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DANCING THREADS AND OTHER STUFF(VANITY!)
Uh??? | 10/13/04 | ForGod'sSake

Posted on 10/13/2004 2:47:11 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake

In an effort to stabilize loading threads, I have taken it upon myself to once again reiterate the proper procedure for posting pics. PUT THE DIMENSIONS(width and height attributes) IN THE IMG SRC HTML! Ahem, when you right click to get the properties for the pic, the attribute box also gives you the dimensions; wonder why? A typical IMG SRC link will look something like this:

<img src="PIC ADDRESS" width="xxx" height="xxx" >

Simple, huh? It's not difficult, so there may be some laziness going around???

Another pet peeve. I know some computers have the right click function disabled, so this is not necessarily for youse guys. BUT, for those that have the ability to copy and paste, is there any excuse for NOT including(in italics or otherwise) the pertinent part of the post you are replying to? It's frustrating occasionally to read a reply that doesn't make a whole lot of sense standing alone, ie, without the context of the "replied to" post.

That's it; carry on.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: allisvanity; andanotherthing; listenup; payattention; pickypickypicky; quantumphyisics; whydidthechicken
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A "live" demo:

would work better posted like this:

<img src="http://www.uky.edu/PR/News/Archives/2003/May2003/03-05_lcc_commencement_thom.jpg" width="199" height="328">

I'm gonna take a nap now.

1 posted on 10/13/2004 2:47:12 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake
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To: ForGod'sSake

so what happens if you dont put the dimensions in?


2 posted on 10/13/2004 2:51:45 PM PDT by woofie
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To: ForGod'sSake
Ugggh.
That picture would best be posted like this:


3 posted on 10/13/2004 2:54:14 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Well, your example looks better like this:


4 posted on 10/13/2004 2:54:30 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: ForGod'sSake

5 posted on 10/13/2004 2:54:39 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: woofie

Putting in the dimensions reserves spaces for the images, so as soon as you load a page, it will be the correct height, even if the images aren't done loading yet. If you don't add the dimensions, then when you first load a page, it will be shorter than it should be, and when you start loading a particular image, the page height will grow to accommodate it, causing the jump effect. I'm not particularly bothered by it, but I guess some people would prefer no jumping.


6 posted on 10/13/2004 2:56:04 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (AFL-CIO - Where organized labor becomes organized crime.)
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To: red-dawg

I'm not logged on - can you tell me what he said?


7 posted on 10/13/2004 2:56:38 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: ForGod'sSake

8 posted on 10/13/2004 2:56:48 PM PDT by boxerblues (www.ohbluestarmothers.org)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Guess what? Those tags only control the size of the image that is displayed - it has ZERO impact on the size of the original file - so the file will have to load at it's original size to be re-displayed at the modified sizes.
9 posted on 10/13/2004 2:57:04 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: woofie
so what happens if you dont put the dimensions in?

Not much.
Longer loading time.
10 posted on 10/13/2004 2:57:26 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: woofie
so what happens if you dont put the dimensions in?
I almost violated on of my own pet peeves here ;^)

A: DANCING THREADS

FGS

11 posted on 10/13/2004 2:58:08 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Ya keep keep daring me to do it.
12 posted on 10/13/2004 2:58:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
DANCING THREADS

Cats don't dance.

13 posted on 10/13/2004 3:00:18 PM PDT by beyond the sea (ab9usa4uandme)
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To: ForGod'sSake
No vanities

No vanities

No vanities

No vanities

No vanities


14 posted on 10/13/2004 3:01:16 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Ex-Dem
...but I guess some people would prefer no jumping.

Much more noticable when responding to a ping, say to reply #847 in a thread. Particularly if there are a lot of graphics on the thread. And as often as not, when the thread finally settles down, it doesn't end up where it's supposed to.

Now, I could stop loading the thread, read the post, then resume loading the thread, but the point being, there is a right and wrong way do do such things.

FGS

15 posted on 10/13/2004 3:03:46 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: beyond the sea
Cats don't dance.

Hmmph! Maybe your cats don't dance but mine sure do! One of my cats has gotten to be quite proficient at waltzing with my dog. The other cat loves to salsa dance all over our bed and us as soon as the alarm clock goes off.

16 posted on 10/13/2004 3:03:49 PM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (It's painless to be a monthly donor!)
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To: Shermy
Thank you.
17 posted on 10/13/2004 3:04:34 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: cripplecreek

18 posted on 10/13/2004 3:04:52 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (President Kerry - - there, scared ya didn't I?)
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To: ForGod'sSake

19 posted on 10/13/2004 3:05:07 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Keith in Iowa
...it has ZERO impact on the size of the original file...

Agreed, but your and my browser will make "room" for the graphic because the HTML is included in the link. Thereby reducing DANCING THREADS.

FGS

20 posted on 10/13/2004 3:07:15 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Addendum: If you specify only height or width, the HTML apparently automatically preserves the aspect ratio of the photo. It's more reliable to specify only one.

For single photos, specify width.

For multiple side-by-side photos, it's better to specify height.

If you specify both, you stand a chance of doing this:


21 posted on 10/13/2004 3:07:32 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: cripplecreek
YUK!

FGS

22 posted on 10/13/2004 3:08:04 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

>>>Thereby reducing DANCING THREADS.

That does not bother me.


23 posted on 10/13/2004 3:08:54 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: reagan_fanatic
What do you mean I'm biased?
24 posted on 10/13/2004 3:09:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: Shermy
Understood.

But in the interests of better thread loading, continuity, etc, do you think it's a good idea.....maybe?

FGS

25 posted on 10/13/2004 3:10:30 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: facedown
You're welcome.


26 posted on 10/13/2004 3:10:55 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: woofie
Har! ~~snatch~~

FGS

27 posted on 10/13/2004 3:12:22 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake; Eaker

Kewl........Heh Eeeek Look actual size !!..Whooo Hooo !

Stay safe !

28 posted on 10/13/2004 3:13:46 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: ForGod'sSake
Your pic would look MUCH better like this:


29 posted on 10/13/2004 3:15:24 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother couldn't have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D-California)
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To: ForGod'sSake
I have only used the dimensions if I wanted to alter the size (proportional) of a pic. You seem to imply that if I wished to post a pic without changing dimentions, I should enter the h/w dimension code anyway. I'm unfamiliar that would make a difference in loading times. But if true, you should argue that more.

As a vanity goes, your's ain't bad, on second thought. Just so many of them lately. And all those "poll" threads! Cheers.

30 posted on 10/13/2004 3:15:53 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: r9etb
It's more reliable to specify only one.

Heh,heh. Been there. Question, will it keep the thread from DANCING with only one attribute? Height, maybe?

FGS

31 posted on 10/13/2004 3:16:06 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
That does not bother me.

Well then, what do you do when responding to a specific reply on a thread with lots of graphics? You just wait it out? Maybe I'm just impatient.

FGS

32 posted on 10/13/2004 3:19:11 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Another whining vanity from someone with too much time on their hands.

I'm on a dialup, and yeah, sometimes the page dances, but I live with it.

Tell you what, how about you write a script that does it for you and give it to John Robinson?

33 posted on 10/13/2004 3:19:33 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
I'd rather play with this picture.(Less chance of scaring small children.)
34 posted on 10/13/2004 3:20:50 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: SquirrelKing
HUMINA!

Sorry about not referencing your text :^)

FGS

35 posted on 10/13/2004 3:23:32 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I have to agree with you about adding a snippet of the post you're relying to.

Tiny pet peeve.

Hardly worth mentioning.

:)


36 posted on 10/13/2004 3:24:51 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: Shermy
I'm unfamiliar that would make a difference in loading times. But if true, you should argue that more.

I don't think it really makes any meaningful difference in load time, it just creates nervous threads when there are some graphics on it......the more there are, the worse it gets.

FGS

37 posted on 10/13/2004 3:26:57 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Another whining vanity from someone with too much time on their hands.

Hey JoJo, don't you have something else you need to be doing???

FS

38 posted on 10/13/2004 3:30:12 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

>>Well then, what do you do when responding to a specific reply on a thread with lots of graphics? You just wait it out? Maybe I'm just impatient.

There's really not much to wait out for me on a DSL connection.

It seems waht you are asking is for everyone else here to do something to accomodate you, and perhaps a small minority of others. What does that sound like to you?


39 posted on 10/13/2004 3:30:50 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: counterpunch

It's "Unnngh!" Learn how to spell! :P


40 posted on 10/13/2004 3:31:09 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: ForGod'sSake
"Hey JoJo, don't you have something else you need to be doing???"

Yeah, I do. Maybe I'll post about it in Breaking News!

41 posted on 10/13/2004 3:33:03 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: mollynme
(Less chance of scaring small children.)

Fersher! Helen Thomas is so ugly.........she has to slip up on a glass of water to get a drink???

Speaking of inner ugliness of course ;^)

FGS

42 posted on 10/13/2004 3:33:36 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Hardly worth mentioning.

Yeah, it ain't a big deal, but I just thought while I was peeving...

FGS

43 posted on 10/13/2004 3:35:07 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Get cable. It's faster than dial-up.


44 posted on 10/13/2004 3:39:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("We will crush Al Qaeda"....Silky Pony)
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To: Keith in Iowa
It seems waht you are asking is for everyone else here to do something to accomodate you, and perhaps a small minority of others.

Actually it's proper protocol, good netiquette if you will. And until recently, within the last year, say, it wasn't a big deal. Are you a lazy poster? Maybe you should ask either of the JR's what they would prefer if you don't like my take on it?

FGS

45 posted on 10/13/2004 3:42:56 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Rebelbase
Get cable. It's faster than dial-up.

I've actually got a fairly dependable DSL connection, but that's really beside the point isn't it?

FGS

46 posted on 10/13/2004 3:45:35 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
DANCING THREADS AND OTHER STUFF(VANITY!)

There's a dancing forum here?

47 posted on 10/13/2004 3:48:38 PM PDT by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I find this helpful. I didn't know how to size the pics. Thanks.


48 posted on 10/13/2004 3:49:18 PM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: boxerblues

*LOL*


49 posted on 10/13/2004 3:51:05 PM PDT by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Maybe you should ask either of the JR's what they would prefer if you don't like my take on it?

ForGod'sSake, you're right on that one. Just read that on an html thread.

And, FWIW-
Two fonts walk into a bar.
The bartender says, "We don't serve your type here."
50 posted on 10/13/2004 3:51:36 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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