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November 08, 2011, 05:45:02 PM
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hum... posting this big animated gif does not really go in the direction of the post that you support :-)

I think that was his point.

Trolls will be trolls, whether they can post images or not.

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November 08, 2011, 06:03:04 PM
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Unless theymos is willing to allow embedded javascript into posts, images are our last form of functionality.

Someone might not care about another user's mining stats, but what about an image that shows how many donations a charity has recieved?

Anyway, I think the real reason theymos wants to block images is obvious.

All I need to do to get someone's IP here is send them this

Code:
[img]http://ascii.host.org/images/counter.php?some_identifier[/img]

And that will create an accesslog dump named "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx-some_identifier.txt' in http://ascii.host.org/images/ allowing me to prove Atlas is Atlas when he says he's a 70 year old horse trader.


Either that or he's trying to avoid executing commands like

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[img]http://bitcointalk.org/deletepost/[/img]

But that has pretty much been made difficult enough.



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November 08, 2011, 06:11:01 PM
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Those issues can be solved by local hosting and if bandwidth is an issue I wouldn't mind paying for it.
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November 08, 2011, 06:27:08 PM
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I for one welcome this glorious return to ascii art

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November 08, 2011, 06:31:58 PM
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Animated avatars are even more annoying than images in sigs.

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November 08, 2011, 06:42:59 PM
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November 08, 2011, 07:01:22 PM
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I agree with mjcmurfy and evoorhees and others. This is a bad policy.

And the fact that people with existing images in their sigs can keep theirs while others cant have one just makes it much worse. If you are going to implement this policy no one should be allowed to have them. It reinforces the idea that bitcoin favours early adopters and is unjust.

You need to rethink this.
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November 08, 2011, 07:12:06 PM
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I personally don't like signature images, but if they're small, I don't see a problem.

I think it's far more harmful to allow current images to remain while disallowing new images.

Bottom line:  Allow signature images-- if I don't like them, I can add a greasemonkey user script to hide them in literally 30 seconds.

Code:
.signature img {display: none;}

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November 08, 2011, 07:12:55 PM
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...The purpose of this forum is to provide a place where ideas can be expressed and consumed with as much freedom as possible.
...Signature images are never useful in exchanging ideas. They never contribute anything to the discussion at hand....

Perfectly justified!

We should aim to increase in the useful information density of this forum. People wishing to display off-topic pictures are encouraged to post to some other forum instead.

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I suppose we have different points of view then.

In my mind, a forum is more useful when people can read through a guide with pictures without having to click on each image to display it individually.  But I guess not everyone can look past the fractions-of-a-second lost when scrolling past an off-topic picture.  Roll Eyes
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November 08, 2011, 07:21:23 PM
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NO MORE SIGNATURE IMAGES !


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November 08, 2011, 07:22:14 PM
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In my mind, a forum is more useful when people can read through a guide with pictures without having to click on each image to display it individually.  But I guess not everyone can look past the fractions-of-a-second lost when scrolling past an off-topic picture.  Roll Eyes

Agreed.  The cookie stuffing exploit is real enough, though. It would be easy enough to add some Javascript to detect whether or not the resource loaded in the img src url is actually an image, and if not, then all users who have Javascript enabled would get a huge warning (and mods could easily see them and delete).

eg:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3499941/javascript-check-if-img-src-is-valid
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3744266/how-can-i-test-if-a-url-is-a-valid-image-in-javascript

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November 08, 2011, 07:24:35 PM
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here're more things to consider to disable:

emoticons
icons
css styles
js

as it is not real information and therefor completely worthless and offtopic, just taking extra space and bandwith
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November 08, 2011, 07:27:54 PM
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here're more things to consider to disable:

emoticons
icons
css styles
js

as it is not real information and therefor completely worthless and offtopic, just taking extra space and bandwith
Good point.  All you need is tables in a database format.  Minimalism at its best!

Heck, remove the links too - those just take up space.  If you want to get somewhere, just type in the URL.
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November 08, 2011, 07:29:11 PM
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here're more things to consider to disable:

emoticons
icons
css styles
js

as it is not real information and therefor completely worthless and offtopic, just taking extra space and bandwith
Good point.  All you need is tables in a database format.  Minimalism at its best!

Heck, remove the links too - those just take up space.  If you want to get somewhere, just type in the URL.
Just give us direct access to the database on the command line.  We can add new records to make posts, and do SELECTS to read what we want.

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here're more things to consider to disable:

emoticons
icons
css styles
js

as it is not real information and therefor completely worthless and offtopic, just taking extra space and bandwith
Good point.  All you need is tables in a database format.  Minimalism at its best!

Heck, remove the links too - those just take up space.  If you want to get somewhere, just type in the URL.
Just give us direct access to the database on the command line.  We can add new records to make posts, and do SELECTS to read what we want.
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November 08, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
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Ultimately one will need to ban avatars also.  Avatar will be the standard promotional spot if others aren't available.

BTW.  I am auctioning off my Avatar for 2 BTC for 30 days.  A steal if you notice how many posts I make.   Hurry with inability to use banners this space will go fast.

Note: I am only semi-kidding.
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November 08, 2011, 07:33:45 PM
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bring back command prompt!  Cool
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November 08, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
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Animated avatars are the worst.   Also, I love how strong of an opinion everyone has at the moment when this topic has come up so many times yet I don't think I have ever seen this much activity about it.

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November 08, 2011, 07:36:50 PM
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Ultimately one will need to ban avatars also.  Avatar will be the standard promotional spot if others aren't available.

BTW.  I am auctioning off my Avatar for 2 BTC for 30 days.  A steal if you notice how many posts I make.   Hurry with inability to use banners this space will go fast.

Note: I am only semi-kidding.
You're kidding, but that has been going on at webmaster/seo forums for years.

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November 08, 2011, 07:37:30 PM
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Animated avatars are the worst.   Also, I love how strong of an opinion everyone has at the moment when this topic has come up so many times yet I don't think I have ever seen this much activity about it.
pot, kettle.

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