Comments on Abandoned: I agree with you and feel the same. The thing is, I have had bad experiences with Yahoo! twice – first time was when they acquired Rocketmail, which . . .

That’s what money does.
I don’t think that Flickr themselves have that much of a choice if it was a part of the contract they signed with Yahoo. And most of the time they do it for the sake of convinience…no matter if we like it or not.

I’ve used my Yahoo ID for some time now since I’ve logged in at Flickr from the iPaq and didn’t have a choice if I wanted to use the mobile pages. And it works just fine to me :)

christa 2007-01-31 12:10 UTC


I’ve been using the Yahoo login method for ages now and can’t say it made the sligtest difference. Flickr’s still Flickr whatever the login method. Zooomr still seems rough and clunky and despite grabbing one of the free accounts (I think they’re still free for bloggers), I don’t really use it – I just keep it to keep up to date with what they’re doing – it might be good enough one day.

publicenergy 2007-01-31 14:26 UTC


I agree. Zoomr is very clunky and ugly (and painfully slow too today) in comparison. There’s some good ideas in there too, and it’s flickr’s nearest competitor.

I’ve already had to re-login to flickr twice today now I’ve linked a (new) yahoo adresss to the account. Grrrr.

One thing that flickr promised during the purchase by Yahoo! was that nothing would change. We knew that wasn’t true then, and so did they. I expect to see flickr Yahoo-ised over the coming year. This is the thin end of the proverbial, sad to say.

 Ah well. I suppose it's called progress.

GreyWulf 2007-01-31 15:37 UTC


I’m just going fricking nuts with Java right now.
It’s stupid…no matter if it’s Winblows or Linux grrrr

And hopefully Zooomr will be a bit smoother in the future when it’s not drowning in bloggers anymore :pp

christa 2007-01-31 16:36 UTC


I think it will. somehow. I guess it’s being rather stress-tested right now!

GreyWulf 2007-01-31 16:41 UTC


I agree with you and feel the same. The thing is, I have had bad experiences with Yahoo! twice – first time was when they acquired Rocketmail, which became Yahoo! mail. After the merger, my e-mail account stopped working and I swore off Yahoo! for the longest time. Second time, I lost all my emails in my inbox. And I’ve had similar experiences with Geocities pre- and post-Yahoo! acquisitions. So have several others.

To be honest, I have stopped caring at this point – most people would not get it, and Flickr and Yahoo! both do not obviously give a damn. They just won’t get my money anymore. So, there.

Metlin 2007-02-02 07:16 UTC

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