[Clipart] Sea of Subjectivity

Bryce Harrington 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 
> browser?  Just an HTML file distributed with the archive? Javascript 
> 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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