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Title: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on September 07, 2007, 10:35:16 am

Ok, i've created a Flickr group to complement this site.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/ukcaving

It's not in any way trying to compete with any of the other caving / mine exploration groups already on Flickr, but is just there in case you want to conveniently share your pics with other forum members.

Access is open so anyone can join.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Caving Nat on September 12, 2007, 12:18:00 am
Thanks for the help.
I have uploaded some pics to the caving group too.
hope we get loads more as we don't have many in the forum. ;D
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on September 12, 2007, 09:19:09 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: footleg on September 18, 2007, 10:23:19 am
There are some excellent pictures in there now! Great stuff.

I manage the cave photography webring http://m.webring.com/hub?ring=cavephotography (http://m.webring.com/hub?ring=cavephotography) which aims to provide links between cave (and any other underground) photography websites. I've already had a request from another flickr group to add the group page to the webring, but there does not appear to be any way to add the webring navigator code into a flickr page. I could maybe do something with frames, to place the navigator in a footer with the flickr page above, but I would have to host that frame based page somewhere. Let me know if you are interested in having the flickr group page added to the webring and we can look into sorting something if there is interest.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: spikey on September 19, 2007, 09:47:06 am
Flickr's website has suddenly started showing a "skull and crossbones" over the main site logo.

Anyone aware if this is normal, or has the site been hacked by "pirates"   :shrug:

Or is it just me and my account?
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on September 19, 2007, 09:57:50 am

That's definitely not normal.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cave_Troll on September 19, 2007, 10:06:19 am
That be 'cause its "international talk like a pirate day"
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

Q : Why are pirates called pirates?
A : they just ARRRRR
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on September 19, 2007, 10:12:26 am

Yaarrrr!!!
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on September 20, 2007, 02:48:28 am
There are some excellent pictures in there now! Great stuff.

I manage the cave photography webring http://m.webring.com/hub?ring=cavephotography (http://m.webring.com/hub?ring=cavephotography) which aims to provide links between cave (and any other underground) photography websites. I've already had a request from another flickr group to add the group page to the webring, but there does not appear to be any way to add the webring navigator code into a flickr page. I could maybe do something with frames, to place the navigator in a footer with the flickr page above, but I would have to host that frame based page somewhere. Let me know if you are interested in having the flickr group page added to the webring and we can look into sorting something if there is interest.

Fine to add it by me - i don't think you'll ever be able to add custom code to Flickr itself, but you can probably drag in Flickr groups in an iframe or by using the Flickr api. Not looked at it any further though, i'm pretty new to Flickr altogether. I wasn't taken by Flickr for a while until I realise what a bargain their paid service is. I now have all my digital photos backed up online for £12 p year which seems very reasonable indeed.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on January 31, 2008, 10:12:04 am

The front page now displays a slideshow of images from the Flickr group, rather than my rather crap images from Bagshawe Cavern.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Greg Jones on January 31, 2008, 11:09:05 am
The new front page is brilliant. Well done.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Pitlamp on January 31, 2008, 11:54:26 am
Well done Bubba - it really does look good.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Rob on February 05, 2008, 01:39:50 pm
Liking he front page, especially as it seems to have sparked a bit more interest in adding pics to the ukCaving flickr group.  :thumbsup:

Not sure if it's possible, but if the photo's flicked through in random order, rather than last uploaded order, then we'd get to see some of the older shots a bit more often.  :shrug:
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Elaine on February 05, 2008, 03:19:44 pm
There are some spectacular photos in there. There is even one of Whitelackington!! (Nice scarf W/L!)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on February 06, 2008, 10:37:21 am
Not sure if it's possible, but if the photo's flicked through in random order, rather than last uploaded order, then we'd get to see some of the older shots a bit more often.  :shrug:
I'm pretty sure this isn't possible I'm afraid :(
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cave_Troll on February 06, 2008, 12:58:28 pm
can you cheat by removing your photos from the group then readding them?
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: footleg on February 06, 2008, 02:08:51 pm
can you cheat by removing your photos from the group then readding them?

Probably, but you would lose any comments and viewing stats for those pictures in Flickr.

Far better to just keep adding new photos so you always have some near the front of the slideshow  :)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cave_Troll on February 06, 2008, 03:05:46 pm
if you remove teh picture from the group, but not deleted it from Flickr, it will keep its stats.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Glenn on March 04, 2008, 02:06:12 pm
It's probably just me, but, how do you link to the UK Caving group. I have set myself up with 4 images, but, whilst I'm showing as a member of the UK Caving Flickr group, none of my images are listed with the other UK Caving images.

Many thanks,

Glenn
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Rob on March 04, 2008, 02:29:58 pm
It's probably just me, but, how do you link to the UK Caving group. I have set myself up with 4 images, but, whilst I'm showing as a member of the UK Caving Flickr group, none of my images are listed with the other UK Caving images.

Many thanks,

Glenn
Open up the picture in Flickr. Just above the pic are a load of links. Click the second on the left ("Send to Group") and then select UkCaving.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Rob on March 04, 2008, 02:38:15 pm
Here in fact...
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v188/110/42/511602646/n511602646_456537_4523.jpg)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Barney on October 10, 2008, 12:52:39 am
Do you folks prefer just having cave photo's on the ukcaving flickr group, or don't you mind a few mines too? Thought i would ask before upsetting anyone!  :spank:
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cookie on October 10, 2008, 09:43:05 am

Ok, i've created a Flickr group to complement this site.

It's not in any way trying to compete with any of the other caving / mine exploration groups already on Flickr, but is just there in case you want to conveniently share your pics with other forum members.


From Bubba's OP. So mines are fine.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cave_Troll on October 10, 2008, 10:13:22 am
lucky for the derbyshire cavers amongst us
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Andrew W on October 22, 2008, 02:30:21 pm
I've just added a bunch of photos of various caves to the Flickr group. They show up in the UKcaving group fine when I'm logged in to Flickr but if I'm simply browsing the group without logging in, I don't see them.

Am I missing something or is there a moderation process before they are available to the public?  :-\
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on October 22, 2008, 02:59:25 pm

Hmmm you are correct - the privacy level on the group is public so anybody should be able to join or see anything.

One thing that's occurred to me is that the "safety level" of the group is "safe" - are you considered "safe" by Flickr? Do you have the same privacy level on your pics? I think you can see what your privacy level is by going into "your account" and then "privacy and permissions".

Also on the main "your account" page, what is set in the your profile -  "if it's searchable" link? The reason I ask is that if I search for "la grotte de limousis3" I can't find your pics.....do you have the "Hide your photostream from site-wide searches on flickr.com?" box checked?

Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Andrew W on October 22, 2008, 04:37:34 pm
All settings are the default ones. My safety level is set to "safe". The privacy level is the same on all photos and is set to "anyone can see this photo". Similarly the hide photostream from site wide searches parameter is not checked.

I don't think there is any problem with the settings. I just found the following on Flickr's help:

"If your account is new, first you need to upload at least 5 photos. After that minimum has been reached, then it shouldn't take more than a few days until your photos appear in searches, groups, etc. To make sure your photos show in searches, remember to add accurate tags and descriptions."

Whilst the account has been open a while, I didn't start uploading until last night so with any luck they'll start to show up in the public search within a few days.

Thanks for the help anyway.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on October 22, 2008, 04:43:14 pm

Ok, if that doesn't solve it post back :)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Barney on October 22, 2008, 05:14:59 pm
I had a similar problem when i first joined flickr. After several days with almost 100 pictures they still would not show up. I simply e-mailed the admins who quickly rectified the problem, by resetting something! So fear not!
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Stupot on October 23, 2008, 11:00:12 am
Just had a browse on the Flickr gallery and the latest upload (Andrew W) although some really stunning photo's, there seemed to be loads of duplicate shots or slightly different angles.

Should we refrain from just uploading 'everything' from our camera's and try and be selective with our best shots.

Otherwise I feel the Flickr group will end up like the galleries of Facebook  :(

Sorry to moan but it's just a piece of constructive criticism to try and keep the gallery neat and tidy.

Stu.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on October 23, 2008, 12:05:08 pm

Should we refrain from just uploading 'everything' from our camera's and try and be selective with our best shots

Yes I fully agree with you.

I suspect I can also vet which shots appear in the group - I need to have a scan through.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Cave_Troll on October 23, 2008, 12:52:26 pm
we could always remove our own photos that have been there for a while.
that way the shots will be new and fresh and the list of photos won't get too big
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Rob on October 23, 2008, 01:03:06 pm
Or you could limit us to a certain amount per day, that way encouraging us to think about their worth...
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on October 23, 2008, 01:18:32 pm

No need to remove them - the newest ones are always shown at the top anyway. If people are selective about what they submit to the group that should be enough. There's no way to limit the number that are submitted.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: footleg on October 23, 2008, 03:32:51 pm

No need to remove them - the newest ones are always shown at the top anyway. If people are selective about what they submit to the group that should be enough. There's no way to limit the number that are submitted.

Other Flickr groups I am a member of limit the number of photos you can upload per day, so this at least must be possible. Some of the caving groups on Flickr are completely spoiled by people dumping their entire camera memory card into them after a weekend at a caving event where all their pictures were of people on a campsite etc. I like the ukcaving group as it only tends to contain (self) selected good caving pictures. Long may that continue!

(And Andrew, you have uploaded some really first class pictures there. I don't mind about the quantity either, but maybe weed out some of the similar looking ones so only the best of each subject remains? Personally I think that makes a better experience for viewers as well as giving a much better impression of a photographers skill).
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: bubba on October 23, 2008, 03:37:20 pm

Ah ok, didn't know you could do that - i'll go and have a check, cheers for the info :)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Rob on October 23, 2008, 03:48:10 pm
Its' under "Administration" then "Moderation settings"

Quote
Would you like to set a posting limit?
 No  - group members can add as many things as they like
 Yes  - allow members to post XX submission(s)  (per day, per week, per month, ever)
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Andrew W on October 23, 2008, 06:54:23 pm
Fair criticism I think. I've removed a stack of the similar ones and left what I think is a reasonable selection. Unfortunately the statistics still seem to show the original number I uploaded. Don't know if there is any way to correct that.

As always, feedback is welcome.
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
Post by: Antwan on October 08, 2014, 12:58:04 pm
Any chance of using an API to put the Flickr group back on here?
Title: Re: ukcaving.com Flickr group
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