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    Soup it up!

    Is it too much to ask for an increase in the attachable file size to 200k?

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    Re: Soup it up!

    We have to take care not to stuff the server full of stored uploads - hence the restriction.
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    Re: Soup it up!

    Bandwidth. A 200k file in a post would make it take around 10secs to download on a 'normal' modem connection. I recently posted one with a 60k attachment, and I'm still feeling guilty about it...

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    Re: Soup it up!

    When I access via modem, I just turn the pix off... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Soup it up!

    I've heard the expression "turn the pix off" applied to camcorder operation, but in this case...what do you mean?

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    Re: Soup it up!

    In IE you can select one of the Advanced settings to show pix as placeholders only. Sort of like making your TV into teletext....

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    Re: Soup it up!

    I've checked on I.E.5.5's Internet Options Advanced and the explanation accompanying the checkbox "Show image download placeholders" seems a bit confusing, still I don't understand what turning off page pictures has got to do with downloading an attachment.

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    Re: Soup it up!

    Drk's post #42237 was in response to MerC's post #42235 and thus was aimed at bandwidth, not your original post on attachments.
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    Re: Soup it up!

    IMHO the 100k limit is fine for most things, though databases tend to be larger even when zipped and generally take a lot of effort to try and strip down to the relevant bits. For that, I reckon emailing a copy to anyone who's willing to accept it is probably the best answer - as long as the solutions get posted back in the relevant forum for all to benefit from.
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    Re: Soup it up!

    With 'Show Pictures' turned on, opening a message on this board with an attachment takes a few seconds (in my case a 60Kb atachment takes around 3secs). With 'Show Pictures' turned off, the message opens instantaneously. The Placeholder option just lets you know there is a picture there. You can click it to open the graphic if you want.
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    Re: Soup it up!

    All right, I promise to keep the checkbox "Show image download placeholders" checked if you increase the size of the attached file to 200k.
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    Re: Soup it up!

    Drk was not talking about showing Image Download Placeholders. He was talking about the option to not show pictures at all. It's the "Show Picture" option in IE (5.02).

    The Image placeholder option shows you a placeholder while the image is being downloaded. The no-pictures option does not load ANY images (unless the image is clicked by the user). As you can imagine, when only downloading text (and formatting information) most pages will load much faster.

    This is the reason for using the "ALT" tags behind many images. With pictures disabled, most browsers will display the description of the image where the image would normally be. IE displays the ALT tag as a tool-tip when you rest your mouse pointer over an image with a tag. (For example, if you rest your cursor over the "Woody's Lounge" banner, you'll see the ALT tag of "LoungeLogo".)

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    Re: Soup it up!

    But shouldn't a text file download transfer rate be uninfluenced by whether "Show picture" is on or off?

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    Re: Soup it up!

    This is true - transfer rates are a separate issue from the picture options. I think we're dealing with separate issues:

    1) Drk's comment regarding speeding up his Lounge browsing from a dial-up connection by turning off pictures AND

    2) The original discussion regarding attachment size and necessary bandwidth

    My last post regarding Show Pictures vs. Picture Download Placeholders addressed the misconceptions about viewing webpages loaded with pictures - not the original issue. I apologize for causing any confusion. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Soup it up!

    Eileen's statement was <font color=red>"not to stuff the server full of stored uploads"</font color=red>. This has nothing to do with bandwidth, but storage space on the server on which this lounge is hosted. These larger files take up more space on the server. If we can NOT reduce a file to the required limit then one has to much to show.
    Remember that this lounge is FREE to us users but Woody and staff are footing the bill. Server space is NOT getting cheaper.
    Now that I have had my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> of input it is time to mess with someone bandwidth <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>.

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