January 31, 2007
Dear Flickrsphere

Take deep breath.

(Props to Alaina for the inspiration)

Yes, Flickr is making us old skool Flickr folk use Yahoo to log in. Many of you are acting like this is the end of the world. This is not the end the world.

You will recognize the end of the world by cats & dogs living together.

Besides the log-in name, you are also whining about being limited to 3,000 contacts and 75 tags per photo. If these limitations bother you, you are a fucking freak. Yes, needing to exceed 3,000 contacts and 75 tags per photo is a condition that only the seriously unbalanced are worried about. The Flickr people won't tell you that, but that's exactly what they are thinking.

Look, I'm old skool Flickr. Caternia herself personally told me to switch to Flickr from Photoamerica for this weblog. I understand the concern about Yahoo breaking Flickr, but nothing is getting broken here except for people that are a few Prozac shy of a pharmacy, kind of loons.

This ain't hard.

I mean really. "OMFG, I have to use an 8 letter username instead of a 6 letter username! Grab the pitchforks!"

Everything is the same on Flickr except for the aforementioned freaks. To those freaks, I have no sympathy. Your requests are unreasonable. You are not losing your Flickr identity or your photos. You are simply changing your login in credentials.

Just stop with the "I'm quitting Flickr!!!1!!!1!" type posts on your weblogs. Nothing is better than Flickr for photos and you know it. You know your not switching to something else, so save your righteous indignation for something else.

Posted by michael at January 31, 2007 08:20 PM


Hell yeah! I switched my login voluntarily last year to a Yahoo login, so I can't complain.

Posted by: Jason [http://rollercoastergalaxy.com/] on February 1, 2007 5:50 AM

Shoot I already use Yahoo! as my main email account and I still put off switching until this latest email. I know others dislike Yahoo! for a myriad of reasons, but for me since at least June of '99(that's the oldest email I still have, but I know I've been using it for longer) they've provided me with great service no matter where I am or have been.

For the Flickr account you don't even have to use their email. Bunch a Chicken Littles for sure.

Posted by: Little Kenny [http://www.littlekenny.com] on February 1, 2007 9:55 PM

You crack me up! I needed a good laugh this morning!

Posted by: Laura [http://www.journeyoflife.goof.com] on February 2, 2007 7:03 AM

I remember throwing a fit when yahoo took over pacbell. It isn't the end of the world thus far.

Posted by: nanny-Rachael [http://www.cyberlola.com] on February 2, 2007 8:33 AM

Change can be disconcerting for some of us. But, even we can adapt.

And, whining about something doesn't do anything but allow us to vent our frustration. But then, venting sometimes helps. :-)

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on February 2, 2007 11:19 PM
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