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grr
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November 12, 2010 - 4:28 am
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I got the following error message while posting an image here:
[quote:1bmpr5lr]Your images may only be up to 1200 pixels high.[/quote:1bmpr5lr]

Any reason for limiting the size of image?

Thanks,
Grr

David Hartsock
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November 12, 2010 - 5:22 am
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Good question!

The primary reason is database size. It's a good idea to maintain a reasonable DB size. Too big makes it hard to manage and greatly affects which hosting companies can/will handle it if you have to move servers at some point.

To try to keep things in check I set some limits when the forum was created, which I've recently increase.
Max size 1680x1050
Max attachment size 256kb
maximum per post 3
etc

The secondary reason, and the one most user will notice, is to keep file sizes/page load times in check. Not everyone who visits has broadband. Allowing the posting of images with unlimited size could really hose someone on dialup!

grr
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November 12, 2010 - 8:49 am
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Thanks Dave.

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