i have noticed sometimes pictures seem to vanish from my flikr photostream
does anyone else experience this problem?
and just so its clear: nothing happened at my end, i didnt delete it by accident or anything like that. it was there yesterday, and now its gone.
it makes me feel that it is unreliable as a storage area, and am beginning to think about moving to another provider
i have got a canned response email back from them saying that: "their records show the picture was deleted via a third party app, they dont know which app, they cant find out"
basically saying that its my fault. i know for a fact that it isnt my fault, as this week i haven been writing my dissertation and havent used lightroom, or edited any photos anywhere.
what is most telling however, is the fact that in my email to flikr, i didnt tell them which picture i was referring to just "a picture"
man their customer service is so bad. that is all i have ever received from them in the past too, canned responses, and ignorance. i am beginning to resent having paid them
i wouldnt have noticed, its just a had a blog and used flikr to host the images, and a few of the images that i had embedded on the blog became unavailable, then when i checked flikr they were mysteriously gone. i only had 500 pictures at that time.
i only noticed the one go missing today because it was the first image on my photostream, so i could hardly miss it ....
yesterday, i re-added the image that was deleted, and today it hit number 1 on explore
here is my conspiracy theory :
a day or two before it got deleted i saw that one of the referrers to the picture was the EDF energy website. EDF energy is the company that owns the london eye
not wild enough ? well lets get even crazier :
if you read my story in the other thread about being hassled by a security guard by the river in london for being on "private property", well it turns out that i was on public property the whole time. so, to make a complaint about this i sent two emails to EDF energy last week, since i assume it was one of their security guards who approached me.
simplest explanation is usually the correct one, as they say
Maybe I am lucky but don't seem to have the problems other members are having. ^:)^
I have once or twice had Flickr hiccup, but have not lost any images.
"While we cannot determine which application deleted the photos..."
today they said :
"Upon reviewing your account, I have confirmed that your photos were in fact deleted via the Lightroom third-party app. Please be advised that there is a known bug that deletes photos from your Flickr photostream when you have iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom authorized (note that you do not actually have to be using this app for this to occur - as long as its authorized the photos will be deleted). As such, I recommend contacting Adobe directly to advise of this bug and removing the Lightroom authorization to prevent further photo deletions"
lightroom was closed the whole time .... i dont know what to make of it. just a weird occurrence i guess. keep backups ....