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12/12/2005 01:31:52 PM · #1
I'm curious.
12/12/2005 01:33:33 PM · #2
The next question is how many read the forums.
After that it's how many actually participate in the forums.
12/12/2005 01:33:42 PM · #3
a lot
dont forget this is an international site and broadband is very expensive and not redily available in alot of the world.
12/12/2005 01:34:51 PM · #4
We had a poll on this topic a few times. The last being in July 2004 and these were the results:

What connection speed do you primarily access the site on?


56k or lower 111
Cable / DSL 650
T1 or greater 53

814 users participated.

12/12/2005 01:38:13 PM · #5
Originally posted by frisca:

814 users participated.
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Any idea how many ACTIVE users there are?

Now I'll run off and say a quick "thank you" prayer that I don't have to be one of the dial-ups ..... phew!
12/12/2005 01:43:17 PM · #6
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Message edited by author 2005-12-12 13:43:41.
12/12/2005 07:01:39 PM · #7
If it's a 7:1 ratio then why can't we have 800x600 or larger in challenges? ;o)

Originally posted by frisca:

We had a poll on this topic a few times. The last being in July 2004 and these were the results:

What connection speed do you primarily access the site on?


56k or lower 111
Cable / DSL 650
T1 or greater 53

814 users participated.

12/12/2005 07:22:12 PM · #8
Hey! Not Fair! I've been voting for three hours and I'm only at 62 of 119. I'm signed in at 24kbps. Maybe that's why my average score voted is lower. I'm really looking at each entry for a loooooong time while waiting on it to load. Nothing's getting by me. Another example - I tried to look at idnic's profile page and it locked up on me because of a huge photo on her profile page. Gave up and had to sign out and back in again.

Message edited by author 2005-12-12 19:23:13.
12/12/2005 07:22:16 PM · #9
Originally posted by Brent_Ward:

If it's a 7:1 ratio then why can't we have 800x600 or larger in challenges? ;o)


Seconded!
12/12/2005 07:25:54 PM · #10
I have dial-up and it sucks.
12/12/2005 07:27:24 PM · #11
because it isnt a 7:1 ratio is it.
kind of a selfish attitude if you ask me.

Message edited by author 2005-12-12 19:27:46.
12/12/2005 07:27:38 PM · #12
There is nothing else available where I live. Well, I take that back. There is Direct TV satelite but the last time I checked it was over 100 bucks more a month than the 100 or so we're already paying for tv channels.
12/12/2005 07:28:38 PM · #13
Thank goodness I'm not one of those on dialup. I cant imagine voting an entire challenge on 24kbps.
12/12/2005 07:49:39 PM · #14
If you want 800x640 at 150k then it is not so bad. But that size image is five time the current limit. So if you want it at 750k you have likely killed all participation from the 14% who use dial-up - voting would never happen under with files of that size from anyone using dial-up. And those folks sure are not going to look at and comment on image of that size.

Originally posted by Brent_Ward:

If it's a 7:1 ratio then why can't we have 800x600 or larger in challenges? ;o)

Originally posted by frisca:

We had a poll on this topic a few times. The last being in July 2004 and these were the results:

What connection speed do you primarily access the site on?


56k or lower 111
Cable / DSL 650
T1 or greater 53

814 users participated.
12/12/2005 07:57:07 PM · #15
dial up is all i can get
12/12/2005 08:23:46 PM · #16
When you're from the country you take what is given.
12/12/2005 08:26:01 PM · #17
800 max pixel & 250k limit is a reasonable request. The DPC really hasn't kept up with the huge bandwith and server space advancements (or lower cost$$) in last few years.
12/12/2005 08:26:38 PM · #18
I was on dialup for my first year on here because that was all we had in my area. Now I have cable and it makes such a huge difference. When I had dialup I never voted for more photos than I had to to make my votes count.
12/12/2005 08:28:54 PM · #19
most of the time its broadband for me, but
occasionally I would check in on DPC using GPRS... it's slower than dialup.
12/12/2005 08:45:13 PM · #20
You are also forgetting the very important factor that the average computer user's screen resolution is 1024x768 or LESS.referance

Do you really want voters needing to scroll on your entry? I doubt it.
12/12/2005 10:00:04 PM · #21
Originally posted by hyperfocal:

800 max pixel & 250k limit is a reasonable request. The DPC really hasn't kept up with the huge bandwith and server space advancements (or lower cost$$) in last few years.


How do we go about displaying 800 max pixels (verticlaly) on a 1024x768 screen?

~Terry
12/12/2005 10:03:49 PM · #22
Dunno, maybe scroll for 32 pixels? OR size your vertical entry to 750? or 730?

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by hyperfocal:

800 max pixel & 250k limit is a reasonable request. The DPC really hasn't kept up with the huge bandwith and server space advancements (or lower cost$$) in last few years.


How do we go about displaying 800 max pixels (verticlaly) on a 1024x768 screen?

~Terry
12/12/2005 10:05:28 PM · #23
Originally posted by mesmeraj:

because it isnt a 7:1 ratio is it.
kind of a selfish attitude if you ask me.


Yeah, I guess a majority vote is selfish. Damn democracy!
12/12/2005 10:10:30 PM · #24
Originally posted by Brent_Ward:

Originally posted by mesmeraj:

because it isnt a 7:1 ratio is it.
kind of a selfish attitude if you ask me.


Yeah, I guess a majority vote is selfish. Damn democracy!


it was a poll

not a vote
12/12/2005 10:12:46 PM · #25
Originally posted by Brent_Ward:

Originally posted by mesmeraj:

because it isnt a 7:1 ratio is it.
kind of a selfish attitude if you ask me.


Yeah, I guess a majority vote is selfish. Damn democracy!


That poll does not ask whether the users support a move to an 800x800 limit. It only asks what connection speed the respondents used.

From a business perspective, I'm not sure that it makes sense for Drew and Langdon to spend time redesigning the site to make a change that would in the end render the site unusable to at least 1/8 of their customer base.

~Terry
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