Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Rangefinder Forum > Photography General Interest

Photography General Interest Neat Photo stuff NOT particularly about Rangefinders.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 01-09-2019   #41
raydm6
Registered User
 
raydm6's Avatar
 
raydm6 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Central Massachusetts (USA)
Posts: 462
Flickriver is also working...


http://flickriver.com/about/
__________________
flickriver
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #42
sevres_babylone
Registered User
 
sevres_babylone is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by olifaunt View Post
Outages of several hours to a couple of days have become common. What other big website does this? Are they running it out of their garage? They look like rank amateurs, and they have the cheek to charge for "Pro" accounts.
In addition to posting my own photos, I admin a ricoh gr street photography group. I am on flickr every day. I have never seen an outage for a full day even. There have been times where I've gotten the bad pandas, but, often though certainly not always, when i immediately reload the site, it works fine.

On more positive notes, in a bout of narcissism I was looking at my own flickr stream on the new big iPad pro at the Apple store and in a bout of vanity was impressed with how good the photos looked on that screen even though I rarely post anything larger thant 1024 pixels wide at 72 psi.

I also like the flickr android mobile app (mostly, I find it hard to navigate directly to some groups I like.)

I agree there should be no downtime, but I do get the sense the new owners are working to improve flickr.
__________________
Visit me at Pbase
and at Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #43
michaelphoto
Registered User
 
michaelphoto's Avatar
 
michaelphoto is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Denmark
Posts: 48
Flickr going strong again in Denmark.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #44
Erik van Straten
Registered User
 
Erik van Straten's Avatar
 
Erik van Straten is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,274
Everything seems to be OK now.


Erik.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #45
robert blu
quiet photographer
 
robert blu's Avatar
 
robert blu is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Italy
Age: 70
Posts: 5,762
A few problems in the afternoon but it seems ok now
robert
__________________
Remember: today is the Day !
from Ruth Bernhard recipe for a long and happy life

my quiet photographer's blog

My RFF photos and my albums on RFF
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #46
olifaunt
Registered User
 
olifaunt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevres_babylone View Post
In addition to posting my own photos, I admin a ricoh gr street photography group. I am on flickr every day. I have never seen an outage for a full day even.
There was an outage of the activity stream some weeks ago where you would still see older posts but no new photos appeared for about 24h or so in many parts of the world including Northeast U.S. In other words, no new photos of people you followed appeared during that time, and while you could post a photo, nobody following you would see it in their stream and the photo wouldn't get any likes. Since the activity stream is most people's main interface to Flickr, that amounts to an outage. It's analogous to Facebook or Twitter being down. Shorter outages of that type have occurred since - you wouldn't necessarily notice that it's been down 2 hours unless you check the timestamps of the most recent updates (or see no new posts for a while).

Today's bad panda was a different kind of outage but came down to the same thing. It lasted most of the morning for me.

The outage on mobile push notifications has lasted for at least a week already. Staff has completely, Olympically ignored the very long user complaint threat on notifications on the support site.

They really do actively seem to be trying to antagonize users, by sending out their snippy user agreement emails almost always coordinated with technical problems.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #47
ajtruhan
Registered User
 
ajtruhan is offline
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 110
I’ve had a Flickr for probably 10 years. I’m leaving (or at least not uploading anymore) because of they’re new limit. Why pay?
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-09-2019   #48
sevres_babylone
Registered User
 
sevres_babylone is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by olifaunt View Post
There was an outage of the activity stream some weeks ago where you would still see older posts but no new photos appeared for about 24h or so...

The outage on mobile push notifications has lasted for at least a week already.....
Sorry, I wasn't aware of these. I can see the reasons for your concern and frustration.
__________________
Visit me at Pbase
and at Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #49
dmr
Registered Abuser
 
dmr's Avatar
 
dmr is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere in Middle America
Posts: 4,520
I got that yesterday morning when trying to view a Flickr link from a post here.

It was working in mid afternoon, CST.
__________________
My (NEW) Gallery
My Blog
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #50
ebolton
Number 7614
 
ebolton's Avatar
 
ebolton is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Age: 61
Posts: 327
I haven't been affected by any of the outages, but the basic design of this iteration of Flickr irritates me. When I pick a photo to examine, I have to click it again to get the full description (or caption). That's not the way I like to view, but I could live with that. What irritates me highly is when I back out of that picture to resume scanning my feed, it dumps me all the way back to the top, so I have to pass thru all the shots I already went through. I really don't like that architecture.

-Ed
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #51
dmr
Registered Abuser
 
dmr's Avatar
 
dmr is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere in Middle America
Posts: 4,520
One thing I just noticed this morning. It seems to be slow(er) loading ALL of the photos on a page. When I first view a page, 2-3 of the photos are white/blank. Some of them fill in eventually but a couple of times I reloaded to get them all.
__________________
My (NEW) Gallery
My Blog
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #52
Out to Lunch
Registered User
 
Out to Lunch's Avatar
 
Out to Lunch is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,145
In Vietnam, yesterday was bad but today Flickr is back without interruptions. I suppose they are busy weeding out the non-pro +1000 pic members.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #53
John Lawrence
Registered User
 
John Lawrence is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,847
Working fine for me in the UK today.

John
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #54
kiemchacsu
Registered User
 
kiemchacsu is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Age: 38
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnwolf View Post
I'm one of those sub-1K users. Yesterday I deleted 600 images to keep my free status. The delete ran a long time, so maybe cheapskates like me are what's slowing down the rest of you.

John
I deleted some of my photos to keep Flickr stream at 1000 photos. I won't delete more but no more updates there, instead of my Instagram

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Cheers,
Trung Nguyen

RF
F
photo essays: Hanoi | Hoi An | Ha Giang | Fish Market
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #55
kiemchacsu
Registered User
 
kiemchacsu is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Age: 38
Posts: 1,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnwolf View Post
Your Instagram is very nice. So how will you post to RFF if your Flickr is full? Forum posting is the only reason I keep Flickr.

John
I use this website https://downloadgram.com/
Then copy image url and embed to RFf, of course it is not straightforward as Flickr but still manageable.
You can check latest uploads in my Hanoi thread, link in signature

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Cheers,
Trung Nguyen

RF
F
photo essays: Hanoi | Hoi An | Ha Giang | Fish Market
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #56
Ko.Fe.
Kostya Fedot
 
Ko.Fe.'s Avatar
 
Ko.Fe. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MiltON.ONtario
Posts: 7,201
No Pandas pooled bad on my screen.
But I'm finding it to be harder and harder to browse on images from good people I follow.
It is mess. I prefer classic RFF and other forums layout/view.
I'm also not sure if it is my eyes or they degraded image quality.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #57
bcostin
Registered User
 
bcostin's Avatar
 
bcostin is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 245
Yes. I've seen a few of the "Bad Panda" errors. And I've gotten an error when doing an export from Lightroom. But more often the site's been hanging and not fully rendering when loading a page or when navigating to a new page. I've had to close the tab and start over a few times.

I suspect that the new owners are making some back-end changes and migrating the data to new hosting arrangements, and we're seeing some side effects in dropped sessions and timeouts. Yahoo had neglected flickr for a very long time, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a LOT of deferred maintenance and updates to catch up on. It's nearly impossible to do that sort of work without some glitches. If it gets worse instead of better then it might be a sign of deeper issues.
__________________
~ My photos on flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #58
dmr
Registered Abuser
 
dmr's Avatar
 
dmr is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere in Middle America
Posts: 4,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Wijninga View Post
I suppose they are busy weeding out the non-pro +1000 pic members.
I'm getting regular pop-ups saying I am close to the 1000 limit (I am) and it gives two options, "Go Pro" and "Remind Me Later", no "X" in the corner to dismiss or "No Thanks" or anything like that.
__________________
My (NEW) Gallery
My Blog
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-10-2019   #59
pesphoto
Registered User
 
pesphoto's Avatar
 
pesphoto is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: R.I.
Age: 52
Posts: 3,867
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmr View Post
I'm getting regular pop-ups saying I am close to the 1000 limit (I am) and it gives two options, "Go Pro" and "Remind Me Later", no "X" in the corner to dismiss or "No Thanks" or anything like that.
I weeded out my stream to give me room under the 1000 for more.
I keep getting that popup also, and imagine they are going to make not paying for PRO as annoying as possible to force us to pay or quit entirely.
  Reply With Quote

Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?
Old 01-10-2019   #60
maigo
Registered User
 
maigo is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posts: 292
Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?

The iPhone Flickr app is solid, if a little feature deprived.
No panda errors before or after the Flickr company.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
---------------------------------
My Flickr Photostream
My Flickr Albums
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2019   #61
olifaunt
Registered User
 
olifaunt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebolton View Post
I haven't been affected by any of the outages, but the basic design of this iteration of Flickr irritates me. When I pick a photo to examine, I have to click it again to get the full description (or caption). That's not the way I like to view, but I could live with that. What irritates me highly is when I back out of that picture to resume scanning my feed, it dumps me all the way back to the top, so I have to pass thru all the shots I already went through. I really don't like that architecture.

-Ed
It's an awful architecture, and there are many bugs in the browser versions. A workaround for this one is to open the image in a new browser window.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-12-2019   #62
olifaunt
Registered User
 
olifaunt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 236
For example, right now I see the activity stream has been down for at least two hours (last posts it shows are two hours ago), so I can't post anything today because none of my followers will see it.

The last time they resumed after this problem they didn't show the missing photos later either, they just totally skipped them.

Imagine the Instagram feed being down on a Saturday - it wouldn't happen. So maybe I'll be forced to join the Facebook universe by this kind of thing. I really don't want to, but a number of great photographers I follow have recently disappeared from Flickr.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #63
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,450
I had not looked at this thread until today. I had seen the bad panda screens when this thread popped up, so I thought that was all it was about, and occasional new weirdness for loading pages.
But, today I was browsing looking at photos from different lenses, and made a comment on one image. Instead of my anonymous screen name being used, it popped up under my actual name, which is first, and should not have happened. At least it was a complimentary comment. Tried it a few other places, and same thing. All the places site wide where it should have been my screen name it was my actual name instead. When I looked at the settings for my account, it was all correct, so the account settings are correct, but the behavior is wrong.
It doesn’t bother me that much, and I did email them about it, but there are definitely some ongoing glitches there, more than just failure to load pages, or to go back to the prior page when you want to.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #64
robert blu
quiet photographer
 
robert blu's Avatar
 
robert blu is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Italy
Age: 70
Posts: 5,762
What Larry says happened to me as well. I thought it was my mistake, but it seems it wasn't. It something to be verified.
robert
__________________
Remember: today is the Day !
from Ruth Bernhard recipe for a long and happy life

my quiet photographer's blog

My RFF photos and my albums on RFF
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #65
Bille
Registered User
 
Bille's Avatar
 
Bille is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 41
Posts: 750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Cloetta View Post
I had not looked at this thread until today. I had seen the bad panda screens when this thread popped up, so I thought that was all it was about, and occasional new weirdness for loading pages.
I guess they are full in the process of killing themselves slowly, err sorry... I mean "forcing the photo limit" upon everyone to make flickr more attractive to "real photographers"...

__________________
www.endzeit.de
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #66
Michael Markey
Registered User
 
Michael Markey's Avatar
 
Michael Markey is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Blackpool ,England
Age: 68
Posts: 4,083
Working fine for me in the UK.
I`m impressed with their quick feed back to customer problems on Twitter.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #67
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,450
Okay, now that Flickr has made my contact information public today, I just got, for the first time in the 12 or so years I have been registered there, this in my private email:

[Flickr] You've been invited to join Sex Sluts!

They didn’t say if there was any kind of initiation, or I could just join them.
  Reply With Quote

Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?
Old 01-16-2019   #68
maigo
Registered User
 
maigo is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posts: 292
Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?

When I am logged into Flickr I see my full name.
When I am not, I see my screen name.


Flickr password database was hacked in the past two years - have you changed your password?

Flickr spam accounts come and go with invitations to join pr0n groups or they fav-spam thousands of unrelated images in a short period.
A purported purpose of these fake accounts is to establish a pseudo realistic internet trail for later use in phishing trips.
__________________
---------------------------------
My Flickr Photostream
My Flickr Albums
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #69
Steve M.
Registered User
 
Steve M. is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,382
I'm pretty sure the Sex Sluts will require some sort of monetary transaction Larry

Not that I have any personal experience w/ that sort of thing. I probably just read about it somewhere. Or something.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-16-2019   #70
dourbalistar
Registered User
 
dourbalistar's Avatar
 
dourbalistar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,066
I never entered my real name in Flickr. Nevertheless, I received an invitation to join the Find Sex Models group. Not sure if that's better or worse than Larry's Sex Slut invitation.
__________________
I like my lenses sharp as a tank and built like a tack.

flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-17-2019   #71
peterm1
Registered User
 
peterm1's Avatar
 
peterm1 is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Cloetta View Post
Okay, now that Flickr has made my contact information public today, I just got, for the first time in the 12 or so years I have been registered there, this in my private email:

[Flickr] You've been invited to join Sex Sluts!

They didn’t say if there was any kind of initiation, or I could just join them.
I am getting this kind of shyte too.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-17-2019   #72
brbo
Registered User
 
brbo's Avatar
 
brbo is online now
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,440
I feel left out!
__________________

  Reply With Quote

Old 01-17-2019   #73
John Lawrence
Registered User
 
John Lawrence is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post
I am getting this kind of shyte too.
I'm getting the same sort of thing - a couple of invites from similar 'groups' over the past few days.

When I click the 'No Thanks / decline' button, nothing happens!

John
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-17-2019   #74
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 69
Posts: 1,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by dourbalistar View Post
I never entered my real name in Flickr. Nevertheless, I received an invitation to join the Find Sex Models group. Not sure if that's better or worse than Larry's Sex Slut invitation.
Better, worse, hard to say. Maybe the actual sex sluts are reserved for people on Social Security, and younger people only get models. Graduated depending on one’s perceived needs.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-01-2019   #75
brbo
Registered User
 
brbo's Avatar
 
brbo is online now
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by brbo View Post
I feel left out!
Finally got the "indecent proposal" to the email that I registered my flickr account with.

I was beginning to worry that the new owners forgot to sell my personal data...

(of course, it might be just the usual case of incompetence)
__________________

  Reply With Quote

Old 02-01-2019   #76
John Lawrence
Registered User
 
John Lawrence is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by brbo View Post
Finally got the "indecent proposal" to the email that I registered my flickr account with.

I was beginning to worry that the new owners forgot to sell my personal data...

(of course, it might be just the usual case of incompetence)
Was it worth waiting for?

On a separate note, people I know who've never had a Flickr account have received messages purporting to be from Flickr advising them to upgrade to 'Pro' status.....

John
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-01-2019   #77
Out to Lunch
Registered User
 
Out to Lunch's Avatar
 
Out to Lunch is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,145
Working fine here in Asia. The webmasters must be busy weeding out the +1000 pics cheap skates elsewhere.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-01-2019   #78
joe bosak
Registered User
 
joe bosak is online now
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 101
Not had any problems, nor spam, from PC or ipad.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-01-2019   #79
charjohncarter
Registered User
 
charjohncarter's Avatar
 
charjohncarter is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Danville, CA, USA
Posts: 8,683
I can't fill out a search on the first try. But what really bothers me is the re-try after waiting for images to load.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-12-2019   #80
olifaunt
Registered User
 
olifaunt is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New England
Posts: 236
In case anyone was wondering why they didn't get many faves - Now the browser version has that same bug again where the faves don't take (it had that before as well).

You can do a few faves, then after that you have to open each photo in a new window to fave it, because in the main stream you can press the star as many times you want and it won't fave. This happens in more than one browser brand.

I'm really up to here. It's a pain in the butt to have to build a new following on IG but I am being forced to do it.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:54.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.