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Santa'd: Flickr's new holiday Easter egg.
posted by brundlefly (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
By the way, you don't get the effect when you look at the thumbnails. You have to view them individually.
posted by brundlefly at 6:33 PM on December 13, 2006


Holy cow, and I just realized where LifeHacker got it from! Full circle, I guess...
posted by brundlefly at 6:35 PM on December 13, 2006


Yay!
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:41 PM on December 13, 2006


Yay!
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:49 PM on December 13, 2006


Captain Underpants

awesome.
posted by pruner at 6:49 PM on December 13, 2006


we has santaz hat and whiskas lol
posted by melissa may at 7:17 PM on December 13, 2006


Yay times 58!

(The above is a section (Le* through Pa*) of the same Psych 1 class which was previously subjected to my Thanksgiving experiment in crowdsourcing, taking their final exam today.)
posted by dmd at 7:26 PM on December 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yay!

Nice, dmd.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:10 PM on December 13, 2006


Some people don't like it.

Nice one, dmd. Yours is my favorite I've seen.
posted by crawl at 9:18 PM on December 13, 2006


Linus from the previous link needs to pull the stick out of his ass.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:33 PM on December 13, 2006


yikes
posted by muckster at 9:45 PM on December 13, 2006


Oh noes, I has been tagged by th3ph17, not once but twice!

I think its pretty damned funny, especially on my six month old kid!
posted by fenriq at 9:59 PM on December 13, 2006


More Santa cuteness at Google Earth.
posted by muckster at 10:08 PM on December 13, 2006


Awww...
posted by Superfrankenstein at 1:52 AM on December 14, 2006


Some people don't like it.

Ha! He acts like Flickr has come round to his house, physically ripped his photographs into little bits, and then punched him in the face.

OMG YOU ARE VANDALISING MY PHOTOGRAPHY HOW DARE YOU TRY AND INJECT CHRISTMAS CHEER INTO MY LIFE ARRRGG
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:16 AM on December 14, 2006


Yay!
posted by fixedgear at 3:17 AM on December 14, 2006


Oh man... the people that are complaining about it are hilarious. "It ruins my pictures! Gasp! Flickr is supposed to be a serious photography site! The world is ending!"

First of all, if you don't want people to do it to your photos, go into the Flickr account settings and set it so that nobody can add notes to your photos. It's not hard. It takes about 10 seconds. Second of all, Flickr isn't really a serious photography site. Not the way that DeviantArt, PhotoSig, PBase and others are. Yeesh.
posted by antifuse at 4:00 AM on December 14, 2006


Also, the dead baby bird, that's just WRONG on so many levels!
posted by antifuse at 4:00 AM on December 14, 2006


Sandy Claws is coming to town!

My gawd, I haven't laughed so hard in ages.
posted by Frisbee Girl at 4:26 AM on December 14, 2006


I am compelled to try and cheer up the complainers with ho ho ho hats and beards.
posted by srboisvert at 5:30 AM on December 14, 2006


Ok, usually I'm all for good cheer and fun, but this seems iffy to me. If the egg had been an option for picture posters only, it would be fun, but giving random people the option to change your pictures seems weird to me. If you want a nice feature, make it pleasant to use, dont make it at other people's expense. I am full of Christmas cheer FWIW, but this seems borderline.
posted by wheelieman at 5:56 AM on December 14, 2006


giving random people the option to change your pictures seems weird to me

The only people that can "change" (it takes 1 second to remove the hat or beard, incidentally, all you have to do is delete the note) your photos are those that have permission to put notes on your photos in the first place. If you don't want people putting hats or beards on your photos, just turn off notes. It's *really* not a big deal.
posted by antifuse at 6:32 AM on December 14, 2006


People are acting like these hats and beards are irreversibly added to the actual jpg and the original photo is therefore forever altered. You can, however, delete the notes as mentioned above, and any other view of the photo (e.g. clicking the "All sizes" button) shows it sans notes and Christmas decorations. Plus, I expect the hats and beards will all disappear at the end of December (or thereabouts) anyway.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:49 AM on December 14, 2006


Ok, I misunderstood, thanks for the clarification.
God I need to work on my debating skills.
posted by wheelieman at 7:34 AM on December 14, 2006


Such a patient puppy to wear a santa hat!
posted by deborah at 12:08 PM on December 14, 2006


The Flickr Central thread about this just had its name changed, thanks to this thread.

Made me giggle - it was changed from "Free hats and beards!" to:
"OMG, you are vandalizing my photography how dare you try and inject Christmas cheer into my life arrrgg"
posted by routergirl at 2:16 PM on December 14, 2006


The Flickr Central thread about this just had its name changed, thanks to this thread.

Made me giggle - it was changed from "Free hats and beards!" to:
"OMG, you are vandalizing my photography how dare you try and inject Christmas cheer into my life arrrgg"


OMG THAT IS AWESOME
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:38 PM on December 14, 2006


@ antifuse.

Not quite true, it is a bigger deal. Anyone belonging to a group you have posted a photo to can add a note. So while you can turn notes off from your contacts etc, you cannot stop people from adding these to group photos.

So I can and did turn off notes for all my contacts today but I would have to remove hundreds of photos from hundreds of groups to stop my photos from having it added.

Some hot tempers but I fall on the side of what wheelieman said originally. There are some very good points in the thread about people feeling betrayed and feeling this is contrary to Flickr's TOS, copyright and CC lines.

There is quite a good discussion buried in there.
posted by davebushe at 3:01 PM on December 14, 2006


davebushe: I'm sure it's a great discussion and all, but it's a tempest in a teapot. Visit my photostream, I might be fixedgear on flickr as well, and vandalize at will. When it's 1/1/07 and they disappear, get back to me.
posted by fixedgear at 3:53 PM on December 14, 2006


You turned off the ability to add notes, fixedgear! Shame, 'cause all of these people look like they need hats.
posted by TochterAusElysium at 4:20 PM on December 14, 2006


C'mon, fixedgear, walk the walk.

*hovers over H and O keys*
posted by brundlefly at 4:24 PM on December 14, 2006


What are you talking about, all my photos are wide open. Unless flickr did it becaused people whined? Add hats to Dave's party, especially that Matt Haughey lookin' dude!
posted by fixedgear at 6:40 PM on December 14, 2006


Ooops, you were right, it was set to 'only my contacts can add notes/tags'. Have at it!
posted by fixedgear at 6:47 PM on December 14, 2006


Bleah - Flickr's not even loading now. Either they decided to deal with the freak-outers by doing some emergency programming changes to take the hats away, or some Santa-hater is performing a DOS on them.
posted by TochterAusElysium at 6:48 PM on December 14, 2006


And it's back...and there are hats everywhere! Joy!
posted by TochterAusElysium at 6:50 PM on December 14, 2006


Not quite true, it is a bigger deal. Anyone belonging to a group you have posted a photo to can add a note.

Hrmm, neat, I didn't know that. Having said that, it still takes about 2 seconds to delete a note if you want to be a grinch. And I really doubt that anybody is getting thousands and thousands of beards/hats put onto their photos (except for maybe that guy that complained up above... I bet he got a LOT of hats and beards after he complained).
posted by antifuse at 3:08 AM on December 15, 2006


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