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[Official Thread] New Feed

Flickr Staff

Zee Jenkins PRO says:

With 12.4 billion photos on Flickr we want you to see as many as possible, from the photographers you love and follow. The new, updated Flickr feed launched this week will be gradually rolling out to users.

What's new?

Feed Tabs to select if you want to view All Activity (uploads from photographers you follow, uploads to groups you're a member of, etc.), People (uploads from photographers you follow or may be interested in), Groups (activity in groups you're a member of).

Columns, so you discover more photos and easily stay up to date on the activities of people you follow.

Preview so you can quickly view a single photographer's work without having to go to their profile or open multiple tabs (as we know so many of you are fond of doing).

Notifications so you will be alerted to activity (ex: photo faves and responses) from the bell icon. This also extends to Group Notifications, a requested feature from the Flickr Fam we're suuuuuuuuuuper stoked about. Notifications can also be muted so it doesn't get spammy or too bothersome (in the notification dropdown select the option to 'Turn off notifications for this post').

Now...who wants guac?

[edited to reflect inaccurate statement about the bell icon]
Posted at 2:53PM, 19 August 2016 PDT ( permalink )
Matthew Almon Roth (staff) edited this topic 24 months ago.

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kmacgray PRO says:

Interesting, this brings it inline looks-wise with the mobile app feed.

A link to the feed for users not familiar with it: www.flickr.com

(Or click the Flickr logo up there in the upper left.)
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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archer10 (Dennis) 149M Views PRO says:

Hope it works well, most other modifications didn't - not trying to be negative. Change can be good if tested and done right. Why so many changes at once? Flickr is having problems the way it is, unless these changes help it run more smoothly the problems may grow.

Good luck with it.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

Zee Jenkins PRO says:

archer10 (Dennis) 80M Views:

unless these changes help it run more smoothly


That's the goal, AND to help you get more views/engagement from the people who want to see your work. :)
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

Zee Jenkins:

Now...who wants guac?

I would. Never eaten it. Yet.

Dying to see this new feed.

ED. I saw it on my other account. Looks good!
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )
MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito edited this topic 25 months ago.

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

Zee Jenkins:

Where has the Flickr Blog gone to? It used to be in the right hand side bar.

ED. Oh wait, it's under the Explore menu.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray PRO says:

Looks like you have to get there now via the link in the footer or the Explore menu.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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milomingo PRO says:

I just KNEW this had something to do with phone users......grrrrrrrrr, bark bark!

so then, what is the procedure for muting notifications when we would want to choose to...?

another thought, so then, do views in preview now count as regular accumulating views?
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray PRO says:

milomingo:

It doesn't have anything to do with phone users, except in appearance. They borrowed the look from the app and scaled it up for desktop users.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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milomingo PRO says:

kmacgray:

not everything from app world is good for desktop world.

I'm surprised the new bell symbol doesn't actually ring....

hmmmm, should leave well enough alone on that one...ha!
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Buddha's Ghost says:

Although I've never utilized the feed page— and still won't— I think it looks great. It hasn't been implemented yet on my Pro account, but I found it on my free account.

Clever how they've integrated an advertisement to "go Pro" in the flow of contacts' recent uploads.

new home page


I checked out the bell drop down menu, and I can see it may come in handy.


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Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

Buddha's Ghost:

Clever how they've integrated an advertisement to "go Pro" in the flow of contacts' recent uploads.

Not unlike.... the "native" ads are "integrated" with our photo pages....
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 PRO says:

I'm glad I'm pro already. Ads masquerading as something else is no fun.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

Eric Willis PRO says:

milomingo:

do views in preview now count as regular accumulating views?

Yes

kmacgray:
It doesn't have anything to do with phone users, except in appearance. They borrowed the look from the app and scaled it up for desktop users.

Yes

milomingo:
not everything from app world is good for desktop world.

True

milomingo:
I'm surprised the new bell symbol doesn't actually ring....

OMG DOING THIS RIGHT NOW BRB

MabelAmber ***Pluto5339***:
Not unlike.... the "native" ads are "integrated" with our photo pages....

Oh come on, this is a *much* nicer "ad" :)

mag3737:
I'm glad I'm pro already.

Stay Pro, my friend!

Zee Jenkins:
Now...who wants guac?

I think it's your turn to buy avocados.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

Eric Willis:

Oh come on, this is a *much* nicer "ad" :)

You win Eric :-||
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Carol (Nona) PRO says:

"This is too" "funny" :)
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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.anderson PRO says:

Thanks!
Liking it so far!
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ho Hum PRO says:

The new homepage is awful! What was wrong with the old one? The images are smaller and the page looks really messy when different sized photos or multiple images by one person are uploaded at once. You have to click through twice to get to the details for the photo. And, the group updates on the homepage are really annoying and create clutter. Especially groups that get spammed to death or groups that I only want to follow every so often (not core groups). Why do you guys think this is all a good idea? A few years ago flickr was really stuffed up after "improvements" were made. To flickers credit they ended up with a pretty good site after they fixed it and returned it to an incarnation of its previous successful version. I hope this will be the case once again. Sooner rather than later would be nice. Thanks for listening flickr staff.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )
Ho Hum edited this topic 25 months ago.

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mcnod PRO says:

Ho Hum:

You have to click through twice to get to the details for the photo.

Perhaps not. What happens if you click the photo on the feed that you want to see on it's own photo page with your middle mouse button (click the wheel)?
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod PRO says:

Ho Hum:

the page looks really messy when different sized photos or multiple images by one person are uploaded at once.

I like the fact that the images in the feed are now shown in their correct aspect ratio without having them cropped to fit the feed page.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Finn Frode (DK) says:

I don't like the new format at all. Also see the thread new home page format, why?

Not having recent comments on the start page anymore has seriously damaged my Flickr experience. Please consider rolling it back - or at least offer a choice.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 PRO says:

Eric Willis:

OMG DOING THIS RIGHT NOW BRB

I swear that's exactly what somebody at Netscape said when someone suggested a <blink> tag.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ashwani2310 says:

Finn Frode (DK):

don't like the new format at all

That is strange, because I am not seeing a new format as yet.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ernstkers PRO says:

ashwani2310:

That is strange, because I am not seeing a new format as yet.

Flickr often rolls out changes gradually. So on this moment only part of the users will see the new format. Nothing strange that you don't have it yet.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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archer10 (Dennis) 149M Views PRO says:

Maybe all these changes are why there are so many other problems being registered by users. Make changes even though you cannot run Flickr right as it is now. Changing looks does not make performance improvements, work on performance them make changes when you get that part right. Seems every weekend Flickr has issues, no wonder Yahoo is in big trouble.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Stig Nygaard PRO says:

I don't have the new feed yet. But we are on the Internet, so of course that will not stop me for having an opinion ;-)

First I like(d) the old feed because - except when photos was "grouped" - photos was presented individually in a pleasant "full/wide width column" layout. I really wish that layout was carried over to the my profile's photostream (with the smaller right column to feature albums).

But I dislike(d) the old feed because when multiple new uploads was "grouped" they were cropped to fit the dimension of the "main photo".

Only based on the above screenshot from Buddha's Ghost, the new layout presents photos more "messy" in multiple columns. I personally really dislike that photos in multi-column thing. But then again, the feed is not a gallery but an overview of activity. But how does it handle when a contact uploads multiple new photos, I can't see that from screenshot? Well, I actually cannot think of a perfect way to handle this myself, because it varies so much from user to user how much they upload (and how many contacts you have). But hoping for a solution more in my taste in the new feed :-)

New "global" notifications - and to include group notifications (= notify when replies to threads you have been active in?) - sounds very promising. But I'm also still waiting for that new bell to see what it actually is like :-) ...
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )
Stig Nygaard edited this topic 25 months ago.

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G_E_R_D PRO says:

As a test I faved two groups, then refreshed the New Feed page. Both faved groups did not appear there, but several other groups which I did NOT faved. Tried again after a few minutes waiting, but nothing changed. Then signed out, cleared the browser cache, signed it again... nothing changed.
Seems that Group Activity thing does not work properly.

Overall, I find that the New Feed looks good and clearly arranged, and the page loads pretty fast.
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Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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lenenoergaard says:

Trying to log into Flickr on my tablet, from where I am writing right now, I got a yahoo log in and somehow created a NEW account which I don't want , want to delete it! On my laptop, I am continously logged in so I can access my account with important 9000 pictures!

Now, how to proceede?

My old account is www.flickr.com/photo/tusnelda

And the one I want to delete is called lenenoergaard.

Quite annoying!

Hope Somebody can help!
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ernstkers PRO says:

lenenoergaard:

Now, how to proceede?

Start with posting in the correct thread instead of an unrelated one: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157668446997150/page5/
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Curculion PRO says:

Ho Hum:

Same for me, I'd like to "at least" remove the Group activity on my Home page / Feed page... Is it possible ?
I think one could fave the groups that want to appear here, not the opposite! , because right now none is faved, and they all show up in the home page...
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Elza Smyth says:

Please, tell us how to remove group activity from the front page!
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod PRO says:

Stig Nygaard:

the new layout presents photos more "messy" in multiple columns.

The multiply columns was an overload to my senses at first, but the more I look at the feed, the more I like the layout. The number of columns is dynamically assigned depending on the width of the window. The example above shows two columns, but I see three in my feed. For those who cannot adjust to the "overload" as a workaround there is the option of temporarily using the "restore down" feature of the browser window, this will result in a feed with only one column.

Stig Nygaard:
But how does it handle when a contact uploads multiple new photos

I like the fact that I can now see exactly how many new uploads a contact has posted instead of being shown a max of five. I will only see three or four on the feed but the last one has an overlay that will say "+13 more" (or whatever the number might be). Clicking on any photo in the feed take me to a "preview" page with only one large photo. There are left/right arrows to preview all of the new posts one at a time from this contact (on a nearly white background), I can fav, comment on, or share the image from these preview pages. Clicking through takes me to the actual photo page but if I use my browse's back button, I am returned to the feed not the preview of that photo..
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Thomas Hawk PRO says:

If it only loads 1x out of 20 attempts it is not helpful.

If the one time it does load the balls spin at the bottom of the page forever when paginating, it still is not helpful.

Works fine for my 2nd account but is pretty useless for my main account, probably because it's not really optimized for users who are as active as I am.

flickr.com by thomashawkblog

Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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eckysastro says:

Login issue to my Flickr account on Android (Sony Xperia SP). What can I do? Please help :(
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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archer10 (Dennis) 149M Views PRO says:

LOL, so much for testing and changes, here we go again, so many people having so many unanswered problems. Flickr staff must be away this weekend again. If I ran my network this way when I was working I won't have a job for long. Bad time not to have people fixing problems when making changes - is the problem due to the new changes?
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ᗩSterix says:

Please give the option to *mute* followers photostreams without unfollowing them. I'm sick of seeing my friends rabbit appear in my feed every single day, but don't have the heart to unfollow her.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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G_E_R_D PRO says:

On the New Feed I see this photo...

flic.kr/p/LbCtHo

.....has 37 faves and 17 comments.

When I click the photo with the middle mouse button the photo page opens in a new Chrome tab. I see there 175 views, 35 faves, 17 comments. When I then refresh the page, it shows 130 / 37 / 17, after another refreshing it shows 155 / 35 / 16, then 131 / 35 / 17. The numbers are constantly changing up and down with every third or forth refresh.

I have seen this numbers up and down on a few other photos too when opened the photos from the New Feed page with a middle mouse click. Can someone check this please, whether you see this as well? And is there an explanation for this? Thank you!
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Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

G_E_R_D:

Haha, it's like the temperature! Goes up and down.....

You are right. 39 faves, and after refresh: 37. It looks like it's refreshing down on the first pass. Weird.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Thomas Hawk PRO says:

Do not like this part where it says "loading" for a long time over and over and over again. Do not like that part one bit.

Loading by thomashawkblog

Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Vidterry PRO says:

After a quick look, I am so awfully glad that I never ever use the Homepage.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Chris Blakeley PRO says:

Given that I don't use the homepage much,I admit I'm not a fan. While it's useful to follow group feeds, it also reminds me of the banality of some of them that kept me from following them myself. Seeing that the Seattle group has just been dominated by a ton of flower photos? Meh...
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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sctatepdx PRO says:

This absolutely sucks! If I want to see photos from the Groups I belong to, I'll go to the group and I sure don't want to see recommended photos. I don't want them on my home page. I want only photos from my contacts on the home page. Also, when I want to take a better look at a photo of one of my contacts that is on my home page, I can't get into it by clicking. I just get a red and blue ball endlessly moving back and forth. The only way I can get into a contact's photo is to go into People and click on the photo there.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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InnAtElmwood PRO says:

Vidterry:

Agree; I've never used any version of the homepage; always go straight to Recent Activity.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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InnAtElmwood PRO says:

Thomas Hawk:

sctatepdx:

for some time, I've thought the spinning colored balls were an indication that my download speed was an issue. But clearly since so many have this issue, it's a Flickr thing.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Impatience_1 PRO says:

Luckily, it is not the only way to use Flickr...:-(
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray PRO says:

No spinning balls for me.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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vulture labs PRO says:

loading.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )
vulture labs edited this topic 25 months ago.

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kmacgray PRO says:

vulture labs:

There's no old version anymore. This whole thing was covered back in 2013.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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splattergraphics PRO says:

When I log in, I see a single column flanked by large areas of empty white space. Also, I clicked on a photo I wanted to invite to a group, and didn't see that option anywhere.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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splattergraphics PRO says:

splattergraphics:

Oooooh-kay...click on the photo once, and you get the photo in a sea of white, with only "Fave," "Comment" and "Share" as options. Double-click from there, and you get the full photo page. That extra step seems unnecessary.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Philip Osborne Photography - Moments Matter PRO says:

I'm not seeing columns... I have only one column of photos showing
also when I go to my flickr homepage it shows www.filckr.com/?rb=1
I tried to remove the /?rb=1 but it comes up on its own... same in every browser for me and on different computers... but my wife's account shows the new layout without the "rb=1"
I'm PRO and she is not... does the difference lie there?
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )
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Philip Osborne Photography - Moments Matter PRO says:

Philip Osborne Photography - Moments Matter:

Never mind... I see it is a partial roll out.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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ausfi says:

InnAtElmwood:

Flickr thing.


My only spinning balls happen in search sometimes.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Karsten Gieselmann PRO says:

splattergraphics:

You can skip the first step by clicking the middle mouse button or Ctrl+Left mouse button.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Landscape Motorcyclist says:

Not a fan of this new format at the moment......
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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md93 PRO says:

Don't mind the new layout, but please, give us the option to switch off having groups shown on the front page. If I want to view a group's photos then I'll go to the group. I only want to see photos from folk I've faved please.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray PRO says:

md93:

The feed doesn't show photos that you've faved.
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Marezia57 says:

I never use the feed. I dont even know if I'm seeing the old one or the new one ;) I use "People" and "Recent Activity"
What i see now... is an entire page with the activity of 1 user... and btw, he's not even my contact ... He's very active, giving awards to everyone ;)
I've no idea what that has to do with me... And now I can see the activity of another user.. again, she's not even my contact, and she's not commenting my work...
Why should I be interested on their activity on Flick?
I'm interested in groups,yes.And in Images posted there. But not in the activity of a member on that group !
what's the purpose of this feed? I really dont get it, sorry
And I'm not being negative. I really dont understand the concept ;)
so , I'll stay away. But thanks for the effort ;)
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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balakc says:

It would be great if the Flickr app for mobile devices gets some attention. Notifications whenever someone you follow posts new photo(s)?
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Buddha's Ghost says:

Marezia57:

What i see now... is an entire page with the activity of 1 user... and btw, he's not even my contact ... He's very active, giving awards to everyone ;)
I've no idea what that has to do with me... And now I can see the activity of another user.. again, she's not even my contact, and she's not commenting my work...
Why should I be interested on their activity on Flick?



The new Feed is displaying two types of non-contact members' photos: "Recommended" photographers and "Featured" photographers.

I'm not sure what the real distinguishing characteristics are between the two or how one even gets promoted into that category, but when I was scrolling through my test account feed (my main account doesn't have the new feed yet), the images were all rather boring to me, until I had scrolled through into perhaps the 4th or 5th page of nothing but "Featured, Recommended, and Pro Advertisements" (low account activity precluded the chance of seeing any pertinent info/photos), then the images started to actually get more engaging.

I'll go out on a limb and say "Featured" probably means they're photographers that someone on Flickr staff happens to like, regardless of whether they personally put the rest of us to sleep or not. The members of staff who always select photos for various contests etc. are nothing if not eclectic in their tastes and subsequent judgement of view-worthiness... uh...I guess that means they're nothing ;^D

"Recommended" would seem to imply that it's photos that might interest you, as formulated on the basis of your own photostream and photos you have bestowed faves upon. If this is the case, then "Recommended" is failing to interest me on my test account— at least until you scroll far back into the feed as I've already mentioned. Of course, the "Recommended" failure on my test account is understandable, as I'm sure it's due to not enough uploaded images and not enough faves given out from that account to accurately assess my interests.
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anakiwa_forever says:

Zee Jenkins:

How do we turn off notifications / mute them?
Posted 25 months ago. ( permalink )

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Karsten Gieselmann PRO says:

I have always used the home page when using Flickr on my Windows PC, so the new layout really is a change for me. With upsides and downsides. And triggering new wishes.

Upsides:
- Can load content a lot faster, thus can much quicker oversee daily posts by my contacts.
- Preview is quicker than loading the full image page but has same image size
Very much welcome!

Downsides:
- It's much harder to follow up (potential) replies on my comments.
Since I am used to comment quite a lot, this is really annoying.

Previously, further comments to images that I had commented came along with images posted at the same time. So depending on the individual case I decided whether to hide further activities on this image or not. Checking Flickr mutiple times a day, at the same time I could easily filter which images to hide and which to follow up.

Now the only way to follow up obviously is via "Recent Activity" which can quickly become pretty lengthy.

I was always wanting to have a "Replies to my comments" view which specifically triggers replies to my own name, not just any kind of additional comments. Now this wish has become even stronger. Any chance to see such an improvement?

Second wish:
I like the new preview, because it's fast and provides an image as big as in the photo page.
It would be perfect if in preview mode one could browse through the entire photostream using arrow keys, just as this works for multiple images in same post.
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suzigun PRO says:

Whilst I think increasing the images on the home page is a good idea I'm not so keen on including Groups. I can see that this should increase activity but some gourds you post in as an active member & some are just one off posts. So there are groups that I'm not interested in seeing on the home page - certainly not if they are pushing out photos by contacts.

Also - I can't see that there is anyway to turn off the notification on group discussions. The 'view recent activity' goes back to the old way of controlling the notifications but I must be dim because I can't see how to turn this off for groups. In fact in this view you can't see them.
Although what I want to do is manage this by group or group discussion.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

That's what I thought. It's all about clutter. I like using the homepage, but not anymore. Why in the world would I want group images displayed on my home page? OK, first thing will be to have nothing to do with groups, abandon all of them. It should clear up space. If I want to visit a group, I know where to find it! And I guess I will have to join the ranks of those who bypass the homepage. I hate clutter, I really do!
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

Well, just abandoned all the groups I belonged to. I am left with only one group, the one I moderate and I am tempted to leave it too. My page has become much cleaner!!! I have always gotten the most of Flickr by cleaning up what's thrown at my face and that I don't want to see. I do feel sorry for people who belong to hundreds of groups!!
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Larry Querrien says:

Any way to revert back to single column? Trying to scan 3 columns as I scroll is too busy.
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silversolo PRO says:

Just got the new feed today. I'm not going to bother to read all of the complaints. I just want to congratulate Flickr on this design. It was a total waste of space on the right just to plug the Flickr blog. Better use of white space to separate photos. Well done. Thank you.
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Flickr Staff

Zee Jenkins PRO says:

anakiwa_forever:

Under recent activity, hover over the activity item you want to remove notifications for, click the red circle - icon on the right to mute notifications on that item.
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~BroHamSanwich~ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ PRO says:

Typical Flickr, update the homepage when no one was asking for a change. The Flickr layout was fine before and didn't need to be downgraded yet again. When will Flickr learn if it's not broken don't fix it...
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

Zee Jenkins:

I do not see replies to comment I made on other people's photos as I used on the home page. How many clicks do I have to go through to see that? I can click on their image, but that would be tedious. So ...where has this feature gone? I understand nothing in this new system. I suspected I got replies from my contacts today, but they never showed up automatically. I had to open their images again. So what's the way?
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The Searcher PRO says:

Larry Sampson: Change your browser window size. The feed is dynamic and will display one, two or three panels depending on how wide your browser window is.
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AraDolls says:

I agree with some other comments, it would be great if groups could be kicked out of the feed.
Most groups I joined to add my pictures to their pool, but most of the photos posted there are not something I want to see on my feed constantly..

Feed should be just the people you follow.
I don't get why so many websites (Flickr now, Facebook for a long time too, Twitter also) are keen on adding more and more unnecessary stuff to people's feeds.
It just makes it harder for us to see the things we actually want to see: content produced by people we follow.
We don't want to see posts by people we don't follow, posts by people YOU think we might want to see (because they paid you for that) or other things.

Honestly, the layout itself is already pretty "eh", but the whole group thing and how difficult it's now to leave comments is the icing on a pretty bad cake :/
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

Also, why do we have to click twice on an image to comment. This is really driving me crazy. Anyway, I will stop complaining, but I am getting fed up with all those stupid changes over the years that are really aggravating. When something start to work normally, we get this idiotic presentation. I guess if people have to click twice to make a comment, but can fave from one click, then comments will disappear. I am totally tired of this, sorry. I am a big fan of Flickr but too many buttons are being pushed and I am losing my patience. It's more work for no reason. Nothing makes sense. I feel sorry for people whose page is going to be flooded with group stuff, most of which is being poor photography. Oh well, I am done talking.
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The Searcher PRO says:

ColetteSimonds: The comment icon is available to me on the images right off, only one click to open the comment box.

Maybe what you're seeing are the posts with multiple images? Those don't have a comment icon because it's displaying multiple photos. When you click once it starts to show you those photos in sequence, and puts the comment icon on each one. Two clicks for those.
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Vadim Marmer says:

"With 12.4 billion photos on Flickr we want you to see as many as possible"

I really don't want to see as many photos as possible. I want to see a few good photos, but spend time with them, study details, appreciate and enjoy. The new feed does not serve this purpose very well: everything is just too small and designed for jumping from photo to photo as fast as possible.

I don't understand why Flickr is trying so hard to become an Instagram. Nobody needs another Instagram, and you won't be able to replicate what they do. But you will lose your core users.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

The Searcher:

OK, Searcher, thanks.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

Vadim Marmer:

I want to see a few good photos,


Exactly. But you are talking here as a real photographer.

Flickr has stopped being a site for real photographers a long time ago. To give an example, I searched for an image that could inspire me in making my own on a same subject . The return from my search was a pic from 2011 with 188 views, zero faves and no comment. The image is absolutely outstanding and shows the incredible skills this photographer applied. I doubt that this image would have been shown as an entry for "recommended photographers". on someone's homepage. And that's the thing, all the photos that I am digging through searches for my own learning are from a long past and most of those photographers have now vanished from Flickr. There used to be real skills then. And such images were certainly not "mass produced". The thing is, no matter how many changes take place, one has to look hard to find quality photography. It's not going to pop automatically on someone's homepage!!
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito PRO says:

ColetteSimonds:

Flickr has stopped being a site for real photographers a long time ago

Flickr never even started as a site for "real photographers". Flickr started as a site for sharing snapshots among family and friends, the digital shoe box. And that thought has never died:

From the "About" page:

1. We want to help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them.

Maybe they want to keep a blog of moments captured on their cameraphone, or maybe they want to show off their best pictures or video to the whole world in a bid for web celebrity. Or maybe they want to securely and privately share photos of their kids with their family across the country. Flickr makes all these things possible and more!


[Apologize for OT but could not resist the temptation to put in some input about what is, to my idea, the wrong idea (I know, style totally crummy).
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

MabelAmber ***Pluto5339***:

Flickr never even started as a site for "real photographers". Flickr started as a site for sharing snapshots among family and friends, the digital shoe box. And that thought has never died:


OK, maybe. But then I don't want their snapshots cruising through my homepage. Besides, perhaps it was designed for snapshot making, but everything, absolutely everything I learned about photography came from talented and skilled photographers on Flickr (many of whom have left). Thanks for reminding me that Flickr got started with the same intent as Instagram these days. But in the old days, Flickr didn't look like instagram. And, really, I'm glad those photographers who left Flickr have kept their photostream for inspiration. That's what keeps me here. I still can learn and as long as can learn I will stay here. But, clearly, it will be harder and harder to find those inspiring images.

And, I do believe more is not better so the feed should not be filled with crappy stuff from groups. There is such a thing as a clear "groups you belong to". list. I would prefer Flickr let me decide which groups and when to visit. as I did before. Until I checked out of from all my groups I would go crazy with my feed page (I happen to be a heavy user of the feed). In the process it's easy to overlook a good photo from a contact. In fact, even with one group, some of my contacts photos are shrunk to make space for the crap coming from my only group. I don't say everything in the group is bad, but I only find 1 in 200 images I like!!

The least that can be done is remove the flood of groups from the feed. It's distracting, irritating and serves no purpose. I am less likely to check my group when I am irritated by its appearance on my feed.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

Oh, and one more thing: the bell keeps giving a list of people who follow me, but it lists people who followed me 3 or 5 year or more ago. Clearly I didn't want to follow them. So is this a reminder than I have a "pending" list of followers. Anybody showing up on the bell and for whom I read "so and so is following you-----5 years ago" is being banned by me. I see no purpose in dishing out such activity. I ban them because I am totally irritated, but also there was a reason why I didn't make them a contact. Does Flickr doubt my decision. Enough with patronizing us!!
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finding_fl says:

This new layout really SUCKS!

Everything is convoluted with how it appears on the feed. It's hard to find anything since you have to scan two (or more it seems for some) columns and try to decipher which items are from your contacts and which items are from groups, and then which items are completely random-ish.

I do like the whole grouping of recent images from a contact as a sequence of sorts, and the addition of the "+more" feature. However, it can be improved if all images from contacts were in one column instead of being spread out over multiple ones.

If there isn't an option to mute the group pool images on the home page, then at least move them to the side in their own separate column, smaller than the main item, and maybe stick some of the "suggested posts" over there as well. Maybe add the option of collapsing the groups on the home page feed at the very least.

While I have had other things going on that haven't allowed me to get out and make images to share recently, I still like to follow certain people that I've already added to my favorites, usually to see if I can draw any inspiration. I feel this new format doesn't allow me to do that effectively or efficiently as my attention is now scattered about. I suppose I could use some of the other workarounds or methods that have been described above, but the main page worked best for me prior to the recent changes. I get a sense that a large enough number of people felt the same way as well.
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silversolo PRO says:

With this new feed design Flickr has given us so many of the things we had asked for. You have the ability to view on white and then scroll through a contacts several images and then go back to where you were on the feed page and carry on. Or you can click on through to the full page of the image with all the info, comments, tags, and light box.

And if you want to skip the white bg and go straight to the full page of the image, right click, open in another tab, and then close that tab, which is the only way viewing from any feed makes sense. A back button is not conducive to feeds. Also ctl + and ctl - may help tailor the appearance on your monitor.

The bell showing activity is attention getting and clean. You still have the old access under recent activity and you can set that to a variety of time frames.

I like the fact that groups are now included in the feed. Some people may not like it because the only reason they join a group is to promote themselves and not to interact. Oh, well. How inconvenient for you.

After using the feed page for a bit, I am back again to sing its praises. So very smart and easy on the eye. Clever grouping and perfect white space.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

silversolo:

I like the fact that groups are now included in the feed. Some people may not like it because the only reason they join a group is to promote themselves and not to interact. Oh, well. How inconvenient for you.


I respect that you like the groups showing on your feed. However don't generalize what people do or don't with the groups. I post nothing at all in groups but I do visit some groups and comment all the time. However, I do not want any reminder on my homepage. Reminders are a turn off for me. I know where to find those groups in the list (well my former list since I ditched all my groups).

Being forced to look at what you don't want to look is a real turn off. It has nothing to do with so called convenience or lack of it. Glad you sing the feed praises. You must have a lot of time on your hands to cruise through those groups (I'm sure you belong to many) and make sure you don't just dump your stuff there. I command you, but don't tell me, for example, that I dump stuff on groups because I have not posted on groups in years! Talk for yourself and not for others because you do not know what others do or not. You are just being self- righteous.
And this feed is now leading me to ditch the only group I am in and the one I moderate. I'm sure others will ditch groups too when they get a bit too tired at what's forced on them.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

OK, update. I belong to zero group now. The homepage is now great!! That was my only solution to this stupid change.
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The Searcher PRO says:

ColetteSimonds: Another solution, and the tactic I use the most; I only join groups with quality art and photography that I like.
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Scarlet Pimpernel says:

ColetteSimonds:

I'm sure others will ditch groups too when they get a bit too tired at what's forced on them.


Flickr made a change a while ago a bit like this one (I can't think what that was now) then many members ditched 1000's of groups and kept the few that they use the most. I done the same too. I think that was one reason why groups right across flickr became inactive, and still are.


Personally i've never used the Home Feed page. For me the Recent Activity page is the place to go. It's clean and can be adjusted. The day Flickr do away with Recent Activity page is the day i'm sure I will leave flickr .
www.flickr.com/activity

From what I read about this new Home Feed page that I don't see yet on my flickr sounds no better than the last one that i see that has very little meaning to me..

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Marezia57 says:

Buddha's Ghost:

Thanks so much for your explanation ! :)
But... still not interested :))
Thank you so much
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Buddha's Ghost says:

Marezia57:

But... still not interested


I'm personally not interested in the entire Feed page. Never used it in 10 years and probably never will.

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Marezia57 says:

ColetteSimonds:

I agree 100% with you.
So... if feed makes you feel so upset ~to say the least :))
why just not using the feed as your homepage?
I have My Photostream as a bookmark, and also Recent activity and People. I always start my flick browsing from there. I never, EVER use Feed !
When I want to browse Groups.. I go there. To the groups i like, I know where they are. On my list, I only have my fave groups.
So, everything is in control. My own settings as much as possible
I dont allow Flick to destroy the pleasure I have with Flick :)
The day they get their victory... it's time to leave

What I really dont understand, is why they keep updating feed and changing many aspects not that important
instead of fixing the real problems of this site.
It's a weird option, imo
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Thomas Hawk PRO says:

So I got it this morning. It looks beautiful! I love it and will probably start using it to browse photos from all my contacts.

Three observations.

1. It seems you can only favorite/comment on single individual photos. It would be nice to be able to hover over photos in multiples and favorite or comment on individual photos. The only way you can favorite a photo from a multiple is to leave the page and go to an individual photo page (which takes ages to load) and favorite or comment there. That's an awfully big investment to make to interact socially with an image. Would be much better to be able to fave/comment from the feed page on those photos.

2. It would be even slicker if when your mouse was hovered over a photo and you pressed the f key on your keyboard it would fave that photo for you.

3. Having to hit "load more" at the bottom of the page is a drag.

Really nice work though. It looks fantastic. What I was trying to load before which never would load was apparently the old feed. I didn't use the flickr.com page so I didn't even realize that. The new page is beautiful.
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Thomas Hawk PRO says:

interestingly enough my thomashawkblog account which is a much smaller account doesn't have the new feed.
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Wilma1962* says:

I used the old feed as recent activity. That's no longer possible, but there still a problem with recent actvity. Tried FF and Chrome, cleared the cache. When I try reaching my recent activity I get the error 502 bad gateway. This only happens on Flickr.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

The Searcher:

Another solution, and the tactic I use the most; I only join groups with quality art and photography that I like.


Yes, indeed, I agree and that's what I have always done. However, I still don't like to be forced to look at them first thing when I open my feed.

But that's ok, I cleaned up all the groups I belonged to, bookmarked them, and I will still visit as I regularly did. I will still comment on photos. This won't change, but my homepage is clean now. And yes, I could bypass the homepage, but I happen to like the nice introduction the homepage makes when it only contains basic information.

If the homepage is modified again to add more stuff, I will bypass it.

Scarlet Pimpernel:

Yes, I remember the massive exodus from groups several years ago when they came up with that idiotic homepage. I do know that you and many don't use the feed, but many do. It's a natural introduction to a Flickr day. In a way it sets the tone. But I am curious to know what people will do if they belong to a massive number of groups. They will probably clean up like several years ago or, as many do, they will bypass the homepage. At least there is a work around. And, just like you, the day this workaround is not possible is the day when I will leave.
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ausfi says:

Buddha's Ghost:

"Recommended" photographers and "Featured" photographers.

Do those words appear somewhere in the feed, as I don't see them and if not how can you tell what is what?
Groups were only mentioned once and afterwards I only saw photos from contacts, and I belong to a lot of groups. How do you know when photos from groups are shown?

I cannot remember the names of all my contacts, but most photos seem to be from them.

I'm just curious, my questions do not mean I'm eager to use the feed, I hardly ever went to the home page. RA is enough fro me. I could not do without it either.

ColetteSimonds:

Otherwise it would be a good idea for me to ditch a lot of groups, I don't send photos to that many, they are just sitting in the list from years back.
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ColetteSimonds PRO says:

ausfi:

Do those words appear somewhere in the feed, as I don't see them and if not how can you tell what is what?


Ausfi, I don't see recommended photographers either. And I better not!!! That would be the last blow. But we do live in this world of "recommendations" even if we don't want recommendations, so I wouldn't be surprised if they show up sooner or later. I wonder who the gifted people are who can make "recommendations"!!!!
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Vidterry PRO says:

Well, I'm neither pro or con on this new 'feature'. I never use the home page, and always open Flickr to my own photostream. Consequently I never see whatever is currently going on 'out front' as it were.

But after reading the introductory words at the top, I was curious enough to look at the new 'feed'. I had two reactions, both pretty midling ones. First, it doesn't look bad, seems harmless enough but what is its real purpose?

Second reaction was this. A large number of the photos showing are by people I do not follow, who do not follow me, and from groups to which I don't belong, nor ever have. Why am I seeing those, given the impression that it is a way for me to keep up with my 'friends' on Flickr?
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Rural Roads Photography PRO says:

Is this going to fix the uploading issues that so many of us are having? Haven't been able to upload a photo in 3 months. Today I tried upoloading 2 photos - only 2. Got a box that said "image is currently unavailable". Very annoying! I won't be renewing my pro subscription unless this is fixed!
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Duffy'sTavern PRO says:

Zee Jenkins:

Actually, the new page is most unhelpful. I follow PEOPLE, that is, individual users. The new page loads every GROUP I've ever joined and, worse, it gives them pride of place. So the people whose work I really want to see is buried in an avalanche of irrelevancy. I had to go back in and un-join several groups just to clear up, slightly, the mess. As well, I had to switch off the BETA groups view because it doesn't have a button that allows you to unjoin. To do that, you have to go back to the old Groups view.

I notice this morning that even though I have unjoined these groups, they are still being loaded and cluttering up my page. Why? As well, I un-joined one of those groups specifically because it was posting un-safe images; apparently, the moderators have, in effect, given up on preventing this, so not only is this group still loading, it's still loading images I don't want on my screen.

If you want to change the page, fine, go ahead. But at least give me the option of choosing whether or not I want Groups to load, so that I can un-clutter my page, and see what's most important to me. Since I'm a Pro user and am paying for the privilege, I feel I ought to have this choice.

Please fix this as soon as you can. It's annoying, and ill-thought-out. It doesn't really help anyone. Those who use groups regularly don't need it, and those who don't, don't want it. It only services a miniscule proportion of users who might appreciate an occasional reminder, and I'd suggest to you that such a proportion is, for the most part, a hypothetical construction, a group Flickr wants to reach, not a set of users who actually need help. So at the cost of annoying dedicated Flickr users, you reach a group that doesn't really exist with your "Recomendations."

As the cabbie said to his micro-managing fare: "Let the driver drive."
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ernstkers PRO says:

Duffy'sTavern:

I had to switch off the BETA groups view because it doesn't have a button that allows you to unjoin.

It has. Click the large blue "Joined" button and you leave the group.
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G_E_R_D PRO says:

I have had the New Feed for three days. And now, all of a sudden, i have the old version back. In direct comparison, I must say I like the old version better.
Best thing is, no group activities show up in the old feed!
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Buddha's Ghost says:

ausfi:

Do those words appear somewhere in the feed, as I don't see them and if not how can you tell what is what?



The answer is, yes— those words do appear. Not only that, but one of the "recommended" is a naked ass. There's no nudity on either of my accounts and no faves have been made by me on nude images. I want to know how they arrived at a "recommendation" for that one?

recfea2

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