Unfortunately, Flickr has been categorized lately as having a bit of a hair trigger when it comes to deleting photographers’ accounts as a result of an alleged violation of the Flickr Terms of Service. According to numerous reports, once an account is deleted, it’s deleted. Period.
That “shoot first, ask questions later” corporate attitude appears to have caught up with the photo sharing service today in a very bad way. According to Mirco Wilhelm (aka Flickr Pro user bindermichi), a Flickr staff member accidentally deleted his account when Wilhelm reported abuse by another Flickr member. [Read more…]