I love Flickr, I really do, but man, sometimes it makes me yell at my computer. Whether it’s the inconsistencies in the interface, or the way I have to seriously concentrate to hunt down things like a particular feed, Flickr takes as much as it gives.
The latest head scratcher: keeping tabs on group photo pools. When I look at My Photostream, I see not only thumbnails, but comment counts. If I subscribe to a feed for activity on my photos, I can see when someone comments or posts a note to one of my pictures. Great. Thumbs up. So what of similar functionality in group pools?
Let’s look at the photo pool from An Event Apart New York. Thumbnails, usernames, and… pages upon pages. How can I tell if there are new comments or notes made? Do I have to click through every photo in the pool? There is a feed for photos from the pool, but it will only notify you of new photos, not new activity. Well, why don’t you just click on the link for “Activity - In Your Groups” in the page footer? Nope, that will also only tell you of new uploaded photos. Apparently comments and notes only qualify as “activity” when they occur outside of groups.
I post this here not to flame Flickr, but because as likely as it is that functionality I seek doesn’t exist, it is just as likely that it exists and I just can’t locate the damn stuff. Can anyone show me the way?