I am not mad – yet. But, I am a bit irritated. I have used flickr photo sharing for a long time. With thousands of instant pro account members ( I am one) it is amazing that they can keep up with it all. Post a question in a group and you will receive answers. But as I have changed while riding my learning curve in photography – so have my interests. I no longer find it a thrill to get an award on a photo from some nice person who liked it but a dilemma. Should I do the polite thing and go to the award site where more than than likely I will be required to comment on a set number of others photos? Or, should I just thank the person for their comment and comment on one of their photos?
I signed up on the Zooomr site awhile back and have watched as Christopher and Thomas have taken it further than many naysayers thought they could. I like it when people succeed. I thought about it last night and decided that I would get a pro account at Zooomr and use their site more. They have some great features now and more promised in the future that I like.
Now here is the part where I blew it apparently, when I first signed up on Zooomr I did so using the OpenId method. I immediately wished I had not. Typing out http…name openid com etc and a password takes more time than just using a user name and password. Since at the moment there is no way to change the openid login to a user name type I just dealt with it. The next thing is that I have avoided using paypal believe it or not up until last night. I bit the bullet and used their service to pay for a pro account at Zooomr.
Everything went well until I went to log on to Zooomr. The PayPal worked, the open id worked, but the one thing I actually liked in this whole deal – Zooomr did not! I can not login to Zooomr anymore. Here is what I get: Uh-Oh, verification has failed. Please try again – and There was a failure in talking with your OpenID Provider. Ok, I can login to my openid account and it shows that it is authorizing zooomr emmmm …….. I am doing same thing I have done in the past with different results.
If you do a search on zooomr ( and I did) for kmilyun under people you will find two kmilyun’s one that is pro and one that is not. The first shows a message that I have not updated? and the second, the pro account has my pictures there.
I finally created another account just to be able to request help on the zooomr help board – so far not a single answer – I know come on kmilyun it has only been a bit over eight hours since you created another account and asked for help! I sent an email to the listed email support addy to.
So, since I have nothing better to do I am watching and waiting to see how long it will take before I have an answer and better yet a solution. If anyone sees this I would be happy with my nickname kmilyun and a password by passing the whole openid id thing. I would be really, really, happy if I could use the pro service I paid for ( albeit not much) the same way I used the free account.
Is anyone home at zooomr? I sure hope so.