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    Posted: 19 November 2020 at 08:40
Out of the blue I got a notice from flickr that I was now an administrator of one of their flickr groups
I wasn't consulted or even asked, I just was
I'm a pro member and I'm a member of the group. It's not one of their big groups. The group is a small niche group that has only been around a few years. I didn't even join it on my own. I was invited to share one of my photos w them, as I'm sure many here have been invited to do so in other groups. I have posted a few photos every once in a while, when I remember.

I didn't really know what to make of this and after a while I just forgot all about it, until I went to their groups section one time and there I saw that I was administrator of a group
I clicked on it and saw there was a months worth of photos that were waiting for my approve or deny!

Now out of regards for those photographers and because the group is photos of the Southwest I went ahead and did, for the group members. I find myself administering the group in that fashion and posting photos of my own. There are very excellent photos in the group

There is an admin section, one of the things is titled "How to administer a happy group" with stuff like "check in on the group regularly? Really!
Like I said it's small group, 62 members, 3,300 photos

It's kind of fun, 🤷‍♂️ I don't really know what to make of it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 08:47
I guess this can be moved to Open Talk if you want
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 10:17
Joseph,
That's very interesting, and a bit puzzling.
I would have thought you would have to actively step up into such a role, rather than find it's fallen in your lap without your agreement.
I guess if you don't want to take it on there would be some way of letting Flickr Admins know so the group doesn't back up with un-approved images waiting to be added.
Anyway, seems like it's something you're able and pleased to do, so kudos to you.
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I guess there are/were other administrators? Someone made you administrator.
Anyway, as long as you enjoy doing it, keep on doing it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2020 at 20:00
A mysterious move Enjoy your administrator role Coast!
Maybe post a link to that group for us here?
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I checked into it further and found out it was because, I'm the longest serving member. Which I had no idea
maybe not that peculiar after all, but non the less; interesting

I didn't pay much attention to it at first
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Hmmm. I'm in a few groups, as are a few of us I suspect. I didn't know this might happen. I suppose the only way to pass on the admin role is to leave the group if that's an option. As Fred S says, a link to "your" group would be interesting. 3300 pictures is a good number. Some of the groups I'm in are much smaller.

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Originally posted by IanC IanC wrote:

Hmmm. I'm in a few groups, as are a few of us I suspect. I didn't know this might happen. I suppose the only way to pass on the admin role is to leave the group if that's an option. As Fred S says, a link to "your" group would be interesting. 3300 pictures is a good number. Some of the groups I'm in are much smaller.

Ian

the answer:

From:

Flickr HQ

Subject:

"You are now an administrator of The American West; Photography From Sunset to Sunrise and in Be

      
The last administrator of The American West; Photography From Sunset to Sunrise and in Be has left the group and you have been made into an administrator. This is because you are the longest serving member of the group. Well done :)"

I've changed the name of the group slightly, haven't been able to change admin name so far
I didn't post the link, didn't want folks to think I was harvesting views to the group, anyway it's a very American group. But here's the link, Hmmm

https://www.flickr.com/groups/3129262@N24%5b

Edited by Coast - 23 November 2020 at 16:50
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BTW:
on Oct 11 Paid Flickr
Product SKU: ProV21Year
Product Name: Annual Plan
Qty Ordered: 1
Amount: $43.79

Its worth that much to me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2020 at 06:45
BTW the link doesn't work for me. This does it:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/3129262@N24

Edited by Snegren - 23 November 2020 at 06:49
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thanks
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That's not the worst group to connect your name to Coast!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2020 at 09:04
Thanks Fred
I understand that
The whole thing has been a pleasant surprise
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

That's not the worst group to connect your name to Coast!

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