As of August 04, 2016. fellow Moderator Giratina93 posted an ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL TOY THREAD READERS thread. The thread has been stickied to the top for all to see..
On Dec 01, 2016, Giratina made an another post within the thread and added a "General Heads up". Quoted below;
Giratina93 wrote:Time to made an addition to the above: Please don't quote images if they are on the same page you are posting. I know this is something that happens all over the forums, but it's especially prominent in the toys section with all the images of new releases and collections, and having the same image quoted 5 times in a row on the same page stretches the page out and makes loading it take longer, and clusters up the page. By refraining from quoting the image on the same page, you make everyone's reading in the toy section more bearable and faster, instead of waiting for even more pictures to load.
I myself even bumped the thread again, on December 2nd and added the following;
SpaceG92 wrote:Adding - it should go without saying but the same goes for Pic and Youtube embeds. Pic tags especially.
Example of an image used in a [pic] tag
Now with the [pic] in a quote.
Note how the resized resolution stays? It's annoying.
However, as of Dec. 1st posting that, apparently some people just don't prioritize mod posts, forum stickies and or pins. I had to edit out several image quotes between then and now.
Myself and others manually edit out pic, img and YT embed in quotes because of the reasons Giratina posted above. Not only can it slow load on slower connections or mobile but its a massive eyesore. Whenever I catch these, I tend to edit them out, its common courtesy and it prevents a huge clutter. I'll say this again;
It's not hard to edit a quote in a reply. Seriously, it takes no less then 10 seconds to edit out a img quote.
Start doing it - because as I mentioned before, this comes off as either;
A: I don't have to read what the Moderation/Administrative Staff has to say, it's not important
B: I can't be bothered to read forum Pins or Stickies
C: I just didn't have time to read everything, so I read the quick news buzz and I had to split.
D: None of the Above
I know some people only frequent certain threads and may ignore other threads entirely, I get that. Sometimes you're in a rush, I get that. However - this is just getting stupid. Between these and several other stickies and pins that apparently go unread, i'm just going to make this post.
#1: Please make an active effort to either read or remember moderation posts and forum pins and/or stickied topics.
#2: Please stop quoting imgs/pic/YT videos - make it a habit to edit these out of replies. PLEASE. I shouldn't have to edit out the same image that's been quoted 4 times on the same page right below each other. Come on people.