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Disgruntled Madshutterbug Is Disgruntled

In the past few weeks, I am becoming quite disgruntled with my service/connections to Flickr. I'm not sure exactly where the problem arises, under the theory that I recently renewed my license to AVG but have not installed the updated version of that program, and have also recently done one of the incremental upgrades to Firefox which is the browser I use most often. The behaviour I'm seeing on the connection to Flickr consists of two things in general:

A) After logging in, any time I select any of the links to get off that initial page showing my stats, recent uploads by 'friends and contacts' et cetera, the next page which comes up is a simple text page saying either "Done" or "Not Found". Not even "404 Not Found". Simply "Not Found."

B) After logging out, then selecting the "Log out of Yahoo" (which now owns Flickr) the next message is that my browser (Firefox) is trying to navigate to a (GASP) 'untrusted site' and I can make no further progress from that page, other than to close the tab entirely. Which leaves me in doubt that I am logged out from Yahoo, and ... well, no disrespect to Yahoo but I do NOT prefer to remain logged in there when I leave.

This, however, is the reason there is no Pic'o'Day today. That, and I must head outside again after feeding the Kids, and the Cows, and haying the goats in several locations, to disconnect some water points due to tonight being a Hard Freeze. Which means according to the weather services, we'll be below the freezing point of water for a minimum of two hours, and likely as long as four to six hours.

At any rate, despite recently renewing a 'membership' on Flickr, I am now contemplating moving my image hosting to another service simply because A) this odd behaviour is disgruntling and disturbing and B) there may be other alternatives.

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merimask
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
I've been using Photobucket for years. Trouble free & really easy interface, too.
dianavilliers
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I too use a combination of Photobucket, Firefox and AVG with few problems but I don't use the AVG safesearch plugin. Do you need the plugin, really?
madshutterbug
Feb. 27th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I don't use the AVG safesearch plugin either. What I am not sure of is does the problem lie in AVG, or in Firefox, or some combination. That the problem does lie somewhere on this machine I've determined by being able to access Flickr on other machines. Doesn't seem to matter what browser, I've tried IE now as well and gotten the 404 Not Found error...
slave2tehtink
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I've never had a problem with Flickr on FireFox, and now I use Opera and still don't have a problem with Flickr. It may be on your end rather than Flickr's?
madshutterbug
Feb. 27th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Yes, probably is on this end. See response to previous comment. Plus, I've been able to access Flickr on the Hospital PC's. Since two different browsers respond the same error... I'm leaning towards AVG now. Maybe.
wedschilde
Feb. 26th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
you know... i never have issues with flickr.... but i know some do.
curiouscat2
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
the small site providers just don't have the support they used to as members drop like flies due to economics or as you are debating to migrate to where the grass is greener.
Sad to say a host of issues brings headaches.

I hope your livestock fares well.
I remember the 19' nights in the 1930's house
mujetdebois
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
I don't use any of the standard services, I run a program called Gallery off my website, http://gallery.menalto.com/ you may want to check that out. Good luck with what ever service you choose
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