Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Flickr's "Birthday Present"

Flickr will make a "Birthday Present" to me.

They are moving completely to Yahoo:

"------- Forwarded message -------
From: "Flickr Mail"
To: nafcom[at]
Subject: [Flickr] Update for Old Skool members
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:44:29 +0100

Dear Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member,

On March 15th we'll be discontinuing the old email-based
Flickr sign in system. From that point on, everyone will
have to use a Yahoo! ID to sign in to Flickr.

We're making this change now to simplify the sign in
process in advance of several large projects launching this
year, but some Flickr features and tools already require
Yahoo! IDs for sign in -- like the mobile site at or the new Yahoo! Go program for mobiles,
available at:

95% of your fellow Flickrites already use this system and
their experience is just the same as yours is now, except
they sign in on a different page. It's easy to switch: it
takes about a minute if you already have a Yahoo! ID and
about five minutes if you don't.

You can make the switch at any time in the next few months,
from today till the 15th. (After that day, you'll be
required to merge before you continue using your account.)
To switch, start at this page:

Nothing else on your account or experience of Flickr
changes: you can continue to have your FlickrMail and
notifications sent to any email address at any domain and
your screenname will remain the same.

Complete details and answers to most common questions are
available here:

Thanks for your patience and understanding - and even
bigger thanks for your continued support of Flickr: if
you're reading this, you've been around for a while and
that means a lot to us!

Warmest regards,

- The Flickreenos"

I am not yet sure whether I like this, as I am not a big fan of Yahoo. Maybe I will move them all to another place, I really didn't decide yet.

Especially annoying is the fact that Yahoo took over Support.

Also annoying is, that Flickr denied the fact that once, a virus was in their system in their Javascript version of their Flickr Badge.

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