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    Default Re: Anyone else also affected by the latest policy change on Flickr?

    I just checked it again today and now I see links to seven zip files waiting to be downloaded and another zip file with my account data.
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    Just over ten years ago I opened a lifetime flickr junior account for my daughter which I helped her with and a couple of years later I started a pro account for myself. My daughter has nearly 12000 photographs and has had hundreds of thousands of views. Ownership of flickr has changed several times and our pro accounts were no longer honoured but they were changed to accounts with unlimited storage. With the other changes on flickr which made many leave we decided to try ipernity but we returned to flickr. I have removed around 5000 of my photographs leaving 900 odd but since so many of the groups have been abandoned and so many of our flickr friends have left I am not sure that I want to continue posting on flickr. Tonight my daughters photostream was blanked out by a message giving her a choice of 'mark 11,375 photos for deletion' which is all of them or 'save photos' by buying a pro account. I feel this is very threatening and totally out of order. She pointed out on her last post on flickr that she has already rendered unto Caesar what was due and that as a photography student she could neither afford nor felt inclined to pay for something that was paid for in the first instance. Does this now mean that flickr has moved the goal posts and now not going to continue with the free accounts and limit storage to 5000 photos? flicker can change its terms at any time to suit themselves, fair enough, it's their game and their ball, but my daughter and I don't have to play. I think it's game over I was going to post a link to her photostream but I don't know if we are allowed to do that here.

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    Default Re: Anyone else also affected by the latest policy change on Flickr?

    A big stupid decision from FLICKR. Myself I delete 3300 photos, kept pens related and few others.
    You can link you're daughter photostream here.

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    I've just checked my account - it clearly says I have a limit of a thousand photos, which if you read the first post in this thread, was the limit they announced for free accounts at the start of last November. I can but assume your daughter has 12375 photos on her stream at present.
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    After two months on the new flickr, I'm disappointed. Unless Smugmug has a rabbit to pull out of their hat sometime soon, I think they're throwing good money after bad. I don't see this as sustainable.

    When I left six or seven years ago, flickr had dynamic interaction; groups were vibrant and discussions were plenty. Images were posted and often talked about by people you had come to know over some years. Then that awful yahoo woman took over, ruined it all, and I deleted my images and left. Having 10 years or so experience with Smugmug, I hoped they would make it better, so as soon as 2019 came on scene I paid for a pro account. Sorry now that I did, and I won't be renewing it.

    Interaction in groups is not happening. The last discussion post in most groups is years old. Starting new discussions gets you nowhere. Apparently, people are finished talking photography. Comments on images are minimal and often as not some meaningless "emoji." On the positive side, they have some of the finest black & white images published anywhere I've ever seen. One thing that surprised me is they seem to have probably the largest collection of still image sexual porn to be found anywhere. If they cleared all that junk out, they'd have room on their servers to host images for free!

    While I'm currently giving them the benefit of the doubt because of the changeover, the computer glitches are too commonplace and frequent for any service asking to be paid. As the transition matures, I'm hoping they get that worked out. Currently, it's unacceptable.

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    I am not a flickr crusader nor advocate, just a satisfied customer. But I thought this thread could use some balance in its content.

    I paid for their service since years ago, maybe 10 years or something. And yes, as I mentioned either in this thread or a similar one to this, I'll keep paying them as long as they provide the current service. That hasn't changed, I'm happy with their service at the level and type of usage that I am doing currently and in the near future.

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    In checking my blog that has most of the photos hosted on Flickr, I have not found any missing photos yet. Admittedly, I have not gone back to my earliest posts to see if the photos still link properly.
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    The price increase made me realize that I hadn't been using Flickr sufficiently to justify continuing paying for the service, which I'd been paying for since... 2006, I think.

    So I deleted a couple thousand photos to bring my total under the limit. That actually felt good.

    If I had made good use of the service (nods to long-neglected blog), then the price increase, while -annoying-, wouldn't have compelled me to opt for the free account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapprman View Post
    I've just checked my account - it clearly says I have a limit of a thousand photos, which if you read the first post in this thread, was the limit they announced for free accounts at the start of last November. I can but assume your daughter has 12375 photos on her stream at present.
    Yes she does indeed at present and I did read the first post in this thread but hit the 5 instead of 1 on my previous post!! She has also received some requests from groups that she posts on to add some photographs as flickr does not delete photographs on groups. Whether this is so I don't know but I think it is a little academic as she says she cannot be bothered with flickr anymore and is too busy with modelling and photography.

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    Another current problem with flickr is slowness. No other site I use is so painfully slow loading pages. Not just image pages, but data pages also. Hopefully as they get the servers unclogged and sort things out, speed can be addressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    Another current problem with flickr is slowness. No other site I use is so painfully slow loading pages. Not just image pages, but data pages also. Hopefully as they get the servers unclogged and sort things out, speed can be addressed.
    Photobucket is far, far worse and always has been really slow - which is why I dropped my paid subscription on there and removed a load of photos to keep within the limit. TBH I've had no problems with Flikr in recent times, but then I have not tried uploading to it (which imgur has now really bad for). There have been performance problems in the past though.
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