Your ideas are reasonable but there is simply no need to restrict the
of photos reasonably until we begin to fill up the space allocated and
is some kind of shortage. I am member of several yahoo groups with as
as four thousand members who all put up as many photos as they want and
has been no problem. Let me give you an idea here. We have 100
to use currently and each photo averages 40k. That equates to two
five hundred possible photos in total. Not only that but more IS better
and when if the limit is reached, then we create a new yahoo group
I'd like to add some clarity to the FILES thing.
The files area should ONLY be used when members have some very
good hi resolution photos most likely in the form of photo prints
scanned at 300 dpi or from the recent generation of digital cameras.
Since Yahoo would shrink a photo from file size of 500 MB to 40KB
naturally 90 percent of the visual detail would be lost. If the
feels that that photo is very educational and instructive in showing
detail of a boats construction then that image should be put in the
FILES area perhaps in a Folder that could be created called CONSTRUCTION
As far as pointers go, let these messages serve as notice and in the
future if some great photos are uploaded to the files area
there will most likely be some discussion and comments on them.
My only recomendation is that when members upload photos to the
files area is that they make full use of the "DESCCRIPTION" box
as there are no thumbnail views as is the case in the PHOTOS area.
Good luck all photographers and boat builders.
As for the PHOTOS area provided by Yahoo. IT has its use and place.
It does a better job of previewing lots of photos using thumbnails
and it offers a slide show feature when 30 or 40 or more photos are
provided. In fact, often times a very good photo should exist
in both the Files area AND the Photos area.
Scott - a new member and photo nut.
Mike Oszczak wrote:
> Greetings! It's nice to hear from the moderator of this Yahoo
> An Idea: It might be good to limit the number of photos that any
> single member can add to their photo album. I have mine listed
> under "moszczak Arrow14" I sometimes get carried away..thinking
> that "more is better." Especially, since I've learned so much from
> my fellow Airolite builders photos. But, I can understand that Yahoo
> wants to limit the overall file size, since photos/images especially
> consume loads of memory.
> Joel, I see nothing wrong with your suggestion to use the "Files"
> area for photo storage...since the Airolite Files area is basically
> unused presently. My only comment is that the moderator needs to
> provide a "pointer" to let members know that photos will be stored in
> files area. In my case, it's not intuitive to even look under FILES
> to research any Airolite builders' photos.
> Also, I know that "Yahoo Groups" allows a moderator to "Poll" the
> membership...I've never created a poll myself, but I have voted in
> numerous Yahoo group polls...but maybe we(you) could poll the
> membership to see if they would be willing to limit(top-stop) the
> number of photos any one member could provide...say 10, 15 or 20 or
> other, or no limit?
> IMHO, I could live with(cut back to) ten or so photos in my album and
> not lose any sleep...as long as I can remove or replace the ten in my
> album, at my discretion. Anyway this is just a thought.
> To summarize, my two ideas: poll on the number of photos in any
> single album...and moderator supplies a pointer
> to the FILES area to notify members that photos are stored there.
> Regards to all,
> Mike O.
> --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, "jm_silverman"
> <jm_silverman@...> wrote:
> > A recent member to our list has suggested that any members boat
> > should be placed in the Files area rather than the Photos area. It
> > appears that Yahoo limits the size/quality of pictures in the
> > area so we lose much of the detail.
> > So for future reference if you have any pictures to post, please
> > them in the Files section.
> > Thanks in advance
> > Joel
> > Plymouth, MN
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