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PostThu Nov 01, 2018 7:42 pm 
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I thought I had more pics on Flickr, but Ive got 1,287 on the site. Im not too worried about them disappearing, since I have them stored on my computer and an external hard drive.

I find the 1000 picture limit not that brilliant. Smugmug should grandfather in all pictures for those people who choose not to pay.

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PostSat Nov 03, 2018 1:03 am 
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yeah, this is a bit of a bummer. I have like 5k on there probably 90% linked to nwhikers trs, etc. I'll probably go in and nuke all the pics except pics of folks and maps.
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PostSat Nov 03, 2018 10:03 am 
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Don't nuke anything until we can download a backup.  I'm hoping to make it so that if a picture disappears it automatically displays the backup.  There are hundreds of thousands of flickr pictures posted here so it will take some time to download them all.
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PostWed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 am 
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boot up wrote:
But hey, some CEO wants to get another Lamborghini so what the heck,

you can always set up your own photo sharing/storage site and invite 8 billion people to use it for free. it would be the noble thing to do.

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PostMon Nov 19, 2018 2:10 am 
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I ignored the email about the changes for a while, read it the other day.  I see most folks here feel about the same as I do.  This seems like a huge F U from flickr to all their users, I'm fairly inclined to respond the same to them.  I haven't checked how many images I have but it's way over a thousand.  Sounds like paying to upgrade to pro status is a waste of money, so I'll probably just let them delete most of my pics.  Fun while it lasted I guess.
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PostMon Nov 19, 2018 8:43 am 
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I guess I haven't been paying close enough attention, because this is the first time I noticed this thread.
I spent the better part of the day yesterday deleting several thousand images from my "Flickr" accounts. (Yes, I have a few, because they used to limit the number of images you could have posted, so I just went around that with multiple accounts.)
After reading through this thread, and after deleting so many images because of this change, it will be a very cold day in hell before I ever trust "Flickr" or "Smugbug" or "Yahoo" again - they are in for a huge disappointment if they think they will ever see a dime of my money.
I was able to retain all the images for my piddly little number of trip reports here, but the non-hiking related stuff was significantly cut, meaning that an information source that has been used by hundreds of people (going by the view counts) over the last decade has been considerably reduced.
I really wish I could more candidly express my sentiments about this, but Tom doesn't allow that sort of language here.

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PostTue Nov 20, 2018 6:59 pm 
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I am just going to pay the $50. At least for 2019.

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PostWed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 am 
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Tom wrote:
I'll see what I can do to download a backup of all flickr images posted here.

That's what I've been doing. Slow process, but keeping at it. 1,000 images or $50/year? No thanks. Time to find another repository method.

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