[Clipart] Sea of Subjectivity
bryce at bryceharrington.org
Sun Jan 29 20:33:08 PST 2006
On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 10:59:36AM +0000, Matthew Gates wrote:
> On Sunday 29 Jan 2006 10:16, B Kreps wrote:
> > > So what do you propose? To create from scratch a new backend?
> > What resources are available? What is the ultimate goal and
> > timeline? Given that there are already 5k or 6k images already
> > online, it might be best to avoid a solution that requires
> > processing all those submissions again - if it is even possible.
> My main beef with the current setup is that there is a lot of
> duplication between categories. In v0.18, almost 1000 files are
> duplicated, some as many as 6 times, making a total of over 1000
> unnecessary copies. It's quite a big problem IMO - I believe it
> should be a goal to minimise the size of the download - both for the
> sake of saving bandwidth/load on the server, and for the convenience
> of users.
> If we're going to start a re-design, this needs to be thought about.
> Something more like KimDaBa's organisation where all the images go
> into a big repository and flags assigned to each file allow quick
> searching. Of course this needs some sort of application.
> Perhaps it's possible to implement something that works in any a web
> or something? Simplicity and portability is the key IMO.
Creative Commons has a similar-ish system for handling music file
uploads and stuff, that was suggested earlier, and looks like it could
be adapted to our needs:
Could you take a look at this and report what you think?
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