Change IMG to TIMG for quotes

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  1. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    Why hasn't this already been done?! It is well annoying when someone quotes someone that has a big picture, and it takes up half the screen, so loads of scrolling required.

    Can't you just change the default quote tags for an image to TIMG?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    constrains all images to 300 pixels wide.

    So small images are enlarged. as so:
    [img]http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/wink.gif


    Report posts that require [​IMG]
     
  3. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ah, I didn't realise it made everything 300 pixels, even things smaller.

    Still, I don't think I've seen anyone quote someone on a picture that is smaller than 300 pixels.

    I'd much rather see a stretched picture once in a blue moon rather than every topic where someone quotes a massive picture.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I'd rather see a link, as suggested there by JML42691.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    A "TIMG" tag would be a hack, and hacks have to be manually supported through each release of vB.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If posters weren't so lazy they could easily make the a [img], make it a url or eliminate the image altogether in the quote. It is just proper etiquette. It doesn't need to be a hack or a burden on the mods.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [img]http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif
     
  7. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    We also think different(ly) and we don't like software that makes all of our decisions for us and thinks it knows what we want to do better than we do ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I'm guilty of posting images that are 1200px on the longest side.

    I've done this because there appears to be a complete lack of any forum guidelines as to what the maximum permissible size is - so I use the largest size I've got on my website.

    So now I know about the TIMG tags, I'll use them.

    But... Where's the size guidelines? Or is it all down to user discretion?
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't think there are written guideliness... more or less just good ole common sense and peer pressure... although the mods will jump in and handle some of this and document it in the edit line

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    ...if at all :rolleyes:

    User discretion mainly. Mods TIMG things over 1000px wide usually.

    I generally TIMG anything over 640px wide, or post it as an attachment here so it does it automatically.
     
  12. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I am no genius about this, so how I view this might be completely different from somebody else, but if the image causes the window to have to have horizontal scrolling, then it requires [​IMG]
     

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