No way of seeing who favourited an image
There doesn't appear to be a way of seeing who favourited the image. You can see how many favourites an image as attained, but not who favourited it!
No, Globalnomad01. Not seriously. You'd think, though, that it would have occurred to them by now that the crumb they tossed us back in November didn't last very long!
Nearly 2 months since I last commented on this post and the ability to see who has favourited an image is STILL being planned. Seriously?!
Status "Planned" since October 1! How hard can this be? It's a feature we have had for years...
There's no point in leaving feedback comments, friends:
This, from June, 2013, explains what I've been trying to say to all these folks who still seem to believe there is some point in giving feedback. Wish I hadn't been away from Flickr for a year, only to come back to a new, unusable Flickr. I'd have left long ago, rather than in the near future.
"Yahoo CEO Mayer Cites Progress in Luring Flickr Users"
"Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, in her first annual meeting with shareholders, said the biggest U.S. Web portal is making headway in efforts to attract shutterbugs and users of mobile devices. The number of daily active users for the Flickr photo app has jumped 50 percent since it was redesigned in May [one month before this speech], while use of mobile e-mail has climbed 70 percent since an overhaul in April, she said."
'All of our growth is going to start with our users,' Mayer said Tuesday at the company’s annual meeting in Santa Clara, California."
Love the latest update (rolled out on 12/11/2013), which seems a lot quicker and better looking... however, I was really disappointed that it still doesn't show favs! I have been a strong supporter of the new photo page against the recent "black day" protests, and think a lot of the paranoia in Flickrland will be alleviated with the ability to see who fav'd an image. Hopefully this gets moved up the priority list
Martin Palmer commented
So a month later, and still not implemented? You've removed a feature and are 'planning' to replace it. I want to see who has faved my photos - I will likely visit their photo stream and maybe return the compliment. Or filter them as a creep. Whatever. This feature needs re-implementing, and fast.
Seen this petition?
To be sent to Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo.
Her Wikipedia entry notes this: Salary: $117 million over 5 years; $36.6 million for first six months.
Stefano Rugolo commented
This is absolutely essential and hope staff will do something about it
Anonymous faving is not acceptable and that Flickr are still "planning" this feature nearly a month later is astounding.
This feature should have been there from the start of this Beta as it's a basic and necessary control. On the positive side it's a way of "meeting" new contacts and finding new Photostreams that you might find interesting, on the not-so-positive but way more important side is the ability to monitor where your images end up and exercise some control when necessary.
I feel so strongly about this issue and the fact that it even has to be "Planned" at all that I've emailed customer care - whether they'll even read my email is doubtful, but I feel so strongly about this I felt it was important to do more than add yet another comment to a thread.
This has been "Planned" for nearly a month now - will it be implemented? I'm having doubts as some other things have been signed off as "Completed" when they clearly haven't been.
This is a really important feature to be able to monitor who is viewing your images and (when necessary, as it occasionally can be) being able to block image thieves and creeps. I'm astounded it has to be planned at all!
Here's another one that was "Planned" and "Completed":
"Go back to the old Flickr of last year
IanIan shared this idea · Oct 5, 2013 ·
COMPLETED · Product Support
Product Support (Admin, Yahoo) responded · Oct 21, 2013
I understand you have concerns regarding the recent updates to Flickr. We are sorry if these changes have impacted you negatively in any way.
While we will not be reverting back to the prior version of Flickr, we do want to create a positive experience for all of our Flickr members. We appreciate your feedback regarding the recent changes.
Mabel Amber, I understand your optimism, and can see why it looks that way, but I'm starting to get a bit cynical here, which is really not like me.
The last one I saw on that was marked "Gathering Feedback", then "Planned", and then "Completed" (on Nov. 22), was this one:
"it's missing an awful lot of feautres that the old photopage had, in no particular order:
doesn't show all groups,
no way to get bb code,
no link to map,
no flickr toolbar,
no hover/drop down menu on buddy icons,
no pucntuation/spaces in tags,
no view of which sets the photo is in,
no link to see who has faved the photo,
no machine tags,
only one option in the ... menu - delete photo,
no way to add a tag,
no way to see link to a gallery the photo may be in"
I can hardly bear to go to Flickr to look at it now. Can anyone here report on whether or not these were actually implemented?
If you wish to know who has fav'd your photo, in comments click on the number or people who have faved, simples!!
Terrible idea to remove this..
Really really weird, what IS the point of faving if the whole show is anonymous?
Good lord, why does this even need to go to a "Planned" status? This is a glaring example of how those responsible for updating Flickr are completely out of touch with the users. Something as crucial as tracking who is faving your images should NEVER have been discarded. This one change shows the people responsible should NOT BE ALLOWED to make changes.
Fix it. Fix it NOW.
It is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY that we have a means of both knowing who favorites and CONTROLLING who favorites.
MANY of the users of Flickr use Flickr to surf ****. These users make favorite lists of their ****.
Flickr users who are not here for the ****, oftentimes do not like their work to be displayed amongst ****.
Flickr has done a pretty good job of isolating their **** side from their "safe" side. But when it comes to controlling favouriting, it is a miserable failure. It is currently tolerable only because we have the ability to know who is favouriting and have the ability to remove pix either one-at-a-time or by blocking.
Removing the ability to know and control who favorites will leave only the choice to go private with all pictures that we don't want posted in **** collections. As for me, that means ALL my pictures... I don't even want a common water snake of mine posted in anyone's **** collection.
Sunish Sebastian commented
This is really annoying! Are you serious Flickr that you won't let us know who Favorited our images???
Mabel Amber commented
Julie (sedonakin): in fact it seems that *they* are listening. This feature was first marked as *gathering feedback* and now the status has changed to *planned*. That would mean the option to see who faved an image will be implemented.
Friends, it's becoming obvious that nobody at Yahoo is listening.
Idea: I believe I'll cut and paste all of these pages, with all of these comments, into messages, and send them to:
I hope some of you'll join me in this; it seems they've merely sequestered all of the complainers over here on these feedback pages, where we're pretty much just chatting among ourselves. Let's break out of here!
I wonder: if many, many of us do this, so that many, many pages of many, many comments reach Yahoo Customer Care, will they maybe notice us? I have no faith in our buddy here, Satish.
Glad I'm not alone in my frustration with this craziness!