I don’t feel confident in paying another $24.95 for a year of Flickr Pro.
These recent posts regarding Flickr aren’t comforting.
- How Would You Feel if Your Flickr Account Were Permanently Deleted? (Thomas Hawk Digital Connection)
- Flickr works against photographers by stripping EXIF data (The Cosmic Tap)
- Tilting At the Windmill, One Last Time (James Duncan Davidson)
- Flickr User Asks Flickr to Check if Her Self Moderated Account is OK, Flickr Responds By Deleting the User’s Account Without Warning (Thomas Hawk Digital Connection)
In addition, I keep hearing stories of photographers getting their photo(s) swiped by some organization/company without permission. The latest is from my friend, Noel Kleinman, where his boy, Jack, and President Obama was inserted into a newsletter.
I know it isn’t Flickr or Yahoo’s job to police. But, why doesn’t Flickr display the copyright information in a prominent location? Why is it in the same font and color as the other additional information?
However, I’ve kept with Flickr because I can’t beat the traffic and community that it brings to photographers.
Until someone gives me a compellling reason, why should I patronize a company that seems to scoff its users?