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Old 05-28-2019   #201
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I look on 'Recent Activity' and people have 'favourited' my pics, and made comments. But when I click on the images, there're no favourites flagged up and the comments are invisible! Same after a refresh.

This isn't consistent and sometimes the comments and favourites get through.
Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of pictures. But I deleted them when I saw notifications that they were faved but no record of the faves when I went to the picture.

I think I'll wait until the bugs are ironed out before reposting them.

Also, I noticed a lot of pictures appearing later, in moderated groups, from people whom I follow, that didn't appear in my stream when they posted them. So somehow my stream has skipped pictures of some good people that I would like to have seen. Since I do Flickr for the social aspect of it, to learn what pictures are good/interesting and what aren't, it makes no sense to be posting at this point.
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Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able to reinstall the same official flickr app for Android on the same cellphone eventually - great.

Now it's all set up like before : Android 4.3 and v. 4.3.5 of the flickr app.

But : I can't establish the connection - no way, either by clicking on "Connection" or on "Start over". Cleaning the cache etc doesn't help the least bit. I assume that this version of the app is trying to connect to flickr through the former Yahoo gate, which was closed during their last week Pandatime, obviously.

Anyone still successfully running the v. 4.3.5 of the Android app here ?

You should try updating the app to see if the latest version from Flickr is good. They were pushing updates to the mobile app up to the time of the "Maintenance Period", and at least once since then.


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images (previews and full size) don't load when I search. glad i don't pay for flickr. hah.
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Old 05-29-2019   #204
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You should try updating the app to see if the latest version from Flickr is good. They were pushing updates to the mobile app up to the time of the "Maintenance Period", and at least once since then.

I think the problem is that the updates will only install on newer phones.
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I think the problem is that the updates will only install on newer phones.
You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone now you can't use their Android app any longer - no way.

Another reason to be glad not to have paid for their PRO thing...
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Now it doesn't allow me to enter!

Ask me a mail and a pw I do not have! And any move I do it starts a loop with the same two or three pages, enter with yahoo, it seems you are entering with an yahoo account use your flickr mail etc etc etc...

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I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc (Windows 8.1). My browser is Firefox. Finally I got help from Flickr themselves. They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox. On Chrome Flickr works perfect, but I very much prefer Firefox as a browser. What to do?


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They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox.
That is a ridiculous answer coming from Flickr. What ignorance! Chrome isn't even color-managed, so it won't even display the right colors on many systems. I think Firefox is the only browser right now that is color managed.
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I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc (Windows 8.1). My browser is Firefox. Finally I got help from Flickr themselves. They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox. On Chrome Flickr works perfect, but I very much prefer Firefox as a browser. What to do?


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I found that it worked much better on Chrome than Firefox so that's what I use.

Don`t use chrome for anything else.
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So far I'm not having problems w/Firefox Quantum 67.0.3 (64-bit) on an iMac Retina 5K.
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They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox.
It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested again a few seconds ago). And I have an old version of Windows (XP SP3) and a now outdated Firefox (ESR 52.9.0).

It's gone away from my smartphone forever till I am forced to replace it (the later the better). No way to install and make work any of their Android app. on mine for now (Android 4.3) while it used to work fine till their most recent maintenance, which made it blow out.

I can notice that the amount of uploads from people I follow is going down dramatically anyway. Most of them didn't go the PRO route. No big deal to have to look at the galleries from time to time in front of a PC, instead of being able to look at them 24/24 on a smartphone then.
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I had terrible problems with Flickr on my pc (Windows 8.1). My browser is Firefox. Finally I got help from Flickr themselves. They advise to use Chrome instead of Firefox. On Chrome Flickr works perfect, but I very much prefer Firefox as a browser. What to do?

One thing you might try, though, is make sure you have updated your Firefox. Flickr stopped working on my Firefox recently but I hadn't updated it; it now works after I updated Firefox.
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One thing you might try, though, is make sure you have updated your Firefox. Flickr stopped working on my Firefox recently but I hadn't updated it; it now works after I updated Firefox.

Great! How do I update Firefox? My version updates automatically AFAIK.


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How do I update Firefox?
You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on "About Firefox" then you update it (if not up-to-date yet).
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I've updated Firefox - thank you, Nicholas - but I still can't get Flickr to work on it.

Flickr works fine on Chrome, much sharper and better than it worked on Firefox before the serious problems began.

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I've updated Firefox - thank you, Nicholas - but I still can't get Flickr to work on it.
The problem might be caused by how the Flash sourcecode lines of the Flickr pages are treated by your Firefox. It might also be that one of the plug-ins of your Firefox are not compatible with the data mash-up coming from Flickr.

You may want to browse the Tools\Options pages of your Firefox to see if you detect something looking strange, as well as the Tools\Plugins pages.

In any case there is a solution to make it work perfect on your computer for sure, as well as a solution for having Firefox displaying the Flickr photos as sharp as what Chrome does on your computer too.

I'm with "olifaunt" to think that the "use Chrome not Firefox" advice told by the Flickr team doesn't make sense and rather sounds like some free Chrome shill.

I use the (almost) oldest version of Windows (now told to be dangerous ) and a now discontinued version of Firefox : Flickr works perfectly well on my old computer and the photos are plenty sharp on my screen (a Sony designed for studio work, not the average low-end cheap screen).
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The problem might be that I don't understand computer speak.

Tools\Options page. What is that?

Tools\Plugins pages. I admit that I've never seen them. I don't know were they are.

Flash sourcecode. I didn't know that something with this name exists in our Christian world.

Plug-ins. What are they? I really don't know.

Data mash-up. That must be really disastrous.

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Flickr wouldn't open for me earlier this morning but seems ok now. I sympathize with Erik about Firefox because I also run into problems with it occasionally but don't really like the alternatives so put up with it.
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Lousy performance today. Picture comes up, but it struggles getting all the other stuff (stats, groups, albums, info, etc.)
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Now it doesn't allow me to enter! Ask me a mail and a pw I do not have! And any move I do it starts a loop with the same two or three pages, enter with yahoo, it seems you are entering with an yahoo account use your flickr mail etc etc etc...
You may be getting an older version of the Flickr opening page. If using Windows, try a forced reset while at the homepage (CTRL+F5) and then try to sign in.
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back to normal again...
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back to normal again...
Yes. I conjecture that they did a server reconfiguration today and, while these things should work without shutting the systems down, they often have side-effects on performance and addressing issues until they're all done.

Performance is back to normal now so it was just a couple of hours of annoyance. I went for a walk.

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I still have a slowness problem with some on choices.
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The problem might be that I don't understand computer speak.

Tools\Options page. What is that?

Tools\Plugins pages. I admit that I've never seen them. I don't know were they are.

Flash sourcecode. I didn't know that something with this name exists in our Christian world.

Plug-ins. What are they? I really don't know.

Data mash-up. That must be really disastrous.

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Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your screen) then click on "Options".
The same, "Tools" then "Plugins".

Plugins are small secondary softwares embedded inside your Firefox and which help the browser to display the websites material. Without them most of the websites material wouldn't display on your screen.
Flash is a language used by many websites to display their interactive material. Flickr is no exception.

Any computer language has a sourcecode. For instance on Flickr : display a picture from someone's gallery by clicking on the "Share" button and chose the picture display size. Then, click in the middle of this picture with the right button of your mouse. In the further dialog box chose "Display the page sourcecode". You will see it.

This method allows you to download a picture the size you want even when the gallery owner has disabled the dowloading option for his/her pictures (somewhere in the page there is a line beginning by "<img src=.......>"), but this is another point.

"Data mash-up" is an expression of my own, I may have been a bit opaque there indeed (remember, English is not my mother tongue). Well, when you think of what is used to make a webpage display on your screen with all its interactive material, think of a good minestrone soup gently boiling under the cover of a cooking-pot and you have an idea of what's behind.
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Thank you, Nicolas, I will try to remember all this.


Today the Flickr Support Hero send me the following mail:


"Please click on the 3 horizontal lines you see on the top right of the browser window, then click Help then click Restart with Ad-ons Disabled then head to Flickr.com and let me know if you experience the same issue."


And it worked. For a few minutes. Then Flickr was on Firefox back again to total inertia.


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So it seems that something is wrong with either the plugins or the ad-ons of your Firefox. You need to look at all of them manually.

Tools->Plugins from the toolbar menu will lead you to the configuration page of the plugins. Then in the left column of this page you will click on Ad-ons and this will open the configuration page of the ad-ons.

Ad-ons and plugins are different things. Plugins are added automatically by Firefox (sort of). Ad-ons are third party sofwares which help a Firefox user to get rid of some annoyances (commercial ads, useless warnings about cookies, false-true warnings about viruses, etc).

Could be that Shockwave or Java plugins just need to be updated, or some ad-ons to be disabled or deleted.
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You may be getting an older version of the Flickr opening page. If using Windows, try a forced reset while at the homepage (CTRL+F5) and then try to sign in.
Thanks for your suggestion but in doesn't work. Flickr continuously ask me a mail address and a pw I do not have or better I never registered with them. Until a few weeks ago before a long journey during which I never entered flickr I could enter with my yahoo credentials.

Something changed in the meantime...if I try it it ask me to enter with the new Flickr credential which I have not! As alternative they propose to enter with the yahoo credentials but when I do that again they ask me to enter the flickr credentials...it s continues loop.

Sent messages to the help center without any answer.

Let's see what will happen in the next days...
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...if I try it it ask me to enter with the new Flickr credential which I have not! As alternative they propose to enter with the yahoo credentials but when I do that again they ask me to enter the flickr credentials...it s continues loop.
You may try to fully manually erase the data stored by your browser :

- cache
- cookies
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- dowloads history
- website preferences
- active connexions
- offline data,

and try to log in again. Then you may try to click directly on "Forgotten password" in their login dialog box once you've entered your email ID, before you try to enter your old Yahoo PW. You should receive a link by email so that you can create a new password which will work through their new login system.
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I removed the Ad Blocker on Firefox and Flickr seems to work nicely now. But who will block the ads instead?

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I removed the Ad Blocker on Firefox and Flickr seems to work nicely now. But who will block the ads instead?
There are many different Firefox ad-ons for blocking ads. This one should not interfere badly with Flickr :

https://getadblock.com/
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OK, Nicolas. I'll try it, thanks!


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I removed the Ad Blocker on Firefox and Flickr seems to work nicely now. But who will block the ads instead?
I'm using Adblock Plus. At some point I turned it off the Flickr site only (i.e., I whitelisted Flickr).
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I can access now, it seems it works now on my Mac on Safari. Crossing fingers!
Not sure what I did, spent so much time in front of the computer and followed suggestions from Highway61, including erasing stored infos in various places (cache, etc etc) not so easy for me and my Mac !

I have not many photos on flickr, I have more in my gallery here on RFF but it was very disturbing for me not to be able to do something I could do until a few weeks ago!

Thanks for the help.

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I was shocked !

I have been a Flickr Pro account holder for many years now. I understand that they have new ownership and management, but I do not recall reading anywhere that the rates for a Pro account were going to DOUBLE !
I am sorry, but I do not get $50 worth of use per year from Flickr.
Was anyone here informed that they were going to charge so much ?
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I'm using Adblock Plus. At some point I turned it off the Flickr site only (i.e., I whitelisted Flickr).

Mmm. The difference will be the "Plus", I had the normal Adblocker. Now I do not have it anymore, there is no difference. I think that after all those years the advertisers know that no money can be made from me.


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Mmm. The difference will be the "Plus", I had the normal Adblocker. Now I do not have it anymore, there is no difference. I think that after all those years the advertisers know that no money can be made from me.


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Yeah let's not speak too loudly for fear of jinxing a good thing but Flickr doesn't have ads (except here and there for Flickr itself).
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Flickr doesn't have ads .

In the past they had. It was not at all annoying, better than what they do now with that "pro" thing.


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