An Important Discovery About Flickr Related To Contests

September 30th, 2016

ContestA reader in the UK recently discovered the following about the contest photos that you see in the contests that we use Flickr for:

  • If you are not logged into the contest group you may see some of the group photos but not all of them.
  • In this reader’s case, if he wasn’t logged into the contest group he saw 18 photos but when he logged into the contest group he could see 23 photos. Go figure!
  • I can’t explain this but if you want to be sure to see all the photos, join the contest Flickr group and log in. It’s an open group.

Also, the September video contest is extended into October since there are no entries yet.

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8 Responses to “An Important Discovery About Flickr Related To Contests”

  • Larry,

    I have to admit the whole flicker thing confuses me! I wish there were another format for all of us to share info and pics etc.

    Ethan

  • Larry,

    I have to admit the whole flicker thing confuses me! I wish there were another format for all of us to share info and pics etc.

    Am I the only one?

    Ethan

  • Same with the video section Larry – took me a while to figure that out too when checking for new entries.

  • Why not just create a contest page within the PFRE site?

  • @Ethan+Lyndon – Yes, I’ve been looking for a better contest venue but none are free and open as Flickr. Yahoo has not done much with Flickr for years. Now that they’ve sold it I’m concerned it will die of neglect. I’m continuing to look for a good one. 500px.com has a fair one and there are others. Let me know if any you see and like.

    @jason – A page in the PFRE Flickr group is how the contest started years ago. I don’t see how that fixes any of the issues.

  • I don’t mind Flickr…and such is the cost of free. I auto-sign in so never really noticed the limitation when not signed in and only once or twice a year have to re-sign in. Yes, the video access did confuse me initially, but Flickr wasn’t really designed for video hosting. Of course, Flixkr wasn’t designed for video hosting either. Paid sites are not necessarily easier, as clients complain about my multi-step download process. I am not aware of any paid sites that allow universal upload as that is usually limited to the owner. I know our local photo club that uses Zenfolio, all paid club members are given the password so they can upload their photos, then that universal password is changed every year. A system like that would be an absolute nightmare for a contest. Free is good.

  • Just wanted to clarify no complaints from me re Flickr – just commenting to make people aware. Free is good.

  • I appreciate everyone’s input on this subject. I’m always looking to improve the contest processes. For now, even though Flickr has some quirks I probably stick with it.

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