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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #200 on: June 15, 2016, 12:07:55 PM »
Or if you're in a DIY mood, I once saw a video of a guy who built his own custom enclosure for video use (and it was pretty wicked).
He built a box in which he put a USB 3.0 hub, two USB3 to SATA adapters and two USB3 memory card readers. He put both drives as mirroring RAID so that the data would be safe. Since he was on USB3, the transfer speeds were pretty mindblowing.

I've had plans to do something similar for some time, except with a twist. I would use 3 hard disks in a stripping RAID with parity configuration and only one card reader (since I don't need to import that many cards anyway). That would give me speeds that are next to internal drive fast and still keep my files secure.

But that's just nerdiness from my part  ;D

Thanks for this Francois but (and please don't take this as me being in any way critical) I haven't got a clue what any of that means  :o

I have never been a tecchie and doubt I ever will be.  I've heard of RAID but wouldn't know one if I tripped over one.  The problem is that if I go to a computer hardware shop, they could sell me anything and I wouldn't know whether it was good, bad or indifferent.  I've found my way round a Mac and it does the job my old PC used to do but, for me, a lot quicker / more efficiently and it takes up a hell of a lot less space.  I have a 1TB G-Tech portable hard drive attached to it and I'm going to start uploading photos I want to keep from the disks I burned that were originally stored on my PC (and Seagate) hard drive.  I'll buy some more capacity though, as I doubt 1TB will be enough. 

Apparently, there was a way to move the data direct from PC to the new Mac but, despite people telling me what kit I needed and how to do it, I never figured it out and ended up burning CDs before binning my old, slow and perpetually crashing, PC.

I'll retain the CDs and have their content on a hard drive.  I've thought about using Flickr for additional storage but (and I can't explain why) it just doesn't appeal to me.  Maybe it's all the stuff around them trying to claim rights over photos posted there or the uncertainty over Yahoo's impending sale.  However, between negs, CDs and a hard drive, I'm hoping that'll be enough to protect my little collection - at least for now.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #202 on: June 15, 2016, 03:01:52 PM »
LD: you could also use either Google drive or Dropbox. They have a little program that looks like a regular folder. You just open it and copy your stuff in it to make it land on some protected server somewhere. As simple as it can get.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #203 on: June 15, 2016, 03:02:05 PM »
"An ounce of perception. A pound of obscure".

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #204 on: June 15, 2016, 03:23:54 PM »
My account is still live but I haven't posted there in years. In the mean time I'm kind of hooked on Instagram.

Has anyone else made that switch? Or switched to something else entirely (or nothing at all)?

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #205 on: June 15, 2016, 09:11:10 PM »
I know a lot of people went to iPernity a while back... I just stayed out of laziness.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #206 on: June 15, 2016, 10:25:30 PM »
Or if you're in a DIY mood, I once saw a video of a guy who built his own custom enclosure for video use (and it was pretty wicked).
He built a box in which he put a USB 3.0 hub, two USB3 to SATA adapters and two USB3 memory card readers. He put both drives as mirroring RAID so that the data would be safe. Since he was on USB3, the transfer speeds were pretty mindblowing.

I've had plans to do something similar for some time, except with a twist. I would use 3 hard disks in a stripping RAID with parity configuration and only one card reader (since I don't need to import that many cards anyway). That would give me speeds that are next to internal drive fast and still keep my files secure.

But that's just nerdiness from my part  ;D

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #207 on: June 15, 2016, 10:27:53 PM »
Unless you're in reality thinking about bug spray  ;)  :o :o :o :o  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #208 on: June 15, 2016, 10:44:58 PM »
I love SSD but only as a work drive, for storage, not so sure about that.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #209 on: June 15, 2016, 11:09:47 PM »
My account is still live but I haven't posted there in years. In the mean time I'm kind of hooked on Instagram.

Has anyone else made that switch? Or switched to something else entirely (or nothing at all)?

I have not made that switch, they serve completely different purposes for me. Instagram has low resolution images that you can't zoom on, Flickr can store tons of images at full resolution and I can adjust permissions.

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #210 on: June 15, 2016, 11:23:34 PM »
I love SSD but only as a work drive, for storage, not so sure about that.
For storage, the good old drives are now pretty reliable, pretty fast and most of all cheaper.

And they have those new helium filled drives that are faster and quieter...
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #211 on: June 16, 2016, 12:36:49 AM »
I love SSD but only as a work drive, for storage, not so sure about that.
And they have those new helium filled drives that are faster and quieter...

and lighter?   ;D

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #212 on: June 16, 2016, 02:12:29 AM »
Instagram has low resolution images that you can't zoom on, Flickr can store tons of images at full resolution and I can adjust permissions.
my instagram photos looks crap compared to flickr, twitter and last check facebook. Flickr store your photo in multiple resolutions. upload high res and it makes lower res files as well.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #213 on: June 16, 2016, 06:33:51 AM »
Okay, valid advice on disks here. Thanks. A bit sad because I just love how silent they are! :P ;D

Ipernity? I tried checking some groups last week and man does it look dead. Flickr seems like bustling with discussions compared to it.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #214 on: July 25, 2016, 09:55:10 PM »

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #215 on: July 25, 2016, 10:48:02 PM »
mmm...
At least it wasn't bought by KFC  :o
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #216 on: July 26, 2016, 09:35:35 PM »
Could have been worse, could have been the Daily Hate Fail Mail who bought it.
If that'd happened, I would have been straight on there deleting my entire account.

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #217 on: July 26, 2016, 09:52:18 PM »
Or the National Enquirer  ;D
Just imagine them adding a picture of Elvis in every photo you post there ;)
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #218 on: September 23, 2016, 04:12:20 PM »
Reviving an old thread here
If you're using Flickr, it's definitely time to change your password!

I've been reading the news this morning and yet another block fell on Yahoo and Flickr... and they weren't quick to give the news, something that I find even more worrisome than the rest. Back in 2014, they had a massive security breach with 500 million passwords stolen. And it took them all this time to get around to tell people that they should change their passwords!

Talk about efficiency...
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #219 on: September 23, 2016, 11:28:31 PM »
I can never remember mine anyway so if anyone else out there knows it, could they please let me know.
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« Reply #220 on: September 23, 2016, 11:40:33 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #221 on: October 13, 2016, 03:50:15 PM »
Have you seen the new flickr?
I don't get the promo bar on the right and have all the pictures that I follow in two columns.
Neat!
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #222 on: October 14, 2016, 08:14:47 AM »
I'm still with the new old. just recently coming back to flickr after not really having the time since summer. feels like I've fallen out of the groove with looking at photos...
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« Reply #223 on: October 19, 2016, 08:35:18 AM »
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #224 on: December 15, 2016, 09:26:11 PM »
Has anybody noticed that since we have the new screen fewer of the pictures we post get commented on or liked?
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #225 on: July 27, 2017, 04:09:07 PM »
Reviving an old thread here...
I noticed something lately on Flickr and I want to know if I'm the only one to whom this happens?
I sometimes (well, more often than expected) get a message that somebody is following my photos or just likes one of the pictures I posted. Then out of curiosity check out that person's profile only to find out it's from a woman who's portfolio site is a sex service site...

So, am I the only one or is this a new trend in spamming?
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« Reply #226 on: July 27, 2017, 04:21:02 PM »
Reviving an old thread here...
I noticed something lately on Flickr and I want to know if I'm the only one to whom this happens?
I sometimes (well, more often than expected) get a message that somebody is following my photos or just likes one of the pictures I posted. Then out of curiosity check out that person's profile only to find out it's from a woman who's portfolio site is a sex service site...

So, am I the only one or is this a new trend in spamming?

That just happened to me for the first time yesterday.  It was a woman who just joined Flickr this month and has a few semi nude photos and a link to a web site.  She's following me but I didn't reciprocate, she doesn't seem to be shooting film.  Probably just using Flickr to advertise her web site. 

https://www.flickr.com/people/152566785@N06/

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« Reply #227 on: July 27, 2017, 04:47:42 PM »

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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #228 on: July 27, 2017, 05:21:47 PM »
Me too.

I've also had other people pushing their goods/website.

I just block them. Their comment/fav or whatever then disappears and they can't do it again.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #229 on: July 27, 2017, 06:28:46 PM »
Seems to be an emerging trend. Sort of odd that it is coming up now considering how old Flickr is. I guess Instagram and Snapchat are saturated?
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #230 on: July 27, 2017, 09:12:35 PM »
I think they must have begun cleaning it up. Two of the people who liked me now have a 404 page...

But this sure was a weird experience and I'm happy that I'm not the only one who had these!
This sure was a weird experience and such a party pooper. I went from YAY! someone likes my photos to Cute girl to WTF to crap just another spammer... all in less than 5 minutes...
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« Reply #231 on: July 28, 2017, 08:26:06 AM »
I don't get that. I'm feeling left out!  ???
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« Reply #232 on: July 28, 2017, 02:45:24 PM »
Well, I must admit that at first sight it's definitely worth a look.... We don't have girls that look like that around here!
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« Reply #233 on: July 31, 2017, 04:21:52 PM »
Well, I must admit that at first sight it's definitely worth a look.... We don't have girls that look like that around here!

Steady! With that last post this thread suddenly feels like something you'd read on a photography forum :-)

For the record I get this all the time on Instaspam and sometimes, but less frequently, on Flickr too.
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« Reply #234 on: July 31, 2017, 11:56:36 PM »
But on the up side, I did gain a few real followers :)
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« Reply #235 on: August 07, 2017, 10:28:49 PM »
I've just had six more within an hour. Maybe I'll change my profile to female amd maybe they'll go away - but I could end up getting solicitations from men.
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« Reply #236 on: August 08, 2017, 01:46:19 PM »
I don't know many girls on Flickr so I can't ask if they get similar"fans".
I got another one a few days ago and reading the titles of the pictures, the intent was pretty clear.
She even claimed she liked cooking naked! I guess she isn't a big fan of bacon ;D
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« Reply #237 on: August 08, 2017, 10:24:18 PM »
I think I know why a bunch of us are getting these requests now, they're using our "following" list.  I won't name anyone but I noticed my most recent one is following a few people that I am following, including fellow Filmwasters.  They must have a way of automatically following everyone on your list. 

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« Reply #238 on: August 09, 2017, 01:38:02 PM »
Worst thing is that I don't know of any way to stop this....
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« Reply #239 on: August 31, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
Worst thing is that I don't know of any way to stop this....

I do, I just did it.

I deleted my account.
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« Reply #240 on: August 31, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
I haven't seen any more followers like that for a few weeks now, I wonder if Flickr shut them down.   It's seems like they all came at once and then went away. 

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« Reply #241 on: August 31, 2017, 08:31:52 PM »
I haven't seen any more followers like that for a few weeks now, I wonder if Flickr shut them down.   It's seems like they all came at once and then went away.

I've had followers and favs and an invitation to join some FilthyFlickr group. They just kept coming. I reported several but it makes no difference. I'm sure Flickr has the capability of limiting accounts until they are verified to stop this sort of thing but if they can't be bothered then neither can I.

It was useful as an image host but there are other options. I can still browse other peoples images and groups etc. without an account. I can't 'follow' anyone but I didn't follow many anyway and I can always make a link to someone's photosteam if I want. So I don't think I'll miss it.
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Re: More with the Flickr thing...
« Reply #242 on: August 31, 2017, 09:30:34 PM »
I must admit that it's been rather quiet on the spam front lately...
But I know that just saying this will make them all come back like hordes of zombies looking for some fresh brains.  ::)
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« Reply #243 on: September 01, 2017, 10:14:18 PM »
More on the flickr thing, here's s help to get forum code out of the flickr app (you copy the shortlink out of the app snd into this site)
http://tools.rackonly.com/
Would make my life easier -if my particular iOS wasn't the one with the copy bug :p
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« Reply #244 on: November 07, 2017, 04:53:41 PM »
It looks like the share button is gone completely from the web UI. I am back to using the developer tools in Chrome to drill in to the page elements to get the link.  >:(
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« Reply #245 on: November 07, 2017, 05:04:45 PM »
It looks like the share button is gone completely from the web UI. I am back to using the developer tools in Chrome to drill in to the page elements to get the link.  >:(

I still have a share button but most of the options are missing like the one I use, BB Code.  Maybe they are just making changes or updating something.  This is the only option it gives me:

https://flic.kr/p/212YqJi

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« Reply #246 on: November 07, 2017, 05:50:22 PM »
Web interface seems to be normal for me (via Firefox). Share button, BBCode, everything seems as it was.
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« Reply #247 on: November 07, 2017, 06:52:19 PM »
Yeah they must have been doing a sneaky update. Everything back to "normal" now.
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