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  1. How do I upload my photos?
  2. What’s a photostream?
  3. Are there limits on file sizes or file types for uploads?
  4. Can I access my original images?
  5. Where is the HTML code and photo file link?
  6. Can anybody comment on my photos and videos?
  7. How can I tell when people leave comments?
  8. What does the "Flag this photo" link on a photo page do?
  9. How do I set privacy levels on my photos?
  10. How do I create a set?
  11. Can I delete photos from my photostream?
  12. How do I remove a photo from a set without deleting it?
  13. How do I change the date taken of my photos?
  14. Can I rearrange the photos in my photostream?
  15. How can I add tags when I upload via email or my phone?
  16. How many photos can I upload by email?
  17. How can I change the maximum size my photos will be displayed with in the lightbox?
  18. Why is the slideshow blank!?
  19. How can I copyright my photos?
  20. How can I stop people from downloading my photos?
  21. I set the preference for no downloads. Why can people still download my photos?
  22. I set the preference for no comments. Why are people commenting?
  23. I'd rather people didn't blog my photos. How can I prevent that?
  24. How do I download a photo?
  25. Can I replace my photos and keep the comments and tags and stuff?
  26. How do I rotate a photo?
  27. Can Flickr rotate my photos automatically?
  28. I've uploaded a big image file, but it turned out black. What do I do?
  29. How do I get the URL of a photo?
  30. Why do my image colors look different on Flickr than on my computer?
  31. What is Exif data?
  32. Where can I see other people's photos?
  33. Why don't I see a 'large' size?
  34. I see a different photo page, what has changed?


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  1. I have concerns about something I've seen on the site. What can I do?
  2. I think a Flickr account may have been compromised, what happened and what can I do?
  3. I can haz keyboard shortcuts?
  4. What considerations have been given to copyright?
  5. I've found my photos on someone else's website, what do I do?
  6. The application/website is asking for authorization from me- will it reveal my Flickr/Yahoo! password?
  7. Can I have HTML in my posts on the Flickr website?
  8. What is the buddy icon menu and how can I use it?
  9. Flickr has short URLs?
  10. What is an RSS feed?
  11. Why do I only see 20 items in RSS feeds?
  12. How do I get on Explore?
  13. How do I know if I am on Explore?
  14. What are the system requirements and supported browsers?
  15. The site is acting weird! Things aren't saving... photos are missing... what gives??
  16. Help! My images are all red x's (or broken icons, not loading, etc.)
  17. You've asked me to clear cache on a page or the browser - how do I do that?
  18. Flickr tells me I need to enable cookies to use the site, but they are already enabled...what should I do?
  19. I'm an AOL user having trouble viewing photos. What's going on?
  20. I've been told to "slow down partner." What's up with that?
  21. I'm having all sorts of trouble logging in. Help!
  22. I have a great idea for a feature! How can I suggest it?
  23. Can I link to my photography site?
  24. Someone is using my name/business name as their Flickr URL. What can I do?
  25. The whole site appears larger than normal and things are overlapping oddly. Is this a browser issue?
  26. How can I keep myself safe on Flickr?