So do I, Amelia, it clears my mind and it may ruin your lens. I had to be very careful that day nevertheles the lens creaked somewhat afterwards. :-/.
I'm rather pessimistic, Amelia. For me the situation is quite clear. On Sept. 16 Evan Rapoport couldn't keep his mouth shut and gave away a secret at the Photokina, got moved sideways in return by his bosses and may have left Google by now. Somewhere up in the chain of command Briam McClendon told us three days later that everything ist just fine and we will be blessed with awesome new views and should not worry. And that was the last we heard. If they had any consideration for the Pano-users they would have told us by now that they heard us.
No, I believe, they will just move forward leave Panoramio unmaintained in the future and just let it pass away as they did and do with other products they consider unsuccessful.
Nevertheless I will not delete my account here before the lights finally got switched off. However, I enjoy my new home at Ipernity more every day and am limiting my activities here. I will answer to comments and comment on new photos I like but I will not upload any new photos. Why should I drive an old clunker when I have a new car in the garage?
That was a long statement ...
My best christmas greetings to you and your loved ones
wir sind hier nach wie vor ganz unter uns, Ellen. Gute Gelegenheit dir und deinen Lieben ein frohes Fest und ein glückiches und gesudes neues zu Wünschen. Und lass uns hoffen, dass die Erde ein friedlicherer Platz wird! LG, Lutz
die unvollendete macht so gesehen schon mächtig was her!!! :-), l, f, marc
PS and of course Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year* for you and your family.
Wonderful mountain landscape! LIKE ! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.
Ładny widok LIkE
Thanks Nenad. Season Greetings from Lutz
Really beautiful. L+F