[Foundation-l] when uploading pictures to commons ....

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 12:44:46 UTC 2006

fyi, i have a computer from the flinstones-age, 250 mb RAM on a pentium III,
and the rest is probably bas as well, and i can view the image without big
problems, and without firefox craching. I have to note however that i was
unable to see the text in the image when i enlarged it, i was only able to
see the background.


2006/12/18, Walter van Kalken <walter at vankalken.net>:
> James Hare wrote:
> >I know it sounds tempting, but the "Crash my computer" button on Commons
> >will just have to not be clicked. :)
> >
> >In other words, if you know an image is large, as in very very large,
> don't
> >click on the full-size version link.
> >
> >Where is the image description page for this map, by the way?
> >
> >
> Ok for me. But how many of our XXXXXXX visitors know this? This is the
> xxth case of yes we as wikimedia editors are computersavvy and work our
> way around. But 99% of the general population is not. Their Firefox
> crashes (or other browser) and they just recon something is wrong with
> the site. This is very unfriendly for endusers. The map is worth nothing
> when viewed as a thumbnail! So if this is the case, the .png version
> should be used by default and not the .svg version as it seems unstable.
> It is not just this map. By looking around on commons I found many many
> maps that gave me this same problem.
> So we are busy becoming very unfriendly very fast for the average
> enduser. Let alone for our targetaudience which is people who will view
> this on older machines. There goes our "access to knowledge for
> everyone" slogan. As these maps again are worth "nothing" when viewed as
> a thumbnail!
> Waerth
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