Bought Flickr Pro but....

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by vincechu, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Hi everyone, after a few weeks of not editing and uploading photos due to assignments at university and immense laziness in general, I decided to get editing and uploading and have quite a lot to share.

    However I've reached flickrs limit (for free accounts) of 200 photos before you can only see your most recent 200 images and the 300mb upload limit is rather restrictive.

    So i bought flickr pro earlier today, but my account hasn't been upgraded! So I'm quite worried as I received the payment received confirmation email.

    Has anyone had to wait for their account to get upgraded? Or maybe I should start writing an email to Flickr explaining what's happened?
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    It takes about a day for them to upgrade it. Don't worry about it.


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  3. Briar

    Briar SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    In Flickr's help forum there is a user post about problems upgrading from standard (free) account to the flickr pro account. The flickr staff replied on the 6th April stating:

    "We had trouble communicating with our payment processing backend up until early Friday afternoon (Pacific time) and everyone's transactions were queued up until we fixed our backend issue.

    The issue was fixed and we should be caught up by the end of the weekend as we had LOTS of transactions to process and get caught back up on. We apologize for any delay in getting folks their Pro upgrades/renewals and all should be well soon! "

    I'm guessing you have just been unlucky by getting caught up in this queue. It should resolve itself soon, but if not, get in touch with flickr.
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  4. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Thanks for the reassurances guys, especially Briar for looking into this for me - much appreciated
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Vince, don't forget, it's Sunday. They are probably short staffed.
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  6. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Good point Don, I previously assumed it was all done automatically (digitally) rather through people, but as I've just found out its not the case. They just emailed me Flickr Pro confirmation and an apology for the delay.

    So now I'm Flickr Pro enabled - YAY! :biggrin: but... now my brother's gaming online and if I upload I'll slow his connection... :frown: so I'm gonna wait an hour or so before uploading, or til I can't resist lol
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Congrats on going "pro", Vince! Looking forward to more of your photographs.:biggrin:
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    We better see more photos! :)
  9. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    BB - only flickr pro unfortunately ;-)

    Armando - currently uploading 100+! lol Mostly from the K5 but quite a bit from the LX5. I also have some to upload from the d7000 (from my brief time with it), I'd also like to share a lot of photos from my old G1 which I've either not shared before or re-edited since I've bought colour correction kit. The G1 and D7000 photos may have to wait a while though - I've got more assignments and exams at university :-( But in a months time I'll hopefully be graduating and finishing my education life forever! :D
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