the cynic in me thinks it was always planned that way, a bait and switch. lots of adds for flickr pointing out its free, its the best place to stick your pictures, 2tb space, easy auto uploader. so like a lot of people i arranged my workflow to stick my pics on flickr, it wasnt the only choice, could have used google photos, or box.com or even paid for a service which would get me my pics plus other backup for buttons. but flickr seemed good, and uploaded my 20 gigs of pics, all good. flickr on all of our devices except today a message pops up saying the auto uploader won't work after 15 days unless i pay 35 quid a year. its not a lot of cash but on principle it pisses me off and rather than pay it ill have to upload everything to google photos instead. thanks for listening to my moan.