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[Acknowledged] Cannot Upload Any Photos!

Siobhan S says:

This is driving me insane.

Every time I try an upload a new batch of photos (currently 12) i get a plethora of errors after a minute or so of the pink 'bar', ranging from 1 image timed out, to disconnected.

My internet is working fine and I can browse the rest of flickr without issue.

What is going on?!
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J.Muir from Santa Cruz PRO says:

Same problem- glad I checked to find it's not just me.

Josh
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John W. Davies says:

Same problem. Make sure you raise a help ticket and follow it up. I get the impression the staff are either ignoring it or not aware of it.
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John Oram PRO says:

You and a growing army of others.
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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TulsaWxChaser PRO says:

Yep, me too.
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Siobhan S says:

@John W.D Thanks - how do I raise a ticket? I can't seem to find an obvious link...
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BeSt Photography [Thank you for 2 million views] PRO says:

Since the change of the layout of Flickr upload is broken!
I tried it with THREE different Lightroom plugins and via Safari.
Same story all over.
Network connection lost, "check your internet connection".
Are you kidding me, check your server and software FLICKR you have a problem and not my internet.
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BeSt Photography [Thank you for 2 million views] PRO says:

Siobhan S:

Whether you raise a ticket or a bag of rice in China is tipping does not matter - my opinion.
I am pretty sure they know they have an issue, if they don't then they are completely stupid in my eyes.
The number of uploads should have dropped by now significantly.
Most of my friends here suffer the same problem.
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bae1942 says:

Agree with previous comments. It is now a non-functional site. Off to Shutterfly
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Màrtainn says:

It's probably the new uploader program which Flickr has created to turn Flickr from a photographer's site to a picture backup site.

The new program uploads entire folders and defaults to upload everything from your computer. Flickr's servers have just been overwhelmed as more and more people run the new program.

The change to a backup site instead of a photographer's site is also tied into the new auto-tag service. It's a way for Flickr to auto-tag everyone's backups because they won't have the time or inclination to do it themselves.
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freddy.zwerwer says:

Same here :-(
Uploading doesn't work, uploading through plugins in Lightroom gives also error's.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

Can any of you upload using the Old Uploader, here?

www.flickr.com/photos/upload/basic

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Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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osloann PRO says:

MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots:

Nope, tried that too.
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ruud Duk PRO says:

Get loads of errors as well and using the old uploader is to much trouble when there are 120 pics.lol.
I hope we get an apology or something cause it's driving me nuts.
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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klundprivat says:

Cant upload anything either:(

I'm a new user, but if this is not resolved fast I see no reason the use Flickr at all.

To bad though, It seemed like a good service...
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Les Bailey says:

Also cannot replace photos.

Is it really that difficult to have a fully functioning flickr? every week it goes wrong, replace feature last week, bad pandas yesterday, now upload & replace do not work
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michaelday_bath PRO says:

I wasted several hours this evening failing to upload anything; I've stuck with Flickr despite all of the recent "improvements," but am beginning to wonder whether it's worth the bother.
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scotrailm 63A says:

Can anybody upload photos with any success? All this seems to have happened since the layout change.
Can you please sort this mess out!
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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Hear It Snap PRO says:

It hasn't worked for me since last night. All I get are rotating balls forever. Isn't anyone working on this?
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cortneywood7 says:

Same issue over here!
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Gwyn Lishman PRO says:

I cant upload either
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ausfi says:

I just uploaded seven photos. Two I had problems with, it said connection problems but when I uploaded them again from the computer,I succeeded. Four are private.
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ausfi says:

Les Bailey:

now upload & replace do not work

Retry did not work for me either, but I succeeded in the end as I went back to the photos in the computer and reuploaded from there. I had no rotating balls.
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The HubbDaddy and Son says:

Cannot upload. Been like this all weekend. Wasted lots of time on it. Extremely fed up.
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Hot Rods Unlimited PRO says:

Glad to know I'm not alone. After exiting the site and coming back in, the popup indicated I needed to renew my Pro account - which I didn't think I need to do anymore after the changes from a year or two. Thinking that was the issue, I signed up for two years. As HubbDaddy above says "wasted a lot of time on it" plus money too! Wish I would have checked the forum 10 minutes before I plunked down $45.
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ausfi says:

Hot Rods Unlimited:

A pity. Free account works the same, it must have been just a reminder that renewal was due, not that it was necessary for the uploading. It just happened when you were involved with uploading.
At least now you or others looking at your photos need not see advertisements.
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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John Sikkila says:

I uploaded a couple of photos today but it took about 3 minutes longer then the old system!.....I'm glad their engineers aren't building space ships!....
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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spectradev says:

Glad I found this topic page as a new user. Same experience, with several hours wasted attempting to upload about 150 jpegs, resulting in about a 10% success rate. I also found an issue with the new uploader attempting to upload entire folders, including the root, when I had only selected a sub-folder. Another problem is it appears that an index is created without the actual files uploaded, but when you attempt to re-upload, the system thinks the file already exists due to the index.

Whoever managed this upgrade and provided testing should go back to wherever they came from. This is one of the worst roll-outs I've seen in a 20 year IT career. Its roll back time.
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gypsyofthesky photography says:

same here - just keeps timing out - been trying all day - glad its not just me :)
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Hot Rods Unlimited PRO says:

I received an acknowledgement that they were able to duplicate the problem and it is being turned over to tech support. I feel sorry for the people on the front lines over there having to respond to the same complaint over and over. I have even tried to load 2 pics and it still comes back and says the connection is lost. I can just picture some guy with shaky fingers looking at everyone in the room and says "here goes let's hope it works". It didn't....
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inkid PRO says:

cant upload any pic here! what happen to flickr??? I paid for pro service & this is what i get?
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adameros PRO says:

Same here.

And as a side, Flickr... If you are going to have Flickr auto-load more images when we reach the bottom of the page, you might not want to put important links (like to the Help Forum) on the bottom of the page, where we can never click it because more images are loaded as soon as we get down to where we can see the link. I don't think that was very well thought out.
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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ArtyFx . says:

500px looks better each day FlickR screws us around .
Have been active on both webs for some time since the original stuff up by Yahoo/flickR !
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WildGinger2013 says:

Am glad to find out I'm not the only one. I have been trying to upload, even one by one and I get that stupid message saying I am not connected to internet. If I'm not connected to internet, why am i able to send this message?
This is ridiculous
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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joneskevin556 says:

What is going on cannot up load photos, most links are not working.
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edd:e says:

I've also had problems uploading the past few days. It's very random. It's like a ~20% success rate (i.e. I need to retry 4-5 times before it's successful).

I'm guessing that a lot of people are using Uploadr and the new iOS/Android apps which default to backing up everything. Flickr's uploading servers must be getting hammered.

It'd be nice if they would at the very least acknowledge this issue. The errors imply that something is wrong with the users' computers/connections when that's not the case.

I also wonder if they'll beef up their servers... or if they think it's a one-time problem and are willing to just to ride it out...

Extremely annoying.

PS: other than this, I like the new changes for the most part.
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Viejito says:

Just trying to upload one picture:
❶ Regular Upload timed out.
❷ Old Uploadr was still spinning its balls when I returned from dinner...
❸ Next try of Old Uploadr finally did work.
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annaandrasekfink says:

no success here but reassuring to see that it is not me, nor my computer with the problem.
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Angela's hockey photos PRO says:

Siobhan S:

Me too all day - no answers. Keeps telling me to reconnect and I am connected
Posted 40 months ago. ( permalink )

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nathanaelmac says:

Same problem. Can't upload. Something about bonk! errors. Whatever that is.
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Clever Dogs PRO says:

Unable to upload anything for two days - kind of an important thing. Some sort of timeline as to when the site is going to be functional would be nice. Need to know if I should just look into other options at this point.
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Deepak Anilkumar says:

Same here,Unable to upload any photos.
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shirley Uborstein says:

yes same problem saying I need to reconnect i even rebooted my whole pc thinking it was me, clearly from all the similar complaints its NOT . Put the old flicker back this redu SUCKS!
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sanjeevdas says:

Same here. Cannot upload any photos!
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Bernard Spragg PRO says:

Same here. But when I used IE they loaded with no problems. I normally use Firefox
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Planet Q PRO says:

Cannot upload anything! Frustrating!!
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christopheradler PRO says:

Same problem! Using a Mac and tried Chrome and Safari, new and old Uploader. Fails all around.
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sanjeevdas says:

adameros:

Exactly the problem I had. Someone should teach them how to build a website.
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evie22 PRO says:

Yup, I cannot upload anything either. Really frustrating and a waste of time.
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decisive fly says:

Same here, no upload...if this thread gets long enough maybe they do something about it.. :-)
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frugalista PRO says:

Same here too. Been trying to upload 2 photos for the last 1-1/2 hours. Ye old dial-up was faster than that. I tried the old uploader too. Gee, flickr your new and improved upgrades are fab. Guess I'll go read a book.
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r_p_french says:

Same here, have not been able to upload or replace since the change.
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Deepak Anilkumar says:

Able to upload in internet explorer.
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blue-eyed rhythm says:

This latest update has made it impossible to upload pictures. On my Corporate network I could upload 200 pictures in less than 30 minutes.

Took me 12 hours to upload 100 pictures on my company network.

Now I can't even upload 1. Keeps timing out or stating reconnect.
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tadek struk says:

Same here. Can't uploade anything. Definitelly something is broken.
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marsha.rupe says:

Ah, it's not just me. Must be an issue with Flickr. I'll just try again manana.
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Susie Sun - Floripa PRO says:

**

I have no trouble with the upload, I am using the older Flickr upload program installed in my computer since my beginning here, four years ago (Flickr Uploadr Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Yahoo! Inc.). I use Chrome.
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Angela's hockey photos PRO says:

Siobhan S:

Me too, what's up?
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the last don PRO says:

Cannot upload any single photo. Old uploadr doesn't work too.

I found the windows uploadr 3.1.3 here.
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/89665/

Fortunately, it works, but very slow..
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johngilbert77 says:

Yeah, same problems with me. Even the Old Uploadr finally konked out on me too!
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sublime_frequency says:

Same here. I can't even upload one picture, let alone hundreds. Was working fine until the change. Checked all my connections, etc. Everything works fine..except the Flickr uploader.
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nickyxmakes PRO says:

Since the upgrade a day or so ago I am unable to upload any pics at all, it just keeps timing out, whereas I was regularly uploading around at least 3-10 photos per day before this without a bother. My internet connection is showing "excellent strength" What the hell is going on???
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familyoder says:

I'm having the same problem.
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Axion23 PRO says:

Same problem here, I'm having a hard time uploading a single photo :( I hate when Flickr does updates because it seems like they never test things properly and there's always tons of bugs. It seems like a company this big would have their sh*t together.
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jlieberman1 PRO says:

John W. Davies:

How do you raise a help ticket?
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jlieberman1 PRO says:

John W. Davies:

how do you raise a help ticket?
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dustaway PRO says:

Unable to upload anything at all via either generation uploader for the last few hours. Before that, able to force a file through with numerous re-tries.
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Bernard Oh PRO says:

I am unable to upload my photos for hours. Why can't Flickr team post an service status update instead of wasting customer's time trying to upload photos?

I have tried to email/ Win 7 and the beta uploadrs/ 3 different web browsers uploadrs and in 2 different places.

Very unhappy. This is poor engineering, Flickr. Not professional at all, Yahoo!
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thomas lieser (thomas-lieser.smugmug.com) says:

Màrtainn:

that's my theoryy as well. the servers probably have a load that bogs them down
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dicktay2000 PRO says:

Any timeframe for a solution to this problem to be implemented?
The old uploader worked OK just now.
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jlieberman1 PRO says:

Same problem as everyone else above: Can't upload photos with the error message that there is a problem with the connection.

I don't see a link to send a message to flickr. How do you tell them that there is a problem?
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bztraining PRO says:

Ugh... this is awful. Repeated failures. Finally switched to uploading single photos at a time and SOME are making it through after several retries, but not all (Left Coast).
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thomas lieser (thomas-lieser.smugmug.com) says:

and if they monitor the servers (like they should), they must see that something is going wrong.
I would if I was responsible for the system
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Mobile Lynn says:

I have been trying to upload via Lightroom something that is normally very reliable but for the last 12 hours I have had failure after failure. Why aren't they doing something about this problem or at least telling us what they are doing!!
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J-o-h-n---E PRO says:

Upload is extremely unreliable in Firefox - I reckon less than 1/10 single uploads *might* work if you are persistent.

Internet Explorer seems to work, but is painfully slow.

My guess is that Yahoo servers are under a lot of upload pressure and the upload scripts are timing out in the other browsers.

This seems to be a perfect storm of loads more upload traffic and some slightly iffy or untested (across different browsers) scripting. The interesting question is: will it get better or worse?
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The Pocket Rocket, On and Off. PRO says:

Still can't upload!!! It's been hours!!!!!!!
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Crewcastrian PRO says:

After over a day this problem has not been resolved - and there seems to be absolutely no indication that Flickr are doing anything about it - or or even aware of it! Absolutely disgraceful service. I did manage to get a few photos uploaded yesterday, but since last night haven't even been able to upload one. If this isn't sorted soon I think there'll be a mass customer exodus from Flickr. It would help if the staff would at least put up a message acknowledging all these complaints and giving some idea of when things will get sorted out.
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nathanaelmac says:

Just to add that I've been able to upload by email: help.yahoo.com/kb/flickr/send-photos-flickr-email-sln1568...
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J-o-h-n---E PRO says:

It is kind of ironic that the official post about the recent changes has the title:

"[Official Thread] A host of changes to Flickr that help you upload, organize, share, and (bulk!) download your photos"

Hey Flickr, Consider me unconvinced that these changes are helping me to upload!
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pavel_pp says:

Relax, people. Flickr has shot itself in the foot with this - lots of clients will be looking for an alternative service, so this "little glitch" will cost Flickr(Yahoo?) a lot of money.
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Seven_Wishes PRO says:

Th old uploader was working, but has now been swamped and taking forever to upload.
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FryFotos says:

Its not just me then, come on Flickr get this sorted out
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Tony Worrall PRO says:

How come it seems every time they do an update there are problems?

I agree with comments above that uploading has been complicated by the 'dump' mode newly made available. This has f*****d up normal uploading for the rest of us. However, my Flickr feed does show other people's recent uploads so it must be working for some.

Still, very poor service (refund or compensation due for pro users?)
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the vitamin b12 PRO says:

"This file failed to upload. Retry."

" Looks like there are connection problems. Reconnect."
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aspiring advice says:

John W. Davies:

Sorry to sound stupid, but how do I raise a help ticket? Not that it will do much good, lol.
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thomas lieser (thomas-lieser.smugmug.com) says:

Tony Worrall Foto:

upload "works", but it's a pain in the ass.

an upload of 20 pictures takes numerous reconnects, retries.... sometimes a single pic needs ten retries before it's finally uploaded...

looks like their servers are overloaded
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GardenTraveller says:

Monday is here and surely the upload bug will be caught.
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andyb2706 says:

Thank goodness I checked here. I have been having the exact same problems. Was beginning to wonder if there was something wrong with my computer. Kind of glad to here it is theirs and not mine.

Been trying to upload bulk photos since last night and all I've got is the continuing circular ball or time out or failed to upload.

Will keep an eye out during the day.
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Sharat Agarwal says:

Same problem here also. Driving me nuts.. glad I checked here and now know that it is not me. Any idea what is wrong and when will it get fixed??
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Steve Taylor (Photography) PRO says:

Same uploading problems as everyone else (UK)
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big_mic_leung PRO says:

same here
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Feversham Media says:

Yes, exactly the same thing here. Is it just me, or does flickr get worse every time it is redesigned (ie once a month)?
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vip223 PRO says:

same problem (France), uploading was very slow over the weekend, and this morning not working at all (either normal or old uploader)
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magic fly paula PRO says:

The same problem here... every time they do some changes , things get worst...
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scouts4811kk says:

Same problem here... Let's hope they find the bug quick!
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patricksorsby says:

Siobhan S:

Same here - what a load of pants! Any reccomendations for better photo storage sites?
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kkchome PRO says:

Same problem here. It is very frustrating as a paying customer. Everything was working fine until this bullsh*t update which looks like crap with the blinding white everywhere. It seems that nobody at Flicr gives a sh*t about photographers or the problems they have caused. They seem intent on changing Flickr from a photographer's website to a generic, garden variety social media/photo backup site.
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Elyse Childs Photography PRO says:

Siobhan S:

Same here. Love the look of the new site, but this is very frustrating.
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Jek Tan says:

same problem here! please fix!
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Maarten Otto PRO says:

Same here, can't upload a thing.
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Vintage expired film photographer says:

I am having the same problem too and it is driving me insane!!! :( I am guessing Flickr are having bugs or something with their new format or server issues?
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