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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby no idea » May 16th, 2017, 3:56 pm

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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby Kevin » May 17th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Hello All,

I believe Ken's above / below statement is relevant to the original concerns raised by the operator (Treeman) regarding 'Activity' and 'Viewing Images'.

It certainly made me think about how many existing members cannot view other member's threads / posts / attachments.

kcpoole wrote:i am bandwidth restricted and cannot view images over 400k or so. Any more take far too long and i cancel and ignore that thread from then on.
Same applies to.embedded images bigger than 800x600


Considering approximately 50% (a quick analysis) of images attached to threads would exceed 400KB.

Forgetting about non AusBonsai members for now, I began to wonder how many other AusBonsai members have similar issues with Broadband 'Capping / Throttling' and are unable to view images over 400KB :?:

Obviously contributing to a decline in overall 'Activity' within AusBonsai.

In the future i will certainly ensure before posting any images they are below 400KB.

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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby benbonsai » May 17th, 2017, 12:59 pm

I wasn't going to mention it but now you have brought it up again I will.
I find it hard to view any embedded images, they just never seem to load. Not sure why but they don't and I generally don't bother looking at the thread.
Images that are attached I have no problem no matter what size.
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Re: Ausbonsai not very active?

Postby melbrackstone » May 17th, 2017, 2:14 pm

I would say that quite a large majority of aussies are still on pathetic speeds, and /or low download limits, and that it's important to try and keep file sizes smaller for that reason. Then there are those who view the forum on mobile devices, who might have to take into account their download limits. There are still a lot who don't go for unlimited downloads, and so have to restrict their viewing of large images, if in fact they're able to load them at all!

Agreed that I won't bother looking if the files are too large, and yes, attaching them rather than embedding them makes it easier to choose whether to look more closely.
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