Tuesday, 11 August 2020

ADVISORY - Broken Photo links

 Hi all - a post this with some very sad news affecting the photos I share with you all!

Yesterday, 10 August 2020, I discovered that Flickr had deleted my account I've had since 2007 with about 35,000 photos! There had been no communication with me and after almost 48 hours, still no response from Flickr technical or support services

Edit: 14:00 11 Aug 2020 Flickr responded via Twitter message saying "The account was terminated for Terms of Use and Communty Guideline violations and will not be restored....We are not at liberty to discuss the specifics of accounts closed for violations,..."

So, this impacts my blog as well as in a big way as I had tried to save space by not physically uploading photos to the blog and website but linking them via URL to the original.

This means that these linked photos are now not available anymore and all you might see is a caption and a something indicating that the photo is not available - like in this following pic >> 

Some of the photos I might have access to on external hard drives but others may be lost forever. 

Hopefully I can rectify the situation soon and/or at least replace the photos with physical uploads, be it the original or an alternative.

I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks again for all the support so far,

Marcell


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