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Stephen Buchan @ Green Light Images
Stephen Buchan @ Gre…
It's true that I started using Ipernity last year due to my shock at what happened to Flickr, but I retained my existing content on Flickr and began posting there again in addition to Ipernity. At no point did I delete any of my content on Flickr. To avoid boring people, I decided to only post each image to one or the other site.

With so many of my bryophyte images on Flickr which are referenced by my Green Light Images website, I decided to continue to build a single collection of mosses and liverworts on Flickr. New subjects, such as my red algae, I posted only to Ipernity but again linked to them from GLI. I saw no harm in having two forums like this.

The change in ts & cs in both Flickr and Ipernity are a reminder that when we subscribe to such cloud-based services, we are largely at the mercy of large corporates. What Flickr did to the presentation of our images was very ugly and irritating, but Ipernity effectively removing our work unless we paid up, seems especially unpleasant and makes me angry. I fully expect further surprises from any such service I subscribe to, whether paid for or not. The only alternative is to have your own website whose content and presentation you control more or less completely.

And so, it's not perfect but I've reached a compromise, my GLI site showing some of my work the way I want it viewed, which reaches into more content in my image archive on Flickr. At least, that's how things are with me at the moment until the next unforeseen event occurs outwith my control.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Well, Stephen, that is sad to hear.
I only had an Ipernity account back when I lost my old Yahoo access, because I had signed up after *you* anounced you leave Flickr for here. It seems now most of my old contacts that dropped in around that time have gone back. But I wont. Yahoo requires a cellphone number for making up a new account. :( So I'll stay here, waiting out the next time everyone flees over there and comes back here. I am sorry.
2 years ago.
Stephen Buchan @ Green Light Images
Stephen Buchan @ Gre…
Hello all - Last year, after the disappointing changes to Flickr, I started uploading new photos to Ipernity. I kept my existing content on Flickr to keep my contacts there, as well as to retain my image archive which I reference from my own website.

Previously, a free Ipernity account only restricted monthly uploads, a limit which I never exceeded. However, when Ipernity added the further "max 200" limit, I was horrified to see my work hidden.

Obviously I could pay for an Ipernity account, and requiring payment for a service is a reasonable thing for a vendor to do. However, I feel even a non-paying user of a service has rights. My terms of service with Ipernity were unilaterally changed, in such a way that my images and descriptions, and the conversations associated with my work, were effectively deleted. This feels like blackmail to me.

Some may disagree with how I feel... so be it. My solution is to consolidate all my images and text on my Flickr pages. As I delete my images on Ipernity, further ones are released from "their dark prison".

I hope you'll pop over to Flick sometimes to see my continued exploration of the living world. Thanks for all your visits here on Ipernity.
2 years ago.
GoSloMo
GoSloMo
Happy New Year. Looking forward to more of your wonderful photos in 2014.
Helen
3 years ago.
Stephen Buchan @ Green Light Images
Stephen Buchan @ Gre…
Sorry to hear that ;)
3 years ago.

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