I lost my administrator privileges in a Flickr group today because of some really dumb interface crap in the new Flickr app. Come into group view, there’s ticked box in the top right corner. Well, what does that mean? Only one way to find out: tap it. Then it changes into a join group button. What? That means I’ve left the group! No “Are you sure? Yes/No.”
In this case it wasn’t that big a deal. There are other active admins and well over 300 members. But if there hadn’t been other admins, this could have been quite nasty, since the oldest group member would been promoted to administrator. That might be someone who’s not even on Flickr anymore and thus the group would be unmanageable. About as bad would have been if I had been the last member in the group. Unless I’m mistaken, that would have meant that the group would disappear. All discussions gone and the group pool as well.
Good job, Flickr. You just keep outdoing yourself.