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Jerry Forrester
05-08-2008, 04:42 PM
I know some of the guys and gals on here cannot get broadband and have to suffer through with dial up.
What I want to know is............. what do most people prefer, a picture or a link to a picture?

Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
for your shiny Stude stuff

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StudeRich
05-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Jerry, I think it depends on the number of pixels or size more than anything else.

I like the correctly sized Pics, but I have cable internet. I would think most dial-up members could also load limited size pics.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

lstude
05-08-2008, 05:02 PM
I also like pictures but I also have cable. I try to post my pictures at a low resolution so they will come up quicker.

This was discussed on this thread:

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9631

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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mbstude
05-08-2008, 05:32 PM
I prefer pics, rather than clicking to see them somewhere else.

Of course, high speed has spoiled me. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-9.jpg

railway
05-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Jerry, I'm on dial up and also like pix if not to large.

Ebon...

BobGlasscock
05-08-2008, 06:26 PM
Pix. Definitely. I get so tired of waiting for a window to open, look, then scroll over there and close the window. I'm lazy. And I have dsl.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Swifster
05-08-2008, 06:31 PM
Jerry, I think even those with dial up would prefer pictures if they are correctly sized. I have Microsoft Office and it includes a picture program that allows me to resize pictures. I try to use this if I have to control picture size. I know Photobucket will usually adjust picture size to manageable size without having to resize them on your own.

And to answer your question, I like pictures :D. I have Broadband.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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DEEPNHOCK
05-08-2008, 06:33 PM
I have tried it both ways....
Six of one, half dozen of the other.
Trying to please this crowd is like trying to herd cats in the rain;)
Post 'em and let the chips fall where they may...
Jeff[8D]

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Jerry Forrester
05-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Seems everyone prefers the pictures instead of the links IF they are correctly sized.
Is 640 X 480 an acceptable size for everyone?
It tics me off when someone posts a pic that is so wide that one has to scroll across to see it all. Or posts two or more pix side by side and causes the same thing. It screws up the entire thread and makes all the replies too wide to read without scrolling across. It's not that I am too lazy to scroll across, I'm just too stoopid to remember what I was reading when I finally get back to the start of the next line.:(

Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
for your shiny Stude stuff

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/11Sept2007e.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

BobGlasscock
05-08-2008, 06:49 PM
yeah, me too.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Mark57
05-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Pictures!:D[8D] (from a Hi-Speed guy).;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

bams50
05-08-2008, 08:54 PM
A few months back I asked if people would post links instead of pictures, but have since changed my mind. I just have to wait for the pictures to load.

My dial-up connection is VERY slow. I've gotten used to opening a thread and doing something else during the minute to minute and a half per image it takes to load.

One thing that is SUPER-annoying and unnecessary is people who quote a post and REPEAT THE PICTURE! NO reason for that, and easy to clip from a quote[}:)]

Another funny thing: It amazes me how many people assume someone stays on dial-up because they're cheap or poor! How anyone could be unable to think that maybe someone just doesn't have it available? Just not bothering to think, I guess...

I pay for dial-up at my new house where there's no cable available, plus satellite TV; plus cable with hi-speed internet at my weekend home in Oswego; plus internet service on my iPhone. Most of the time, when someone posts album links or videos, I have to try to remember it till the weekend when I can see it. Same when I want to upload picture to the 'net.

As you can tell, it's a source of frustration for me. Hopefully in the next few months the technology will advance to my place...Happy Day!![8D]



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

rockne10
05-08-2008, 08:54 PM
I'm on dial-up and like to see pictures that fit my screen and don't take long to load; usually not a problem. If there are a multitude of pictures, a couple of prime samples can be posted, with a link to the remainder.

As has been noted here often, quoting someone else's post and including the photos they've already posted seems a great waste of time and web space and tests my patience.

Keep quotes pertinent and succinct.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Jerry Forrester
05-08-2008, 09:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

A few months back I asked if people would post links instead of pictures, but have since changed my mind. I just have to wait for the pictures to load.
My dial-up connection is VERY slow. I've gotten used to opening a thread and doing something else during the minute to minute and a half per image it takes to load.
One thing that is SUPER-annoying and unnecessary is people who quote a post and REPEAT THE PICTURE! NO reason for that, and easy to clip from a quote[}:)]
Another funny thing: It amazes me how many people assume someone stays on dial-up because they're cheap or poor! How anyone could be unable to think that maybe someone just doesn't have it available? Just not bothering to think, I guess...
I pay for dial-up at my new house where there's no cable available, plus satellite TV; plus cable with hi-speed internet at my weekend home in Oswego; plus internet service on my iPhone. Most of the time, when someone posts album links or videos, I have to try to remember it till the weekend when I can see it. Same when I want to upload picture to the 'net.
As you can tell, it's a source of frustration for me. Hopefully in the next few months the technology will advance to my place...Happy Day!![8D]


I know what you mean Bams. It's not always about the money. I have a TV antenna on top of my house and up until last week only recieved Atlanta channels (about 10). Every year for the last five years I called the local cable company only to be told, every time, I'm 10 feet to far from the street. The M-I-L is moving into the in-law suite and is home all day by herself. She needs more entertainment than the 10 channels from Atlanta can supply. I broke down last week and got Direct TV. Just as I suspected, 500 channels and there's still nothing worth watching. I tried watching 'Pinks' but it reminds me too much of wrestling (seems to be scripted).

Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
for your shiny Stude stuff

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/11Sept2007e.jpg
More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu

rockne10
05-08-2008, 09:34 PM
Dial-up on my computer, rabbit ears on my TV and I drive a Studebaker.:D

shewolf
05-08-2008, 11:57 PM
I have to agree with posting a few prime shots and sending the link if there is an albums worth of them. We have "high-speed" cable internet- for what its worth. Pictures load fast but some days it takes two minutes or more for us to get to THIS FORUM! On really bad days it won't let us get here:(
Tracy

Can't wait to drive my V-8!
'63 Lark

bams50
05-09-2008, 05:47 AM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester


I know what you mean Bams. It's not always about the money. I have a TV antenna on top of my house and up until last week only recieved Atlanta channels (about 10). Every year for the last five years I called the local cable company only to be told, every time, I'm 10 feet to far from the street.

This should make you chuckle:

As a lover of all old cars, but especially Lincolns, I became involved with a Lincoln forum. A couple years back a member listed a very nice Lincoln on eBay. Instead of the usual setup with one pic and clickable smaller ones or a link to an album, he did the listing with something like 40 full-size pics. When somebody asked how he expected those on dial-up to view the listing he said, with all the arrogance he could muster, "I'm not concerned- people on dial-up could never afford to bid on it anyway". Can you believe that??

Of course myself and a few others ran him over; but that was when I started losing interest in that Forum. I made some good friends there, and those friendships remain; and I do check in once or twice a week. But I find I prefer the quality of folks here over there;)



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

Avantidon
05-09-2008, 06:35 AM
After watching the different approach used by many on this site towards pictures, I have tried to employ a philosophy that if I want to post one or two that are properly aized that's OK. I know if I do that those on dial-up and rabbit ears like Mr Rockne 10:D can down load them rather rapidly and without a problem. I also believe that if I have multiple pictures to share with the group as I have done, I will load the link to my Photobucket account for those specific pictures. I believe that following a philosophy like this gives me the option to post one or two and still be able to share a larger portfolio without tying up server space and a dialup connectors time.

oldguy
05-09-2008, 09:34 AM
One more vote. Pictures, especially those that show mods, fabications, stance, etc. should always by posted as pics. Very frustrating to find the info you want in a search, only to have the link to the pictures be a dead end. Very common in old posts.

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