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Forum topic by jcwalleye posted 12-29-2011 05:35 AM 943 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2011 05:35 AM

The content posted here by my fellow LJ’ers makes this a wonderful site. And pictures often say a thousand words. (Unless it’s one of those icons that makes sense only to the person that thought it up.)

Anyway, the picture upload to LJ process seems to have gotten much more cumbersome. Today it took about 1 1/2 hours to upload and attach 15 pictures to a blog entry. Three or four pictures would transfer fine and the next would just spin on the waiting to upload. And eventually it would fail with the following:

I suspect LJ’s performance problems come from the overhead of it’s marketing efforts and also understand that LJ needs revenue. But people come to this site for the content. And the content that people come here for is donated for free by the members. It behooves the people running the site to ensure that visitor’s experiences are enjoyable and make them want to contribute.

We know that LJ can be a rich environment. We’ve had that, at least for the last two years I’ve been a member. But lately we seem inundated with popups, mouse-overs, and other intrusive advertising. Please don’t sacrifice the long-term good will of this community for the short term profits of poorly implemented advertising schemes.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 05:57 AM

Maybe I’ve just been lucky but I haven’t had those problems posting pictures. Are you posting pics from your computer or from another site? Mine are from my computer and I haven’t tried posting those from another site.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 06:00 AM

What size are your picture files? I reduce mine in resolution, crop them, then upload them. They usually end up being less than 200k rather than the 1+ megabyte files I begin with. I’ll bet you that’s what your difficulty is.

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 06:49 AM

Convert your Bitmap to Jpeg and try again ;)

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 06:50 AM

They are less than 100K. When they go through, it takes only a couple seconds. When it gets tempermental, the best way forward is to reopen the window. I haven’t lost any work yet, but its sure cumbersome.

PS, they are jpg.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 12:49 PM

I know that a new .. something techie.. was purchased/installed to increase the speed of the site.
There hasn’t been any increase in the ads.
.. but that’s the end of my tech support for you.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 04:15 AM


Everything worked fine today. I uploaded a dozen pictures with nary a hickup.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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