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Flickr starting to get rid of Yahoo emails for logon

Discussion in 'Photography News Forum' started by DonS, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    Pteranadon Always on Premium Member

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    Smart move. You lose your password for Yahoo email? $60.
    Suddenly the password don't work?
    $60.
    No bones, you pay or create a new one.
    Been there. Refuse to pay.
     
  3. Phill104

    Phill104 Always on Premium Member

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    Not sure what you mean by a charge to change your password? See nothing of that.

    Will be interested to see what they do with the mail system though.
     
  4. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Always on Premium Member

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    They will not take the time and effort to retrieve your password and all efforts on your part does not work. Pay 60$ for the year and you can get personal service and they will help you with looking up or resetting your lost password.
    Trust me....that is why I could not get in here b/c to reset password here...it went to my email. Could not get into my email and all ways ...to retrieve would fail.
    Just Google "Yahoo customer service phone number" there is none.
     
  5. Phill104

    Phill104 Always on Premium Member

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    I’m always loosing my password, especially so the yahoo one. Not had a problem recovering it as I setup gmail as the contact place. So not had to pay them.

    I do hope sometime soon all password based logon will end. There are far better and more secure ways now.
     
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  6. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    They are slowly rolling this out. I cannot change mine yet.
     
  7. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    Has anyone been able to change their login yet?
     
  8. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    I changed to my gmail account years ago, so I don't have to worry.
     
  9. Christopher

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    No. Still Yahoo to access flickr for me.
     
  10. Phill104

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    Me too, still yahoo.
     
  11. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    How did you log into Flickr with a gmail account?
     
  12. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    mine still says this, so I guess I can't change mine either:

     
  13. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Mine says that too, but I have the yahoo email secondary to my gmail. I start typing the yahoo and it automatically switches to gmail in the login tab. Maybe try going into your profile and put in a backup email address in case of lost password? I'm sure that's what I did way back when.
     
  14. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    Word from Flickr:

    We're actively rolling out our new login system to users, in batches. If you don't see a banner prompting you to migrate when you're logged in, stay tuned -- it's coming!
     
  15. steverob68

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    So is Christmas!
     
  16. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    They did not say how big a batch they did at one time. They probably do not want to overwhelm their authentication system.
     
  17. steverob68

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    True but with a website that has an estimated 75 million members coping with up to 25 million uploads per day and 7 billion API requests per month one would expect the site to be able to cope with large enough batches to complete the change more quickly than they are doing.
     
  18. Phill104

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    It is probably a lot harder than you think. I would guess there is not only third parties to deal with, but multiple platforms and membership types over the years. It all adds up to quite a headache. I would also guess there is an expected percentage of those that do switch will have problems. To rectify that quickly and therefore keep customer comfidence a team of a certain size needs to have a rate they can cope with. There is always a lot more to think about with these seemingly easy tasks.
     
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  19. Snips

    Snips Always on

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    I gave up with Flickr long before they gave up with me ;)

    Rather arrogant for me to say that as Flickr was/is still a good force for the internet, unlike some platforms out there - in fairness, I feel that Flickr still has a part to play in the future of sharing photos on the internet.
     
  20. steverob68

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    I have no doubt it has risks and complications associated with it and Flickr will have taken that into account when creating the project timeline.

    They announced 176 days ago on Nov 1st 2018 they would be making the change and it would be complete by “early 2019”. A nice, typically vague, date.

    They began the rollout on March 4th. I do not know of anyone who has been able to make the change.
     
  21. DonS

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    They may have also taken the opportunity to also upgrade their own system as well. I thought I had mentioned in a post before but I cannot find it. Some site was hacked and a bunch of passwords were put out. It was noted that the hashed passwords were in a bunch of different formats. Over time the back end systems get updated and newer, more secure, methods are used to store passwords. Smugmug may have changed their back end system before the Flickr users started using it. This would be an ideal time to do it, when the back end changes for storing passwords all current passwords are not updated, it is only when you change your password that it gets stored in the new format. Short story, change your passwords at least once a year on all sites because the back end may be more secure now and you can only take advantage of that if you change your password.
     
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    Well, mine’s done. Feel all special now.

    A word of warning. When you click on the banner to switch and type your new password in, pay attention as it only asks once. You don’t have to confirm your password. If you misstype and don’t notice you could have bother logging in next time.
     
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  23. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    I am still checking every few days. Nothing on my side yet.
     
  24. gaelldew

    gaelldew Always on

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    I'm the same Don and as a Pro member you would have expected quicker.
     
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  25. Roger S

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    I just logged in under my gmail account and got the banner up top to change my login. Woo hoo! All done, and I'm not even a Pro member.
     

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