menyak wrote:First of all, thanks for the heads up.
Can anyone tell if it's really just the amount of graphics that adds up, or if it's the problem of a busy server that's slow when answering requests?
(Possible way to tell: the first page you view will always be slower because the graphics are loaded for the first time. But the next page should be much faster because most images are already stored in your own cache.)
We already introduced a hard limit that restricted avatars to 6kb and sigs to 10kb. Maybe that's not enough? Or how about a check box in the user profile where registered members can chose NOT to view other people's sigs and/or avatars?
Either way, maybe it's time to get a server upgrade.
I don't care what you do, just don't make the limits smaller. It is hard enough to get a signature under 10k. I don't want to have to start making them like 80x150. Most of mine now are about 300x86.
As a side note, I got DSL when it was first available in my developement and it was very fast at first but now I think more people are getting it here and it has got noticably slower at every site I go to.