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(Gizmodo)   How Yahoo killed Flickr: In the billiard room, with the candlestick. Duh   (gizmodo.com) divider line 21
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2012-05-15 01:15:13 PM  
Yahell: Well, you never use Excite or Lycos anymore, do you?
 
2012-05-15 01:28:01 PM  
i386.photobucket.com

I hated Flickr, so much...it-it- the f - it -flam - flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths.
 
2012-05-15 01:44:07 PM  
flickr has always catered more to actual photographers than anyone else. i have a pro account because it allows me to share and store my galleries, manage copyright and doesn't wreck your shots with compression like fb does. it's still the best photo site out there and just about every actual photographer i know uses it (though 500px is the new cool kid on the block). i'm a bit pissed about how hard they've made hotlinking though.
 
2012-05-15 02:04:45 PM  

doublesecretprobation: i'm a bit pissed about how hard they've made hotlinking though.


That's probably the main reason I've stopped using it as well. I had a pro account for several years. Dropbox replaced it for me.
 
2012-05-15 02:12:47 PM  

doublesecretprobation: flickr has always catered more to actual photographers than anyone else. i have a pro account because it allows me to share and store my galleries, manage copyright and doesn't wreck your shots with compression like fb does. it's still the best photo site out there and just about every actual photographer i know uses it (though 500px is the new cool kid on the block). i'm a bit pissed about how hard they've made hotlinking though.


^ This.. I have a pro account also and nothing touches Flickr for real image archiving and sharing. Some of the compression on alternatives like Photobucket is awful and ruins Photos. Flickr hotlinking is easy also for various formats.. I use it for everything now from Photography to video game screenshots
 
2012-05-15 02:39:00 PM  

styckx: Are you talking about hotlinking from Flickr? Just click share, click grab the html/bbcode, choose your poison and you're set and it remembers your choices in the future.


yes, i'm well aware that it's not impossible, but they've made it harder on purpose. you can only right click, copy location from one view. doing this for one image isn't too bad. trying to do this for a forum or blog post where you want to do this for many images is a total PITA.
 
2012-05-15 02:50:02 PM  

mitchcumstein1: [i386.photobucket.com image 319x187]

I hated Flickr, so much...it-it- the f - it -flam - flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths.


I came to post this exact same thing.
In this thread.
With my keyboard.

+1 to you good sir.
 
2012-05-15 02:51:43 PM  

styckx: ^ This.. I have a pro account also and nothing touches Flickr for real image archiving and sharing. Some of the compression on alternatives like Photobucket is awful and ruins Photos. Flickr hotlinking is easy also for various formats.. I use it for everything now from Photography to video game screenshots


Didn't read the article yet, but that's all fine and dandy if your business model and projections are in line with your niche.

Take any tool. Like a battery powered drill/screwdriver. There are some that probably cost upwards of $500-$1000 targeted for pros. Then there are some you can buy at the dollar store that work fine for hanging photos and the like in your house.

But the company has to understand this, or they will fail if they expect revenues from everyone, but are actually running a niche site.
 
2012-05-15 03:02:43 PM  
Flickr isn't even among the top 50 free photography apps in iTunes. It's just below an Instagram clone in 64th place. By way of comparison, an app that adds cats with laser eyes to your photos is 23rd.

Well, see, there's your problem, Flickr. If you had more cat-with-laser-eyes functionality, you might be in the top 20.
 
2012-05-15 03:06:37 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com

Stubby does not mind flickr.
 
2012-05-15 03:08:03 PM  
Yahoo! locked me out of my Flickr account by associating it with a Yahoo! account, then refusing to let me change my password.

I had to email Flickr support telling them that, I know there is some person 3 cubicals down from you who can disassociate my account from Yahoo! and let me back in, while Yahoo! support was nothing but a GIF file of a farking owl.

/Finally found a sympathetic ear when I also mentioned If I can't login I can't pay them any more money for a pro account.
//uses Flickr as a digital photo archive. Very easy to link too.
///Yahoo! definitely murdered Flickr
 
2012-05-15 03:52:54 PM  
bluorangefyre : Yahell: Well, you never use Excite or Lycos anymore, do you?

anymore?

/infoseek FTW
 
2012-05-15 04:03:23 PM  
no love for picasa in here?
 
2012-05-15 04:54:30 PM  
Pbase.com is it for professional (or skilled amateur) photographers who want cheap storage, decent gallery templates, some SEO and comments.
 
2012-05-15 05:03:40 PM  
Smugmug for me, thanks.
 
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2012-05-15 05:09:11 PM  
Anyone with a clue has all their images backed up somewhere safe...
 
2012-05-15 05:22:03 PM  
FTFA: Butterfield and Fake sold their company to Yahoo, whose deep pockets promised great things for Flickr's users. It upped the monthly storage limit to 100MB for free users, and removed it altogether for pro accounts, for example. Yahoo had bandwidth and engineering to burn.

I don't know what alternate universe this happened in but this is the message that's been on my Flickr account since the Yahooo acquisition:
You have 178 photos stored on Flickr. Once you hit 200, you'll need to upgrade to a Flickr Pro account or you'll only be able to see your most recent 200 photos.

That's why I moved everything over to Google's Picasaweb.
 
2012-05-15 07:18:34 PM  

doublesecretprobation: styckx: Are you talking about hotlinking from Flickr? Just click share, click grab the html/bbcode, choose your poison and you're set and it remembers your choices in the future.

yes, i'm well aware that it's not impossible, but they've made it harder on purpose. you can only right click, copy location from one view. doing this for one image isn't too bad. trying to do this for a forum or blog post where you want to do this for many images is a total PITA.


I don't think it's very hard at all. I use Flickr, still like it, and it's the site I use when hotlinking my own personal photos here on Fark with... 2 clicks and a copy. It actually used to be harder.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-15 07:20:27 PM  
FTA: "If the Internet really were a series of tubes, Yahoo would be the leaking sewage pipe, covering everything it comes in contact with in watered-down shiat."

Credit the writer with one thing, he knows what he wants to say and commits to it.
 
2012-05-15 11:20:40 PM  

THE_JESUS_PANTS: no love for picasa in here?


I use it currently, but am starting to look around for something different ever since they started meshing with Google+ and screwing up the interface.

Open to suggestions for a good archiving / sharing service.
 
2012-05-16 05:28:25 AM  
Flickr does what I want. I don't care if they aren't adding new features every other day. It can stay the way it is forever and I'll be happy. Click, click... pic hotlinked.

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
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