I got contacted by Flickr recently (as has every Flickr user) and basically they said (and I paraphrase) “you remember when we said we were going to delete your photos if they went over 1000, unless you paid for Pro? Well we never did. Not a single photo. Only now we might delete your Moderate and Restricted pics if you stay on a Free account”
Well, crap. So I deleted 500-odd historic photos for nothing back when the 1000 pic “limit” [sic] came in? How annoying!
(I still have all the photos backed up on a self-hosted gallery, although all the comments, faves, and views have now been lost, like tears in rain)
I’m more concerned about this new policy on Moderate and Restricted photos though. I have always been fastidious about flagging my more racy pics. I think this new policy will encourage people to sail much closer to the wind on what they post rather than just flagging a photo as Moderate to err on the side of caution, as I have been doing up until now.
The complete announcement is available at
I have been through all my Moderate and Restricted pics and replaced each with a censored version along with a link to the original in my self-hosted gallery.
As of September 2023 I am now on Flickr Pro so have undone many of the censored pics. I still feel sad that I’ve lost all that history though.
Last week, Inara Pey alerted us all to an amazing sim by Hera (Zee9)
(see https://modemworld.me/2022/02/06/heras-superb… )
In my 14+ years on SL this is quite probably the most amazing, most detailed, most immersive sim I have ever visited.
I took loads of photos (over several visits), and since my free Flickr account has a 1000 pic limit, and also since I choose to make my Flickr stream highly curated, I thought it better to create a blog post to feature all the photos. Plus it gives me more freedom to talk you through both my photos and also the sim.
All of the photos are in 1440px height resolution. Do please click on each pic to see it in full resolution, because the large thumbnails just don’t do them justice and this is meant to be a photo gallery!
Unlike Inara’s blog post, this will contain loads of SPOILERS. So if you want to explore the sim yourself then I suggest you do so first.
Also, this is an Adult sim and some of the following pics may be of an adult nature, although I have chosen to pixelate some of the most sexual content. However, there may be some artful nudity.
Continue reading “The Blade Runner Sim”
I joined Second Life in 2006, and created a Flickr account for my Second Life pics in 2008, and up until Flickr’s new 1000 photo limit came in semi-recently I had photos going right back to the beginning. However, in order to fit in with the new limit I had to delete a few photos.
Not changed between then and now as I haven’t been in SL much, and hadn’t been taking a lot of photos. However, I’ve started taking photos again and want to upload them to Flickr so even more old photos need to go. So I took the brave decision to delete any photo older than 10 years old, no matter how many views, faves, and comments it had.
I now have 419 photos left. I guess I was pretty prolific in the first 2 years!
The photos aren’t gone forever, because they are backed up on a self-hosted gallery here on this domain. But all the faves, comments, and view counts are now lost… like tears in rain.
Backup, including old photos: