Screen Grab Confab, vol. V (Flickr)

~ 16 February 2006 ~

The official Flickr version of Screen Grab Confab!

It’s been requested before, and now we’re finally going to give it a go. Go here: Post a screen grab of whatever you’re working on now.

Previous volumes can be seen here: I, II, III, and IV.

As always, code, design, and just about anything else is fair game. But don’t be stupid — pornographic or other suggestive material will be deleted, and don’t jeopardize client work. Aside from that, there aren’t any sizing rules this time around, as Flickr will handle that for you. However, I recommend you still post a snippet rather than the full screen.

Comments are open for technical questions, but don’t post your screen grab here. Post it in your Flickr account, join the group, and drag it into the group using Organizr. Good luck.



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1   JCRogers ~ 17 February 2006 at 09:47 PM

Aww, I’m excluded because I don’t have a Flickr account. Alas!

2   Cameron Moll ~ 17 February 2006 at 11:42 PM

Yes, I figured some would be. But hey, an account is free.

3   Sean S ~ 18 February 2006 at 12:05 AM

Interesting that Flickr’s community guidelines have recently been udpated to discourage non-photographic images, and photostreams that are strictly screenshots, illustrations, and other non-photographic imagery.

I wonder if the Flickreenos would consider this an exception to the rule.

4   Camaron Rogers ~ 18 February 2006 at 01:18 AM

“Yes, I figured some would be. But hey, an account is free.”

Yeah, I know, but it seems like a waste to sign up if I’m only gonna use it once. I’ll just wait for the next round… Not that I won the previous rounds, but hey.

5   Cameron Moll ~ 18 February 2006 at 09:04 AM

Yup, there will always be vol. VI. And where that’s hosted will depend on the response to this Flickr trial run. So, if others have opinions in regards to whether it’s posted at Flickr on here on my site, by all means speak up.

6   Cameron Moll ~ 18 February 2006 at 09:06 AM

Sean - Interesting point. Wasn’t aware of that. I suppose we’ll just wait until they take action, if necessary.

7   bryan ~ 18 February 2006 at 09:57 AM

Well, I for one love the centralization of doing it on flickr.

8   bennion ~ 18 February 2006 at 11:28 AM

flickr is a gift from…

9   David Barrett ~ 18 February 2006 at 09:15 PM

Potential problem?

I noticed that there seems to be a higher number of photos showing up in the group when I am logged in (100+ as opposed to in the 50’s-80’s). Could this be a problem with new accounts?

10   Cameron Moll ~ 20 February 2006 at 07:07 AM

David - Another interesting point. You’re right. I see 86 photos when I’m logged in, and 55 when I’m not.

11   Kristofer Baxter ~ 20 February 2006 at 11:28 AM

@ David & Cameron - I am one of the many people who cant seem to add my image to the group and make it visible unless users are logged in.

I wonder what is causing this issue? Flickr said the issue would be resolved some time ago.

Also, my account was made ~1 month ago but this is the first image I’ve posted.

12   supa ~ 20 February 2006 at 02:34 PM

Flickr is [still?] migrating its group data, which is probably why things are wonky.

13   Josh Jarmin ~ 24 February 2006 at 03:30 PM

Is it just me or are there a lot less entries this go around than normal? Maybe its the Flickr groups problem, but I dont know. In the past, I could check the site a couple times a day and almost always get new screen grabs, but this time it seems like a pretty low turnout.

14   Mark Bixby ~ 24 February 2006 at 08:47 PM

This seems like a cool platform for the next Confab.

Just saw it on Chris Pirillo’s site, and immediately thought of this comment string. Just a thought.

15   JaX ~ 27 February 2006 at 11:54 AM

Call me crazy, but I preferred having the entries here on your blog. More people participated with images that were the correct size.

16   Cameron Moll ~ 27 February 2006 at 12:11 PM

You’re crazy, JaX.

No, kidding. I agree with some here that there doesn’t seem to be as much support for the Flickr-ized version of SGC. But it was worth a shot.

Anyone know of a good MovableType plug-in for paginating entries? That’s always been the complaint in the past with 300+ images on a single page.

17   Chris ~ 28 February 2006 at 02:23 AM

I believe something like (or exactly like) MTPaginate would do the trick and might actually be a bit of overkill.

18   Cameron Moll ~ 02 March 2006 at 11:29 AM

Thanks, Chris.


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