rswarbrick at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 10:15:51 CDT 2012
Evgeniy Maevskiy <emaevskiy at e-math.ru> writes:
> My reply to your message is still being verified by a moderator. There
> are many formulas that I wrote on a sheet of paper and scanned. I
> decided that it's faster than typing a formula in text mode. Now we
> await the decision of moderator.
Moderation isn't always particularly quick. In particular, I was on a
sailing boat yesterday and have just got home. There are other
moderators, but they may also have been busy.
The mailing list software holds messages over a (configurable) size
limit, even when they are from subscribed members. At the moment, that
limit is 40kb. If people feel this is too low, we could increase it -
maybe something like 200kb would make sense.
Your attached image makes your message approximately 658kb though,
because it's absolutely enormous (2487x2759 pixels). Even stored as a
png, which can take advantage of the white space through run-length
encoding, it still takes 450kb.
Making the picture smaller results in an image which is still perfectly
legible and, look!
$ convert img001.jpg -geometry 500x500 smaller.png; ls -lh smaller.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 rupert rupert 36K Jun 4 16:14 smaller.png
I'm not sure what you mean by:
> By the way, why did you decide to use to communicate such a strange
> way of a mailing list? Why is not the forum? It would be much easier.
I can't see any way that using some painful web forum would
fundamentally make any difference to the problem of making sure that
spam only irritates one person (a moderator) rather than everyone
looking at the list.
Also, it probably wouldn't work as well with gnus, gmane and leafnode.
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