In the best interest of the user yesterday, we closed those threads. Posted ages ago. Posted 79 months ago. For months, Flickr had my entire photostream, each and every one of my thousands of photos marked NIPSA. ( permalink permalink ( permalink Rian I just removed a video from my site that was moderate of me in a bathing suit, but Colleen suggested my text or description was not quite suitable. Rian, don't worry they should stay there. I'm afraid I can no longer trust my photos here. did they say why they deleted your account? You can read more about the changes to login here.If you’re having trouble signi... Logging in to Your Flickr Account They will tell you which of the Community Guidelines you were violating. It can be a huge job, you have to consider what it's all worth to you. While rianflynn may be ok with this, personally I'm horrified that Flickr might simply delete an account, even in error, and have it gone permanently and irrevocably forever. A bunch of images showing a pattern, could be a problem. loupiote (Old Skool) pro edited this topic ages ago. ), Flickr logo. ), Stiff Rooster: staff have access if they need it. Posted ages ago. Like. But when I log in with it, it does redirect me to the sign up. Posted ages ago. Posted ages ago. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. I sure would hate to see my photostream that I've worked hundreds if not thousands of hours on get deleted simply because some blogger somewhere posted one of my photos without linking back to Flickr. Posted ages ago. One of my photos just hit 20,000 views! So there's your warning. Do upload content that you have created. Posted ages ago. OR BETTER: flickr should just detect if the user-name is in the form of (or looks like) a URL - using pattern-matching, and not allow those user names! All being said, i understand the mistake and i am happy with the way flickr handled this one. ), It's nothing to do with nick-names - your Flickr user-name is loupiote (old skool) - that's not a website URL. It is inevitable that people make mistakes, we all do. While it would be nice to be able to be send out "wee notes", it would be a daunting task with the amount of content flowing through. my account has been mysteriously deleted as well yesterday, I have been in touch with flickr staff and they have emailed me the following : Help for your Yahoo Account Select the product you need help with and find a solution Yahoo questions? 4 months ago permalink. ( permalink This is how they would treat a long time customer. Not being able to correct mistakes/misjudgements made by personnel, is something a company like Flickr should be working on yesterday! Customer service told me they werent able to get the files back. Is it still a mistake and if so why not address it? I'm sorry if that seems like censorship or seems like a brick not-transparent wall, but it's not. Posted ages ago. If you create a new account, the emails and contacts can be moved to the new account. I'm sure they will get views! And when the account was reactivated, the photos were still there. ::confused:: Posted ages ago. Doesn't look deleted to me... did the OP have his Yahoo account deleted perhaps and assume that the Flickr account was gone too? It's not difficult, however, to think of ways that difficulty could be circumvented, by temporarily changing the image filename while an account is being investigated. Posted ages ago. Flickr owes their users better than this. I will second to what The searcher said. It pops up when I try to see other sites photos. ( permalink ), Problem is, there's no good solution currently for backing up descriptions and comments. Since you said you're not working on that feature, I'd highly suggest that the team start because at the rate this is going, people are going to start being afraid to post their photos on Flickr and will go to other websites., Alas, we're a big site... To give some scale, there are something like 5,000 new photos and video uploaded every minute. Thank you for the help. Posted 79 months ago. Besides, content "not yours" usually falls under Flickr's "we won't do anything unless someone issues a takedown notice" which 1: wouldn't happen in this case because he licensed the images and 2: wouldn't lead to account deletion, it would lead to the specific images being removed. Nude buddy icons will get you deleted on the second go around. ( permalink ), Ok So i spoke with support and they are restoring my account! Click Delete your account. ( permalink Sometimes it's better to bring up the whole threadlocking BS ahead of time, sometimes it works as a deterrent for them as if you call them out on it before they actually do it -- then they are less likely to do so. Nothing mentioned in that last post about getting the entire account restored. Posted ages ago. ), kathynails867: What was the generic letter that you were sent? Posted ages ago. ( permalink ( permalink It wouldn't even bother me to give you my password. Posted 79 months ago. It would be nice to hear from Flickr staff as to exactly what their capabilities are in this regard and when they've had them as in the past they've indicated that they are unable to restore deleted accounts. Not rigid requirements. In the past they've said they cannot. ), Zack Sheppard 'I'm sorry to disappoint that it's not the result of a feature. Hi Zack, ), What staffer deleted your account? I hope they really do have an undeletion feature. You try and contact them via email to object and they won't return your emails. Along with my Yahoo account. Some pro members have thousands. That does look like restored with images AND comments intact... ( permalink Heather explains why they can't send a wee note notes warning about account deletions I didnt personally make every thing and i didn't personally write the software. Flickr closed one of these threads just a few weeks ago when you said I wore a tinfoil hat. Posted ages ago. If you want to clear some space in your account or let go of some old memories, follow these steps to delete your content. ( permalink Posted ages ago. Posted 79 months ago. This would involve no programming resources whatsoever, is simply a policy change, and seems like a fair request given your track record for bad account deletions and you're unwillingness to consider an account recovery option. ( permalink AND FAST! I want the flickr account gone. You can no longer get a Pro subscription, so that shouldn't be a consideration in your decision. Posted ages ago. Also, on zyrcster's point that, apologies, because i haven't read all this, just the reason why the account was deleted. good to know! it looks like my photos are still on the server! It does allow me to overide that, but do I have to change my settings to avoid that ? ), Hello folks, [edit to add:] ( permalink They set accounts to "unsafe" for misflagged content, they should be able to set accounts to "unseen" for some deletion-level offenses, and give customers a chance to fix the issue, or point out Flickr's error. it is locked up. If only Yahoo/Flickr hadn't laid off developers back in April.... I have tried on numerous occasions and succeeded in getting my account deleted. Posted ages ago. ( permalink And my images are stolen all the time, and used on external sites and forums with no regard for pesky flickr rules. Posted ages ago. ), Hi rianflynn, Seems like the priorities are a bit out of order there. Getting scrubbed reaches far deeper than showing some boobies on your buddy icon. I hope flickr makes this right! And getting moved from safe to mod or restricted better than deletion. The yahoo I used to sign into flickr has long been deleted. I only have about 15 photos right now, but plan to add more that will be restricted in nature. Why give them money to have them delete my current account again This action will take you to the "Delete Your Account page". so if the images above were in his account, it is very strange that they are still there - unless his account has just been blocked, but not really deleted. Flickr locks the thread where you complain about being deleted so as to diminish bad PR. Posted ages ago. ( permalink ), I'm pretty disappointed to hear that the 'holding pen' idea seems no longer to be on the to-do list. Or the "don't use Flickr to host web graphics" rule. Flickr would have notified me by now as to excatly why I was deleted. Posted 79 months ago. Just make certain you behave here as well as other areas of Yahoo. Posted ages ago. scary to hear stories like that. And if so, when was this functionality developed because it's been stated in the past that Flickr cannot. (must drink coffee soon) ), MabelAmber® ***Pluto5339*** Queen of Streetshots: ), Yes, you're absolutely fine! indeed i don't see why flickr would have delete your account Often, these threads devolve into a lot of finger pointing & guessing in offball ways about why an account was deleted. But to your point, both threads where Flores was complaining about his account being deleted yesterday were locked by Flickr staff. Once Zack explains, I'm sure we'll get the whole story and if they're claiming outright that what whomever did was overkill, I'm sure they are also taking care of that issue behind the scenes. and you don't have the slightest idea? They owe us a sane and responsible account deletion policy where accounts are not permanently deleted, but rather are suspended temporarily allowing mistakes to be reversed and an appeals process for users who think that their deletion was unfair. Delete photos and videos in the Flickr app. ) 7. Posted ages ago. Flickr can now restore accounts within 90 days. permalink ( permalink But they are reasonable questions nonetheless. I always sign into Flickr using my gmail account. ( permalink Under “Personal Information,” click Delete Your Flickr Account. I asked for two years of flickr pro and they gave me four years to compensate for the lost time. ( permalink ), All my photos were set as restricted and my videos as moderate and I know the guidelines very well for videos. if that was the case, the images would have been deleted from the farms, no? Just to clarify, if i post a picture on my blog (without linking to flickr) and also post it here, am i breaking some rule that risks me getting deleted? Gwen I was under the impression, also from certain post in past threads that deletion might extend to repeatedly misflagging individual photos. haha i'm talking about elements within my art. Why aren't 'deleted' accounts held for 14 days before they are purged? Can Flickr provide a little more visibility specifically on why warning their users over account deletions represents such a, in their words, "daunting" task? Posted ages ago. This is the second time I have been through this. Change your Flickr password Change your Flickr password on a web browserWhile logged in, go to your account settings.On the top right, select Edit your password.Enter … ( permalink ( permalink And yeah, if those images still visible aren't a fluke, it'd be darned cool if they did have a "holding" pen now, and not an irreversible deletion. 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