Moving servers today

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Re: Moving servers today

Post by ZeroEm » Sep 17 2021 8:55pm

Have been staying around 600 x 900. :shock:
y neptronix » Sep 17 2021 7:54pm

They all get forced into being below 2048 x 1500 size. So you can upload whatever the hell you want!
Idea stolen from facebook. :)
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Re: Moving servers today

Post by TorontoBuilder » Sep 19 2021 8:52pm

neptronix wrote:
Sep 17 2021 1:50pm
That's why systems like phpbb and xenforo are designed to put limits in at the stage of uploading.
Which can be inconvenient to the user.

That's why i put ~100 hours into writing a platform agnostic, after-the-fact image processor just for our form.

But if a picture is 1000 words then 36 pictures is a novel. See if you can tell the story with less words. :)
I'm not convinced that such per post limits are effective... it is easy to circumvent by just posting another reply to a thread with additional images. It can be annoying if someone wanted to post a new complete build thread of their project rather than a thread added to over days or weeks.

My biggest annoyance with ES is that some threads are pages and pages of comments in between the original posters build posts.

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Re: Moving servers today

Post by neptronix » Sep 20 2021 12:34pm

TorontoBuilder wrote:
Sep 19 2021 8:52pm
I'm not convinced that such per post limits are effective... it is easy to circumvent by just posting another reply to a thread with additional images. It can be annoying if someone wanted to post a new complete build thread of their project rather than a thread added to over days or weeks.
They're not effective at all. Many ideas like this were implemented in a desperate move to control server resources back then. Consider that we exist on a platform designed 20 years ago for a completely different internet.
Also, some of this old thinking has made it's way into Xenforo.

We have to come up with our own way to handle it.
TorontoBuilder wrote:
Sep 19 2021 8:52pm
My biggest annoyance with ES is that some threads are pages and pages of comments in between the original posters build posts.
Same here :lol:

Xenforo does allow us to have custom post formats to some degree, so there may be some room to make a custom post format for build threads. It already has the ability to do question/answer type threads for the troubleshooting section.
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