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. Adam:

    I’ve got them saved. But all the uploaded material is out there floating around, unusable. But other people’s stuff, that isn’t mine, that was tagged for use on http://www.blogswana.org–i‘d have to start a new account and ask everyone to resubmit, which I don’t have time for.

  2. Adam:

    I’ve got them saved. But all the uploaded material is out there floating around, unusable. But other people’s stuff, that isn’t mine, that was tagged for use on http://www.blogswana.org–i‘d have to start a new account and ask everyone to resubmit, which I don’t have time for.

  3. “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.”

    Robert, you don’t have to use Lifeblog. They inbuilt online sharing service will post photos directly to Flickr or Vox. If you use the S60 application from http://www.shozu.com , you can post to a variety of services, including Picasaweb. It’s relatively easy to set up and easy to use on the fly.

    The killer feature for me is Shozu’s online contact backup feature. Provided you give it permission, it will work in the background to automatically update changes to your phonebook with a copy on the Shozu servers. You can then access it via a web interface or re-sync it with your new phone when you upgrade. Essential stuuff, it’s already saved my bacon on a fusked firmware upgrade.

  4. “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.”

    Robert, you don’t have to use Lifeblog. They inbuilt online sharing service will post photos directly to Flickr or Vox. If you use the S60 application from http://www.shozu.com , you can post to a variety of services, including Picasaweb. It’s relatively easy to set up and easy to use on the fly.

    The killer feature for me is Shozu’s online contact backup feature. Provided you give it permission, it will work in the background to automatically update changes to your phonebook with a copy on the Shozu servers. You can then access it via a web interface or re-sync it with your new phone when you upgrade. Essential stuuff, it’s already saved my bacon on a fusked firmware upgrade.

  5. Replaced flickr a while back. I am loving SharpCast. It lets me pick who I want to share with and syncs with my hard-drive on several machines (Mac and PC).

  6. Replaced flickr a while back. I am loving SharpCast. It lets me pick who I want to share with and syncs with my hard-drive on several machines (Mac and PC).

  7. Alas, your email was sucked into my junk folder (everyone’s a critic these days) and I weren’t aware you were having issues until now.

    I’ve sent you an email that should clarify why you were having difficulty.

  8. Alas, your email was sucked into my junk folder (everyone’s a critic these days) and I weren’t aware you were having issues until now.

    I’ve sent you an email that should clarify why you were having difficulty.

  9. I had problems with my Yahoo account earlier this year, but managed to get it going again with support. I use Flickr and prefer a completely online service. That’s why I haven’t made the switch to Picasa yet, even though I would prefer to use Google.

  10. I had problems with my Yahoo account earlier this year, but managed to get it going again with support. I use Flickr and prefer a completely online service. That’s why I haven’t made the switch to Picasa yet, even though I would prefer to use Google.

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