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Monday, July 09, 2007

sick

i just received an email linking me a flickr user who had favourited a pic of one of the girls. this person is clearly NOT the kind of person i would want to have looking at pics of my kids. i thought i had kept photos of the girls private but somehow this one missed out and fell into the hands of someone unwelcome. i have blocked the person, and rechecked that all pics of the kids are private, but i remind you all that the bigger flickr (and internet) world isn't as kind and safe as the little piece we frequent...

19 comments:

amanda said...

I'm sorry, tracy. I know that's a really awful feeling. xoxo.

sally said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry!

amy h said...

I'm sorry to hear this! So, this person tried to set you up as a contact on flickr? I'm surprised they were being so obvious about it, but at least it gave you the chance to block them. Ick.

erin said...

ok, this is not good, but at the same time i am happy you are sharing this because i need to re-think my flickr account. i am sorry this happened to you.

Mama Urchin said...

Yuck! This is something I've wondered about recently. Thanks for bringing it to the forefront of my mind.

BunkleLife said...

ugh - how very upsetting for you. It amazes me how things get 'found' so easily. So sorry, but glad you have the opportunity to stop it.
xoj

emily said...

i've thought a lot about how i handle photos of my kids on my blog and on flickr. thank you for sharing your story - i appreciate the word of caution.

Alicia A. said...

Gross. Yuck. Isn't it a shame?!

Courtney said...

ugh, so sorry...

Anonymous said...

I'm by no means naive, but I'm still at a loss as to how this happens? This is the third or fourth time I've heard about 'something weird and wrong' going on in the crafting blogworld, but it's usually a little vague.

So sorry! What a horrible feeling! Yuck.

Stacia
pipandtom.com

Megan said...

It's such a kick in the guts for a Momma when that happens and I am sorry you had to go through it.

Dawn said...

I have thought about this too...we don't have children but are trying now and I thought about posting pics...once it happens...probably not now...

I'm sorry this happened.

kate1976 said...

I am sorry you had this happen. I have just had a dilemma about some photos of our friends' and family's children - I have jsut set them to 'family only' so that they can be seen by us and by our chosen family contacts - its such a shame we have to be so careful.

Blair said...

thanks for the reminder. I'm so sorry Tracy.

petite gourmand said...

oh that's awful.

honeybunch said...

So sad Tracy. I see there are many of us in the same position - inspired by our children and wanting to share bits of our lives with (hopefully) like-minded folks. Really sorry this has happened.

Wendy said...

it's terrible. i had the same thing happen. luckily i get emails from flickr the moment someone favors my photo or adds me as a contact and i immediately check them out. if they are creepy i block them and report them to flickr immediately and flickr gives them the boot.

i think you can adjust your flickr settings to notify you immediately of any activity on your photos.
best,
w

abby said...

Wow-so sorry to hear about this. I am glad someone was cool enough to alert you. What a scary situation-glad you got it taken care of. Hugs to you.

Toni said...

you are so right. thanks for the reminder.