any group could be further subcategorized, but to what purpose? Someone mentioned that Cats and Dogs are separate categories, but keep in mind that these are domesticated animals (at least in most Western nations) and, as such, are viewed quite differently than the rest of the animal kingdom. We could extend subcategories ad infinitum, but this exercise would be predicated on an illogical premise and, I suspect, the result would yield little more than unnecessary confusion.
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    And Lena, I apologize if you thought I was being "rude." Cheeky, perhaps, but with what I perhaps misjudged as humor.
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