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The carnivorous sheep of Skye [Jul. 18th, 2015|10:05 pm]
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As we all know, Flickr has its funny little ways. There doesn't seem to be anything to be done about this: you ignore it you find a workaround, or you go elsewhere. I'm not enthusiastic about its new trick of adding tags to my pictures, but mostly I pretend not to notice.

I have just uploaded the last batch of photos from Skye (so there may be another holiday post quite soon) and this was one of them:

Sheep


I tagged it with the location 'hebrides, skye' and then on second thoughts went back to add 'sheep', because I might want to find all my pictures of sheep, sometime. Flickr had got in ahead of me, and added the tag 'sheep'. Also 'outdoor' 'animal' and 'carnivore'.

Do they know something I don't?
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2015-07-18 10:28 pm (UTC)
Does it actually add them or are they suggestions? If it does add them I'm quite annoyed. I never use dull, vague tags like "outdoors!"

Edited to add: It sure does add them. Go to your settings, then privacy, then look down for Autotags and edit to say fuck no do not autotag me. And then they disappear.

Edited at 2015-07-19 05:14 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lil_shepherd
2015-07-19 05:23 am (UTC)
Please, it's too early in the morning... I can't find 'settings' in the new setup. To which menu has it fled?

Edit: Never mind. Found it now. Thank you, or I would probably never have found the darm ticky box, just muttered angrily and deleted those I saw. They always get everything wrong, and I am meticulous about tagging my photos. ('Outdoor' - why 'Outdoor' on every photo, even indoor ones. Who the *!?*& searches for 'Outdoor' in tags?)

Edited at 2015-07-19 05:46 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-19 05:09 pm (UTC)
Good to know it's possible to get rid of them - but, like lil_shepherd, I can't find settings...

They only do it to annoy -
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2015-07-19 06:56 pm (UTC)
Click on your buddy icon.
Choose settings.
Choose privacy & permissions.
Under Global settings (the first section) you'll see "Show autotags."
Edit it.
Select no to stop Flickr automatically tagging you.

Edited at 2015-07-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-19 07:39 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! Thank you! I'd clicked everything I could think of - but hadn't thought of the wee icon ('buddy' icon? really? oh, well...)
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2015-07-19 12:58 am (UTC)
Flickr had got in ahead of me, and added the tag 'sheep'. Also 'outdoor' 'animal' and 'carnivore'.

Who knew you were so lucky to get back from Skye without a run-in with sheep?
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-19 05:10 pm (UTC)
Quite: it's why Hebridean wool is so special!
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[User Picture]From: lil_shepherd
2015-07-19 05:15 am (UTC)
There must be some way to turn off that bloody auto-tagging...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-19 05:18 pm (UTC)
athenais is my guide in this, as in other things photographic!
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2015-07-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
I listed the steps up above. I should add I have a paid account and don't know what kind of options free accounts have, but I do hope that's one of them.
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[User Picture]From: anef
2015-07-19 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there is a Tanith Lee novel featuring bone white, carnivorous sheep, but I cannot now remember which one.
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[User Picture]From: ylla
2015-08-07 03:43 pm (UTC)
There are carnivorous sheep in Diana Wynne Jones's Dark Lord of Derkholm, but they're not as scary as the ones you're thinking of sound!
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[User Picture]From: anef
2015-08-08 04:56 pm (UTC)
They might have been venomous rather than carnivorous...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
If I have nightmares tonight, I shall blame you...
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[User Picture]From: cellio
2015-07-19 10:40 pm (UTC)
They shoot laser beams out of the horns. That's why they curve 'round like that to have the points facing front in the end.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-20 09:53 am (UTC)
That is an awesome building!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-20 11:13 am (UTC)
*giggles*
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2015-07-22 02:27 pm (UTC)
What an amazing church, and story!
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2015-07-22 02:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, I did not know that Flickr did that -_- Now I'm going to have to go check and see what my photos have been tagged as.

But yeah, the famous man-eating sheep of Skye--you didn't know?! You're lucky to have approached so close and gotten away with your life!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-22 03:33 pm (UTC)
Flickr works ceaselessly to produce new features, and I am never grateful! It's automated, so it's clearly doing something very clever - but still irritating and not helpful!
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