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Old 02-12-2019   #81
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I've always been a big supporter of Flickr, but I'm currently finding it very difficult to use because of the problems (as mentioned above).

Weren't they also supposed to get rid of the Yahoo login?

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Old 02-12-2019   #82
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flickr view count lack of clarity and inconsistencies

as a paying "Pro" flickr user I have access to statistics. I admit that I do check out how many views my stream or new photos are or have been receiving regularly and I rather like it if the numbers are high

However a few years ago the way views are counted must have changed. Suddenly they had jumped to, I would guess, 3 or 4 times of that earlier. After a short while it must have been changed again to remain, again just a guess from numbers observed, to about double of what it used to be originally. Originally I had presumed that view count simply means how many times a photo is clicked on, gets chosen to be viewed. After these changes I don't know what flickr actually is counting and I believe flickr does not explain that anywhere neither. Or does it??

Another inconsistency, as seen in the screenshots below, is that in the "stats" the number of views of a newly uploaded photo of "today" is double the number of views is says it has received "all time". .. Hm..confusing.. ( opening this single photo the number coincides with the number of views it says has received "all time" )



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Old 02-12-2019   #83
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hi Kuuan

i am with a pro account for 9 yrs, i found the view count is not instantaneous, all time view could be views before today, could be 'we'll show you the updated count when the time comes', you Don't know

every time they got slow, they're doing something 'fishy' behind the scene, change lay-out or add the fees, i used to pay $4.75/3 mon, didn't respond to anything, now they're charging $49.95 automatically on my Visa, me just too lazy to check out other options...

i saw a documentary(PBS, US) about the designers of fighter jets do not know how to pilot a war plane...

this one was invited to 'explorer' few days ago, w 5,626 view and 46 fav...and i'm not that sure, not my 'better ones'...

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hi Kuuan

i am with a pro account for 9 yrs, i found the view count is not instantaneous, all time view could be views before today, could be 'we'll show you the updated count when the time comes', you Don't know
right. But sure doesn't make sense that the viewcount of "today" is double of that of "all time", specially since it's during the same day it got uploaded to flickr ( my sample shown above only shows 1 photo. If I upload 10 photos at once it will be the same for all: number of today's views is double of that of the "all time views"

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every time they got slow, they're doing something 'fishy' behind the scene, change lay-out or add the fees, i used to pay $4.75/3 mon, didn't respond to anything, now they're charging $49.95 automatically on my Visa, me just too lazy to check out other options...
oops, have been a paying member since before there was the option of a free account and yearly rates had been paid automatically. I have no idea what they have been charging me, must check that!

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i saw a documentary(PBS, US) about the designers of fighter jets do not know how to pilot a war plane...
tssss...at least some camera makers don't do the same, though sometimes I wonder

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this one was invited to 'explorer' few days ago, w 5,626 view and 46 fav...and i'm not that sure, not my 'better ones'...
Los Angeles County, feb 2019
a taipei-metro photo
hm..right. it's not one of your better or great ones. But then who knows, may well be that still many people really do like it ..
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Old 04-12-2019   #85
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OK, so Flickr has just been going from bad to worse lately.

This is all of fast internet connections: I can't catch up with people I follow because images don't load. Paging thru on a mobile device has been practically impossible for a long time now. You get the first few and then just black images... On a browser, the "load more" button more often than not does nothing. You have to refresh the whole page and then laboriously page down from the start and try to find where you were again.

I have come to post less because there are less views and less feedback. I've noticed less posts overall from people I follow, so it seems like many of us are getting the same message from this.
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Old 05-06-2019   #86
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So my feed is gone: "It doesn't look like you follow anyone with photos."

Anyone else have this? I follow more than 1000 people!!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2019   #87
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I had this for the last two days but it seems to have sorted itself out now (as from about 18:00 UK time).
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Definitely had issues with it the last two days ... couldn't access my photo stream this morning at all. If I see that bad panda one more time today I'll shoot and skin it! lol
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Old 05-06-2019   #89
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My access to Flickr has been very poor the last few days too. Pages not loading or only partially loading for the most part. And if I did succeed in opening an image that took forever too then the little link symbols to copy the URL link for bulletin boards was not showing up so I could not post an images to RFF which was extraordinarily frustrating. But as of late yesterday it seems to have improved.

While on the subject of sites not performing well, I have also had some issues with RFF. Mostly when uploading a post to a thread - the thing sits and thinks, and thinks, and thinks, and thinks telling me it is uploading. Eventually it does load mostly but it takes an eternity. I have however lost a couple of posts which never loaded successfully.
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Old 05-06-2019   #90
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Not only the past days; a few months here. There now is an obvious difference in sharpness between "portrait" and "landscape" pictures. The "portrait" pictures are totally unsharp. I don't know how they do it, but they get it done.


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I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr, but at the moment they seem to want to drive their user base away via price increases and software/network issues.
It's not a good sign when they should be doing their best to attract new users.
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Old 05-07-2019   #92
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No problem here, crossing fingers.

But I only have a little more than 100 photos and 50/60 followers/followings.
Could the problems you are experiencing be related to the number of photos ? Just curious.

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Old 05-07-2019   #93
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Perhaps regional hick-ups? Flickr works perfectly fine in Vietnam.
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Flickr contacted me a while back asking me to confirm my login preferences and so I suppose that has been taken taken care off.
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Old 05-07-2019   #94
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Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos (shot 1980-2018) sorted by albums and folders, all scanned negatives, all uploaded as 800x600 (for 135) or 800x800 (for MF) Jpegs weighting just under 300KB.

I don't need the PRO account. I can live with the terrible feeling that the huge masses of worldwide anonymous strangers can't admire my artistic work. The pills the doctor gave me work great.

No changes noticed, no "sharpness" problem detected so far.

Password changed as per flickr requested me to do so once upon a login last week, so I now log in without Yahoo.
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I don't think so, since I have many more pics than that on Flickr. I am a 'Pro' i.e. paying member but I don't know if that has any effect on Flickr's performance. Cheers, Peter
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I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr, but at the moment they seem to want to drive their user base away via price increases and software/network issues.
Maybe one of those "buy the competition then kill it" business practices.
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No problem here, crossing fingers.

But I only have a little more than 100 photos and 50/60 followers/followings.
Could the problems you are experiencing be related to the number of photos ? Just curious.
No, I have under 100 photos. I just use it as a portfolio of my best stuff.
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The page won't even open this morning ... they really need to get their act together!
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This morning (08 May Australia) it is once again running like crap.
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I have a pro account and have noticed in recent days substantial delays in loading my photostream.
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I've had some severe difficulties with Flickr today ... this is going on for some time now.


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Old 05-07-2019   #102
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I pretty much do not update my Android apps -- "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." But, yesterday, I had to update Flickr, in order to log in with my new Flickr (not Yahoo) login. As I suspected, the old app version just was not set up for the Flickr login. So... the new version of the app does not have access to Stats, which I do enjoy looking at, occasionally.


Yes, Flickr, generally, has been pretty spotty, for a few months.
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The app loads only some photos in the stream, the other stay blank and reloading makes no difference, so I can’t see pics of people I follow and vice versa.

Some variant of the stream being down has been happening for many months and is getting worse. It is discouraging me and many others from posting photos. They are either really trying to destroy this as a social medium or maybe coming from Smugmug they just don’t understand social media.

Who’s still happy Smugmug took over? I just knew this would happen.
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Again, yes: slow, blurry images sometimes. But the search engine on RFF is not any better.
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Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me - mainly partially loading pages then giving up - effectively making it impossible to use Flickr. Its reminds me of and is almost like rolling blackouts with electricity supply when demand exceeds supply due to poor infrastructure and blackouts are programmed across different geographic areas on a regular rolling basis rather than the infrastructure being upgraded to fix the problem. In this case there are not many options here - either Flickr's servers are not coping with demand or its bandwidth is insufficient- either will cause a chokepoint. In either event it is up to SmugMug to fix it if they want to keep their business intact. Though as others have said they may not as it competes with their main platform. So maybe this is their plan - buy the opposition, kill it by letting it wither on the vine, and entice the membership to come to your existing alternative platform............................

I have been a pro member ever since Flickr brought in pro membership. Last year they doubled the annual fee (despite the previous owners promising never to do so, which of course is no longer enforceable). I can wear an increased fee if the service is good but under the present ownership the service has declined to the point where I am beginning to look at alternative hosting sites - something I would never have countenanced before.

Sad but if SmugMug are not interested the neither am I. (And my new supplier of hosting WILL NOT be SmugMug for obvious reasons as it seems they are responsible either buy their actions or by their inaction for this issue.
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Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me - mainly partially loading pages then giving up - effectively making it impossible to use Flickr. Its reminds me of and is almost like rolling blackouts with electricity supply when demand exceeds supply due to poor infrastructure and blackouts are programmed across different geographic areas on a regular rolling basis rather than the infrastructure being upgraded to fix the problem. In this case there are not many options here - either Flickr's servers are not coping with demand or its bandwidth is insufficient- either will cause a chokepoint. In either event it is up to SmugMug to fix it if they want to keep their business intact. Though as others have said they may not as it competes with their main platform. So maybe this is their plan - buy the opposition, kill it by letting it wither on the vine, and entice the membership to come to your existing alternative platform............................

I have been a pro member ever since Flickr brought in pro membership. Last year they doubled the annual fee (despite the previous owners promising never to do so, which of course is no longer enforceable). I can wear an increased fee if the service is good but under the present ownership the service has declined to the point where I am beginning to look at alternative hosting sites - something I would never have countenanced before.

Sad but if SmugMug are not interested the neither am I. (And my new supplier of hosting WILL NOT be SmugMug for obvious reasons as it seems they are responsible either buy their actions or by their inaction for this issue.

Yes ... rubbish again today!
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It was acting up earlier, but was responsive again just a minute ago. It's been so long since I looked. What other options besides Smugmug and Instagram, which I have but hate, are out there for displaying work that gets anywhere near the traffic of Flickr? There may be plenty of such outlets; I just don't know about them.
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Honestly, I stopped using it several years ago and allowed my membership to lapse. The biggest thing was the 'infinite scroll' feature breaking, where pages seemed to stop corresponding to any meaningful order of images. It made finding something to share next to impossible. Very well could have been an issue at my end, but it seemed to be even worse on mobile. Similar issues abound when Yahoo took over Tumblr.

Doesn't sound like I'm missing out too much these days.
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I think they are making some heavy duty changes to the system, as it has been hanging sometimes depending on what Server Farm the images are coming from. Like first it was hanging on Farm 6, then Farm 9, and so on. Or it would load a photo for view, but the tool bar along the bottom would not go away.


Anyway, it's likely to clear up soon, though I hate to hear Upload isn't working for you Ko Fe. I haven't tried that since early this morning (it was fine then).


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Just checked, and everything is running smooth now.



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Yesterday, I had errors with Organize. When trying to load the page, it returned: There was an error: TypeError: F.eb_add is not a function. Others seemed to have encountered the same error, but they seemed to have resolved it in fairly short order.

For whatever it's worth, there's an official Flickr system status page here:
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It was acting up earlier, but was responsive again just a minute ago. It's been so long since I looked. What other options besides Smugmug and Instagram, which I have but hate, are out there for displaying work that gets anywhere near the traffic of Flickr? There may be plenty of such outlets; I just don't know about them.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...aring_websites

Instagram is the only game in town sadly. Making Instagram the shop window to your own website is probably the best you can do.
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As a satisfied Flickr user -no problems in Vietnam, I wonder if those who are experiences problems have notified Flickr/checked on the site what the cause of these problems may be?
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They have listened to Keith's prayers and have just released a new model of sad panda today !

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Down for maintenance ... yes I saw that just now!
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been down 24hours now, heck with it post em in the RFF gallery like I just did!
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They have listened to Keith's prayers and have just released a new model of sad panda today !


They replaced it with a very low-rent graphic. This is probably not a good sign.
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Down for maintenance ... yes I saw that just now!
Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The carburetter is off, the head is being stripped and the pistons will be replaced.

If it takes as long as when I last tried my hand at car repair it will be back up in ohhhhhh, I don't know, about three and half years.
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