Flickr has been the subject of heavy criticism for its past policy of deleting accounts with no way to undo its action if it turns out to be a mistake. This issue reached a boiling point earlier this year when Mirco Wilhelm’s account was “accidentally deleted” due to a mix up by a Flickr staffer.
After repeated demands for a better system, Flickr has finally relented and “instituted a 90 day delay in deleting the content, including the photos, metadata, comments, and all the bits of an account, after it’s deleted.” [click to continue…]
bindermichi Flickr Pro Account as of February 1, 2011
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. [click to continue…]