Friday, February 4, 2011 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Accidental Flickr Account Deletion

Mirco Wilhelm:

Since Flickr had deleted the account an[d] all the related object[s], they cannot reactivate anything more that the account itself, leaving me with an empty shell of what I did during the last 5 years.

He reported that another account had stolen images, and Flickr accidentally deleted his account, with no notice. Even though he had his own backup of the photos that could be re-uploaded, the metadata and links were all gone. Then the story got attention in some national newspapers, and Flickr found that it was, in fact, possible to restore the account. This episode does not inspire confidence in Yahoo.

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