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[Investigating] Site is slow again

A. LEVITSKY says:

Today, the site is slow again (Russia). Again, the problem of slowly adding photos to admin groups and the endless waiting for the drop-down list of admin groups . Why do these problems occur periodically??? Engineers should monitor the speed of work on a daily basis and not dump claims on users.
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Richard Harvey UK says:

You beat me to it.

All aspects of site currently slow (UK, safari)
Site status page indicates “operational “.

I’m going to read a book instead..
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Viejito says:

Slow here, too (California). Groups and other lists taking forever to load.

Edit: This message took long to save and to edit, as well.
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47604 says:

Same problem for me in uk
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Alan.Rust says:

Yep, no matter which section I am trying to use, is slow, or balls spinning, or nothing happens at all.

In UK, using Windows 10 and everything up to date.
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Karen_Chappell says:

Very slow here
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littletinperson says:

painfully slow in southeast us. pages slow to load, page features slow to load, etc. too difficult to work here this morning.
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ianjpoole says:

Yeah I'm trying to add photos into groups and it is god awfully slow
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katie_ko says:

Thanks for letting us know! We're currently looking into what might be causing the site slowness you're experiencing.

I'll report back with updates as they arise.
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Michael Kerick says:

Same here in New England
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~~~PJ~~~ says:

Same here in the UK !
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nrg_crisis (on and off) says:

Thanks, katie_ko:

Everything is slow here in the southeast U.S. - photos, albums, groups, everything.

Y'all on Southern time now! 8-)
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steven ch says:

slow...
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ronnie.savoie says:

Pages are incredibly slow to load this morning (SE Louisiana, USA)
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Lensjoy says:

Slow in Poland, too :(
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BlueisCoool says:

Slow to a point of almost not working here in Tampa, Florida.
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The Dutchlady says:

Slow here in Taiwan as well.
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abstractartangel77 says:

It's almost at a standstill here in the south of the UK - all other websites I go on load very quickly and my internet speed is very fast. This is soooooo frustrating, Flickr!! :-(

It makes admin work in my groups a nightmare!
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keithhull says:

Yes in the UK using Safari Flickr is becoming unusable due to pages not opening Its all slow even getting the Help Forum page to open took five minutes
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Hobbyknipsel says:

Same here, Germany.
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Omygodtom says:

Managed to get Three pictures loaded,however it took One hour to complete.Super slow in Portland Oregon "USA".......Tom
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PD3. says:

Very slow and freezing southern England.
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mikerofoto says:

really slow this morning, had time to make another coffee by the time the group list showed up!
thought it might be my computer but it just been reboot, every other site load fast and smooth but Flickr.
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katie_ko says:

We've pushed a fix that should have speeds ramping back up to normal!

Please let us know how things are looking on your end.
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Jay Bees Pics says:

katie_ko:

Better for me here in the UK after being unusable this morning. Thank you!
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Richard Harvey UK says:

Yup, much better. UK.
thanks!
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PD3. says:

Thank you, much better.
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ianjpoole says:

All good on my end
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Alan.Rust says:

katie_ko:

Thank you and it seems like things are back to normal here in my neck of the woods in UK.
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littletinperson says:

katie_ko:

still slow. slow to log on. slow to load pages and content.
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ronnie.savoie says:

Seems to be normal since I've logged on at lunchtime. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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Omygodtom says:

Happy Days are here again..Thank you so much Staff..You can go home early today, with pay.........Tom
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A. LEVITSKY says:

After the correction, the work became faster, and the morning problems disappeared. As I wrote above, it is advisable to monitor the speed of the site on a daily basis and take measures in time.
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jamica1 says:

Canada, same slowness here.
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Clement Tang * says:

Just become very slow in Melbourne, Firefox browser.
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birdcloud1 says:

Almost impossible to use for me.. in New Zealand. It started yesterday evening (nz time) and continues.
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Viejito says:

Just Flickr? Or also other sites, affected by the Akamai problem?
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Das Boot 160 says:

Impossible to use for me also in the UK. Every action stalls.
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hkavas says:

That time tooooo slow ,nothing to browse...
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Bas1953 says:

Holland-
here too, some pages don't even load.... annoying!
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srkirad says:

Very slow loading of all pages in Serbia...
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Orland Park Birdie Girl says:

Slow here in Illinois for two days now. Did a speed test 55.12 Mbps download speed and 12.21 upload speed, so not my server. No problems with browsers.
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aussiejeff says:

V-e-r-y s-l-o-o-o-o-w in Perth, Western Australia. Site has become unworkable. Even help page took ages to load in..after 3 x refreshes..

Not been this bad for a long while for me at least. :o(
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Crewcastrian says:

Same here - very slow and parts unusable at the moment.
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J3 HK | The Real Hong Kong says:

Yeah and in Hong Kong, the site is basically unusable and has got progressively worse over the past 5 hours,
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munchflemming says:

Almost impossible to use Today
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Nikki Heron says:

Verrry slow here in Perth, Australia, ended up loading to groups via the app on my cell phone, still not the ideal way but faster in the long run.
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fogline says:

back in the saddle again
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onewayticket says:

Unusable for me - Manchester, UK.
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Merrillie says:

Crappy for me too in Australia.
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the foreign photographer - ฝรั่งถ่ says:

It is very slow in Bangkok too.
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grannie annie taggs says:

and me in Sydney
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Armin Fuchs says:

Too slow - even uploading a photo is not possible ... :-(
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J.Weyerhäuser says:

Incredible slow in Germany - no groups and albums showed when picture comes up after long time
Flickr is unusable !!!
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Flickr Staff

R L Catlow says:

Hi, all,

Sorry to hear you are experiencing this again.

I have alerted our engineers, and they are now working on a fix.

I will update this thread once I have more information to share.

Thanks!
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nowboy8 says:

In UK, ridiculously slow, barely anything working again, come on Flickr, all sorts of problems we're paying for.
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dbrothier says:

Was quite slow between 6:30am and 7am CEST today, now back to normal (8am)
located in France
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abrideu says:

It is not back to normal in Holland as the balls are still spinning and it takes ages to load. 8.20
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Ocean Gypsy 69 says:

Very slow here too, can not use at all.
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Jan 130 says:

Appallingly slow again in UK. Takes ages for anything to happen at all.
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keithhull says:

two days running and its unusable again Every other site I use on the net is fine Please get this properly sorted
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hkavas says:

Seems better now..
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Lemon~art says:

Still very slow in UK at the moment, almost unusable at times
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littletinperson says:

close to unusable again. page features painfully slow to load. posting comments very hit or miss, but mostly miss. can't tell that pages are functioning at all.
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ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful. says:

Slow in Brazil!
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Robin Shepperson Photography says:

Slow here in Berlin, Germany.
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PD3. says:

Slow slow slow Ground Hog Day............
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Picture post. says:

Annoying slowness again today!
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BlueisCoool says:

Things are still slow here in Tampa, Florida. Many times when you click on something it just sits there and does nothing.
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Rasande Tyskar says:

slow slow slow flickr server
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michael.jh says:

terribly slow in uk again
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sdttds says:

Still slow, and it's been weeks, not days. Slow load speed, intermittently unable to add to groups and albums..

Even this page takes 5 minutes to load.

And then there is this thread:
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157719488471059/

I've had low views for over a month, with occasional one day spikes. My guess is that the low views are real and reflect the crappy performance of Flickr. There are just going to be fewer views when pages load more slowly because fewer pictures are viewed in the same amount of time. And some people just give up and do something else.

@Flickr: Most of the comments I see here are from PRO members. In other words, they are PAYING customers.
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fogline says:

grim
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J3 HK | The Real Hong Kong says:

Earlier in the day unusable in Hong Kong, worked fine for a couple of hours and is now back to unusable again, nothing is loading
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A. LEVITSKY says:

Today is 23.07. again everything is awful !!! Russia. Worse than yesterday. Yesterday evening everything was fine, but today is HORROR !!! Correct !!!!
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Betty Jo ♥ says:

I'm in the US, and it's painfully slow today.
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kp-kp-kp says:

Thanks everyone for letting us know. I've asked our engineers to take a look now.
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PD3. says:

R L Catlow:

9 Hours on now,,, any update yet?
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kp-kp-kp says:

We've posted a status page update here: status.flickr.net/
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PD3. says:

kp-kp-kp:

Thank you still very very slow.
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sdttds says:

Status says, "Intermittent site slowness."

"Intermittent site functionality" would be more honest.
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sdttds says:

Awesome! Now I'm getting pandas, too. We're moving in the wrong direction, here.
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sdttds says:

Appears to be improving now....
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R L Catlow says:

Hi, all,

Our engineers have now deployed a fix.

However, if you are still running into issues, please flag here.

We will leave this thread open a while longer, while we continue to monitor the situation.

Thanks!
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michael.jh says:

Intermittent site slowness in the uk very frustrating
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A. LEVITSKY says:

Unfortunately, today I have very slowly, almost only through the VPN application something is moving. Central Russia. Android.
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Das Boot 160 says:

Back to being unusable again, every action is taking way to long to complete.
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Das Boot 160 says:

Just to post the above message took 14 seconds to complete.
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sdttds says:

And we are slow again, with addirional problems:

1. Everything loads on a page (comments, stats, EXIF...), except for the actual picture -- just a black pane there. Often have to refresh 2-3 times before the picture loads -- often a full minute elapses before I see anything.
2. Can't see most of my albums under the "add to albums" function
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Sandy Lizzard says:

Having a torrid time trying to curate My groups, the site is so slow.
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StarlightHope says:

Incredibly slow here in Sweden as well.
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cabb88 says:

Hey, everyone. Apologies for the continued site slowness. We know that it's a frustrating experience and our team is still monitoring the issue and working to remedy it. We appreciate your patience while we work on it. We're also continuing to update our status page as we make progress.
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sdttds says:

Now I get "Oops! An issue occurred while loading. Please refresh the page" Error. Reloading does not help the situation.
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sdttds says:

cabb88:

Please don't thank us for "being patient." We don't have a choice. A real thank you and amends would be a pro-rated refund for to Pro members days when the site is not functional. That is how business is supposed to work. When you don't get what you paid for, you get your money back.

This issue has been going for 6 days now (I posted a thread two days before this one, but it was deleted), to the degree that it has been irritating enough to say something. The site was slow and error-prone for several days before that. I can understand non-functionality lasting 8 hours, but maybe even a day, but this is ridiculous.
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Miami Good Life says:

I think I am going outside and watch my grass grow as it would be quicker than the way Flickr is operating now. My memory in task manager is through the roof topping out at about 7,000 Mb and my CPU climbs to 70% because of trying to use Flickr. Flickr is fine as long as you just let it sit and not try to navigate anywhere and my CPU and Memory drops to normal values.
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sdttds says:

Update: 13:27 PDT. The pictures will load, but the Photo Editor does not load.

EDIT: It loaded, but took seven minutes to do so, and over half the fonts are missing
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sdttds says:

I didn't think picture loading could get any slower, but it is doing just that
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shelly.morgan50 says:

Everything is so slow and barely working!
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sdttds says:

Not totally up to snuff, but seems somewhat improved today
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A. LEVITSKY says:

Now in the evening at 20: 52 PM I'm working through the VPN again and it's still deadly slow. Yesterday, without a VPN, everything was more or less. It seems that their "corrections" are made better for someone at the expense of others. This is a kindergarten of some kind!!! I agree to a refund for non-working days. Let Bill Gates fix the Flickr.
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StevenM_61 says:

Now the bad pandas are back. I even had trouble accessing this forum. Lots of pandas and bad gateways.
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fogline says:

what a mess...non-functional in too many ways to list here
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the foreign photographer - ฝรั่งถ่ says:

I am getting pandas and very slow to verify the photos I hope to upload in a few minutes and 504 messages in Bangkok.
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Sandy Lizzard says:

It's early days, but I have seen a big improvement in the site, I am now able to curate My groups, fingers crossed it stays this way.
Great work team Flickr.
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Jim Frazier says:

I can't get to anything - AND I can't even see a propertly formatted Help Forum page. Get it together, people.
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