Our Flickr site is going very well. I think it serves several purposes; getting reaction with a view to competition entries, talking about photography and I also think it will help new members to find their way into club photography and CPS in particular.
Coincidentally Flickr has upgraded considerably and now offers many exciting features. One, however, I would avoid like the Plague; the facility to allow it to gobble up every image on your computer and store it for you! No thanks, and I’m surprised that respected photographers such as Doug Chinnery seem to be endorsing this. He says, quite rightly, that this feature has remarkable search facilities but, what a price to pay! No thanks. I would advise anyone to think very hard indeed before opting for this facility. Copyright is extremely complex – look at the Richard Prince situation! Keep control. If you are doubtful is it enough to say that Google also want to do this? Why should anyone want to offer for free limitless storage which others charge £8/TB for? There is no such things as a free lunch, Folks.
There is no need for us to abandon the monthly topic. It serves a special purpose and is an important Forum feature. At times it may attract little interest but it handsomely repays at others, as with this month for example.
With Flickr and the Forum we have two great communication facilities, while the Facebook page gives us a community presence too.
This topic was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by ajroyle.
I’ve only just spotted your post here on the ‘Website Matters’ forum. It has never been a busy forum, and one gets out of the habit of checking it.
Since Peter’s away just now, I’ve just edited the forum’s description to include mention of our Flickr a/c. I wonder if we should change the ‘Website Matters’ name to something that better covers our widening internet presence. What do you reckon?