I’m probably the last guy to figure out this trick, but it’s worth pointing out anyway. (in case you don’t know, Flickr is a photo sharing site on steroids)
I usually take a bunch of pictures on my camera over a period of days, then dump them into Flickr all at once. The problem I often run into is that I end up with photos mixed in there that need to be rotated or deleted. Sometimes I do this on my computer before uploading, but usually I forget and then notice them when they’re already uploaded. I usually notice them when I’m adding tags in batch mode. Previously, because I’m dumb, I would notice something that needed to be deleted and I’d flip back out of batch edit and go find the individual photo and delete it, then go back into batch edit mode. That’s annoying. Here’s the simple solution…
When you’re in batch edit mode (I usually get there by going to the calendar link on the right side and selecting all the photos I’ve uploaded that day) and you notice a picture that should be deleted or rotated, just tag it with ‘delete’ or ‘rotate’. When you’re done tagging all your photos, search for the ‘rotate’ tag and rotate those photos (remember to remove the tag when you’re done).
You can also search for the ‘delete’ tag and then batch delete them all by selecting the ‘edit this page as a batch’ link at the top of the search results, then going to the Batch Operations tab and deleting them all at once.