Question by mariner31: Flickr Picture Sharing on Yahoo! 360… HOW ??
I have a number of pictures posted to Flickr, and have for months now, but they will not yet appear on my 360! page. I’ve followed every procedure, but they still don’t appear.
I’ve also noted a number of other questions on this subject with answers such as “wait, it’s because of new users”:
Well, it’s been a year since Yahoo Photos closed and moved to Flickr, and 9 months since I posted photos, so lets get an actual answer please…
Thanks Kee… I’m leaning towards a problem on Yahoo!’s behalf… on THEIR 360 “Help” pages, it still deals ONLY with Yahoo! Photos: which was discontinued a YEAR ago.
I guess perhaps it’s time to note ever advertiser on Yahoo! and write THEM that I will refuse to purchase THEIR products or services until THEY pressure YAHOO! to fix the issue
Answer by kee
Well, you can do that OR wait. The Y!360 team is no longer addressing bug reports (and probably making only minimal updates to its help section), as it prepares to launch a new social-networking system in the 2nd half of 2008. There’s really no point in contacting the Y!360 team (except for Abuse reports), as you will likely only get an automated message. See http://blog.360.yahoo.com/product_360 for more details. The transition was announced in October 2007. The 360 team blog is also accessible via the “Yahoo! 360 News” link in the upper right corner of your 360 space.
Perhaps the problem between 360 and Flickr will be fixed if we transfer to the new system.
Actual answer incoming…
Flickr blames the photostream problem on Y!360, but had been working with them on fixing it. Yet the work on that issue stopped after Y!360 announced plans to move to a new social networking system during the 2nd half 2008. Read more about it here: http://flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/56845/ .
In short, you should give up on trying to share a photostream on your 360 space. For many people, it never worked or stopped working properly eons ago.
There are other ways to share images on your 360 space, but it will mostly be in your blog area:
1) Above your entry space, click the “Browse” button for the photo upload tool. Search for the image that’s saved to your hard drive. It must be a JPEG formatted image (extension ending with .jpg, .jpeg, and .jpe) and under 5 MB in file size.
* The picture will appear above your entry and doing it this way, you can only use one picture.
NOTE: The following methods require that your image is hosted via an online hosting service like Flickr (http://flickr.com ) and Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/ ):
2) Check out the 360 team post on dragging & dropping photos into blogs: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-1qCkw2Ehaak.hdNZkEAzDrpa4Q–?cq=1&p=4294
* This method allows many photos to be used in an entry, with your choice in placement. Make sure that you are using an image that’s on it’s own page (not on a page that is shared with others). So click on the image and get to that image’s full detail page (likely the largest view of the picture, not the thumbnail).
3) Copy and paste an absolute URL for the image (which looks http://www.domainname.com/nameoffile.gif or .jpg….something similar to that) into a blog entry.
- Check the box next “View HTML source” box (on the upper right of your entry’s space).
- Type in the HTML code:
NOTE: With Flickr, just use the block of code above the pic’s URL that they tell you to use…wouldn’t want to violate their guidelines.
- Uncheck the “View HTML source” box to get back to the regular blog screen.
WARNING: Do not save your entry with out adding some text.
- Click “Save”
* This method allows you to use any formatted image as long as it’s hosted on an online server and not only your hard drive. Check each service for their list of accepted file types before choosing one.
Create slideshows to embed in a blog entry and then choose to highlight the entry to make it appear on the top right side of your blog (if you like). Slideshow services: slide.com, rockyou.com, photobucket.com (although photobucket limits the number of pictures in one slideshow album), picasa.google.com :
- Find the embed code for the album that you want to add.
- Click on “My Blog” and create a new entry.
- Type some text in the actual entry space as well, as it might not save.
- Click the box next to “View HTML source” in the upper right of the entry space before adding code.
- Copy the embed code and paste it into the space.
- Click “Show Options” link at the bottom of the entry and click the highlight option.
- Click the box next to “View HTML source” to get back to regular view if necessary. It may not show up until the entry is Previewed or Saved.
- Click “Save” button and see if it appears.
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!