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Thread: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

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    Exclamation PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    How many times have you scanned through a thread only to see numerous instances of
    "This photo is not available" accompanied by the flickr logo?

    If you expect your information to persist in the forum threads, please use hosting sites that will keep the images online.

    Donning my asbestos suit, I remain affectionately...

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Typically that happens when the person removes the photo from flickr or changes the permissions such that the photo can no longer be seen. It has nothing to do with any kind unreliability of flickr and people are just as capable of breaking image links to any other host.

    That said, it is annoying and despite having completely fine hosting I've taken to attaching images directly to posts on threads.
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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    I will include offsite (photobucket.com) photos inline, then attach the same photos to the post. I do this for the convenience of the immediate reader - they can read the text and see the photos at the same time. Readers at a later date will have to click on the thumnails.

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Just use the link from the thumbnail inline.
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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    The forum image hosting crushes detail quite a bit, which I think is why many people use other hosting. Also the thumbs could be larger. But of course, its not my forum and I'm not paying the bandwidth.

    I hate it too when images are no longer available, which seems to happen with surprising frequency and quickness.

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_C View Post
    Typically that happens when the person removes the photo from flickr or changes the permissions such that the photo can no longer be seen. It has nothing to do with any kind unreliability of flickr and people are just as capable of breaking image links to any other host.
    While that may be true in theory, I never see it.

    There are no similar failures from Zenfolio or other hosting sites, on which the OPs could take similar actions.

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    While that may be true in theory, I never see it.
    Convince the bulk of people to use Zenfolio, or whatever else, and you will.

    You see it from flickr because that's what most people use. You probably notice it more from flickr because they use that flickr replacement image.
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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    I've used Flickr to host my blog's photos for several years now. I've yet to lose a link to one. And I'm currently a non-paying member, meaning that my earlier images are still linkable, but I can't access them directly from my Flickr photostream unless I pay up.

    So I really don't understand why people have the issues they do with broken image links to Flickr; it may have something to do with how they link the image. I always right click the image, click "properties" and copy/past the full url address. Using the flash-based embedded image management features built into Flickr may be the problem.

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    If you expect your information to persist in the forum threads...
    - Leigh
    Dear Leigh,

    Are you assuming that folks want their images to persist ? ...

    For myself, I do not, therefore my images will disappear.

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    Re: PLEASE don't put photos on flickr

    Quote Originally Posted by jim kitchen View Post
    Are you assuming that folks want their images to persist ? ...
    For myself, I do not, therefore my images will disappear.
    If the image is an integral part of the post, affecting the meaning thereof, and you delete it, then your post is no longer meaningful.

    Your choice.

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