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Offline Old Philosopher

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« on: April 22, 2018, 11:54:47 PM »
Are the general public users going to get kicked in the teeth again?  First Photobucket got greedy, and now Flickr is under new management.

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We?re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we?ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.

Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.

We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug?s Terms and Privacy Policy.

Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.

We?re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 12:14:42 PM »
I got this email today. I'm hoping it's not going to mean more difficulties. Best case scenario they improve the user interface and do nothing else.

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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 01:26:17 PM »
I've been using tinypic, seem to work OK for me. I was having to many problems with photobucket.
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 04:28:41 PM »
Photobucket SUCKS! >:(
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 04:30:55 PM »
Photobucket SUCKS! >:(

A+, Thumps Up, whatever it might be, YES IT DOES!
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 06:15:33 PM »
Two things have happened because of &^*%$ Photobucket.  First I don't post photos as often as I used to.  Secondly I went to IMGUR.  Easier to upload and post but ........... I no longer trust these sites that offer free hosting.
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 07:15:38 PM »
Flickr was easy with Win10, but that was the ONLY thing I liked about that OS.  If Flickr screws me over like PB did, I'll try Imgur...again.  I visited Imgur before picking Flickr because I thought the latter seemed more straight forward. That was before I found out their "copy url for website/email" was all messed up, as most of you have discovered.
In a perfect world, we'd all chip in and get Ron a host server that could handle our uploading photos directly from our HDs.  I'm on two other sites (e.g., Backyard Chickens) that do that. Talk about sweet!!!!  If I could do that here, you'd all get tired of looking at my snapshots.
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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 07:37:37 PM »
Hey! It works!  Almost intuitive!

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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 07:17:37 AM »
after Photobucket kicked the bucket,  I settled on PictureTrail.  works fine,  is free,  and easy enough for a technologically challenged individual like me to figure out and use.

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Re: Photo Hosting
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 07:30:51 AM »
I've used Imgur since the Photobucket changes. Seems ok ... so far.
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