Despite the fact that Flickr is without doubt, hands down the best photo sharing website on the internet, it’s not without its problems. When discussing the problems with Flickr you don’t really have to dig deep into the politics of corporate takeovers and monthly usage statistics. If you want to find one of the most frustrating things about Flickr, then all you have to do is register and then try to log in.
Flickr has been around for 13 years now, and for many of these years it has been plagues by sign in problems. I think the majority of the 50 million Flickr users would rather that Yahoo didn’t implement the Instagram-style hashtags and instead spend the time, money and other resources on fixing the fundamental flaw in the sign in process.
If you’re a lifelong member of Flickr then you will understand exactly what a bane of existence it is to log in. When you’ve got a photo to upload and share, the last thing you want to think about is whether you’re going to be able to login and upload and share it or not. And what’s more there are much better services available if they are within your required use-case, such as iStockphoto or ShutterStock codes.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, all you have to do is a quick Google search for ‘Flickr’ login problems to see that this isn’t just a small hindrance that happens to annoy a few people. Millions and millions of people have encountered issues with logging into Flickr, and it has gone on for a very long time.
Now that Verizon have taken over from Yahoo let’s hope that they have some money left to address the issue and get it sorted. Although I won’t hold my breath as let’s face it, despite Flickr being the best photo sharing website in the world it will simply be another piece of Verizon bloatware by the time you can say the word ‘Oath’.