Author Topic: FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT: ATTACHMENT FILE HUGE PROBLEM!!!  (Read 175 times)

HGMuller

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Re: FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT: ATTACHMENT FILE HUGE PROBLEM!!!
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:12:12 am »
It would be useful to make an inventory of which fraction of the allotted space is taken up by which type of images. And then try to find alteratives for the most demanding categories.

My guess is that whole-board images of chess positions take up a pretty large amount of space, and posting one for every position in a game would be prohibitively expensive. In any case it is a huge waste of storage space and bandwidth, as the information contained in them could have been encoded in a very small text description (like FEN), to be expanded to an image in the client browser. This is how most Chess forums solve it. (E.g. on TalkChes you just put the FEN preceded by a [d] tag in your posting, to get a diagram. Or a PGN game between [pgn][/pgn] tags to get an interactive board where you can step through the game.
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