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Old 02-01-2008, 10:16 PM
A-Zone A-Zone is offline
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Stop the Insanity! PLEASE!

Please, for the love of Mike...

One of the most utterly annoying things about this forum, is that when someone quotes another's post; a post with pics, that quotation re-posts the pics from the former post. This is just stupid, and a useless waste of bandwidth!

You will never be able to educate the internet-uninitiated on how to avoid doing this, but it is an issue, easily addressed in the engine of this board.

I get tired of waiting for the same pictures to load (over and over and over...), in the same thread. Imagine the pains of the poor dial-up guys!

When someone makes a post, quoting a former post with pics, it should only include the link to the pic, NOT the entire .jpeg file.

Short of admin fixing this problem, will everyone, PUH-LEEEZ, remove the .img codes from your quoted posts!?!?!?!

I don't need to see the same gun, 23 times, in the same thread; everytime you decide to say, "Wow, [username], that's a sweet gun. Great pics!"
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:18 PM
ridgerunner665 ridgerunner665 is offline
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I agree...waste of bandwidth.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:29 PM
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I try to edit out said images when I come across them. It would be appreciated however if folks replying to such a post do their own editing... for sanity's sake!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:30 PM
Sig_Dude Sig_Dude is offline
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You would think vBulletin being as powerful a package as it is would have an option in it to handle it automatically.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:20 PM
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I guess if Jason thought it was a problem and if Vbulletin has such a feature it would have been activated. That's just me though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:43 PM
CelticWarrior13 CelticWarrior13 is offline
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And guys I'll be honest...I'm a low tech guy in a high tech world - I have no idea how to do what you're talking about (I don't think I've been one of the offenders in that while I have quoted I think just text copied)
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:19 PM
40dcoe 40dcoe is offline
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For the e-tarded, when you do quote from post with pictures, look for
the IMG (image). For exampe:

Wait, I can't show you example or it will show you the picture.

In the quote will be bracketIMGbracket, then a web address, then bracket
/IMGbracket. Delete bracketIMG throught the closing /IMGbracket to eliminate the photo.

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Old 04-04-2008, 09:38 PM
Stonyman65 Stonyman65 is offline
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Yeah, that does get annoying after a while. I'll try not to do that anymore lol
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:27 PM
x0SiN0x x0SiN0x is offline
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im not seeing HTTP caching as disabled on the sites HTML so technically the multiple same images on the same page wouldn't be downloaded more then once. But yes, it is quite annoying to need to scroll down past an image ive seen over and over.

In any case, its normally a simple template/code change in vbulletin (basically something to the effect s/\[IMG\]/\[URL\]/i where any [quote] is called). But there are many downloadable modifications for this available at vbulletin forums if it were needed.
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