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Wednesday, May 29, 2024


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Luther Weymann

Four years ago, my photos started disappearing after receiving three messages from Flickr about my 500+ product photos and how I was not allowed to have any links. I called a former employee who had worked for Flickr recently and was now at Facebook. He said it was simple: Flickr management does not like all the non-real-world pictures and wants Flickr to be a real-life photography site. That was four years ago. I removed all my photos and closed my Flickr account. This has been going on for a long time with Flickr, and with the growth of SL pics on Flickr, they are just picking up the pace of getting SL stuff off of Flickr.


I think the previous comment summed up the core issue. Flickr wants to live in the past with a retrograde website that supports only 20th Century forms of photographic art. And it's also bought into the unethical business model where it doxxes users and sells that information to advertisers. That there are other business models that don't require everyone pay but that also don't doxx users and Flickr and other big tech companies refuse to adopt them tells you what kind of people run these giant corporations. Of course, people don't push back on it, either, so there's plenty of blame to go around. But as a result, there are no extant happy solutions for people at present; only the less awful. What a joyless dystopia this creates.


People that know the rules about "no commercial activity on a free account" and still whine about Flickr deleting their account.... you come off cheap.


What was the response from the CEO of FLickr?

Siobhan Dreadlow

I figured out my account had been suspended when I discovered no one could see my content -- three MONTHS after I started paying for Pro, and found out they'd suspended my account more than a year prior.

I canceled my pro subscription, downloaded all my photos and demanded a refund of all fees paid since the beginning of this year -- which after they tried to get me to stick around with "60 days free" and I insisted they escalate to a superior they ultimately refunded.

I'll move to primfeed and happy to do it.

Flickr treats SL residents poorly and I'm disgusted with them.

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