Ask Yahoo – they are good at it. I was an early Flickr user, My account got switched to a Yahoo account.
Probelm is, I was (years ago) a Yahoo user.
So I need a Yahoo account to now access my Flickr account, but I have no idea what my Yahoo credentials were.
So I can’t get past the Yahoo “Verify your account” page so that I can access what used to be my Flickr account.
End result? I’ve joined Photobucket. Yahoo screws up, Flickr loses, Photobucket wins.
What Yahoo forgot is that my Flickr account belonged to ME, not to Yahoo – they bought the Flickr company, but they didn’t buy me. They need to earn me. By locking me out of my Flickr account they have not only NOT earned me, they have alienated me from Yahoo.
Don’t mess with my logon accounts – if you aren’t smart enough to figure out how to get them to work across all of your services, then just leave the accounts alone, or stop buying companies.
Yes, I could create a new email account, register a new Yahoo account, and then tie it into my old Flickr account.
Or I could spend 1/3 of the effort and get a Photobucket account – which gives me access to a place that holds my photos (something the pre-Yahoo Flickr did very well). But you’ve made the pain threshold to high, and now I won’t even see any “value added” services that Yahoo may have offered me – because Yahoo stole something from me – my Flickr identity.
Shame on you, Yahoo.