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Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#1 Post by Jefferson » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm

Back when Thinkpad 770 was the blingest piece of toy, I can see why the image loading warning was useful and necessary. But in 2019, doesn't everyone have an internet access with enough speed and usage allowance that few 10s megabytes of data won't dent their internet meter at all?

Just wondering if it's still strictly enforced in the forum :) I know when in Rome... :)
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:35 pm

It's like, sort of enforced, when someone feels like enforcing it.

Apparently, not everyone has high-speed internet, go figure. Some people also just don't like (many) inline images.

Most likely 1-2 small pics will go unnoticed / unenforced. If you feel like posting more / larger images - please put a warning in the title.

Anything obnoxiously large (the kind that may stretch the screen for the average viewer) will definitely get taken down, and I would take it down even if the forum never had any rules regarding images in the first place - simply because it's annoying and borderline disrespectful.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:24 pm

dr_st wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:35 pm
It's like, sort of enforced, when someone feels like enforcing it.

Apparently, not everyone has high-speed internet, go figure. Some people also just don't like (many) inline images.

Most likely 1-2 small pics will go unnoticed / unenforced. If you feel like posting more / larger images - please put a warning in the title.

Anything obnoxiously large (the kind that may stretch the screen for the average viewer) will definitely get taken down, and I would take it down even if the forum never had any rules regarding images in the first place - simply because it's annoying and borderline disrespectful.
I tend to read this on my phone and a long post with a nice fat image at the bottom, most of the time I'll stop reading regardless if I'm interested or not because it's just a pain to scroll.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#4 Post by madicetea » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 am

Jefferson wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Back when Thinkpad 770 was the blingest piece of toy, I can see why the image loading warning was useful and necessary. But in 2019, doesn't everyone have an internet access with enough speed and usage allowance that few 10s megabytes of data won't dent their internet meter at all?

Just wondering if it's still strictly enforced in the forum :) I know when in Rome... :)
Yes, I have been a rather vocal supporter of this rule.

My apartment's connection is technically unlimited fibre-optic, but it is shared amongst the whole building and this means my connection can be insufferably slow some days (to the extent that I will take a hike to my University campus instead to do anything on the internet).

My phone (where I often view this forum from), is also a small 5 (used to be 3 until quite recently, but I'm finally starting to move up in life) gb per month data plan. Exceeding this means the worst data overage slowdown speed anyone has ever seen, often leading to a website loading timeout.

Please use imgur. It's a great workaround and it means that I won't have to use all my data just looking through this forum.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#5 Post by Screamer » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:35 am

Jefferson wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm
But in 2019, doesn't everyone have an internet access with enough speed and usage allowance that few 10s megabytes of data won't dent their internet meter at all?

Just wondering if it's still strictly enforced in the forum
Not necessarily, because some internet service providers set data limits for 'cost' related reasons. Plus, even a few megabytes of data would still be quite massive for those that are on a single-digit gigabyte plan.

I believe that it is still enforced, since this topic's original poster had thrown up quite a rant when he was forced to link the images that he had posted.

In my opinion, I think it would be better to link the images instead. It would remove the need for us to scroll (especially on some phones), or complain about the images being too big. Or, as demonstrated in that particular topic, start an argument that would be 3-5 posts long.

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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#6 Post by zod » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:25 pm

I'm so tempted now...

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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#7 Post by MikalE » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:01 pm

We do have a photo posting forum...

I would still maintain a respectable size even in there though. No one needs to see a photo at 3000x4000 pixels.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#8 Post by FrankTodd » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:56 am

I don’t understand how difficult it is to insert into any editor that doesn’t cut quality, to make a photo convenient for quality. Or embed this feature in the forum. There are a large number of different quality services for this like taht one https://videoeditor.com/, I am sure that it is not difficult to integrate into the forum.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#9 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:03 pm

Welcome to the forum!
FrankTodd wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:56 am
I don’t understand how difficult it is to insert into any editor that doesn’t cut quality, to make a photo convenient for quality. Or embed this feature in the forum. There are a large number of different quality services for this, I am sure that it is not difficult to integrate into the forum.
You're new here but this subject matter has been discussed ad nauseam for years now. This forum still attracts ThinkPad enthusiasts from all over the globe, and as long as we have members stuck with no real broadband in no man's land - something that is far more common in the U.S. than most people would believe - the current rules are likely to stay in place.
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Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

#10 Post by FrankTodd » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:03 pm
You're new here but this subject matter has been discussed ad nauseam for years now. This forum still attracts ThinkPad enthusiasts from all over the globe, and as long as we have members stuck with no real broadband in no man's land - something that is far more common in the U.S. than most people would believe - the current rules are likely to stay in place.
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