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Maximum size of attachments 364

Full Member Posts: 147
Maximum size of attachments
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:39:02 PM »
I was disappointed to learn yesterday that the maximal allowed size of MTO message attachments was recently reduced by 50% to 512KB. The current description of the restrictions doesn't even make any sense: It says "Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 4096KB, maximum individual size 512KB" (while a restriction of 4 per post and 512KB per individual translates to a maximum total size of 2048KB). More importantly, MTO message attachments have been used as a reliable mechanism for making some important documents available to the community. The new size restriction significantly cripples this capability. A primary example that comes to my mind is Ulli's table of Victorinox tang stamps. The latest version is 752.5KB, so what happens now? How can it ever get updated?

Any chance of restoring the restriction to the good old 1024KB?
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 39,618
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:49:51 PM »
There are some good apps for quickly and easily resizing pics with little loss of image quality . It took me less than a minute to do this one.
Full Member Posts: 147
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 12:09:05 AM »
There are some good apps for quickly and easily resizing pics with little loss of image quality . It took me less than a minute to do this one.
The loss of quality in what you posted is VERY significant.

When you provide a capability, people tend to use it and when you put constraints, people work around them. If the 512KB restriction would have been there from the start, then maybe Ulli's table would have been made with two images or posted elsewhere. The main problem here is that when you suddenly put new restrictions you break existing things.

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 39,618
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 12:16:54 AM »
I didn't  notice a huge reduction in quality but here's another that is about  a  96% reduction.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 39,618
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 12:17:59 AM »
Looking side by side to the original it is actually bigger on my screen.  :tu:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 12:41:58 AM »
We do have the MTo gallery accounts...
One of the issues with attachments is the number of non essential images (memes etc) clogging up the site.
These things cost.
Just take a quick glace at the donations/operational funds for this month...
Peeps want everything for free, we do our best to balance it out.
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,106 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 08:04:03 AM »
As Zoidberg said, there are other ways to store critical images.

The attachment setup on the forum is a nightmare to maintain after all these years, plus we are chewing through storage way faster than I'd like.

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Full Member Posts: 147
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 08:49:04 AM »
Thanks for all the replies.
Any chance of restoring the restriction to the good old 1024KB?
I guess the answer is no:(
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,811 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 10:33:42 AM »
I didn't  notice a huge reduction in quality but here's another that is about  a  96% reduction.
The resolution of that one looks pretty good for 500kB. :2tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,532
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
We do have the MTo gallery accounts...
One of the issues with attachments is the number of non essential images (memes etc) clogging up the site.
These things cost.
Just take a quick glace at the donations/operational funds for this month...
Peeps want everything for free, we do our best to balance it out.

Thank you zoidy, you just reminded me to make a donation.  :salute:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,532
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 11:34:00 AM »
Ahh... I feel like an arse licker now...  :facepalm:

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 11:40:03 AM »
Thank you zoidy, you just reminded me to make a donation.  :salute:

Better not be in midden dollars again.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 11:41:26 AM »
Ahh... I feel like an arse licker now...  :facepalm:

Yeah but however you're in for a chance to win!
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 11:44:03 AM »
For anyone who has missed Dougie being awesome click here.   :tu:   :like:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,532
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 01:41:36 PM »
Better not be in midden dollars again.

I... can not guarantee that there may or may not be an element of midden somewhere in that transaction.

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 01:49:11 PM »
I... can not guarantee that there may or may not be an element of midden somewhere in that transaction.

So you ticked the 'may contain midden' box on the deposit form then?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,532
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2019, 02:25:52 PM »
So you ticked the 'may contain midden' box on the deposit form then?

Well.. it wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect...

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
Re: Maximum size of attachments
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2019, 02:38:20 PM »
Well.. it wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect...


 

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