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SimonF92

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2020, 06:59:18 PM »
Out of curiosity, why would anyone bot an amateur scientist arctic forum?
Im working on a satellite-miner to detect changes in small ice-caps/ snow-fields. Send me recommendations to optimise the program with.

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2020, 08:35:52 PM »
Not enjoying this "smallification".  :-\

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« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2020, 09:18:38 PM »
Yeah, I must say I regret the request... I think thumbnails should be at least 500 pixels to be useful. GIF makers should avoid smaller than the limit. The number of GIF making users is rather small so this should not be a big challenge.
If 500 is still too small maybe we should change back to 700, but let's try 500 first.

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« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2020, 09:51:24 PM »
OK, set it to 500.

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« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2020, 10:11:08 PM »
92 frame ascat at 501 pixels is 13MB. Just when I thought I was free.....
at 311 it is 6MB, oh well. Oren can delete it for changing his mind :)

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2020, 11:11:36 PM »
I think an "ice animations" thread where Ascat and other heavy MP4 animations could be freely posted would be a good idea. Links could be posted in the melting season thread. It would be a pity to avoid such animations which can be tremendously insightful, just because of the technical bandwidth issue. Data-limited users can avoid such a thread, much as they (probably) avoid the Nullschool thread.

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2020, 11:18:18 PM »
Be careful what you wish for. I'll stick to temporary 'tests' for now

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2020, 11:41:35 PM »
I really don't understand this data limit discussion all the time. If you play one song on your phone that's already what, 3 or 4 MB? If people have a problem with a 2MB animation once in a while, you better stay off the internet... But that's just my opinion. I think the GIFs are ok to resolve that issue on the melting thread. People with limited data can also change their settings to display only 5 messages per page. That way they can even open the Nullschool thread...

Why become a moderator if you have a data limit?  :-\
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« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2020, 12:17:56 AM »
If you had a severe data limit I am sure you would understand this discussion. Some countries and regions have very expensive data rates. Do we want to prevent people from these locations - and/or people with lesser means - and/or people travelling away from home - access to the forum? I think not.

Playing a 3MB song - what may seem a thoughtless action to you (or me), may seem like luxury to others.

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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2020, 02:30:51 AM »
I guess I'm spoiled being in Belgium...  :-\
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Re: Forum Software
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2020, 10:44:01 AM »
Hmmmm, when i click the GIF in this post i get an "An Error Has Occurred! You are not allowed to access this section" message.


Nevermind, working now. :)
« Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 11:50:40 AM by blumenkraft »