Originally Posted by Wig-Wag
Long posts with multiple photos use up much more bandwidth than long posts comprised of mostly text with only one or two photos. I do not know who is paying for NLA but I would have to guess that the costs have to be adding up as re-posts of numerous previously posted photos contribute to a need for additional bandwidth.
Referencing the original post number while deleting the photo links of any photos not being discussed would save a great deal of bandwidth while proving a quick access to the photos on the original post.
I completely agree about editing quotes that contain a large number of images, and it does use up more bandwidth (especially important to users on slow connections), but SkyscraperPage only hosts the text and the links to the images, not the images themselves. The bandwidth usage for the images is therefore passed on to the various image hosts.
I think some people might be put off editing quotes in case it goes wrong. I was thinking of putting together a little tutorial (does anyone want one?), but there are only a couple of simple rules to follow.
Please leave the start that says something like:
and also the end bit that says:
I've seen quite a few posts recently where the latter has been missing. If you leave both in place (or add them back afterwards - it's never too late), the little blue and white arrow will appear next to the original poster's name at the top of the quote. This arrow is a direct link back to the original post. It will look something like this:
Then use the captions to work out which unnecessary images can be deleted from the quote. If you're unsure of how your edits will look, make use of the "Preview Post" button before you submit the new post. You can always re-edit or start again!