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Tips of advice please.
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:21:32 PM »

I seem to have a problem with breaking challenge rules and I don't know if I'm breaking any other forum rules (besides my constant spelling errors) that I could find re-reading the rules so does any veteran here have any tips for posting? I want to stay on people's good side and not become another Marf.

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »

A few tips:

- Stick with road-related facts and observations, especially on the main part of the forum.  Though opinions on roads and suggestions on what to do with them are welcome, these often fall under the "Fictional" realm.
- If you post maps or photos (and several of us do), limit them to no more than 800 pixels in width.
- Minimize (or don't bother posting) political opinions or opinions on other posters.  Political opinions in particular is one of the "rules".
- The admins can set a ban for however long they like.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »

- If you post maps or photos (and several of us do), limit them to no more than 800 pixels in width.

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 09:21:25 AM »

- If you post maps or photos (and several of us do), limit them to no more than 800 pixels in width.

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Is an image larger than 800x600 actually a rule violation? I just thought the forum automatically resized it if it was larger.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 12:17:09 PM »

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There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?

Why, have you perfected immortality?  And your big concern is spending your immortality banned from AA Roads?
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 01:05:03 PM »

I haven't see you come anywhere close to being a Marf. 

As long as you don't have a posting that includes "Moderators, I want you to...", then I think you'll be fine. 

Of course, you can say "Moderators, I will give you a no limit credit card.  I want you to...", and they may look the other way.

Also steer away from stuff similar to what NE2 says. 

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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 01:56:28 PM »

Advice is helpful for anyone, but I will second that I have seen you as being no problem at all - nothing close to Marf. You are perfectly fine, but we will gladly give you advice to make you even better. I haven't looked at the challenge threads as much lately, but I'm sure that any problems you're causing there are minor and unintentional.

I don't know what specific advice to give you myself, as I haven't seen a problem with you, but what people have already said in this thread is good advice.

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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 01:58:05 PM »

I seem to have a problem with breaking challenge rules

That just takes reading the original post.  All the rules are there.  If you're going to participate in a challenge, you have to know what the challenge is.

I don't know if I'm breaking any other forum rules (besides my constant spelling errors) that I could find re-reading the rules

That's not a forum rule, is it?  That's just the rest of us being anal.

so does any veteran here have any tips for posting? I want to stay on people's good side and not become another Marf.

I don't think you're in danger of that, bud.

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?

I'm not a programmer, but my guess is that it's actually impossible.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 02:51:05 PM »

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?

I'm not a programmer, but my guess is that it's actually impossible.

I'm sure V'ger's earned it.  I'm not a programmer either, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 05:18:33 PM »

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?

I'm not a programmer, but my guess is that it's actually impossible.

I am! And my guess would be that it would be implemented as a ban expiration timestamp, so it would depend on whether the software is 64-bit compatible. If it is, a million-year (or even a billion-year) ban would absolutely be possible. If not, it probably wouldn't extend beyond the year 2038, but there would likely be a whole host of other problems happening then too.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 05:38:16 PM »

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.

How exactly does one break the width rule? The forum won't let you.

Unless, the rule pertains the original photo size that you get when clicking the photo. If that's the case, I've broken that rule on many an occasion.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 05:40:17 PM »

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.

How exactly does one break the width rule? The forum won't let you.

Unless, the rule pertains the original photo size that you get when clicking the photo. If that's the case, I've broken that rule on many an occasion.

That's the way it's been explained to me.  I think (and I'm no expert at this) that it takes the same number of internet-atrons to display the picture even if it's been resized in the [img string.  That is, it isn't actually saving any bandwidth over just having the full-sized image.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 06:10:40 PM »

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?

Why, have you perfected immortality?  And your big concern is spending your immortality banned from AA Roads?


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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 06:29:37 PM »

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.

How exactly does one break the width rule? The forum won't let you.

Unless, the rule pertains the original photo size that you get when clicking the photo. If that's the case, I've broken that rule on many an occasion.

You can inadvertently violate the height rule, because it seems the forum software doesn't constrain height.

I try to make it 800 pixels or less (I haven't been warned to make image heights of 600 pixels).

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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 06:36:20 PM »

I seem to have a problem with breaking challenge rules and I don't know if I'm breaking any other forum rules (besides my constant spelling errors) that I could find re-reading the rules so does any veteran here have any tips for posting? I want to stay on people's good side and not become another Marf.

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?
Grammar errors are not a rule, just a couple of users and one former mod who likes to make themselves feel superior especially when someone with Aspergers or some sort of mental illness misspells.    If they bark don't worry about them biting so much.

Its not a marf that you need to worry about.  Its a dzlabe  :bigass: as he was one that pissed nearly every user off every time he posted.  He got banned twice, but the second time is till our grandkids 40th birthday.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2018, 08:19:45 PM »

I seem to have a problem with breaking challenge rules and I don't know if I'm breaking any other forum rules (besides my constant spelling errors) that I could find re-reading the rules so does any veteran here have any tips for posting? I want to stay on people's good side and not become another Marf.

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?
Grammar errors are not a rule, just a couple of users and one former mod who likes to make themselves feel superior especially when someone with Aspergers or some sort of mental illness misspells.    If they bark don't worry about them biting so much.

Its not a marf that you need to worry about.  Its a dzlabe  :bigass: as he was one that pissed nearly every user off every time he posted.  He got banned twice, but the second time is till our grandkids 40th birthday.
Personally, I have been working on trying to not make such a big deal about typos lately but if I notice something that could cause an issue or be confusing I will point it out.  My friends even pick on me when I make them now.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 09:59:07 PM »

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There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.
What we have enforced is very large images. If it's 12 MB and getting resized, we'll take action. 500 KB, probably not.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 10:32:51 PM »

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There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.
What we have enforced is very large images. If it's 12 MB and getting resized, we'll take action. 500 KB, probably not.

How can two pictures with the same amount of pixels have different file sizes?
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2018, 10:48:17 PM »

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There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.
What we have enforced is very large images. If it's 12 MB and getting resized, we'll take action. 500 KB, probably not.

How can two pictures with the same amount of pixels have different file sizes?
a) where did I say that?
b) different file type
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2018, 10:57:38 PM »

I seem to have a problem with breaking challenge rules and I don't know if I'm breaking any other forum rules (besides my constant spelling errors) that I could find re-reading the rules so does any veteran here have any tips for posting? I want to stay on people's good side and not become another Marf.

Not so serious question: Is there a 1,000,000 year ban?
Eventually I would think that the mods would just give a permanent ban.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2018, 11:14:35 PM »

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There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.
What we have enforced is very large images. If it's 12 MB and getting resized, we'll take action. 500 KB, probably not.

How can two pictures with the same amount of pixels have different file sizes?
a) where did I say that?
b) different file type
c) Different compression ratios as well (at least for JPG's).

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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 12:05:45 AM »

There's also an image height limit of 600 pixels.

Technically, yes.  But in practice, the 600px height limit hasn't been enforced...the width limit has.

How exactly does one break the width rule? The forum won't let you.

Unless, the rule pertains the original photo size that you get when clicking the photo. If that's the case, I've broken that rule on many an occasion.

You can inadvertently violate the height rule, because it seems the forum software doesn't constrain height.

I try to make it 800 pixels or less (I haven't been warned to make image heights of 600 pixels).

I have, on at least one occasion, intentionally exploited the forum's non-treatment of tall images with my "Cascadia Pipe Dream" thread a while back. The image with all the freeways is 2599 pixels tall, and the forum displays it in its entirety. IMO, in this context, it's acceptable to have tall images.
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Re: Tips of advice please.
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2018, 01:12:19 AM »

Thanks for the tips and support everyone!
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