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  # 1829248 25-Jul-2017 17:43
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michaelmurfy:

 

@solutionz to be honest I think you're the only one asking for base64 photo uploads. It is lazy and hard to optimize for mobile and slower connections.

 

You'll be surprised the amount of posts I came across when this was enabled where a user would paste a massive, uncompressed image suitable for a massive 20 story billboard - worse I was on mobile when I often saw these posts (RIP Data). It was a mess and I am glad to see it gone.

 

 

Except there is zero correlation between front-end user experience and back-end storage requirements.

 

That is to say there's nothing stopping you from allowing copy+paste of an image (as base64) then resizing and/or converting to a file backend... on another thread @freitasm was said he was looking into this.

 

I'm talking about the copy+paste UX everone is used to, don't get caught up on the "base64" part.


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  # 1829253 25-Jul-2017 18:02
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Except there is zero correlation between front-end user experience and back-end storage requirements.

 

 

Absolutely wrong.  Infrastructure is required to provide the user experience, and there is a fine balance needed to prioritise those infrastructure resources against the best features that provide value for all users.  What you're saying is the equivalent of "I don't care what's behind the scenes, it should just work how I want it to work", which is the complete opposite of the spirit of a community forum.  

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1829255 25-Jul-2017 18:23
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Totally agree with @gehenna. Also, it isn't hard to upload an image for those times you have to.

 

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  # 1829260 25-Jul-2017 18:32
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There are so many things I want to do but so little time. Also uploading images is not hard as it is. Seriously IT IS NOT HARD.




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  # 1829263 25-Jul-2017 18:42
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gehenna:

 

solutionz: 

 

Except there is zero correlation between front-end user experience and back-end storage requirements.

 

 

Absolutely wrong.  Infrastructure is required to provide the user experience, and there is a fine balance needed to prioritise those infrastructure resources against the best features that provide value for all users.  What you're saying is the equivalent of "I don't care what's behind the scenes, it should just work how I want it to work", which is the complete opposite of the spirit of a community forum.  

 

 

I think what you'll actually find is in fact a back-end webdev who understands exactly what's involved in implementing such a solution, as well as an "engaged" member of the community who has offered both technological solutions as well as financial support for features which may improve said community.

 

I'm also a strong believer of free-market solutions; as I said BDFL doesn't owe us anything and I'm not suggesting he ought to implement any features he wishes not to. I'm simply attempting to contribute value to the community as I attempt to do with any thread I participate in online rather than adding to echo chamber or making sly jabs at the rest of the user-base.


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  # 1829308 25-Jul-2017 19:29
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Maybe the thread starter would like to come back and tell us how he got on with his upload?


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  # 1829309 25-Jul-2017 19:36
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@michaelmurfy was going to do some YouTube tutorials, but he couldn't get Taylor Swift to front them.




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  # 1833428 29-Jul-2017 16:31
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Testing if it’s sorted..

Nope, still can’t upload photos/screenshots with IOS11 new file compression system... I managed to reset to save all my pics as JPG and now it works, but it might be worth looking into supporting newer file formats now too?



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