back to article Flaky Flickr's pic upload faulty for weeks, fume fed-up photographers

Some users of Yahoo!'s photo-sharing site Flickr have been struggling or unable to upload photos to the site for several weeks. The Flickr support forums are full of complaints from people – mostly in the UK – who have been unable to upload their snaps to Flickr. Flickr is constantly timing out when uploads are attempted. The …

  1. Chris Gray 1
    Black Helicopters

    Obvious, innit?

    Sheesh! I would have thought it was obvious by now. All of these temporary outages of major services are *of course* due to having to install new hardware and software to support government capture of all the info, including down-to-the-microsecond datestamps on all header packets.

    What else *could* it be?

    (And you know, I'm not 100% sure this is wrong...)

  2. Grikath

    Dear John..

    Seriously? #FirstWorldProblems

  3. Mark 85 Silver badge

    One has to wonder if Flickr will end up like Alibaba... or just left to rot like so much else in Yahoo!Land.

  4. doctorjbeam

    Not just limited to the UK - big issues in Australia. Many Pro subscribers are fed up with the unreliability of late.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cloud services...

    Somebody elses computers you have no control over

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Headline picture

    Explanation right there - Flickr doesn't work well with film-based cameras.

    (They had nice aesthetics though).

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I know it's not cool

    To praise a Yahoo product, but I use the new beta uploader for flickr and have uploaded nearly 20000 images in the last few weeks painlessly. Brilliant, and free

    1. Thecowking

      Re: I know it's not cool

      Is it really worth it?

      Traditionally Flickr's own upload function has been made of spit and bale wire and liable to fall apart if you looked at the web page wrong. I've been using jUploadr for years for Flickr (and not noticing any problems recently for what it's worth), but is the new one actually worth it?

      Flickr has been getting steadily worse in the interface for the last couple of years. (because loading a page and then deciding that you really meant to load a page twice the size isn't annoying at all, oh no. Also hiding things like view in original size, putting a "back to photostream" link in one corner because the piles of javascript have broken the back button and providing a jpeg editing tool, but nothing for RAWs so why bother having editing at all? Oh wait, you actually want me to upload the crap snaps I take on my phone instead of the photos I care about that I use a proper camera for?)

      I've been a paying customer of Flickr for years, but I'm so close to cancelling. It's a nice way to show people certain albums, but it doesn't offer me anything more with "Pro" than I'd get on the free plan any more, and I find myself using Google photos more and more anyway, because its sharing tools are better.


      1. Artaxerxes

        Re: I know it's not cool

        I'd left myself subscribed to Flickr by mistake for a year or two, they updated the stats page so its now almost unusable compared to how it used to be.

        Sub promptly stopped.

        Feels good man.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Who knew Flickr still existed? Thanks El Reg. Any updates on Friends Reunited?

  9. egeria

    Thanks for the update

    I struggled with upload problems in August. I even pasted http headers identifying the non-responsive servers and so on I haven't tried since so I guess still not worth it. (Unfotunately I am a paying customer and in UK and on Linux, which apparently is not supported, not even using Firefox.)

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