New photo requirements

GilmourD

Squier-Nut
Mar 31, 2020
605
Rutherford, NJ
Given the fallout from forum software upgrades and changes that have negative effects
You're not talking about Harmony Central, are you? 🤔

But...

I would again opine that this is unlikely to have anything to do with the hosting. The host is selling them processing, space, and bandwidth. It's highly likely that admins, by direction, have changed parameters in the XenForo forum software being used.
Which is why I find it weird that the moderators weren't informed as it would have the potential to become a moderation issue.

But also, why just Squier-Talk? Why not TDPRI (I miss Noam...)? Why not TGP? MLP? Strat-Talk? Just because our guitars are cheap doesn't make us worth any less! 🤣🤣🤣
 

Powerstroke

Squier-holic
Feb 18, 2021
3,058
Usa
Im not reading 8 pages. But why is this suddenly been changed? I at first thought it was my new canon or my new phones larger camera. Nope.
I mean i know why they did it. But why suddenly ?
 

dpang2836

Squier-holic
Double Platinum Member
Jan 25, 2022
3,840
IDAHO
I use a Digital Camera still and have a Flip-Phone for many reasons. I have had to re-size Pics for years in Outlook and Gmail. Fresh off Camera about 6 mb. Slightly cropped knocks them down to 2 mb. or less. :D
 
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Powerstroke

Squier-holic
Feb 18, 2021
3,058
Usa
Schrodinger's answer has been discussed already.
I was asking because I didn't want to sift through eight pages of a thread I read the first page didn't find the answer and that was that I guess I will never know the mystery along with why do they let all the Chinese spammers spam the web page also
 

duceditor

Squier-Axpert
May 29, 2014
16,999
The Monadnocks, NH USA
I didn't find the answer … along with why do they let all the Chinese spammers spam the web page also

The two together reveal the ‘why?’ - or as close as we need to know it. Little interest from ‘on high.’

This forum’s superior qualities come from us - we active members - along with some very occasionally needed moderator activity.

Entire countries and communities thrive that way. Often better for it than those with ever-active/over-active ‘management.’

We’re working around it. I skip posting some images, as I expect do others. And each morning I mark those silly spammers “ignore” almost now as a morning ritual. -That so I can be with you guys and gals.

-don
 
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GilmourD

Squier-Nut
Mar 31, 2020
605
Rutherford, NJ
I'll break this up into two parts.
I was asking because I didn't want to sift through eight pages of a thread I read the first page didn't find the answer and that was that I guess I will never know the mystery
Honestly, we did our part. It's there. You just have to look at it. I mean... What's the point of a forum if you're not going to read the thread you're posting in?
along with why do they let all the Chinese spammers spam the web page also
I'm going to speak to this part not as a user but as a forum admin/moderator (elsewhere).

Nobody is letting Chinese (sometimes but also often actually Korean, but that's a nuance I'm finding a lot of people don't want to educate themselves about, and also often really originates from Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, etc.) spammers spam. This forum is administered and moderated by humans and requires that they read threads (funny about that) and respond to reported posts to deal with spam. Sometimes automatic spam filters catch that sort of stuff and, at the very least, put it in the moderation queue, but spam is unfortunately a moving target.

When I was a moderator at the Seymour Duncan User Group Forums there was a period of more than a month where I would wake up and while I was... ahem... taking care of business in the morning I would deal with DOZENS if not HUNDREDS of Korean-language spam posts that the spam filter didn't catch. It came from who knows how many different IP addresses and, hell, IP address blocks, so even IP bans weren't helpful. This is the exact reason why regular people that don't have any important information still need to be careful with passwords and getting hacked because it's those users that get used to crush the world with spam.

You want moderation to be invisible but that requires that a guitar forum have a 24-hour team employed literally staring at their screens waiting for things to happen for that to be feasible.
 

GilmourD

Squier-Nut
Mar 31, 2020
605
Rutherford, NJ
And each morning I mark those silly spammers “ignore” almost now as a morning ritual. -That so I can be with you guys and gals.
Best thing to do is hit the report button and just type "spam" in the box that pops up. That way it pops up in the moderation queue and the mods can deal with it. Then the account will just be gone instead of being a valid entry on your ignore list.
 

Powerstroke

Squier-holic
Feb 18, 2021
3,058
Usa
The two together reveal the ‘why?’ - or as close as we need to know it. Little interest from ‘on high.’

This forum’s superior qualities come from us - we active members - along with some very occasionally needed moderator activity.

Entire countries and communities thrive that way. Often better for it than those with ever-active/over-active ‘management.’

We’re working around it. I skip posting some images, as I expect do others. And each morning I mark those silly spammers “ignore” almost now as a morning ritual. -That so I can be with you guys and gals.

-don
Yeah i figured the 2 would be rooted in the same. Its a shame.
I definitely dont like resizing pictures i take.
Resized milkyway ? Taken with a 50mp camera 😄 🤣 20230516_034648(1).jpg
 

Michael7

Dr. Squier
Jan 12, 2010
6,595
Virginia Beach, VA USA
As an "old timer" in more ways than one, it is extremely annoying that I can now post very few images from my archive. After years of this not being a challenge, I hope the admins will take this seriously. If there is a modest charge for a premium membership that will allow the bigger images, then I'll pay that before accepting the hassle of creating reduced size versions of all my current images.

I'd hate to see Squier Talk start to lose veteran members' participation due to this inexplicable intentional or inadvertant change of policy.
 

Ace38

Squier-holic
Staff member
Jul 19, 2016
3,557
Tulsa, OK.
As an "old timer" in more ways than one, it is extremely annoying that I can now post very few images from my archive. After years of this not being a challenge, I hope the admins will take this seriously. If there is a modest charge for a premium membership that will allow the bigger images, then I'll pay that before accepting the hassle of creating reduced size versions of all my current images.

I'd hate to see Squier Talk start to lose veteran members' participation due to this inexplicable intentional or inadvertant change of policy
Admins have no say so on this, none of us were told that there were going to be any changes to photo policy. All we can do is what Lonn already did, report it to the higher ups. I'm not sure what we have to "take seriously" beyond that.
 

GilmourD

Squier-Nut
Mar 31, 2020
605
Rutherford, NJ
Admins have no say so on this, none of us were told that there were going to be any changes to photo policy. All we can do is what Lonn already did, report it to the higher ups. I'm not sure what we have to "take seriously" beyond that.
That's the part that's driving me bananas. When I was at Seymour Duncan I had literal phone calls about stuff. When I was at Skial we had a mod and admin perpetual PM thread. At MWGL we have a subforum to discuss things and if it's urgent Mark has messaged me on Facebook.

You guys got bupkis and continue to get bupkis. That's kinda weird.
 
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