November 20, 2014, 11:37:03 PM

Poll

Which do you prefer, pick just one.

Do you prefer the large thumbnails (770 X 770) with 6 attachments allowed
47 (59.5%)
Do you prefer the small thumbnails (200 X 200) with 10 attachments allowed
9 (11.4%)
Do you have a fast internet, more than 6 large thumbnails per post is fine?
16 (20.3%)
I don't care either way is fine.
7 (8.9%)

Total Members Voted: 79

Voting closed: August 14, 2014, 12:32:06 AM

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Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:32:06 AM »
I have reduced the size of image thumbnails to 200 X 200. A viewer must click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

At the same time, I increased the number of images allowed from 6 to 10.

The issue is that it takes a lot of time to have a large number of  770 X 770 loading, and not everyone has a blazing fast internet speed.

What do you, the users think?  I do not know how many users have fast internet, or how many have slow internet, so tell us.


I'm willing to go with the majority on this.  The poll runs for 5 days.

Thanks for your input.
 
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The forum only allows one size regardless of the board.
 
I'll look at the options for removing images.  As I recall, they are not repeated when used as a attachment, but when someone embeds a link, its copied.  We would not  ban embedding links.
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Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:32:06 AM »

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 01:32:52 AM »
The first option gives previews a little smaller than the previous setup, yes?  Either way it seems big enough, and six photos in what I consider a lot in one post.

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 02:54:59 AM »
Definitely want the large thumbnails, I rarely click on pictures but look at them in preview only. Smaller thumbnails ruins the whole gallery idea, my opinion.

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 05:09:19 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 07:03:40 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?

+1
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 07:04:30 AM »
I like the larger images
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 07:43:04 AM »
I prefer the larger thumbnails.

I am also one of the apparently few people that have "slow" internet.

It would be nice if there was a picture size (bytes) limit if the preview window is small.

I really do not see the need to upload images that are megabytes in size. I can use free software that makes web-friendly 800x533 images that are less than 300kb at the best quality setting with little apparent loss of detail. Setting the quality at 80% frequently makes the file size ~125kb.

Clicking on a 200x200 preview and viewing a 3mb attachment isn't happening here.

Attachments do not always work well on mobile devices, clicking on those 3mb files uses mobile data, too. 

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 07:43:04 AM »

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 08:10:19 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?
I agree with this wholeheartedly!!!

I am beta testing the new Selling Forum...I like the smaller thumbnails and "ten-count" for  the images in that forum, but the larger thumbs for the rest of the forums....but I am guessing that it is not possible to allow that??
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 08:12:49 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate.

+1

...And I prefer large image 770 x 770

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 08:57:23 AM »
I like larger images displayed.  Clicking to enlarge and going back to the original thread is not streamlined.  Doing so does not improving viewing speed on fast or slow connection which I have at home.

Limiting number of photos summited is fine,  posters can always send in a second or more posts with another set of photos.

Lastly, I like the idea that replies suppress attached photos.  Maybe, that's where much smaller images would be included.
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 09:29:28 AM »
I like the big thumbnails. Saves a lot of time and is less jarring to the thread reading experience.

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 09:34:38 AM »
I used to have much slower Internet (1.5Mb/s down), and when I viewed a gallery I knew it would be slow -- that's just the nature of a gallery.  The benefit of having a gallery is much diminished if it's all tiny thumbnails.

I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate.

+1

If possible, it might be helpful to limit the number of displayed posts per page on gallery threads so that each page loads faster.

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 10:12:11 AM »
I chose I have fast internet and would like more than 6 per post.  My second choice would be keep the large thumbnails.

I do like the idea of removing images from replies.
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 10:12:11 AM »

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 10:13:52 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?

+1

And the small previews have really reduced my fun looking through the gallery threads, so I'm also for the large previews.

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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 11:10:20 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?
I agree with this wholeheartedly!!!

I am beta testing the new Selling Forum...I like the smaller thumbnails and "ten-count" for  the images in that forum, but the larger thumbs for the rest of the forums....but I am guessing that it is not possible to allow that??

Ditto.  I think the selling forum is a great place to have the smaller thumbnails.  I prefer larger images on the other threads BUT I'm willing to accept a slightly smaller image in the spirit of helping those less fortunate.  Perhaps the original thumbnail could be larger and then the full size image available after clicking.

I understand that having different settings in different threads is likely not possible so I think a happy medium is necessary regardless of what we've all come to enjoy up to now.  However, I don't want to lose folks or see the experience diminished too much as a result.  It's a tough line to find.  I hope everyone is able to be flexible.
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Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 11:10:20 AM »