Hello dear TANners,
I'd like to talk to mrBiggy and the rest of the gang (including our very special wheelchair bound nova) to talk about something today: Pictures!
As you know, when you sumbit a picutre on TAN, you can assign it tags, and usually it gets shrunken down (nicely by the way) or blown up to match a rough set of specifications so that it is always just the right size to be used as a thumbnail or picture on your thread/blog/linky.
I'd like to raise a few concerns:
@Biggy, is there anything in the works or planned to combat reposted pictures? A good scenario of what may happen eventually is there could be 500 exact same pictures of hitler with the exact same tags sumbitted by different users over the years. I have already seen a few of the exact same pictures.
Perhaps something could be implemented to prevent picture reposts or encourage people to check first.
Another thing is pictures that have text in them. I'm mostly talking about the motivatial/demotivational poster pics. Most of the time you can't read the text on them, so when users create links/blogs with those pics, it's shitty because you cannot even see what the picture says so you can't even get the joke. Pictures with big text is ok and you can say "Ok I get it, lol" but sometimes the text is so small ur just going "Wow that was a waste".
Perhaps we could implement some kind of picture preview so that when people sumbit pictures they can preview how it will look on the site so they can go "Wow you can't even see the text" and think twice before deciding to go ahead and post it. (<---- Just an idea)
So far LOVING the site, especially the new comments section on the left, you can really tell where people are active and what the hottest thing going is. Chat works great! I'm finding lots of interesting stuff in all sections of TAN.
One best thing I'm noticing is the EXTREMELY FAST LOAD TIMES
! I can actually upload a 1680x1050 picture, sumbit, and view it literally within 2-3 seconds with 90% of that time me clicking the picture. Commenting is extremely fast too and with the code (as I understand it anyway) being built from scratch or mainly from scratch up, its coming a long nicely. Thanks yet again big, I may decide to donate $ to you soon if you keep up the good work.Random ideas:
I know there are plenty of sites that can make custom t-shirts and shit. Perhaps in the future (with some more users) maybe I or any one of us main guys could look into ThisAintNews T-shirts? I'd love to have a black t-shirt with ThisAint news logo on it just like at the top left of the site... perhaps it could attract more people to the site?
Anyways i'm about to shit my pants atm so i'm gonna go have a dump.
Looking forward to comments