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Brenda Anderson PRO 11:28pm, 4 April 2007
Okay, the Flickr Ideas forum is now a group. Can you please add the functionality from the forum for the "topics you've posted in"? I know it's been mentioned in the Ideas forum before, but all the posts I found where locked.

I use that every day for the Forums and I'd hate to see the Help & Bugs forums move to groups and lose it entirely.

And if you do this, please add the functionality to ALL groups too. :)

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Orbmiser Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Orbmiser (member) 9 years ago
Ok I have thought about it...

And Negative Extreme Action is required!

You have 30 days to implement corrections or ?

I will come down from Portland to Flickr HQ and run thru the facility handing out Doughnuts with Zoomr,Smug Mug,etc.. Logos frosting Naked!.

And I swear to the Goddess Nikonia ! You do not want to see a 53 yr old 30lbs overweight naked! The chaos that ensues will bring business to a screeching halt! and many of your employee's will require medical treatment.

You Have Been Duly Warned!


:-}
(deaf mute) 9 years ago
orb9220 wrote "You Have Been Dully Warned!"

That warning wasn't all that dull. Don't be so hard on yourself. ;)
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clickykbd PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (moderator) 9 years ago
I've realized that even just a "your posts" filtered view would be a vast improvement. I'm currently trying to find one of mine via searching and having trouble.

Searching for your own username doesn't behave as expected. It only returns topic my name has shown up in actual replies/text.

I must want it if I am willing to post it twice in the same thread. heh.
Xenedis PRO 9 years ago
I'd love to see functionality to track one's posts in threads.

The problem is that the Flickr forums aren't really forums. They are basically streams of comments like you see on a photo page, but without the photo.

It seems that the system was not designed to be a proper forum where you could quote others, keep track of your own posts, etc.

I find I have to use my browser bookmarks to bookmark any threads I wish to follow, as I'll otherwise quickly forget about them.

The ability to see a list of threads in which I've posted would be very welcome. :-)
play4smee 9 years ago
{lease, please, please add this functionality. Surely it can't be that hard!
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clickykbd PRO 9 years ago
Xenedis hit the nail on the head I think. Comments and discussions probably borrow more code than they should on the backend... a shortcut taken early-on when flickr was tiny perhaps, but long overdue for some separation and upgrading.
Derek Purdy 9 years ago
Definitely need the ability to add notifications for topics your reply to so you can remember to follow up when someone else responds...
ukaaa PRO 9 years ago
I'd love to see this as well, right now I have to bookmark every single topic I create or post in, otherwise I forget about them or can't find them.

Maybe you guys could create something like bookmarks, but in in flickr.
So when you have a topic you want to keep track of, you click a button and the URL gets saved in a folder in your profile?

It would be cool if it has a NEW icon, like on the groups page, but even without that it would be handy.

I use 2 computers at two different locations, if I add a bookmark to a topic in my firefox or IE bookmarks on this PC, I won't have those links on my other PC. So move the bookmarking to flickr itself and we're one step forward! :)
yes, please.

make it at the group level, and also at the levels of "all groups".

the problem with flickr is that there is no way to "watch" threads by configuring a mail where we would be pinged if there are further posting in a discussion we want to follow.

i like the way it works with other forums, like the google help forum. i don't like having to poll all the places where i posted to see if someone answered.
Gimbo 9 years ago
I think this would be my top priority feature request on Flickr.
teh resa PRO 9 years ago
haven't read the whole thread here but I agree its a needed feature. I sometimes leave comments in this group and forget about them and can't find them later. Happens a lot in large private groups that I can't follow in my feedreader. Sometimes there are responses to my posts and I end up ignoring them.
YES! Add my vote for this.


What's that? You say flikr isn't a democracy? Does the UN know?
wwarby PRO 9 years ago
I'd just like to chime in support for this (and email daily digests of new posts in topics you're participating in). Discussion forums really aren't that useful if you can't keep track of activity in your discussions.
Grant Lee78 8 years ago
Yep, we need this function added.
Come on, we pay for pro accounts!
Fort Photo PRO 8 years ago
Sure would be handy...
Richard Milnes 8 years ago
Me too
Flet©h 8 years ago
Do it, do it now. Finally make groups a positive experince.
elementalPaul PRO 8 years ago
*bump*

This feature is at the top of my 'most wanted feature' list (well it would be if I had one!).
Bill Goethals 8 years ago
I'd love to have it in here. I post all over the place in many group discussions and have no idea where I've been!
JeromeF 8 years ago
I heard a rumor that flickr is working on flickr 3.0 and that discussions will be better.
-RobW- PRO 8 years ago
Count my vote in!
SeeTTL 8 years ago
I couldn't believe this wasn't a feature somewhere already. I just kept looking for it assuming I was an idiot and couldn't find out how to do it.

Once I post in a thread, there are several replies after it but if I don't stay on top of things for a few days, it's buried and I forget all about following up until I can never find it again.

How hard could something like this be?

SELECT DISTINCT groups.group, discussions.discussion
FROM groups
INNER JOIN discussions ON groups.groupid = discussions.groupid
INNER JOIN posts ON discussions.discussionid = posts.discussionid
WHERE posts.userids = current_user
ORDER BY posts.postdate DESC;

(or close enough)
W1LL 8 years ago
Please add this a s a feature.
StrobeLovr 8 years ago
I need to find a thread I posted in a few months ago, this must be the only forum on the web that doesn't let you view your own posts :(
Tim TheRed 8 years ago
I run up against this one all the time.

I post in a few new threads within the same group every day (and there are dozens of other new threads in that group that I don't post in.)

Since what I'm posting is photo critiques, it would be very useful to be able to follow up by searching for posts I've made recently.

And even better, if I could search for all posts I've made (or threads I've contributed to), I could reference old critiques in my current ones MUCH more easily.

Add my voice to the "please do this" cacophony.
Andrea Java PRO 8 years ago
Seriously, this functionality is standard on EVERY other forum I've ever belonged to. How much longer until this can be addressed? This thread is like two years old now.
RubyMae PRO 8 years ago
As I'm searching this forum for an idea I had about maps, I would like to add my voice here to urge flickr to allow us to search for topics we've posted to in groups!
tom clearwood PRO 8 years ago
just another "Please" here...
Rinaldo W. PRO 8 years ago
ajchula says it all:
"Seriously, this functionality is standard on EVERY other forum I've ever belonged to. "

just another "Please" here ...
Jim Skea 8 years ago
I'd like to add my voice to the thread in Flickr Ideas to get the topics you've posted in feature added to groups.
Leo_Shoots [deleted] 8 years ago
I completely agree with this thread, and don't understand why Flickr hasn't implemented this yet.

I think email alerts should be a standard - as with virtually all internet forums.
Steve Sayers PRO 8 years ago
as Jim said can we please have this feature, managing conversations in multiple groups is so tedious,.the data is all there, you have a basic search engine, please upgrade.
Drennen 8 years ago
yes, as a paying pro member, I feel comfortable saying that it is BULLSHIT that we don't have this feature.

here is a thread full of people over in strobist bitching about it too.
www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157622653165580/

Is there no way to get some comment from Flickr regarding this feature?
josh.r 8 years ago
just another "Please" here ...
Brenda Anderson PRO 8 years ago
It's been 2 1/2 years since I first requested this. And I still want it.
quack of dawn PRO 8 years ago
This thread is 30 months old. Has anything happened?
Wil C. Fry PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Wil C. Fry (member) 7 years ago
I'm currently using a Greasemonkey script to help keep track of the topics I've posted to, in my groups.

Basically, it just remembers which topics I've posted to, and highlights them on the list of topics... There's no notification.

What would be *really* nice is if there were something like "recent activity," that showed when someone had replied to one of my posts, no matter which group that post was in. This notification could even be on my normal "activity" page...

+1

(Edit: The script I mentioned above has a fatal flaw... Every couple of weeks, it locks up the browser and I have to find a specific cookie to delete... So I got rid of that script...)
When I had made a suggestion in this discussion 31 months back, the "recent activity" information must have been configured differently as I had mentioned the facilitation which 'permits us to see our comments on photos'.
As I recall it was established, either here or in some other discussion, that the facilitation essentially meant being able to view the last comment in the string of comments in which one had made one's own comment on a photograph.
Now, the "recent activity" lists the facilitation under the heading "replies to comments".
Essentially, there is a requirement for a facilitation for a person to be able to see one's own last comments made on photos.
The other comments made subsequently are not necessarily 'replies' to one's own comment. Just to go back to one's own comment on a photo, one has to scroll through web page after web page of medallion comments.
Also, there may not be a comment after one's own on a particular photo. In that case one can never access that particular comment on the photo without maintaining a separate log of each comment made.
Is it that hard for flickr to provide a facilitation whereby one would be presented with the information "comments you have made on photos" under recent activity? The link would then take one to one's own last comments on photos.
Steve Sayers PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Steve Sayers (member) 8 years ago


Keep asking Brenda as this really makes joining and following diverse groups extremely difficult. It needs to be an embedded feature easy for none techies to follow.
Steve.
Steve Sayers PRO 8 years ago
Update.
I am using google reader now and the star system. Very clunky but better than nothing. But not all sites have the Rss feed link.
Proper forum funtionality is still needed. How else is Brenda going to know that I found this thread that she started and obviousley felt strongly about?
Or, one could bookmark the permalinks of all comments one makes and save these in folders in the browser. That'd be such a crude way of going about it. I think providing the facilitation should definitely be considered.
phlewte 8 years ago
+1 for this feature. it's so ridiculous at this point that nobody has even given a hint as to whether or not this idea has even been heard and/or considered.
" nobody has even given a hint as to whether or not this idea has even been heard and"

The topic of this thread is more than two years old. Its been raised in a number of other discussions elsewhere. But, true, there's no evidence, that I know of, about staff "participation" as yet.
phlewte 8 years ago
thank you. staff participation is exactly what i meant.
Sergiu Bacioiu 8 years ago
+1 +1 +1
Steve Sayers PRO 8 years ago
I think we are starting to get there, check out the activity section on groups.
We still need full functionality though.So keep tghis thread active!
(Google reader is not bad once you start, it alerted me to the post above).
" Google reader is not bad"

I've said this before some other place, why should we talk of that other web site while we are here on Flickr? If its that reader one is so impressed with, why not also try out some picture sharing site they too must have:-)
Since this is a Flickr matter, I think we can only wait for some sort of guidance from staff on the subject.
Steve Sayers PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Steve Sayers (member) 8 years ago
It would seem simple to me to use any resource to help me enjoy flickr. I would of course prefer to have the right resource embeded in flickr so that I do not have to use google.
I do find your response a little strange, it seems to suggest that if I am not happy to go away, not exactly helpful that. We are trying to improve flickr in this group not maintain status quo.
If I have got it wrong I will apologise.
" your response a little strange,"

Not so. Its not a personal statement. Of course we should stay right here and never go away. But using another web site to provide a functionality for flickr ought to be the last resort. Now if a web site provides that RSS reader you had mentioned, they also provide a photo sharing site. Where's the need then to switch platforms? We are on Flickr, well, mostly because we like being here and not "there". So, the aim should be to get hold of a facilitation right here on Flickr.
Flickr resources permitting, of course.
Steve Sayers PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Steve Sayers (member) 8 years ago
using another web site to provide a functionality for flickr ought to be the last resort

I so agree! and that is what this thread is about. I am using google as a last resort and as an aid to my flickr activities. I have no idea if they have a photo site, not interested, I like this one and have paid to use it and hopefully improve it!

I think that you missunderstood why I mentioned google in the first place.

"if a web site provides that RSS reader you had mentioned, they also provide a photo sharing site. Where's the need then to switch platforms? We are on Flickr, well, mostly because we like being here and not "there". "

I still think that you are telling me to defect though when in fact I wholly support Brenda's OP.

I think we both want the same thing here but my mention of google threw you off.
Steve Sayers PRO 8 years ago
Can we have some more support for the opening post please.
davе PRO 8 years ago
i don't think i've lent my voice in support of this yet and to save it from becoming the

and thread

count me in!

" telling me to defect though"
Not so!
"mention of google threw you off"
It didn't. :-)
But mention of alternate, indirect and inconvenient modes of achieving a somewhat similar effect, to the facilitation sought here, can dilute the case for urgency to be accorded for consideration of the proposal by Flickr.
Jim3535 8 years ago
So, this thread is almost 3 years old. Is there any chance this might happen?

This would be an incredibly useful feature to have. Many times topics that I have replied to get buried in all the new updates and it can be very hard to keep track of them all. This is especially true on the strobist.com group since there is so much activity.

For a while I was trying to write a greasemonkey script to track theads. However, I ran into difficulty finding a place to store persistent data.
elementalPaul PRO 7 years ago
Time for another bump I think.
Mike Stempień 7 years ago
+1
Ange Halle 7 years ago
I have lost so many discussions. It happens when you are in different places Now where did I see that comment? Where is my own comment?
There is already really one way to solve this individually (before an offical feature appears for all users, it seems to be needed) and just have an Excel table with Group Name, thread name, maybe the initiator of the thread, a date. That would surely narrow down the search. It may be cumbersome, but it will surely work. Sometimes a simpler solution is better than a new application (before the feature comes. I hope, too).
mattlach 7 years ago
This feature is absolutely critical.

Flickr would be well advised to add several Vbulletin styled features to the discussion forums on here.
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Lú_ PRO 7 years ago
ricardoferrer 7 years ago
yeah... i am new to posting and that was the first thing i wanted to do... weird that no-one thought of that at flickr
I think forums and discussions are a bit of an afterthought here - I also keep losing threads. I'd love to bookmark threads actually and have a list of bookmarks I can access somewhere :)

Regarding searching by user comments, that'd be ever so nice. I'm new here but I've seen signs of comment botting - so I'd like to look up a few users who seem to respond with completely bland comments unrelated to the photo. I don't think I can do this though?
I really do feel this is one Flickr Idea that Flickr staff should consider urgently.
1yen PRO 7 years ago
depresses me scrolling through this while having that grim feeling that nobody at Flickr is listening

I have lost threads I have posted in completely...have absolutely no idea how to find them again, it sucks! this should be easy!
Sid Black 7 years ago
Why haven't they made this a feature yet!!?!?
c'mon flickr I'm paying to use this site!
M. Stevens [deleted] 7 years ago
This is what i'm talking about!
p@p@j@ PRO 7 years ago
Joined this group just to vote for this feature!!!

Wy does no one from the flickr staff comment this thread? If there is a reason wy they can't or don't want to implement this function we could understand, but this is ridiculous!
IrenicRhonda 7 years ago
Here is why you don't get much staff response here
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72185/#reply450628
p@p@j@ PRO 7 years ago
and all others:

SORRY, but that is no excuse!

My business is software developing. What do you think our customers (and as paying users we are also customers!) would tell us, if we didn't implement, or even comment, a feature that is requested for such a long time! Even worse, to me it sounds like a lack in project management.
Patrick Costello PRO 7 years ago
So all I have to do is request a stupid feature, wait two years and complain to your company they haven't implemented it? You don't do any validation of those requests? You don't have any criteria that says this is not a direction we want our product to go in? Or that the cost would be greater than any projected returns?

PPJ - please make your product able to track topics that you have posted in on Flickr.
When will it be done?
p@p@j@ PRO 7 years ago
Of course not! But at least we try to explain the reasons of our decisions and talk to them. And yes, if nevertheless they whant this "stupid" feature, they get it....sometimes ;-)
Brenda Anderson PRO 7 years ago
Oh, we just passed the 3-year anniversary of this thread and I forgot to post... didn't notice that it had been bumped since I can't view the "topics I've posted in" in this group. ;)
timdesuyo 7 years ago
:) And I didn't see this thread in the search when I posted yesterday. YES! Gimmie a thingie so I know what threads I've posted in!
and also, it would be great to have the option of getting notified by email if new postings happen in a thread that we want to actively "follow".

just like the threads in the google forums, for examples.

i am sure i am missing many answer because i just cannot "pool" all the threads i have posted here in the various flickr groups.
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Bumpity Bump Bump

Bumpity Bump Bump

Look at Flicker code!

I hope that this one has its code written already, and is just waiting on a little testing before implementation.
Patrick Costello PRO 7 years ago
Just think, if you'd bumped this thread every two days since it was opened, you'd have made nearly 600 posts by now :-)
GoMolly! 7 years ago
All that needs to be done is to move this group into the /help/ or /help/forum/ directory(s). That should allow the function to work as it does in the help forum. flickr should be able to redirect pretty smoothly. The code for the search resides there.

It would be a great a help for a group of this nature.
Brenda Anderson PRO 7 years ago
This group used to be one of the Forums, and it had the "topics you've posted in" functionality. When it became a 'group' I posted this topic. :)
gwennie2006 7 years ago
Do you know if flickr can move into another directory?

The search by user is heay code and with the almost infinite number of groups at flickr I don't think it could work too well

I thought it use to be part of the help forum, but I was a bit confused. It would really help for the ideas group. With the search being isolated in a seperate directory it keeps it contained better for the complex searches.
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Hi Flicker! In the infamous words of some redneck comedian, get 'r done!
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dopiaza PRO 7 years ago
@timdesuyo: please stop needlessly bumping this thread. It won't make anything happen any sooner.
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Why is it needless? Also, I keep having to search through all the topics looking for this one, so I can see if they've implemented it yet.
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Lú_ PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Lú_ (moderator) 7 years ago
Thread bumping does not cause staff to implement proposed ideas. All it does is make more work for the group admins. Maybe you want to bookmark the topic? You can find it easily that way.
Brenda Anderson PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Brenda Anderson (member) 7 years ago
This thread is actually one of the popular threads listed on the front page of this group, so it's been bookmarked for you.

Believe me, I want this "idea" to be implemented as much as everyone else!
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Lu, I guess I was asking, other than this thread, how can I make it clear to Flickr that I want this implemented? I can write letters to my senators and congress critters, and I can stand in front of city hall with protest signs, but Flickr has chosen to make themselves unreachable except via this forum. I don't really have any desire to make more work for anyone, but I want to express my displeasure that this function is not available, and to lobby for it's implementation. Perhaps if Flickr would post an update in here explaining the delay in implementation or their reasoning for not implementing it, then there would be some sort of feeling of communication. But until then, the only option users have is repeatedly commenting in threads, or opening new, redundant threads repeatedly asking for implementation.

I'm not trying to make anyone's life difficult. I'm just trying to communicate my opinion, and hopefully receive something that seems like an intelligently crafted, honest reply.

Or implementation. That would be a sufficient reply.
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Also... if I bookmarked every thread I commented in, it would defeat the purpose. I'd have to search through the threads that I've bookmarked.
Patrick Costello PRO 7 years ago
>how can I make it clear to Flickr that I want this implemented?

You did that. Two weeks ago. Repeating it ad nauseum just makes you look like a spoilt child. "I want; I want; I want". The idea was raised three years ago. If they haven't delivered it by now, chances are it isn't a priority. Bumping this thread every two days won't change that.
Walwyn PRO 7 years ago
Patrick Costello

Ah but has anyone tried foot stamping and pouting at the same time. That could work. Maybe, perhaps.
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Lú_ PRO 7 years ago
timdesuyo wrote
Perhaps if Flickr would post an update in here explaining the delay in implementation or their reasoning for not implementing it,
As a matter of principle, Flickr staff *don't* announce what they're developing, and they *don't* announce dates for it the rare times they break that first rule. The goal, I presume, is to avoid raising false expectations should things change and to save themselves the hassle of dealing with the resulting upset users.
Jef Poskanzer PRO 7 years ago
I had a solution for this issue - my app Discussr - but flickr broke it a few months ago. I should probably get around to fixing it.
Alesa Dam PRO 7 years ago
I would also like to see this implemented.

While we're waiting for Flickr to provide a solution, you can use the following userscript: www.flickr.com/groups/flickrhacks/discuss/72157623920770381/

It provides a means to track discussion groups, and individual threads. Notifications of new posts are available on each Flickr page, FlickrMail style.

But, as always with userscripts, it is a local solution: if you install the script on different PCs and/or on different browsers, threads read in one browser, will still be counted as unread in another :(
timdesuyo 7 years ago
Thanks, Alesa. That's the most useful thing in this thread.
BlueRidgeKitties PRO 7 years ago
Just adding my voice that it would be really helpful to have a "topics you've posted in" functionality for groups. I'm trying to find one of my posts in the discussion group about the new Flickr page to see if there have been replies and, since I missed to bookmark it, just simply can't find it again. Too many things popping up with the search terms I'm trying.
Jef Poskanzer PRO 7 years ago
What's weird is that flickr has *already implemented this*. As the opener of this topic noted, it's available in forums, and she just wanted it made available in groups as well. Hard to imagine why that hasn't happened.
kitby PRO 7 years ago
I'd like to see this implemented as well. It can be pretty slow going searching or browsing for my own comments.
+1

also add: "topics i started".

and most importantly: add a way to "follow a thread" with email notification when there is a new post is a thread that i am following. i.e. like the google forums.
Jef Poskanzer PRO 7 years ago
I'd probably prefer an RSS feed but both should be available.
neil lall PRO 7 years ago
seriously, such a long thread for a basic feature in high demand but NO RESPONSE yet???

this is a little ridiculous.

add notifications, etc PLEASE!!!
(deaf mute) 7 years ago
neil lall Flickr staff aren't active in many groups (other than official ones). They therefore have no idea how annoying it is for other users that this popular request has not been implemented.
Until staff start using the site in the same way as their customers do they will never understand our needs and desires. It's pretty hopeless adding a request here. Staff just don't get it, or simply don't care.
phlewte 7 years ago
i have no idea if i've posted in this discussion or not (for obvious reasons), so just in case:

+1
andyscamera 7 years ago
+1
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