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« on: October 20, 2020, 05:38:21 am »

Your bandwidth when you're browsing this forum as always been one of my (webmaster) key parameters - wanting to get pages to you quickly and cheaply for you even if you're on the slowest of connections and having to pay for each megabyte you receive.  That's something I have given far more attention to here than on other web sites I look after; our members are likely to be travelling and connection online far more than on other sites - slow connections though most of the no connection holes are now gone (yes, I know about the hole between Salisbury and Romsey!).   So - images within pages have unnecessary extra detail removed prior to us keeping them on the server.

In extremis, the little images at the top right of the pages, have been compressed strongly as you members load an awful lot of them.  Which has meant that they don't really zoom very well and you would have got a very pixellated display if you filled your screen with it.   But I have been able to change that ...

On the new server, we are priced / limited on monthly traffic not in CPU use and processors have got much faster, so we are now able to store images high-res and compress them down to the size we know they're going to be as displayed.  It means I have been able to add a link to the top right images which means you can look at any of them at a much higher resolution just by clicking on them.   Enjoy!


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