On 19 September 2012 09:20, aude <aude.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
If anything, I think in the download button / dialog
in Commons, we should
have an option to allow user to choose image of any size to download, in
addition to the preset choices. :) The thumbnails can be temporary I
suppose, and hope no one uses them to hotlink. (my humble opinion!)
Arbitrary-sized thumbnails are a much-used feature, and I don't think
this feature should be removed.
The Commons reuse guide  notes that hotlinking thumbnails is
allowed, but it's a terrible idea and you should either store the
image locally or use InstantCommons (which works wonderfully).
As I noted, this thread was started with Ariel warning space was
getting low on the image server. Removing much-used functionality when
you could just remove unused images still strikes me as a weird