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Flickr being used like Faceache

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by mikew, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. mikew

    mikew Here a lot Premium Member

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    Just really for the first time noticed a trend on Flckr.

    This morning some one started following me,i did what i normally do clicked through to his page to view his images, they where very nice and interesting enough for me to possibly follow.

    Then i noticed his details at the top,he joined in 2016 and had 222 images all good so far, then i noticed he was following 12,500 and because of that had picked up 2,800 followers, guess he is doing it for an ego boost like having X number of friends on Faceache.
     
  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    I have noticed this also Mike.....
     
  3. Frankinfuji

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    You can get add-on apps for Flickr that will automatically Like and follow others. Some even post inane comments like 'Good capture' usually followed by an invitation to follow their photostream.

    I've also seen people post every photo in every Group they are a member of, even if they are utterly irrelevant to the group, and the Admins have all left their Groups years ago.

    Seems very sad and pointless to me, and it's destroyed all of the Groups which have just become tools for the saddo's who measure their personal worth in likes and followers.

    Flickr for me is just free cloud storage, and I'm sure it will shut down soon, so I'm backing up my photos to a hard drive.
     
  4. Jason

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    It has gone down the drain over last year or two. I found some great local groups when I joined years ago, met plenty of local photographers and got tons of useful feedback to learn from. As a learning resource it's dead imho. I just use it for image storage really. I do add to a few groups but it seems a waste of time really. I won't be renewing my pro sub next year.
     
  5. spuriosity

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    Yes I found this a while back and decided I couldn't be bothered with it.
     
  6. stanm

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    It is also probably a way of getting a shot on flickr Explore. There was one the other day that had 400,000 views since been uploaded a week previous - how on earth ?? and it wasnt anything special as far as shots go. There is one near the top of the list now - uploaded on 17 March and so far over 32000 views - this one is a nice shot but how do they get so many views in such a short period

    Stan
     
  7. paulmag

    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Have come across that myself I just ignore them
     
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    I ignore too, it's been going on awhile of think.
     
  9. tenchy

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    I'm feeling left out then :)
     
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  10. mikew

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    I shouldn't say this out loud but i feel the same about spam in Google mail, its a couple of months since have i had anything, how can i become a millionaire
     
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  11. Graham Spiers

    Graham Spiers Active Member

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    would you all follow me??? as for google spam the wife keeps getting offers for Penis enlargement, but hers is big enough Itd 3d Ani W60 Smiles 005
     
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