Y!360 is still not showing my photos from Flickr?
My photos have not been shown on my Y!360 blog for a while now because I thought that Y! was trying to fix the problem with Flickr.
All my photos are set on public, but it's not showing up!
Is anyone else having this problem? And how to fix it?
- keeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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 an universal profile system during the 2nd half 2008. Read more about it here: http://flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/56845/ and at the end of this answer.
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. The "Share Photos" module is basically busted.
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.
2) Check out the 360 team post on dragging & dropping photos into blogs: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-1qCkw2Ehaak.hdNZkEA...
* 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:
<img src="URL of image" height="# of pixels" width="# of pixels">
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.
4) You can no longer embed slideshows due to a recent Yahoo! 360 glitch re: flash-based objects, but it was an option prior to the end of September 2008.
NOTE: The Y!360 team is no longer addressing bug reports, as it prepares to launch an universal profile system (UPS) in the 2nd half of 2008. This transition was announced in October 2007 and the UPS actually started in a rudimentary beta form on October 16, 2008. The Y!360 part of the system hasn't been transferred over fully yet.
- See blogs at http://blog.360.yahoo.com/product_360 for more details. The 360 team blog is also accessible via the "Yahoo! 360 News" link in the upper right corner of your 360 space. You can post complaints on their blog, but don't expect a personal response.
- See http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-4D4zxsg6fLRvC60pERf... for more information on 360 glitches.
- See the links in these blog entries for more details on Yahoo's overall direction and UPS: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-4D4zxsg6fLRvC60pERf... and http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-4D4zxsg6fLRvC60pERf... .
- 5 years ago
Yes. No photos.