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RPS in cloning blunder - A photo featuring poor quality cloning work was hastily removed from the RPS home page after an EPZ member rang to point it out.
When we rang the RPS to ask what they thought of the standard of cloning work in the picture, Andy Moore of the RPS said, "I can't really comment. It's something that people in the panels would look at." When pressed over whether images are checked before uploading to the home page Andy added, "The pictures need to be updated on a regular basis, once a month, and it was time for this one to be done. Images will be updated regularly from now on, this one was overdue."
Rather than let Andy wriggle off the hook, we pressed him whether there was a person responsible for checking the quality of the images uploaded to the home page. He admitted that there was and then finally came clean by saying, "This was an error on our behalf. The quality was not acceptable. The cloning wasn't very good." He added that, "this was a one-off and it shouldn't have been on the home page."
You can read what EPZ members thought about the picture here.