When is a photo not a photo?

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When it’s of an illustration according to Flickr.

Monkstyle.net who’s been posting illustrations to Flickr says:

I noticed a while ago that when I searched for photos using tags on flickr, that my photos weren’t showing. After checking through the Flickr faqs I discovered that this is because I have been marked as ‘NIPSA’ [Not in Public Site Areas] which means that my account is more or less hidden to people searching flickr for photos.

Flickr told him:

Flickr is a photo-sharing website, so uploading non-photos will flag your account as NIPSA.

So if you take a photo of your illustration and upload that will you be NIPSAd?

Anyway, it tarnishes Flickr’s warm and friendly user experience in my opinion.

Via Boing Boing

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