Why is my account flagged as moderate and what must I do to return life to normal?

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Despite continually checking the help forums and reading the TOS, I still have not a clue why my account was marked as being 'moderate' as opposed to safe. It has since caused many problems for me, namely:

  • I can no longer retrieve RSS feeds of any of my photographs.

  • I can no longer post photos to any of my groups because the account labeling effectively makes all my assets appear to be 'restricted' to the system regardless of their content.


  • Because of this status change, none of my assets are public, thus they no longer show up on any Flickr API calls.


  • This means my photographs no longer get picked up by Gothamist, NowPblic and other blogs, which have traditionally sent me many referrals.


  • This also means that many of my site's application which depends on the Flickr API now appears to all be broken but unfortunately unfixable.



Daily visitors to my stream dropped from ~4,000/day to 400 when it first happened and now I'm getting ~5/day on my stats, which is very depressive.

So far no one from Flickr nor any of the members (my friends + contacts) appear to understand why my account is flagged, and I am wondering if any of you would have a clue. I have already gone through the 6000+ items on my stream to revalidate and reflag items as appropriate but so far have not heard a word from Flickr and I found that to be odd.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. As an fyi, my Flickr URL is http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee

Thanks,
See-ming
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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

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  • depressed, confused and frustrated.

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See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

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I don't know if it has to do with this site or not, but I never received a response from Flickr support staff after sending a request for review... and shortly after posting this message, I get an email from them.

Many emails have been exchanged since this first contact and I am glad to announce that the matter has been resolved. I have plans to document this incident including its resolution on my wiki when I am available, which would hopefully be soon now that I no longer have to struggle with the media migration of 6000 images from Flickr to Picasa...

/SML