I can’t get into Flickr anymore…

My Flickr account has locked me out. I can sign into Yahoo. But when I want to get into Flickr, it keeps asking me to associate my Flickr account with my Yahoo user name. I have already done that. It worked this morning, but now something is horked.

Sigh. No Flickr. No Zooomr.

I guess I’ll have to sign up for something else.

By the way, Yahoo has the WORST CAPTCHAs in the industry (the little codes that you have to read and enter in so you can change passwords and such). They are nearly impossible to read.

I need to do a video on how much I hate Yahoo’s ID system. It makes me want to use Passport and that’s saying something.

Sigh, Google, when are you going to give me a good photo sharing service so I can get the pictures off of my very cool Nokia phone and share them with the world? I guess I gotta sign up for Nokia’s LifeBlog service.

Grrrrr. Sometimes all this Web stuff frustrates me to no end.

Oh, and there’s never a link so that you can talk to a real human being. I emailed Heather Champ, Flickr’s community leader, but I doubt I’ll hear back until Monday.

Heheh, I can see my Flickr account. I just can’t publish to it.

Oh, and tried changing the password, and all that. I still can get into my Yahoo account. It just doesn’t recognize the Flickr side of the house anymore.

Is this happening to anyone else?

UPDATE: turns out I have two accounts. I thought I was signing into the right one. Heather told me about the other one. I tried to sign into that. No password. Tried to sign in using the details. Didn’t work. I needed to contact tech support. Turned out my Zip code had nine digits in Yahoo, and didn’t match cause it was so old (I forgot it). Getting into Yahoo passwords is really hard if you forget all your info. Heheh. Anyway, it’s all connected and I’m into the right account again.

115 thoughts on “I can’t get into Flickr anymore…

  1. haha.. i cant upload photos to my flickr account anymore because i reached the 200 photos limit for a free account. Now, I am using webshots, lol.

  2. haha.. i cant upload photos to my flickr account anymore because i reached the 200 photos limit for a free account. Now, I am using webshots, lol.

  3. Robert, I couldn’t agree more with you about Yahoo’s god awful Captchas. I’m not much of a Flickr user, but when I was asked to link my Flickr and Yahoo accounts together, the captcha I got was so ridiculous, I just had to blog it.

    You can see my rant here, along with everyone’s attempt at guessing what the captcha spelt out. We’ll never know what the correct answer was, but it certainly raised everyone’s blood pressure while we tried :S

    Has no one come up with an alternative to captchas? I will love this person forever if it’s an alternative that’s widely adopted! (Assuming it’s better than Captchas!)

  4. Robert, I couldn’t agree more with you about Yahoo’s god awful Captchas. I’m not much of a Flickr user, but when I was asked to link my Flickr and Yahoo accounts together, the captcha I got was so ridiculous, I just had to blog it.

    You can see my rant here, along with everyone’s attempt at guessing what the captcha spelt out. We’ll never know what the correct answer was, but it certainly raised everyone’s blood pressure while we tried :S

    Has no one come up with an alternative to captchas? I will love this person forever if it’s an alternative that’s widely adopted! (Assuming it’s better than Captchas!)

  5. Yep. Same thing. But on top of that, I got so baffled that I eventually (or Flickr eventually) locked me out of my account altogether. So, I wrote for help asking them to help me get in. They said, ‘sorry chump but if you don’t remember the 543 pieces of info you used to sign up with, you’ll never have access to your photos again.’ That was it for me. All my personal photos as well as the photos tagged for sharing by others for Blogswana.org are lost, orphaned. I usually use Photobucket anyway for my blog. I’ve given up the notion of a photo sharing service thanks to Flickr.

  6. Yep. Same thing. But on top of that, I got so baffled that I eventually (or Flickr eventually) locked me out of my account altogether. So, I wrote for help asking them to help me get in. They said, ‘sorry chump but if you don’t remember the 543 pieces of info you used to sign up with, you’ll never have access to your photos again.’ That was it for me. All my personal photos as well as the photos tagged for sharing by others for Blogswana.org are lost, orphaned. I usually use Photobucket anyway for my blog. I’ve given up the notion of a photo sharing service thanks to Flickr.

  7. P.S. Why aren’t you blogging?

    Well I have more important stuff to do, oh say, like watching Son of Svengoolie…

  8. P.S. Why aren’t you blogging?

    Well I have more important stuff to do, oh say, like watching Son of Svengoolie…

  9. Another cheer here for smugmug. I had the same flickr pro problem last week. I was already mildly annoyed about moving to a Yahoo ID, so I looked around and gave smugmug a try.

    For what it’s worth, flickr customer support did eventually fix me up and give me the option to reconnect to a new Yahoo ID or delete, but I’d already fallen in love with smugmug, so I chose delete.

  10. Another cheer here for smugmug. I had the same flickr pro problem last week. I was already mildly annoyed about moving to a Yahoo ID, so I looked around and gave smugmug a try.

    For what it’s worth, flickr customer support did eventually fix me up and give me the option to reconnect to a new Yahoo ID or delete, but I’d already fallen in love with smugmug, so I chose delete.

  11. RevDanCatt was in the zooomr chat channel last night and said he was working on your account. He logged in seconds after you logged out.

    Hopefully you’re back up and running now.

  12. RevDanCatt was in the zooomr chat channel last night and said he was working on your account. He logged in seconds after you logged out.

    Hopefully you’re back up and running now.

  13. I’m still pretty happy with Flickr, as a paying customer who doesn’t have to worry about the 200-picture limit anymore.

    One of the things I like best about Flickr is the groups: it lets you share your shots with like-minded individuals.

    Have you looked at http://Twango.com/? Some friends of mine started it a while back, and the features are pretty good: I’ve just stayed with Flickr mostly through inertia, and for the groups.

    (Note: the Garrett above is not me. Where are all these Garretts coming from all of a sudden?)

  14. I’m still pretty happy with Flickr, as a paying customer who doesn’t have to worry about the 200-picture limit anymore.

    One of the things I like best about Flickr is the groups: it lets you share your shots with like-minded individuals.

    Have you looked at http://Twango.com/? Some friends of mine started it a while back, and the features are pretty good: I’ve just stayed with Flickr mostly through inertia, and for the groups.

    (Note: the Garrett above is not me. Where are all these Garretts coming from all of a sudden?)

  15. Flickr is working fine for me but didn’t always. They have great tech support (assuming nothing’s broken in their codeware) and people on “z” list blogs like mine get great service. I bet if you send a tech support email, you’ll get an answer.

    Of course, you could just blog it — let us know how long before *they* get in touch with *you* and count your blessings.

  16. Flickr is working fine for me but didn’t always. They have great tech support (assuming nothing’s broken in their codeware) and people on “z” list blogs like mine get great service. I bet if you send a tech support email, you’ll get an answer.

    Of course, you could just blog it — let us know how long before *they* get in touch with *you* and count your blessings.

  17. Have you seen smugmug? They’re not free, but they seem to be really good. I saw the guy @ MIX talking about how they use Amazon for storage, and decided to check them out. I’m thinking of moving all my photos there…

  18. Have you seen smugmug? They’re not free, but they seem to be really good. I saw the guy @ MIX talking about how they use Amazon for storage, and decided to check them out. I’m thinking of moving all my photos there…

  19. Yes, Zooomr is up, but expect it to be pretty buggy and service to be spotty, especially for the first 24 hours. Kristopher and I need to get down to the data center and get a couple more servers online to handle the load.

  20. Yes, Zooomr is up, but expect it to be pretty buggy and service to be spotty, especially for the first 24 hours. Kristopher and I need to get down to the data center and get a couple more servers online to handle the load.

  21. flickr login is working fine for me. And Zoomr seems to be back up – but more buggy than ever at the moment.

    I use flickr as my primary account because it is more stable and my group of family & friends all have their own accounts. Still, zoomr seems to be a good alternative if it ever gets a little more support from some deep pockets….

    Brent

  22. flickr login is working fine for me. And Zoomr seems to be back up – but more buggy than ever at the moment.

    I use flickr as my primary account because it is more stable and my group of family & friends all have their own accounts. Still, zoomr seems to be a good alternative if it ever gets a little more support from some deep pockets….

    Brent

  23. When Yahoo borked Rebekka G over copyright infringement (search Thomas H’s site on Rebekka)… I very publicly closed my Flickr and Yahoo accounts and vowed never to go back. I’ve stuck to that pledge and will continue to stick to it. Yahoo’s a mess right now and Semel’s not making it any better. His front line employees are pulling deep and hard on the oars and he’s at the rudder steering them in figure 8′s as they (and everyone else) lose share to Google.

    Valleyway, Techmeme, Technorati… all of them have pointers to disenchanted alums from Yahoo. Methinks the wrong leadership is at the heart of their funk.

  24. When Yahoo borked Rebekka G over copyright infringement (search Thomas H’s site on Rebekka)… I very publicly closed my Flickr and Yahoo accounts and vowed never to go back. I’ve stuck to that pledge and will continue to stick to it. Yahoo’s a mess right now and Semel’s not making it any better. His front line employees are pulling deep and hard on the oars and he’s at the rudder steering them in figure 8′s as they (and everyone else) lose share to Google.

    Valleyway, Techmeme, Technorati… all of them have pointers to disenchanted alums from Yahoo. Methinks the wrong leadership is at the heart of their funk.

  25. since I switched the yahoo key and did not use the email account provided [linking parks :)] I have had t.r.o.u.b.l.e but some time ago I was able to sign on
    with the mobile tool but I like to have a quality up on
    my photos the mobile wont give that yet..

  26. since I switched the yahoo key and did not use the email account provided [linking parks :)] I have had t.r.o.u.b.l.e but some time ago I was able to sign on
    with the mobile tool but I like to have a quality up on
    my photos the mobile wont give that yet..

  27. Try http://en.sevenload.com/. They are flickr+youtube, have better tech than both, care for their contributors and help those make cash. Varshavsky and Burda are investing there.

    [Disclosure: Plans are I'm gonna be a featured vlogger there. And they were sponsoring a book-fair blogging site of mine ;)]

    If you just want photos: http://23hq.com (from denmark, the reboot.dk-guys) is specially geared to moblogging. Disc: Also used to be a customer of mine ;)

  28. Try http://en.sevenload.com/. They are flickr+youtube, have better tech than both, care for their contributors and help those make cash. Varshavsky and Burda are investing there.

    [Disclosure: Plans are I'm gonna be a featured vlogger there. And they were sponsoring a book-fair blogging site of mine ;)]

    If you just want photos: http://23hq.com (from denmark, the reboot.dk-guys) is specially geared to moblogging. Disc: Also used to be a customer of mine ;)

  29. I did manage to successfully merge my flickr account with my Yahoo! account but I can’t be bothered to use flickr anymore.
    When I login I’m presented with a message that takes up half the size my screen telling me that I’ve run into the limits of a free account and that some of my photos are hidden. Even worse, there doesn’t seem to be any way of turning off this message.

    I now use Picasa, not for any particular reason other than it just works, with no annoying messages.

  30. I did manage to successfully merge my flickr account with my Yahoo! account but I can’t be bothered to use flickr anymore.
    When I login I’m presented with a message that takes up half the size my screen telling me that I’ve run into the limits of a free account and that some of my photos are hidden. Even worse, there doesn’t seem to be any way of turning off this message.

    I now use Picasa, not for any particular reason other than it just works, with no annoying messages.

  31. Sometimes all this Web stuff frustrates me to no end.

    Wow, for once, I agree. Welcome to the brave new social networking media Web 2.0 world — no scalability, downtime as the norm, random glitches, and endless support run-arounds, mission critical it be not. But hey, it looks good on the blogs, and at tech conferences…and for the Techcrunch 30 second attention span Feed-reader newsy types.

  32. Sometimes all this Web stuff frustrates me to no end.

    Wow, for once, I agree. Welcome to the brave new social networking media Web 2.0 world — no scalability, downtime as the norm, random glitches, and endless support run-arounds, mission critical it be not. But hey, it looks good on the blogs, and at tech conferences…and for the Techcrunch 30 second attention span Feed-reader newsy types.

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