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Flickr - my latest followers are rather interesting!

Post by andygolfer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:26 pm

I've noticed that in the last week or so I've had 3 new followers and all ladies, one even faved a couple of my pics so I thought I'd re-pay the compliment and fave one of hers so I opened her profile. Whoooo! I got an enormous surprise and am fortunate my wife wasn't looking over my shoulder at the time :o

Having looked at the other 2 new followers they are all of a similar nature, so my dilemma is do I try to block them (and if so how) or do I just ignore them and hope they go away. Of course I would have to check occasionally to make sure they haven't shared any of my pics.

confused!

anyone else having a similar problem?
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Post by Mike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:20 pm

You lucky git, can you post some photos of the ladies in question please? :whistle: :pop:
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Post by andygolfer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:28 pm

Mike wrote:You lucky git, can you post some photos of the ladies in question please? :whistle: :pop:
I'll send you a link to their pages if you want. when's your wife out so you can safely have a look? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Mike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:01 pm

andygolfer wrote:
Mike wrote:You lucky git, can you post some photos of the ladies in question please? :whistle: :pop:
I'll send you a link to their pages if you want. when's your wife out so you can safely have a look? :lol: :lol:
Very soon, hopefully. :whistle:
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Post by LondonEye » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:14 pm

Must be your charm, Andy !! You sure you have not posted a picture of yourself ?
My handful of followers all seem to be men (no comments please !) who thankfully also post aircraft pictures.
Maybe it's me, as it reminds me of Amsterdam. Very friendly local ladies, sitting in the window, waving at all the lads going by, then ignoring me !

Re the FlickR question - I wonder whether with a mass migration from Photobucket, it has opened a potential new market for certain people ?

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Post by PorkScratching » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:50 pm

I've had a flurry of these recently too. I don't think you can stop them from following you. I suspect that if you do follow them back and engage in conversation, the idea will be to illegally relieve you of money one way or another, so I would strongly advise not doing so.

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Post by andygolfer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:08 pm

Pete: I did post a photo of myself recently holding a 12 pound carp that I'd just caught! If there east Europen they probably thought I was offering them dinner :D
I remember that in Amsterdam too as a naive 16/17 year old cycling through the red light district (who would notice another bike in Holland, that was how we went spotting in those days) and I said to Mike Wooff something along the lines of 'these ladies are all very friendly, waving at us'. It finally dawned on me that they were probably after my money............

which brings me onto Nick's comment, there's no way I would part with money or even engage in conversation with any of these, they would probably spike my e-mail and access an account quicker than I could log on to stop them

there has been a spate of these lately and I wonder if you can stop unwanted followers. Mike's complaining because he hasn't got any :D

anyway Pete , you say you have nothing but aircraft photos - you posted a nice beaver today :D
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Post by LondonEye » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:28 pm

Everyone likes a nice Beaver......... :halo:

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Beaver.... did someone say beaver?

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Post by AirbusA320 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:26 am

andygolfer wrote:I've noticed that in the last week or so I've had 3 new followers and all ladies, one even faved a couple of my pics so I thought I'd re-pay the compliment and fave one of hers so I opened her profile. Whoooo! I got an enormous surprise and am fortunate my wife wasn't looking over my shoulder at the time :o

Having looked at the other 2 new followers they are all of a similar nature, so my dilemma is do I try to block them (and if so how) or do I just ignore them and hope they go away. Of course I would have to check occasionally to make sure they haven't shared any of my pics.

confused!

anyone else having a similar problem?

Tut tut
yes i have a couple of odd followers and some not got any albums just loads of favs
watch out out there not all are good people who follow you

send me the link if you wanna

it also seems they limited the number of groups of pics that can be posted on to other groups
but noticed some still able post to many, have you heard of this one

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Post by andygolfer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:25 am

I deleted them in case they were dodgy Mark, best to be safe as i am aware that some of them start faving and leaving nasty links.

As per my pm I can only think it's allowing more on Pro accounts, personally i don't post to hardly any groups on flickr as I fear it could totally open the gates to dodgy followers.

all the best Mark and yes please pass on my wishes to the postman, will catch up sometime
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Post by PorkScratching » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:28 pm

andygolfer wrote:personally i don't post to hardly any groups on flickr as I fear it could totally open the gates to dodgy followers.
I don't think that's the case. I've added photos to many groups and I rarely get a dodgy follower request.

If anything, I suspect the dodgy followers choose new potential targets by working through the followers list of people they've successfully managed to follow (if you see what I mean).

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Post by andygolfer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:08 pm

PorkScratching wrote:
andygolfer wrote:personally i don't post to hardly any groups on flickr as I fear it could totally open the gates to dodgy followers.
I don't think that's the case. I've added photos to many groups and I rarely get a dodgy follower request.

If anything, I suspect the dodgy followers choose new potential targets by working through the followers list of people they've successfully managed to follow (if you see what I mean).
thanks Nick, the latter may well be the case, next time I could send them your details if you want to see some of their photos ;)
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Post by talldan76 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 am

Resurrecting an oldish thread here, but in the last few days I've had a spate of this happening...

Totalling about about 20 fav's, all from questionable sources!!

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Post by Mike s » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:56 pm

yes I've noticed it too,nearly 100 faves from various women ,they have no photos on there profiles no groups and don't comment on my photos,but have upto 2000 photos in there faves album,i've no idea what the point of this is ,but can't complain at 100 + faves on my pics!
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Post by welshdan1927 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:51 pm

Yup I had about 10 favourites on one of my many poor, hazy record shots that I upload just for the sake of it sometimes, and surprise surprise they were all ladies with 0 posts. Have systematically blocked and reported each one - although I noticed at least three disappeared of their own volition - I think maybe flickr is responding to spam reports by banning these accounts.

They are of course bots.

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