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[Official Thread] Updates on speed & stability so far

Flickr Staff

Don-MacAskill says:

Hi everyone,

I’m SmugMug’s Chief Geek & CEO. Together with the Flickr team, we’re the people that are hard at work improving Flickr. One of the most important pieces of feedback we got from Flickr’s members was that we had to stabilize & speed up the service.

We’ve been working on that for many months now and I wanted to update everyone on our progress. I know there are still speed and reliability issues, and I experience them too. I get incredibly frustrated when my uploads error out and I have to retry. It’s not fun. :(

The good news is that we’re fixing them at a deep, fundamental level: we’re re-engineering Flickr’s underlying infrastructure, and we’re making really good progress. We’re moving everything at Flickr out of Yahoo’s datacenters and into Amazon Web Services (AWS), the best cloud service provider in the world.

Re-engineering Flickr’s infrastructure is staggeringly complex. Flickr is a huge service and it powers an amazingly large percentage of the Internet’s hyperlinks. It’s like swapping out a jet’s engines while still flying. This takes a lot of time and hard work to get right.

Just how huge is the scale? Monstrously huge. We have more than 100 million accounts. We store, render, and serve tens of billions of photos. Our storage footprint alone is hundreds of petabytes (that’s hundreds of millions of gigabytes). We have hundreds of databases. The list goes on - all the numbers are enormous. They’re so big that we’re often literally hitting the limits of physics, such as the speed of light and the rotational speed of disks, as we try to move faster.

Flickr is a very large platform built out of a number of smaller internal services. Together, those services deliver the Flickr experience you know and love. I’m happy to report that a number of services have already moved to our new infrastructure 100%, and more will finish in the next few weeks and months. Each time a service moves, the error rate drops dramatically and the performance jumps. Fewer Pandas are seen.

One of the major services that is in mid-move right now, and easily the most requested by our members, is the new Flickr Login. No longer will you be required to log in via Yahoo; instead, you can log in directly with whatever email address and password you prefer. If you haven’t received your invitation yet, stay tuned: you will. It takes awhile to move 100M accounts.

The next wave coming, starting in the next few weeks, is an entirely new set of services for uploading, storing, and serving both photos and videos. Our internal testing is going very well, and this new set of services should deliver much better performance, far fewer errors, higher quality, and a lot of really great new functionality.

As we continue to move these services over, one-by-one, things may continue to be a little bumpy. Occasionally, we may even have to schedule small amounts of downtime for particularly large or difficult services. I’m sorry about that - I wish this was smoother for everyone, including myself. As I said, though, this is a very difficult problem and the bumpiness will be worth it - we’ll soon be on a much faster, much more stable Flickr.

Thank you for your continued patience and support. We couldn’t do any of this without the passionate Flickr community and its valuable feedback. As a company, SmugMug has spent more than 16 years listening to our photographers, building better experiences based on that feedback, then listening again. We’re re-engineering Flickr’s infrastructure because you asked us to, so it’s important to get right.

Once we’re done with this re-engineering project later this year, and we’ve made sure Flickr is faster and more stable than ever before, we’ll get to work building the next wave of great Flickr experiences you’re all asking for.

We’ve been listening, we’re very excited about the future, and the world’s largest photographer-focused community will be better than ever.

Don MacAskill
Chief Geek & CEO
SmugMug & Flickr

Learn more:
- Help Forum: Getting ready for the new Flickr login
- Blog: A Sharper Focus For Flickr
- Blog: Leaving The Yahoo Login Behind
- Blog: Putting Your Best Photo Forward
- Blog: We Can’t Stand Spam Either
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adstads (staff) edited this topic 10 months ago.

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Simon_K says:

Been waiting almost an hour for an album to load fully :-(
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alex.tiper says:

Don-MacAskill:

mr. makaskill, sorry, but how did you dare to ask for money if you knew you will have an ''under construction'' site here?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ray Sup says:

I have never posted on Flickr forums before but desperate times call for desperate measures...we got held hostage to PAY if you were a loyal customer but had more then 1000 photos. BUT WE PAID AND NOW IT TAKES AN HOUR TO LOAD AN ALBUM OF PHOTOS!!! I DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THE FANCY IMPROVEMENTS, FIGURE OUT HOW TO LOAD THE PHOTOS FIRST!!!
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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janetfo747 ~ Dreaming of Africa says:

Flickr painfully slow today.....it really hurts me to my toes

photos not loading, when your under heavy construction post a sign as to how long it is going to take. It would be more acceptable then not know what is going on Hope you will consider this for all of our sanity
JanO
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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helena.peavyhouse says:

Add me to the list of people that have been using Flickr for years but are now leaving.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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madeline.peavyhouse says:

Add me to the list of people that have been using Flickr for years but are now leaving.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Jennifer M. White says:

I signed up for a Pro Account last month. Apparently that no longer entitles you to actually use flickr- cant down load mail, up load photos, or see any one else handiwork.
You wonder why people resent it when you foist admission fees on them (which I was willing to pay) then offer shit service WITHOUT AT LEAST POSTING A NOTICE THAT THINGS ARENT WORKING PROPERLY. Do you think we wont notice?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Xymnslot says:

Just got back into film photography and dusted off my very old flickr login to host some of my pictures. I saw the changes related to free use and that's fine with me, I intended to begin using it and upgrade to Pro if it became necessary or desirable.

Given the small taste of the issues I just experienced, I do not believe I will ever pay for the upgraded service.

The site is agonizingly slow and difficult to use. I remember it being simple, convenient, easy...not whatever this is. I don't understand how the functionality of this site was better in 2012 than it is in 2019.

Whatever you guys are doing, it's terrible, it's not working, it's moving in the wrong direction, and you should stop immediately.

EDIT: In case it's not abundantly clear, I'm deactivating my account and won't be returning, nor will I be transitioning to SmugMug.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )
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Alex Annis - Slowly Catching up. says:

Work harder because Flickr not loading correctly.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Alex Annis - Slowly Catching up. says:

Xymnslot:

Xymnslot:

I agree.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Alex Annis - Slowly Catching up. says:

Xymnslot:

Xymnslot:

I agree.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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davisrickcharlesallan says:

Wouldn't it make sense to start forcing and/or annoying customers into pro accounts after you have a stable product? Auto company selling 3 wheeled cars saying just wait till we update and can add a 4th wheel. Meantime thanks for the cash and enjoy the unusable product. Seems ass backwards.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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jschumacher says:

Xymnslot:

Flickr is having temporary problems today. Facebook and Instagram are also having temporary problems at the moment. Are you also quitting them?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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wildhareuk says:

Jennifer M. White:

I believe that you have just posted in a thread which is explaining why there may be problems and is doing the very thing that you have said you want Flickr to do!
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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simonov says:

jschumacher:

Facebook and Instagram are also having temporary problems at the moment. Are you also quitting them?

That would be the sensible thing to do, problems or no.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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chris.greek says:

Problems there are exist in Facebook, but there are temporary.

Problems in Flickr (slowness, blank pages, broken photos, bad pandas) its not temporary. I have these issues for at least 1 month! That's is temporary?!
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Should bookmark this page, to see who of those "leavers" have actually done so, in another month from now....
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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helena.peavyhouse says:

jschumacher:

Facebook and Instagram aren't forcing long-time users (it doesn't take long to acquire > 1000 photos/videos) to start paying.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Jennifer M. White:


WITHOUT AT LEAST POSTING A NOTICE THAT THINGS ARENT WORKING PROPERLY. Do you think we wont notice?


Er...
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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saint magenta says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

i'll stick around. i'm an old schooler from well before the turn of the century and all that. i've seen owners come and go.it just stings that the price had doubled and put a dent in my tiny income. patience i have a lot of, money not so much. this is a very dear investment.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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lichtspuren says:

Maybe a complete shutdown for a specified period (after an announcement of course) would make more sense than this daily mess for... how long now?
Flickr would have time to solve the issues without any traffic and we, the users, were prepared to live without being here for a while.
The situation now is just ridiculous.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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rgc1105 says:

I have not taken the time to ready all these posts and or replies and the answer might be in there, but when can I expect my videos to process. I uploaded on 3/3/19 and none are finished processing?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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RMarie Beedit ~ Newton Mr says:

it might be because I have a free account but my feed isn't loading at all this morning "We're having some trouble displaying your feed at the moment. Please try again."
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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simonov says:

rgc1105:

I have not taken the time to ready all these posts and or replies and the answer might be in there, but when can I expect my videos to process.

www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157707238843224/
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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* RICHARD M (Over 9.5 MILLION VIEWS) says:

Simple question : Has Smugmug bitten off more than it can chew?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

I like to think of it in a positive way (totally crazy for the help forum, I know): they are taking the time to do everything right during this massive transition. It requires a careful, slow, methodical approach.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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* RICHARD M (Over 9.5 MILLION VIEWS) says:

kmacgray:

*they are taking the time to do everything right during this massive transition. It requires a careful, slow, methodical approach.*

I won't argue with that at all. However, I wish Smugmug had said that "before" I (and others) renewed a two year subscription upfront.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

However, I wish Smugmug had said that "before" I (and others) renewed a two year subscription upfront.

What logic is that? So then you wouldn't have subscribed, or something? And risking losing your stuff when your subscription expired?
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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* RICHARD M (Over 9.5 MILLION VIEWS) says:

saint magenta:

I know where you're coming from. I live on a pittance of a pension and Flickr has been (for years) one of my few affiordable pleasures in life.
The fact that I am now actualy paying *to be* patient (rather than being *paid to be* patient) has me wondering if I am now genuinely losing the plot.
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* RICHARD M (Over 9.5 MILLION VIEWS) says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

Read what I said again. I did not say what you're implying I said. And, what I did say, was in reply to kmacgary ; nobody else.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

one of my few affiordable pleasures in life.

Try to hang on Richard. Years of neglect by former owners have us in this predicament. I believe better days are coming. I believe SmugMug wants to turn things around.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

Well, we're all in this together, heading for a succeeded transition from Yahoo servers to AWS.I am sure it will all work out just fine.

Can Flick in the meantime not be a pleasure to you? I mean, it's not like that absolutely *nothing* works, most things do work actually.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )
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GothPhil says:

Don-MacAskill:

Thanks, your update is very much appreciated, and I for one think this is exactly the right place to post such information.

Might I suggest more frequent/regular updates, even if just to say everything is going as planned (or not), and acknowledging the most contentious issues of the moment...

It will never be enough for those who've lost the faith, but it seems there are plenty of us who do respond positively to improved transparency. The technical aspects of the re-engineering are not without interest also! :-)

(edit for grammar)
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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PNWPhotoWalks says:

Thanks for the updates, Don. I appreciate the efforts you and your team are taking to transition to AWS. I've been in IT for almost too-many-years-to-count now and work for a very large corporation, so I understand that your migration project is enormous.

Suggestion: I've found the Help Forum to be useful and even entertaining at times, but I do think it is difficult to know where your migration project stands overall, the status of outages (yesterday), and so forth. Perhaps you could set up a project dashboard that we could easily access to see the status of the various infrastructure activities underway, outages (planned and unplanned), common incidents, an estimated timeline of upcoming releases/features, etc. (This suggestion is in line with some of my earlier ITIL service management posts.)

Thanks - Mark

PS: I do recognize, as a customer and not a staff member, that there are many project details that Flickr would not want to share (and I might not want to know about ;-)
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Pamela Lennon says:

Hi Don

I just wanted to say that I think Flickr is a tremendous resource and best of luck with future developments.

Regards
Pamela
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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alanstephenphotos says:

Hi Don,

I appreciate your update info - I've been having problems for some days and now understand why. Fingers crossed for it working out well.

Alan
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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janetfo747 ~ Dreaming of Africa says:

Saturday and Sunday - running smoothly - Hooray - and thank you


Issues
When a photo has over 25,000 views or comments, it takes forever to open.
I would suggest that perhaps not open all the comments, just the photo, with an option to open the comments.

Invite to group
will sometimes open Galleries instead of groups
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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micael18 says:

janetfo747 ~ Dreaming of Africa:
"When a photo has over 25,000 views or comments, it takes forever to open.
I would suggest that perhaps not open all the comments, just the photo, with an option to open the comments."

That suggestion, you could throw over here: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157666189625037/page15/
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Bingee says:

2500 BC ,,, a Pharaoh looked at one of the pyramids , and said to his
son, lets make this pyramid more modern and change the style a bit,
the Pharaohs son said Dad,, If it aint broke lets not fix it ... so there was no rework done ,,, hence ,,, 5000 years latter all is well with the Pyramid
............. so Flickr CEOs and Owners ,,, all we want in Flickr is to
be able to comment , able to Post and able to reply with out having to
reload reload , reboot , and the speed,, just a little faster , we dont need nor want all the Ginger Bread you are trying to add , we appreciate all the work you folks are putting in but ..............
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Searcher says:

Bingee: The pyramids took centuries to build, and were under constant redesign and revision and expansion.

So, good analogy for Flickr!
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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kmacgray says:

I wonder if the pharaohs asked for a refund on their pyramids ...
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

The Searcher:

The pyramids took centuries to build, and were under constant redesign and revision and expansion.

That's not correct.

Mostly just some 30 years:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_pyramids

Estimates are that it took only two decades to build the Great Pyramid:

www.history.com/news/how-long-did-it-take-to-build-the-gr...
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The Searcher says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito: Pyramids, plural. Khufu's took a few decades, but the Giza complex took a century, and was added onto for centuries more. And many other burial complexes surrounding Giza continued to be constructed for centuries more as well. And the Khufu pyramid underwent design revisions as it was constructed, changes and upgrades that the other two pyramids incorporated into their designs.

But sure, let's argue ancient Egyptian art history (which, as an Egyptian with an art history degree, I can do), when the point is that a simplistic conversation between a Pharaoh and his son of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" never took place (even setting aside the fact that if a Pharaoh's son defied his father in that way he'd have been dismembered).
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

The Searcher:

But sure, let's argue ancient Egyptian art history when the point is etc.

Well, you were the one who brought it up.

(Shrugs and moves on)
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Searcher says:

Yes, in hindsight I should have just responded to the bad anecdote with "citation needed."
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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keithhull says:

Don-MacAskill:

In the UK its pretty unusable at the moment constantly having to refresh pages
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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keithhull says:

Don-MacAskill:

In the UK its pretty unusable at the moment constantly having to refresh pages
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john_trefonen says:

Agree in UK very bad
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East Texan the original says:

The Searcher:

Yes, in hindsight I should have just responded to the bad anecdote with "citation needed."

Nah..most anyone educated in the UK or US knew you were correct.May have been a translation issue again.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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Biking Nikon Maui says:

I assume you're aware that it has become difficult at times to put comments on many photos. When I try to put in comments I recently have frequently received a message that it cannot take comments at the time, and when I try again it asks me if I really want to leave the page.

Sometimes after a few efforts it will post the comment; other times not.

Since the failed attempts do not remain, it is hard to give a cite, but this is one of the photos where it took me 4 or 5 efforts to put in my comment:

www.flickr.com/photos/james_wengler_photos/15519658179/in...
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The Spirit of the World ( On and Off) says:

lichtspuren:

I agree. Why not do a scheduled shut down with an anticipated time for the site to be up and running again? I would prefer that to the way it is right now. Who wants to be constantly annoyed.
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kmacgray says:

The Spirit of the World ( On and Off):

Why not do a scheduled shut down with an anticipated time for the site to be up and running again?

What if it takes longer than the anticipated time?
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archaeologist_d says:

You doubled the price for pro subscriptions this year and it's become unbearably slow to see any of the photos I've downloaded. This is ridiculous. It got a lot slower since you bought it. Fix the problem. Increase the speed so I can actually see them before long hours have passed.
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East Texan the original says:

The Spirit of the World ( On and Off):

Why not do a scheduled shut down with an anticipated time for the site to be up and running again?

"Anticipated"is the troublesome word.Historically you would have to have operations input ,historical data,and get buy ins by all parties on DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY to produce a schedule with milestones,and a contingency.Techies traditionally are terrible estimators and have a rep for telling mgmt.what they want to hear...That being said ,in net world entertainment,out of sight and out of mind are painful truths..

If Flickr pulls this off without a short total outage they should get a standing ovation,I hope they do.Flickr needs a big positive boost.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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spelio says:

Ray Sup:

It always seems to vary around the world.

I often have no issues when there are people in the US tearing their hair out.

I can load an album of 245 images in a few seconds from Down Under.

Unless you are talking about uploading to flickr photos to an album.

Then again, no problems here...
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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spelio says:

keithhull:

I wonder if different countries use different Servers...
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spelio says:

micael18:

I thought of this the other day, that they could delete or archive for those desperate, all the comments over 1000.

I expect the the view count is only a bit of hexadecimal data...
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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ashertardiff says:

I'd like an update on what the status is for videos that were uploaded while the work was being done, and when they will be viewable and not just "processing". Why am I paying for pro with sh*tty service and communication?
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kmacgray says:

ashertardiff:

Wrong topic. Please stick to the official topic where you've already posted:

www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157707238843224/7215769...
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Bluebird Said So says:

oh my goodness, nothing works. good luck programmers
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Hansen-Denmark says:

Worked OK all day..but now i get small thumbs...click on them and get white pictures...click on photostream and get newer ending spinnig wheels...click on organized to delate last uploaded..spinning wheels....but as i said...worked fine all day...maybe it is because US has waked up ;)
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ramerk_de says:

At the moment, it is not possible to add likes or comments.
Had this situation now for several days. If speed and response time do not improve rapidly many engaged user will leave Flickr, for sure.
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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nolehace says:

...uploadr broken...again...for the umpteenth time...dammit...3-19-19 @ 12:45pm pst...
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nolehace says:

archaeologist_d:

...exactly...
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BoRaXiN72 says:

Thanks for the update. It took me very long to upload 20 pix as I had to fix the upload error 100 times...
Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink )

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janetfo747 ~ Dreaming of Africa says:

wow ow wow

the weekend went pretty good with flickr, it moved along and was a joy

today, it will not display anything, am stopped dead on the screen.....This is not fun.

JaN
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Ger (rpf) says:

"speed & stability"???????


none of that around today!!!!!

watsup? images not loading in large formats, the spinning wheels all the time, etc. pp......

Informing us of whatsuo 'd be the least I expect.
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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

Just signed in and its a total WHITE OUT , tried twice and no difference. I can NOT do anything . WTF ?
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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

Just signed in and its a total WHITE OUT , tried twice and no difference. I can NOT do anything . WTF ?
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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

tried again and everything is WHITE, NOTHING ?
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teamates says:

This is horrendous trying to view photos. I became a Pro member and now I am paying for the privelage of not being able to view photos. When will this be taken care of. Since those of us that are paying for service that we are not getting we should be pro rated on cost.
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pauluk1234 says:

I understand that you are looking at the various problems but the same probs persist slow glitchy, panda time all the more, hanging more and more
It feels like a continued battle all the time to use the service It never used to be like this and I have to pay for the privilege.
Millions will leave this unless sorted soon.
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chris.greek says:

Today is quite better? So far is "quite" fast. No broken photos, slowness, bad pandas etc etc...
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V.C. Wald says:

Ocean Gypsy 69:

How can you post this query if you can't get past a white screen? (Asking for a friend)
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V.C. Wald says:

chris.greek:

Nope, slowness, Bad Pandas, etc. full blast again today. When is it reasonable to expect true functionality?
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Chris Scopes says:

Thanks Dan for letting us know what's happening.I've passed you article onto 6 other fellow Admins of our Art Grown in Nature Group who in the last seven days have found the job of moderating this Group nearly impossible.
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Michael Anthony's Photography says:

I can't even open my own photos and stats are almost nonexistent Do I get a partial credit for next year or is this money down the drain?
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BigCam2013 says:

If you all read Dans update in Hot topics
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157707090281734/
instead of Bleating on about issues you are having just now

With the mammoth ongoing task of the migration of billions of our photos to Smugmug Servers which will not happen overnight you will just have to accept various issues that may arise during this process
Until this is completed I think there is no point in moaning at the Mo
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* RICHARD M (Over 9.5 MILLION VIEWS) says:

BigCam2013:

Maybe using some of the extra cash generated by the price increase could/should be used to hire extra help
(Just a thought.)
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Nionyn_ says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

Maybe using some of the extra cash generated by the price increase could/should be used to hire extra help
(Just a thought.)

How do you know that this has not happened?
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kmacgray says:

* RICHARD M (Over 8.5 MILLION VIEWS):

Maybe using some of the extra cash generated by the price increase could/should be used to hire extra help

That has already been done, especially on the support side. At least one of these staff members has been appearing in the help forum recently.
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Wil C. Fry says:

Today, I got an error page that said "Yahoo! engineers are working to resolve this issue" -- which really got me worried. I thought the whole idea of Yahoo! not owning Flickr anymore was that Yahoo! couldn't mess up Flickr anymore...?
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Oh, that's just a specter, still hovering around on some servers in a Yahoo sheet....
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Jeanette Sue says:

I've just noticed when i open an album the photos inside are duplicated many times over. I opened one album with 1000 photos in it and it took ages to open, then I had nearly 6000 photos in it. They had duplicated themselves. what on earth is going on???????
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Paul's World Tour says:

PAGE NOT FOUND at www.flickr.com/account/uploadbyemail/

During my website design years, the one thing I never wanted the public to see was a BAD link to a page inside my site.

Flickr please test all links on Settings and other Flickr created pages.
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The Searcher says:

Paul's World Tour: It might help Flickr staff more quickly track down that bad link if you could include the location where that link is currently published.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Paul's World Tour:

PAGE NOT FOUND at www.flickr.com/account/uploadbyemail/

On the Settings page, "Sharing & Extending" by any chance?

www.flickr.com/account/sharing

Quote:

Did you know?

You can upload photos or video straight to your blog via email too?

...where "upload" through "blog" used to be a link to the page displaying the "magic" email address.
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willberghoff says:

It had been fast before SmugMug took over. You forced us to pay for something that was free and reliable before. Now it's costly and slowed down to agony. What will be next?
I can't use this anymore - I will move on. Lots of users will follow.
Nice sadistical business model, though
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

willberghoff:

Lots of users will follow.

Some people said that in 2013. A bunch of people did indeed leave.

Next thing: they came back.
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Scarlet Pimpernel says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

Saw loads go, or go inactive. Not seen many come back. And still seeing more members leaving and going inactive than joining in my locality..
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Яick Harris says:

Scarlet Pimpernel:

And still seeing more members leaving and going inactive than joining in my locality..

Certainly isn't happening to any of my contacts / friends. They all seem pleased with the transiton from Yahoo!
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Scarlet Pimpernel says:

Яick Harris:

I've seen quite a lot my end go pro. But also quite a lot delete down to 1000 so they can still have a free account.
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janetfo747 ~ Dreaming of Africa says:

Here is a problem

Sometimes when i hit "invite to group" it changes the photo to the next photo in line for that member

please can you correct that

many thanks for all you hard work Jan
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Scarlet Pimpernel:

Saw loads go, or go inactive. Not seen many come back. And still seeing more members leaving and going inactive than joining in my locality..

It strikes me how you tend to see the negative side - I have not seen such an exodus at all, apart from what you might expect from a contacts base, there's always people leaving or going inactive and new people coming in. And of course it depends upon your own activity too, and the willingness to go out and strike up acquaintance with new members....
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Scarlet Pimpernel says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

And of course it depends upon your own activity too, and the willingness to go out and strike up acquaintance with new members


I have not seen such an exodus ether. It's been a slow gradual thing over the years that continues. I'm only interested mostly in making contact with locals. There were many here when I joined.. Over the years most have gone inactive or left here all together. Some of the locals that remained have now deleled down to 1000 or gone continuing that slow gradual decline trend. I'm not seeing those new members to make acquaintance with.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Well, if there is no willingness to go out and find new contacts among those many millions, but instead continue to confine yourself to a small subset of people, that, for some reason, thinned (which might not even have to do with Flickr), then yes, things will get tight.

*Shrugs*
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Scarlet Pimpernel says:

MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito:

Well, if there is no willingness to go out and find new contacts among those many millions


It's not about willingness as I've had contact with members outside my local world. I'm far more interested though in photos taken in my own location. I'm not into pretty photos, but location photos taken by members that live not to far away that we can talk about. This was the reason I joined Flickr in the first place like many I had contact with, they used flickr too just the way what I'm talking about.
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Bidgee says:

Totally unusable tonight! Can't load anything and the forums load! Those who pay should be getting service and from how I'm seeing it, we're not.
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n_and_e_couple says:

The thread title made me laugh.

Which updates are they talking of ?
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339*** incognito says:

Scarlet Pimpernel:

Well, then that worst case scenario came true in your case. Thus you have the choice: either moving into a totally new way of using Flickr besides changing your outlook on the medium of photography, or else simply hit the delete button to discontinue hanging around on a site which no longer caters to your needs (and is a source of unstoppable negativity).

Life is full of choices that need to be made.
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