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Yahoo! Asininity

Posted on 2014.11.14 at 00:00
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As a part of a photo-backup solution, I suggested my daughter get her own Flickr account. Then something went terribly wrong. I call it, "Yahoo!"

I was thrilled to find they had a, "Sign in with Google" button because she already has a Google account. However, it was a feint - "This Google account is not linked with your Yahoo! ID." So not really.

I had to create her a Yahoo! ID. Thankfully, they allow younger than 13-year olds their own "login ID" (which may or may not be different than their own account) with the permission of a parent. I paid $.50 to prove I was an adult (or at least someone with a credit card which is silly since my 12-year old daughter has her own debit card and could presumably "prove" she was her own adult? And "a portion" of which goes to charity? That verbiage makes me awfully suspicious - as if only %0.001 were to actually reach its destination) Much like I've linked my defunct Yahoo! ID to my Google e-mail as a backup account, I also linked her new Yahoo! ID to my Google e-mail as backup.

So now Flickr returns, "THERE IS ALREADY AN ACCOUNT WITH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS!" Not her new Yahoo! email address, her new Yahoo! email address' linked parental account <-- My Flickr account. SHE CANNOT CREATE A FLICKR ACCOUNT WITH A YAHOO! ID. Which was of course my understanding. Wasn't it yours?

I wish this was where the asininity ended, because like me, you're thinking I could just go back into her account and change her backup email from my Google email to my Yahoo ID account. Only...that option is not available - presumably because she's a sub-account to my own. No problem, right? Just go into my own Yahoo! account and change it there.



Artemis' Chew Toy
tattooedraven at 2014-11-14 19:02 (UTC) (Link)
Ugh... totally get where you are coming from. We *finally* noticed on our credit card bill a charge to Netflix. We don't have Netflix. Yeah it was only $9.99 but with all the media hype and identity theft in the news we reported it to credit card company.

Here's what they told us after we told them, We DON'T HAVE a Netflix account.

We needed to cancel the monthly subscription by logging into our Netflix account and unselecting the automatic payment method.

We told them MANY MORE TIMES, We Do Not Have a Netflix account, we never have.

They advised us we should then create an account so we could go into the current account and cancel the automatic payment process and then our card would no longer be charged the $9.99 a month.



Added to the strange transaction is the fact the $9.99 was charged to card number we no longer had and was supposedly canceled when this whole mass fraud/stolen identity hoopla started a few years back. That particular card was canceled BY THE CARD COMPANY as a safety precaution and new cards issued at their instructions but some how the $9.99 was still being honored.

In the end the card company has stopped the payments to Netflix AND we found out, it'd been charged to our account for the last 9 months because we keep getting notices of more refunds for the $9.99.

So bizarre. 0___o'

So here's the kicker... Longmire, the tv show our son is an occasional extra in was canceled by A & E right? Well rumor is, Netflix will most likely be taking up the show soon. So guess what we're going to have to do in order to see the episodes should Netflix really take over Longmire. >_____<'

ehowton at 2014-11-14 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
That is CRAZY! But your kicker? BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No, seriously, BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Anyway, don't forget this little tidbit - you may need it:

Artemis' Chew Toy
tattooedraven at 2014-11-14 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
Oooookay.... I'll keep it in mind. >..>'

I was thinking though, if we do end up having to actually subscribe to Netflix. I think we'll have to steal someone else's credit card to get it done right. =P
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2014-11-15 16:57 (UTC) (Link)
I agree with
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I agree with <lj-user="ehowton">: that's one hellava kicker!
raingirl26 at 2014-11-16 07:30 (UTC) (Link)
i long ago have abandoned flickr - i suppose it could be used as backup storage, but i don't trust them to return to me the same pixels as i give them. i've moved on to ipernity. they are a lovely community. but again, more for sharing photos, i don't use it as backup. need real photo backup - i'd pay for cloud storage. although another option is to use snapfish. they have unlimited storage. (to download your own photos back to your computer you get a zip file, but you can do 50 photos at a time.) it's not very user friendly for browsing, but you can make albums and put tags, and it does show you your photos info.

uh oh, i just started talking about something regarding photography and just kept going. don't even know if my info has much of anything to do with your storage needs. sooorry.
ehowton at 2014-11-16 18:39 (UTC) (Link)
Not at all - excellent options all - thanks!
raingirl26 at 2014-11-16 22:56 (UTC) (Link)
i am 'raingirl' on ipernity, if you want to see. lots of ex-flickrites there and groups to prove it.

it's slower moving than flickr, but i like it that way.
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