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Rebus Philbin
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IndyJones1023 said:
I don't know how BBS software works and didn't know it crunched your server cycles to display an image from a different host. I would have thought that would have been done on the user's computer. Good to know.
It shouldn't. All the BBS does is convert the tags to html <img src> tags on the page it serves up to you. Your browser should still go and fetch the external file.

And assuming that the original image and the duplicate image are on the same page most of the time, the amount of time it takes to go get the file will be the same. It gets it once, and then populates all the occurrences of it on the page.

I'm having trouble understanding how it is saving anything at all from the server side, unless there is something else I'm missing...
 

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David Bott said:
It cuts down on the thread rendering within the browser which makes for an issue when the thread is rendered. Ever notice the shifting of the browser window when images are called? Thus the processing on the browser end. More of an issue on slower machines or slower connections.

Personally when I browse a thread and find and image duplicated over and over again, I actually do not like it. I find it redundant.
I thought the browser was doing that, and that's why we had some problems with IE and Firefox handling pages differently right after the upgrade. But I don't know what the details are on that part, so I'll defer to your knowledge...

Normally, when a picture is quoted, the person quoting it is making a comment related to it, so having it there puts the comment in context, in my opinion. I like that.

In fact, when I am quoting someone, but the picture is not relevant to my comment, I edit the picture out of the quote so that it won't take up space.
 
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