I use Flickr to host my photos as it is a convenient repository and has some nice, but generally subtle community aspects to the website.
However, there is a dark side to the website – and that is the groups.
However, groups have administrators to look after them, and some administrators can be rather aggressive in trying to make their groups increasingly popular. Not sure if they get any reward from administrating a popular group, but certainly some people seem very motivated to promote their cause.
On Flickr, an administrator can find a photo and post a pre-written message on the photo inviting you to submit your photo to their group. I get the occasional invite most weeks and and I tend to accept about half of the invitations.
However, the afore mentioned aggressive admins can go through a person’s photo gallery like a proverbial dose of salts, scattering invites all over the place with gay abandon.
After going out for a walk today, I came home to invites to submit a host of photos to seven different groups – all from one person. Argh!
So, thank you for making me go though my gallery deleting your invites from all the photos you just spammed.