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Flickr Etiquette

Advice needed please. Been using Flickr for a short while and this morning was advised that two of my pictures had been favourited by a fellow member. Being a bit of a novice as far as this site is concerned I was wondering if I needed to respond, ie thank the member for his excellent taste, or what. Don't want to appear rude. Is it customary to respond to something like this and if so how? Any advice most welcome, regards, Ian W.
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

If its just a like then no if its a comment you can click next to his comment and thank him.
You could click his name and look at his work.
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

No you don't need to reply or return the favour if you don't want to.
I normally take a look at their photostream as I don't get many favourites.
If I'm interested in their pictures I might favourite a any that stand out or follow them, depends on the image.

If someone comments then I'll usually thanks them - favourites are much more common then comments.
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

No problem with Faves, Just feel good that your pics are liked....

If you follow them, them they will see your submissions and then they will be able to look at more of your photos. Following other photographers is quite educational, especially if they are from other countries /continents. Photography then begins to span the world. Which I like...


A comment from others deserves a thanks IMHO. There is no obligation....
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If you follow them, them they will see your submissions and then they will be able to look at more of your photos...
Just for clarity, the other Flickr user would have to 'follow' you to see your submissions, but if you 'follow' them they would be notified of the fact.
If someone comments on my photos I take a look at their photo stream and return the favour if anything appeals to me.
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Thanks to everyone who replied. No comments yet just a few faves but at least I now know whats expected. IW.
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Just for clarity, the other Flickr user would have to 'follow' you to see your submissions, but if you 'follow' them they would be notified of the fact.
If someone comments on my photos I take a look at their photo stream and return the favour if anything appeals to me.
I am not sure that they have to follow you to see your submissions. I get people faving and following me that I have never heard of. Maybe they have done a search, and found you in that search. I am pretty certain that once they follow you, they will see your submissions. I certainly see the submissions of people I follow.

Yes, and comments on your photos usually deserves at least a thanks...…….

Just like here...…………...
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Your pictures will show up in searches if you've set them as public.
Flickr adds tags itself, adding your own tags will help.
If you submit to groups then you appear in the group photostream and people will find you that way too.
I participate in a couple of subject groups and a few lens/body/manufacturer ones but I'm quite lazy about adding pictures as I tend to upload a lot at once and most groups limit the number of submissions on any one day to prevent too much spamming.
After a few years on Flickr I'm following quite a lot of interesting photographers which provide entertainment and some inspiration.
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Thanks to everyone who replied. No comments yet just a few faves but at least I now know whats expected. IW.
What’s your name on there?
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Update on my Flickr status. A couple of days ago I received an invitation to join the Group With Experience forum on there. I thought, recognition at last, people with taste and discernment. Wrong. it turned out to be a Christian based group, nothing to do with ones ability. The give away is the T in the With part of the groups name which is in the form of a Christian cross. Soon bought me back down to earth. To the member who asked, you will find my submissions on there under my given name, ie. Ian Wheatley. Boring I know but I can never be arsed to think of anything clever. Regards, Ian W.
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

Another tip...……

IF you want people to see your photos, and possibly Fave or Comment, I suggest that you only load up three or four at a time. When you see a collection of thirty or so photos, I only look at the first few, as generally they are all of the same thing...……

But its your choice of course...……...
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Load one a day, two is too many IMO
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

I am also getting to terms with flickr, being grateful to others here for help & also following me, but I haven't returned the favour yet.

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Another tip...……

IF you want people to see your photos, and possibly Fave or Comment, I suggest that you only load up three or four at a time. When you see a collection of thirty or so photos, I only look at the first few, as generally they are all of the same thing...……

But its your choice of course...……...
I am guilty of that just now (uploaded 13 snapshots, but it was for context in the album).
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I am also getting to terms with flickr, being grateful to others here for help & also following me, but I haven't returned the favour yet.
I am guilty of that just now (uploaded 13 snapshots, but it was for context).
All kinda depends on what you want to use Flickr for. If you just want it as a safety deposit for your better photos, then its very good for that.

If you want a few likes and comments, which I personally like, then just load a few at a time. In my case its kind of a show piece of my attempt at photography, and I also enjoy the banter there. I comment on others, usually praise, its just another photo community, and I enjoy the international element.....
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Re: Flickr Etiquette

I would never ... EVER ... use Flickr as a 'safety' deposit for any of my pictures, never mind my best ones.

Flickr, over the past couple of years has had problems with peoples pictures disappearing. The problem got partially fixed but there are still people who's pictures are still missing and with little hope of ever getting them back.

Yes, Flickr is a great place for showing your pictures but relying on anyone but yourself to keep them safe is not recommended.
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