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Apr 22, 2014 11:36 |  #16

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Am I missing something here? All you have to do is set up a FREE email account that you never have to use again in order to access a FREE website that allows you to host 1 terabyte of photos...for....FREE?

Yeah. That's kind of my thought. One thing I think a lot of people lose track of when being concerned about their private information is just how useless much of it is. As long as my bank accounts, investment portfolio, and credit card accounts aren't involved I could really care less if they know where I live, when my birthday is or even how many divorces I've had. If they can use that information to improve the quality of my junk mail, then so be it. I'd rather have an ad in my inbox for a new lens than for the latest deal on Viagra.


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Apr 22, 2014 11:39 |  #17

Preeb wrote in post #16852323 (external link)
I'm not sure what you all are talking about. I don't have a Yahoo account. I don't use Yahoo for email. I do use Flickr, and it still opens like it always has. I'm not too find of the most recent change in the website, but that's another issue. I have never logged in with anything but the shortcut saved on my Chrome browser.

Then you do have Yahoo account (unless you've been signing in with Facebook or Google ID). Your Flickr account = Yahoo account.




  
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Apr 22, 2014 11:44 |  #18

rdwalton wrote in post #16852339 (external link)
Well, you must be special. But I'm pretty sure you do have a Yahoo ID and you just click the link to log in and it has your ID and password stored, so you don't have to enter each time. Mine is set up that way too. I just click the icon on my menu bar and it takes me there.

Yahoo stops caching login credentials on their sign in page. Your cached (saved username/password) must have been saved log before Yahoo changed their policy. You now must type your username and password when signing in. Your browser will not ask if you want to save your password. That feature is disabled now.




  
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Apr 22, 2014 12:04 |  #19

morph2_7 wrote in post #16852810 (external link)
Yahoo stops caching login credentials on their sign in page. Your cached (saved username/password) must have been saved log before Yahoo changed their policy. You now must type your username and password when signing in. Your browser will not ask if you want to save your password. That feature is disabled now.

So, they're 'streamlining' their login by making it more annoying for me to log in? Good to know.


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Apr 22, 2014 12:15 |  #20

Somebloke wrote in post #16852196 (external link)
Am I missing something here? All you have to do is set up a FREE email account that you never have to use again in order to access a FREE website that allows you to host 1 terabyte of photos...for....FREE?

Free is good. Simple to set up. LOTS of storage.


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Apr 22, 2014 12:39 |  #21

Luckless wrote in post #16852851 (external link)
So, they're 'streamlining' their login by making it more annoying for me to log in? Good to know.

If you're Firefox or Chrome users, there may be browser extensions you can use to allow you to remember passwords. I don't mind the annoyance so I don't use browser extensions.




  
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Apr 22, 2014 12:42 |  #22

morph2_7 wrote in post #16852810 (external link)
Yahoo stops caching login credentials on their sign in page. Your cached (saved username/password) must have been saved log before Yahoo changed their policy. You now must type your username and password when signing in. Your browser will not ask if you want to save your password. That feature is disabled now.

I don't think that's right. I just went to Flickr and was logged in automatically. I signed out, closed my browser, relaunched and was presented with the sign in option. I clicked Sign in and was taken to the yahoo sign in page (and why not? For all practical purposes Flickr IS Yahoo). I signed into yahoo where the "keep me signed in" option was there and I checked it. I went to my flickr home page right away.

I closed my browser, re-opened, went to flickr and was signed in automatically and went straight to my home page.

I think the only issue here is that people who previously signed in with a google account or facebook account are now required to have a yahoo account to sign into flickr. That is really no different than the old way of doing things before - requiring you to have a flickr account to sign into flickr. And why not? Before, they let you sign in with a google account and would get your data from google in exchange. Or you sign in with facebook and they get your facebook data in exchange. But what do they give them exactly? You have no idea. At least this way you have some control over what data they have.


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Apr 22, 2014 12:56 |  #23

kfreels wrote in post #16852966 (external link)
I don't think that's right. I signed out, closed my browser, relaunched and was presented with the sign in option.

Did you have to type your username AND password? This is the part I was talking about. Password Autofill is now disabled. You can not save your passwords now. You are required to type your password whenever signing in. If you have saved your login credentials long ago, delete them. See if you can save it again now. Warning: you will never be able to save it if you delete the info.

kfreels wrote in post #16852966 (external link)
I clicked Sign in and was taken to the yahoo sign in page (and why not? For all practical purposes Flickr IS Yahoo). I signed into yahoo where the "keep me signed in" option was there and I checked it. I went to my flickr home page right away.

Works as expected.

kfreels wrote in post #16852966 (external link)
I closed my browser, re-opened, went to flickr and was signed in automatically and went straight to my home page.

That is NOT what I am talking about. You are able to get into Flickr automatically because of the cookies left behind. Closing your browser does not delete the cookies unless you change the settings to always clear cookies when exiting. If you delete the cookies, you'll be prompted to sign in and you're gonna need both, your username and password because the username/password fields can not be saved any longer.




  
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Apr 22, 2014 12:58 |  #24

I like 'em.


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Apr 22, 2014 13:02 as a reply to  @ post 16852788 |  #25

I have paid Flickr account and I'm using google login right now as I was using at beginning.


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Apr 22, 2014 13:06 |  #26

morph2_7 wrote in post #16853003 (external link)
Did you have to type your username AND password? This is the part I was talking about. Password Autofill is now disabled. You can not save your passwords now. You are required to type your password whenever signing in. If you have saved your login credentials long ago, delete them. See if you can save it again now. Warning: you will never be able to save it if you delete the info.

Works as expected.

That is NOT what I am talking about. You are able to get into Flickr automatically because of the cookies left behind. Closing your browser does not delete the cookies unless you change the settings to always clear cookies when exiting. If you delete the cookies, you'll be prompted to sign in and you're gonna need both, your username and password because the username/password fields can not be saved any longer.

OK. So your problem is that on the rare occasion that you actually have to sign in using a username and password because you cleared your cookies or something, you actually have to type the username?


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Apr 22, 2014 13:11 |  #27

Somebloke wrote in post #16852196 (external link)
Am I missing something here? All you have to do is set up a FREE email account that you never have to use again in order to access a FREE website that allows you to host 1 terabyte of photos...for....FREE?

didnt know that i had an email acct then! hmm maybe i should login to it..hah lets go take a looks-ee


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Apr 22, 2014 13:14 |  #28

kf095 wrote in post #16853021 (external link)
I have paid Flickr account and I'm using google login right now as I was using at beginning.

I was as well, but my account got logged out when trying to make the change over to a yahoo account. The account I was already logged into didn't get auto connected to the yahoo account I had just made, but now I can't log in with my google account. I just keep getting an error and asked to log in again.


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Apr 22, 2014 13:14 |  #29

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didnt know that i had an email acct then! hmm maybe i should login to it..hah lets go take a looks-ee

drats now i will start getting emails!!!!

Here’s your new Yahoo! Mail address
Click ‘Get Started’ to create a Yahoo! Mail address

oh well...


i use flickr and tell ya what... the majority of the world is just getting too "I dont care" as there are so many accounts for so many things that ask for pieces of information. Add them all together and get someones life out of it all...


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Apr 22, 2014 13:20 |  #30

kfreels wrote in post #16853031 (external link)
OK. So your problem is that on the rare occasion that you actually have to sign in using a username and password because you cleared your cookies or something, you actually have to type the username?

It's not a problem. It's a choice. I always clear my cookies and browser cache whenever I want to. It's a habit but this is unrelated to my point mentioned earlier.

The point I was trying to get across is that if you go to Yahoo sign in page (login.yahoo.com), the username/password fields autocomplete or autofill are now disabled. Users will never be able to autofill or save their sign in credentials like they used to.

Here's the code behind Yahoo sign in page:

Username field:
<input id="username" type="text" value="" [B]autocomplete="off" [/B]autocorrect="off" placeholder="Yahoo ID" aria-required="true" tabindex="1" maxlength="96" name="login"></input>
Password field:
<input id="passwd" type="password" value="" [B]autocomplete="off"[​/B] autocorrect="off" placeholder="Password" aria-required="true" tabindex="2" maxlength="64" name="passwd"></input>



  
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