( permalink ( permalink You really have to tweak someone hard to get scrubbed. AND FAST! As a new user. ( permalink Video processing is A LOT slower than before and in most cases fails in the end. "The accounts that haven’t been accessed in years will be the first to go," he says. While rianflynn may be ok with this, personally I'm horrified that Flickr might simply delete an account, even in error, and have it gone permanently and irrevocably forever. Posted ages ago. My Flickr account was deleted as ( kathy.nails@ymail.com ) or kathynails1 . ), Problem is, there's no good solution currently for backing up descriptions and comments. Posted 79 months ago. ), Trust flickr (and every other type of online storage) like you trust your hard drive. draw your conclusions from there. I have followed numerous photogs who flirted with the powers at Flickr. ( permalink Posted 79 months ago. Major, major stumble from Flickr today–a Zurich-based photoblogger says Flickr deleted his account by mistake and lost his 3,400 photos. 2. ( permalink Posted ages ago. ( permalink Also, if all of the photos were watermarked with a commercial site URL, that could be another part of the problem. It would be nice to hear from Flickr staff as to exactly what their capabilities are in this regard and when they've had them as in the past they've indicated that they are unable to restore deleted accounts. Why Flickr deleted me is now a mute point and I must forget about it and move forward.......Kathy www.RianFlynn.com ( permalink Posted ages ago. Posted 79 months ago. Any google searches for the farm URLs return dead links. Flickr would have deleted his entire account for no reason whatsoever, and that is something that is starting to happen a lot more lately than everyone would like to think. Posted 79 months ago. Posted ages ago. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. Not for any images. Posted at 10:51PM, 20 June 2014 PST Posted ages ago. As of today, you have two options: Keep your photos up and pay for a Pro account ($50/year). They set accounts to "unsafe" for misflagged content, they should be able to set accounts to "unseen" for some deletion-level offenses, and give customers a chance to fix the issue, or point out Flickr's error. ), A "holding pen" for deleted accounts has been requested many times - at one point, a Staff member even said it was being implemented... Innocent G rated photos can become Moderate or even restricted within a set context. Click Delete your account. ), ah, ok, i see what you mean. That's awesome, Rian. someone licking an ice cream, become moderate or restricted by staff due to sexually explicit language in comments beneath the photo? In the spirit of transparency it would be nice to have an actual informed answer to this question from Flickr staff. good to know! ), I'm pretty disappointed to hear that the 'holding pen' idea seems no longer to be on the to-do list. ColleenM, Thanks for all your help this evening. ( permalink ), ColleenM: ( permalink So if you posted the picture and used the blog to store it you would be OK. it is locked up. I don't know anymore. I have poked the beast on numerous occasions and been extensively involved in the Flickr adult community. ), The Searcher: Flickr account name was his website's URL - possible that was a factor... My Flickr account was deleted as ( kathy.nails@ymail.com ) or kathynails1 . And other times the process gets stuck. that's an easy thing to do (for software engineers). Posted 79 months ago. Posted ages ago. Got it and thanks... Posted ages ago. . Restoring that many could be a daunting task. OR BETTER: flickr should just detect if the user-name is in the form of (or looks like) a URL - using pattern-matching, and not allow those user names! ), rianflynn the occasional add-in i purchased the rights to use from stock. ). Nude buddy icons will get you deleted on the second go around. ), You're dead on about that pattern except the bottom 2/3rds. A problem is new accounts are limited to sending emails to 10 recipients per day until the account builds a reputation. ( permalink Hide or unhide photos from public searches. I'm sorry to disappoint that it's not the result of a feature. ( permalink Flickr has no filter settings for text, we're allowed to put whatever vulgar musings we want on the page, even if it's on a photo of a butterfly. ( permalink ( permalink Why aren't 'deleted' accounts held for 14 days before they are purged? I would like to see everything instead of black photos that I have to overide individually. Posted ages ago. Flickr under SmugMug is clearly plucking down. ( permalink : Then I delete my Flickr account. The alternative explanation is that your account was compromised, and someone else deleted it. And if so, when was this functionality developed because it's been stated in the past that Flickr cannot. I'm really just interested in getting my old url back. in the spirit of transparency, and given that Flickr's said it's basically "too much work" to warn people over account deletions, would flickr please tell us on an average day how many account deletions they do. ( permalink Posted ages ago. Under “Personal Information,” click Delete Your Flickr Account. If the number is less than 5 (despite the 5,000 new photos uploaded a minute) it would seem that sending out 5 warning emails would not in fact be a substantive work load increase for someone. It would seem to make sense to have someone from Flickr explain exactly what their new found capabilities are, that is if a little transparency is not too much to ask. Posted ages ago. Yeah we shall see. ( permalink Flickr owes their users better than this. What staffer deleted your account? Posted ages ago. ). ). Hopefully RubyMae. Thank you. We consider security a top priority. Since your Yahoo account was deleted as well, the issue could be with Yahoo and Yahoo's terms of service and not Flickr. Has your thinking changed since then? 1. Of every day. ( permalink cool. TH, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Maybe they offer you back a credit towards a new Pro account. i remember seing some of your photos in explore (i think) or in some groups, e.g. I'm sorry if that seems like censorship or seems like a brick not-transparent wall, but it's not. You can change your default options for new ... Creative Commons. Go back them up, or you might lose a bunch of them forever. ), Ok So i spoke with support and they are restoring my account! Posted ages ago. But there should be a decent safety net to protect bonafide customers. Now it is not. There are many ways that accounts can be deleted, both accidentally and by malicious hackers. I have two different Yahoo email addresses, and I deleted the one associated to my Flickr account before considering it could possibly disable access to it. ), I would guess that their main argument would be that while the account isn't deleted, the original photos would be accessible by hard links. It isn't an icon and is in the middle of the page. Also, to Rian, even though we already apologized to Rian by email, I thought I'd apologize here to, and thank you for being a colossal good sport and having a good attitude during all this. ( permalink You can either delete your Flickr Account permanently or you can temporarily deactivate your Flickr account with the help of Flickr parent site which is Yahoo. ( permalink Following the tortured "PR" logic, it would make more sense from a consumer perspective, to have that capability public. ), well, the same is true for me, since people know me under that nick-name. You wrote you have made the decision to delete your account in April this year - looks as if you did! Posted ages ago. Why give them money to have them delete my current account again Maybe my joke wasn't a joke! So, on a personal level, it's difficult for me to see "censorship" bandied around when the actions taken were taken specifically to Sometimes after we upload a photo, we realize there was something we forgot to edit out. ( permalink Do you have a Flickr account? If an account is invisible longer than the retention period, then and only then is it actually purged. ( permalink Maybe Zack just meant that they aren't actively working on it. I have had them backed up before, and I have multiple copies of that backup, but to get them all from their backed-up state to flickr again would take more man hours than I would have have to give. Its a drop in the bucket, but overall i'm happy with how flickr has handled their mistake. Thank you. I am drafting a plan to move the photos as they are on flickr to a backup disk and drive. This was a direct result of me pissing off the powers over at Yahoo and then resulted in my Flickr account deleted. Posted ages ago. Flickr deletes your account without warning. This never happened though, so what should I do? I hope flickr makes this right! This includes other people's photos A) Benefit the end user someone is a bit too trigger-happy at flickr? ( permalink I didnt personally make every thing and i didn't personally write the software. In the best interest of the user yesterday, we closed those threads. ( permalink ). At the very least, they should send an email at the time of deletion, with a specific reason for the deletion. farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/3159331610_ba27336572_b.jpg I do wish you the best though. However Flickr can take the text and tags on the page when assessing the intent of a photographer. Posted ages ago. Posted ages ago. I will start searching as soon as possible. or they could have notified you of the problem, since it was easy for you to correct it. Unless you are a repeat offender. So basically the reason that they are still there is because Rian was lucky. farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3656503484_880444f3fc_b.jpg I hope they really do have an undeletion feature. It cannot receive or send emails. ), Lú_: flickr.com/photos/rianflynn www.flickr.com/groups/unsafe ), there seems to be a pattern. Can I be given a reasonable explaination outside of a generic letter, so this won't happen again. Posted 79 months ago. ), Hello folks, I'm afraid I can no longer trust my photos here. Guidelines. For instance of someone shoots young girls secretly in public, and say they're just a "street photographer" and it's innocent. You try and contact them via email to object and they won't return your emails. When you use Flickr's resources to store a picture so you can use it somewhere else on the web, you must provide a link back to the photopage on Flickr any time you use it somewhere else. ( permalink www.flickr.com/photos/rianflynn/ i guess that for some reason your photos were generating heavy traffic, causing them to blip high on flickr's bandwidth radar. loupiote (Old Skool) pro edited this topic ages ago. Because I did not really understand the rules, guidelines. Posted ages ago. Posted ages ago. ), TH: the difference is, your guy's images are gone. Flickr staff have had to complete the removal process by kicking the tires in a couple cases. ) Posted ages ago. :// I'm so stressed about this. ( permalink This thread and rian's case are a pretty stark example of why not being able to recover from an "accidental" account deletion is a colossal mistake. Definitely a bit too trigger-happy. Posted ages ago. ), Hi rianflynn, really? Posted ages ago. That does look like restored with images AND comments intact... this probably means that they don't backup contacts and messages. ( permalink ), kathynails867: 4 months ago permalink. It would be dumb to have to start over because i made some sort of tos mistake. ( permalink ( permalink So I doubt that would be the issue here. Can Flickr provide how many Pro accounts they delete per day? ), riyanflynn I really had to tap into some banned activity for this to happen. Posted ages ago. ( permalink This is the first time in five years I have felt this way. I'm ok just starting over, but can i have my old url back? ), So I'm assuming that if they can recover Rian Flynn's account then they should have no trouble restoring Edelson Flores' account from yesterday too no? haha i'm talking about elements within my art. ( permalink yes, it's a big site, and the 5,000 new photos and videos uploaded per minute sounds daunting. Since most people don't read the guidelines, it would at least limit the confusion that some have when they don't realize they broke a rule. ), I've never seen that happen. From now on, Flickr will only host 1,000 photos for free, and if you have more than that uploaded to the site, it will stop displaying them. Flickr adds account-undelete option. ( permalink i was never told that was a problem, and it's the case with a number of flickr users. Posted ages ago. www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/80850/#reply511487, Alas, we're a big site... To give some scale, there are something like 5,000 new photos and video uploaded every minute. No one else needs it, so don't hand it over even if someone asks. ( permalink We have heard your feedback about that here, and in the past, and we know it is on some people's wish list, but it's not something that we are working on currently.' ( permalink Posted at 3:46AM, 7 August 2009 PST ), The alternative explanation is that your account was compromised, and someone else deleted it. The most upsetting thing is that after I put a lot of work into posting photos and videos, the staff should have the courtesy of sending me a notice of what bothered them instead of just deleting my account. I have escalated your email to a senior representative in www.rianflynn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=a... farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/3159331610_ba27336572_b.jpg, farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2669267547_66b12c65fa_b.jpg, farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3656503484_880444f3fc_b.jpg, www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/54689/page2/#reply309440, www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/80850/#reply511487. Flickr just deleted my account of 500 photos without warning. ( permalink Flickr takes user trust very seriously and we, like our users, take great pride in being able to take, post and share photos. ( permalink I did not delete my own account and my current profile page say that I would and only came back to say goodbye to all my contacts. 3. I have had accounts scrubbed. If you have a Flickr Pro subscription, open "Settings" from the camera icon and click "View your order … Posted 79 months ago. Posted ages ago. Posted 79 months ago. ::confused:: ( permalink The Searcher edited this topic ages ago. ), Well i dont think this topic is getting heated. ( permalink ), ColleenM: And maybe they didn't tell customer service about the new feature yet, either. Stewart Butterfield said to not have this was sort of operational functionality was a mistake almost three years ago. They've demonstrated here that their "safeguards" are ineffective. When I remembered that I had my Flickr tied to that email address I rushed to check my Flickr to see if it was still there and it is with all the photos I posted, the only problem is now the Yahoo account I would use to login is gone. Posted 79 months ago. ), or maybe it triggered some automatic account deletion process. Since you said you're not working on that feature, I'd highly suggest that the team start because at the rate this is going, people are going to start being afraid to post their photos on Flickr and will go to other websites. There are times when the speculation is so far off the truth that it ends up creating confusion, especially for the account holder who is already feeling confused. ( permalink Get 24/7 live expert help with your Yahoo needs—from email and passwords, technical questions, mobile email and more. Posted ages ago. We’ve known for a few months now that Flickr … (must drink coffee soon) ), It's nothing to do with nick-names - your Flickr user-name is loupiote (old skool) - that's not a website URL. I want the flickr account gone. It would be great, and important even, to determine if it's a fluke, or Flickr finally has a decent recovery option available for those rare times when an account didn't deserve to be deleted. Andrew Stadlen, Flickr's vice-president of product, says he expects the deleting process to go on for months. I would also like to know why there isn't a safety net. If you delete your Yahoo account, the Flickr account associated with that account will be deleted as well. Flickr locks the thread where you complain about being deleted so as to diminish bad PR. Flickr is an image hosting service that is different from the rest. ( permalink ( permalink someone is a bit too trigger-happy at flickr? ), Zack Sheppard However, just because it's a posted policy, doesn't mean it's an effective customer service strategy. ), All my photos were set as restricted and my videos as moderate and I know the guidelines very well for videos. 7. Sorry we could not provide a more definite answer. They need to consider this more than a "not at this time" objective. Most of the elements were shot by me and the occasional add-in i purchased the rights to use from stock. On some people's wishlist? ( permalink I've invested hundreds if not thousands of hours in my own Flickrstream. Zack, how is it that Flickr has time to code the entire site so that it shows me Thomas Hawk a different staff on the ""about Flickr" staff page then every other Flickr member, but they don't have time to code a far more important thing like account deletion recovery? ), So if other people blog my photo without linking back to flickr (something that none of us have any control over and I've had plenty of people do this sometimes where I'm not even aware) then I risk having my photostream nuked? This Black Friday, get more light in your life with 25% off your first year of Flickr Pro. ( permalink that sounds scary... Posted 79 months ago. So I'll ask this specific question to Flickr staff. ( permalink ( permalink ). Posted ages ago. Not just one or two, but every one I tried. These pics were shirtless guys (not porn!) You are not taking any risks if the image is stored in both places. Which is why this was either in error or the OP was doing something in other Yahoo areas which were banned. i think there must be a reason why this happened? no no i'm not just posting images i purchased. ( permalink With a simple description. ( permalink I asked them to restore my account temporarily in order that i could download them but was informed that entire collection deleted from server. Posted ages ago. I'm sorry but I strongly feel this should be on Flickr's wishlist! I hope I will be able to download the pictures. ) This now officially has me spooked. ), I just checked the hard links for my site. They will tell you which of the Community Guidelines you were violating. did they say why they deleted your account? Posted ages ago. I had a pro account also which doesn't really mean much. Staff take accounts which repeatedly violate safety settings and sets the account on permanent Restriction. The posts were on Fredmiranda.com/forum/ and i didn't link back. Posted ages ago. ( permalink Only people that can tell you why you were deleted is Staff. [edited] - my mistake. ( permalink ), yeah i dont know! Which is weird. Users should consider that an endless back and forth of "Well, look at this and this, this is probably why you were deleted," just isn't useful. ), Jim: it wouldn't be reversible, but they could set the account to a higher form of "private", one that even contacts can't be given permission for. Posted ages ago. So similarly, if a photostream has hundreds of pics of people licking ice-cream suggestively, and the descriptions and tags are all of a sexual nature, Flickr could determine that it's fetish behavior and set the account accordingly. Posted by 3 days ago. Flickr has no way to restore deleted accounts so you are just screwed. And yeah, if those images still visible aren't a fluke, it'd be darned cool if they did have a "holding" pen now, and not an irreversible deletion. B) Solve the problem If I sign into the account directly with my account it asks about merging the accounts since my account already has an email associated with it. When I deleted the yahoo account I assumed that by doing so the flickr account would in effect be deleted as well. You can either delete your Flickr Account permanently or you can temporarily deactivate your Flickr account with the help of Flickr parent site which is Yahoo. Flickr closed one of these threads just a few weeks ago when you said I wore a tinfoil hat. This thread has been closed by Flickr Staff. No one ever needs your password to help you get your account straightened out. Posted ages ago. :) One of my photos just hit 20,000 views! This really sucks. If you have received an automated response do not send in a new request for help. So, what happened to change that? ), Zack you need to consider something real quick. ), The Searcher: congratulations! ( ( permalink Before my account was deleted I didn't get ANY notice, e-mail, nothing. I am proud to have incorporated others' work into my photographs, and I won't apologize for it, and I know Flickr won't delete my account for it because that would be customer-hostile behavior. ). You are the very first person I'm aware of in my three+ years on this site, who has had their content restored from an account "deletion". I sure would hate to see my photostream that I've worked hundreds if not thousands of hours on get deleted simply because some blogger somewhere posted one of my photos without linking back to Flickr. Posted ages ago. ( permalink However, since the OP received no warning to this effect and seems to have a clear grasp on the system, we can pretty much rule this option out. ( permalink Posted 79 months ago. I checked my mail and I found there a Flickr message ,from 2019, which means the mail had an account associated to it. Posted ages ago. ), MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots: A single image, you wouldn't likely have a problem. tangbunna. ( permalink kathynails867: my account has been mysteriously deleted as well yesterday, I have been in touch with flickr staff and they have emailed me the following : The yahoo I used to sign into flickr has long been deleted. Hover over your icon in the upper left corner of your Flickr Home page and click Settings. ( permalink How to delete your Flickr account on your iPhone or iPad Launch the Flickr app on your iPhone or iPad. We don't discuss issues of why an account was deleted in the forum but we have received your help case and will be getting back to you soon. If someone else deleted your account, Flickr can give you the old URL back. ( permalink ), Yes, those are the community guidelines. Posted 79 months ago. Foot Fetish photos are a perfect example of this. ), kathynails867: if anyone should be mad its me, but i'm just waiting to hear back from the staff! I would recommend: Just post photos. Not rigid requirements. Zack Sheppard (staff) edited this topic ages ago. Here's hoping that's a new feature as well. ( permalink maybe no staffer was directly involved. Along with my Yahoo account. Posted ages ago. Click on your profile photo, then on Settings. Posted 79 months ago. For months, Flickr had my entire photostream, each and every one of my thousands of photos marked NIPSA. Setting the images to this would automagically break ALL external links. ), Actually having a way to quickly delete all of my messages, I would consider a feature. ), loupiote (Old Skool) pro: Flickr is a customer-friendly. They said it was overkill and they are trying to insure things like this dont happen. ), The reason my account was deleted was because I was posting the images without linking back to flickr. Posted ages ago. Thomas Hawk edited this topic ages ago. I hope I will be able to download the pictures. You also won’t be able to upload any more photos to your account if you’ve hit that 1,000 limit. Make sure any inquire you make is clear and precise with as much information about the old account as possible. In the help section of Flickr, it says: "If your free account is inactive for 90 consecutive days, it may be deleted." I think my present account is now on the right tract. My understanding is that someone is doing that right now. I never got an answer fom the Flickr staff. :-) That was written in anger as I was very upset. Posted 79 months ago. Posted ages ago. Rian Flynn locked = closed. ), Flickr logo. ), TH - rianflynn said he was ok with getting the "old url back" - something that has been done (and is documented here in threads in the Help Forum) several times (and like Colleen says, only when the account has been *not* deleted for violating ToS/CG). It's up to each member to decide whether or not their photos are available or hidden from public searches. Posted 79 months ago. Once Zack explains, I'm sure we'll get the whole story and if they're claiming outright that what whomever did was overkill, I'm sure they are also taking care of that issue behind the scenes. www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157632717676962/#reply7... info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html. ( permalink And when the account was reactivated, the photos were still there. www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/102335/ I have over 500 photos on there with no backup. Something not right. But when I log in with it, it does redirect me to the sign up. But to your point, both threads where Flores was complaining about his account being deleted yesterday were locked by Flickr staff. I am going on an extended vacation and my pro account will have run out by then, and I'll be gone for over 100 days. So there's your warning. Posted ages ago. 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