The problem with Flickr
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06-09-09, 06:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I like flickr for browsing images, particularly when using the cooliris add on. The forums/discussion boards are terrible, getting to the last post involves too much scrolling. Finding anything on the site is also a chaotic process. It takes a long time to find the inspirational photographers, and has a very slow integration curve for new uses (if you don't already have friends on flickr then making some is not easy as you're having to penetrate well established groups). There are also no facilities for making polls. None of these weaknesses seem to be addressed by the website maintainers.
Also the number of groups that feed of backslapping is awful. If you want genuine criticism/help, there isn't nearly as much help.
In summary: they've got the best gallery upload/organising/browsing/display software around, but the actual human community/communication side is sorely inadequate.
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