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Old 10-04-2018, 04:00 AM
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Default For God's Sake...TURN OFF INLINE ATTACHMENTS!!!

Just look through any thread with picture attachments. Someone posts 5 huge images and then you get to scroll past the same images 10 more times due to the quoted replies. Please explain the benefit over having clickable thumbnails of the attachments at the bottom of posts.

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Old 10-04-2018, 08:36 AM
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Man it is so difficult to click through photos that are quoted. I don't know how I will be able to survive the horror of it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:22 AM
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Being able to click past it doesn't make it less annoying,, asking for it to be how most forums display pics, namely thumb, isn't asking that much
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:18 AM
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A lot of our users prefer to be able to see the pictures as they browse as opposed to having to click on individual thumbnails. Although we wish we can, we can't please everyone's personal preferences of browsing experience.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:10 PM
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look into excluding them from quotes then...
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
look into excluding them from quotes then...
Yes. From the looks of the VBulletin config and BBCode, you had to go out of your way to include the inline attachments in quotes (maybe different in your version). I'm okay with inline attachments if they can be excluded from quotes.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by T3chDad View Post
Yes. From the looks of the VBulletin config and BBCode, you had to go out of your way to include the inline attachments in quotes (maybe different in your version). I'm okay with inline attachments if they can be excluded from quotes.
I'll bring this up with our team and see if it's something we can fit into an update.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by IBThomas View Post
A lot of our users prefer to be able to see the pictures as they browse as opposed to having to click on individual thumbnails. Although we wish we can, we can't please everyone's personal preferences of browsing experience.
I don’t remember seeing a poll or thread related to this issue. I find it quite annoying to read a thread that has several huge photos before the text of the post. It’s only compounded when a post with many photos are quoted so the photo count is automatically doubled. I have a feeling if the users were actually polled, the majority would favor clickable thumbnail images instead.

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Old 10-10-2018, 01:31 AM
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LOL.. Yeah, I'm calling BS on that

I'm betting it's putting lip stick on a pig,, probably a glitch they can't or don't know how to fix, No site does this but this one since the "up grade"
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you saw how they managed to get the size thing working in the for sale stuff. they just defaulted the pic to full size in the add window, and just make you click it to be able to see the whole pic.
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RCtech, also a IB owned web site has the same format, it's annoying to say the least,, I don't know what the problem is,, Aren't these are just options on the admin control panel?,, should be easy to change to thumbs no?
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:17 AM
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I'll talk to our tech team and see if there's any thing we can do about the images.

However, I think the logic behind having the images appear in quotes is that it makes piecing a conversation together easier. While it can be annoying when there's a quote chain, it is helpful to be able to see the pictures quoted in a one off quote, or chain that is two participants deep. I'm unsure if we can "customize" the settings to such an extent where pictures will appear in one quote, but not a chain.
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Why not poll the actual users of the forum asking whether they prefer inline images or thumbnails in threads and go from there. IIRC, thumbnails weren’t included in quotes prior to the update.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:37 AM
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(Crickets). Sad.
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Yeah...starting to think they're not capable of fixing it. I was obviously thumbnails at one time.
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I doubt it’s a matter if they can, but rather if they will. I have a hard time believing that something like that is a “hardwired” setting that cannot he changed. And this magical idea that most users would rather have it that way..... yeah right.

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Old 12-02-2018, 04:08 PM
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Yup...pretty much. RCU...config/ui/behavior...(not content or community) pretty much sucks when coming from a well-managed, modern site. The only reason I still come here is the turbine community. I wish I could talk them into going somewhere else.
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I guess were the minorities in our thoughts on the subject. Call me snarky, but it sure would be nice if we at least had the option to turn the damn inline images off. For crying out loud, we can turn images off completely... I guess I turn images off and change settings when I need to view an image.

Oh well. Its like fighting the government it seems. The folks that speak up and try to make a difference (voting) get stomped into a mud hole (because every candidate sucks, just in a different way. Some worse than others). The lesser of two evils they say.

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:18 AM
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I'll talk to our tech team and see if there's a way we can create an option for you to not see quoted pictures.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:19 PM
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I'll talk to our tech team and see if there's a way we can create an option for you to not see quoted pictures.
Thank you.
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