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Friday, February 15, 2013

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Renmiri Writer

I like Koinup to post my SL stuff. Flickr is way too restrictive

Caliandris

What you fail to mention in your article is that the automated "share" feature within SL, which used to allow sharing to Snapzilla, now links automatically with Flickr. If there are severe restrictions on what it is legal to post to Flickr, these should be made obvious... and it brings into question why the change was made to send SL screenshots to Flickr instead of Snapzilla.

Caliandris

What you fail to mention in your article is that the automated "share" feature within SL, which used to allow sharing to Snapzilla, now links automatically with Flickr. If there are severe restrictions on what it is legal to post to Flickr, these should be made obvious... and it brings into question why the change was made to send SL screenshots to Flickr instead of Snapzilla.

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@ Caliandris

They used Flickr to send direct snapshots because Flickr is what most SLers use to store their photos (creators/designers/bloggers/everyday SLers/photographers).

Rue Clow

These rules have always been stated very clearly in the Flickr TOS. The only reason people have managed to "get away with it" is that Flickr is huge and, until you get someone with their knickers in a bunch over your stuff, it's unlikely a user will ever be reported.

To be honest, we are lucky Flickr even allows screenshots. The rules were changed to allow that. Years ago I had screen content removed because it wasn't a photo. If you aren't flagging your screenshots correctly it's still possible to have your content removed.

Flickr is not a bad system, it's simply a focused system. There are rules in place so it stays, largely, a community of people sharing photographs and not, for instance, a catch-all like Photobucket (which is not a bad system itself if you simply need storage and linking capability).

Just...don't complain about a service if you clicked ACCEPT on the TOS without reading and understanding it first. At least, don't be surprised and upset when you are caught.

Rue - who's been "caught" plenty but is willing to admit she clicks past the TOS all too often and it's her own fault.

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