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Question about the maximum image size

Noel Q. von Schneiffel

Oct 26 2012, 12:02pm

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Question about the maximum image size Can't Post

How did you agree on the 210,000 pixel limit? Why not 200,000 or 250,000? Is there a story behind it?

Just curious.

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Oct 26 2012, 1:57pm

Post #2 of 6 (87 views)
Aragorn lived to the age of 210. [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought you of all people would realize this.

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Noel Q. von Schneiffel

Oct 26 2012, 2:13pm

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Good point :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 26 2012, 3:17pm

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Lol! [In reply to] Can't Post

There you go - no more explanation needed ;-)

Actually, we experimented with different picture sizes to see what would fill up people's screens and not make people have to scroll horizontally to see a picture. We wanted to accommodate the many different computers and browsers used by everyone here, including those with low resolution and/or smaller screens.

The limitations on file size are because every picture attached to a post takes up space on TORn's servers. We actually had the designated storage fill up completely at KongisKing.net, thus making it impossible for people to post any pictures at all for a while. Considering the boards, in some shape or form, have been around for almost 13 years, that's a lot of pictures stored! Since picture file sizes can get huge, we need to conserve the server storage space by limiting them.

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Eowyn of Penns Woods

Oct 26 2012, 8:36pm

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And the file size was also limited to help those stuck with dial-up. // [In reply to] Can't Post



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Grey Havens

Oct 26 2012, 9:02pm

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Images and the Img tag [In reply to] Can't Post

I see the forum takes attachments, and the img tag is limited by rules to using storage we own or lease so as to not hotlink from a site which we do not own, but the img tag does not store the picture on your host.

(This post was edited by JWPlatt on Oct 26 2012, 9:02pm)


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