Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Flickr Performance

Is it just me, or has Flickr become completely unusable? What's the deal, Yahoo? If I go so far as to pay for a service, I'd like to use it. I'm getting to the point where I think I'll be better off hosting my own pictures after my subscription runs out.


Blogger Michael said...

For me it's performance is fine. However, it does seem to go down more often than I would expect. It can be very annoying to have just downloaded a couple hundred megs of pictures from your camera and want to start uploading them to Flickr, only for it to be down. I usually do the uploading in the morning, so I don't think it's any kind of scheduled maitnenance... Also, it will sometimes hang when rotating a picture, or just take a long time. Just getting to the pics, or tagging them, or going through the organizr, etc. all seem to perform pretty well.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Erik C. Thauvin said...

It's you.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Bob Lee said...

Maybe Yahoo has a speed governor on traffic coming from Google. ;)

Seriously though, I think I see the same thing at home. Maybe my account is on a heavily loaded segment or something?

If I try to go to flickr.com, I get a connection timeout.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Faiser said...

I just bit the bullet myself this weekend and migrated my photos to Gallery2. Ideally it would be simple to colo the actual photos on another server, but that's a feature request that has enjoyed a tepid reception, at best. I won't capitulate yet and go with Flickr, but the combination of needing to host ~1.3GB in photos and reading about issues like this isn't doing too much to persuade me.


7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the same problem. But for me it has been ever since I first used it about a year ago. The site loads really slow and sometimes I get timeouts. I did not even consider Flickr for hosting my own pictures because of this and I could never understand the hype...but it seems as if not everyone has this problems.

I am from Germany and I got a 6 MBit/s DSL line so that should not be the bottleneck :)

Nice to finally see someone else having these problems, I startet to believe it was just me.

1:35 AM  
Blogger johnj said...

I have to agree with the poor performance reports, every time somebody sends me a link to flickr now I dread going to the site as it is soooo sloooooooowww all the time! I used to be a big fan of flickr, now I avoid it like the plague. They must not have scaled their infrastructure up to deal with demand.

9:07 AM  

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