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.

6 Comments:

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.

-Faiser

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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