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or: Why are all presently-available images in the GeekMod paged?

One of the things you volunteer to do when moderating images is to determine wether an image is "too similar" to something already there AND not of significantly better quality (the latter is stated in the guidelines but seems to be ignored frequently, probably as some people seem to decline rather than approve based on a glance a thumbnail).

Since that automatically means trawling through all pages when there are more than 15 images already present, why are all thumbnails not automatically shown when the page loads? Surely this way it only benefits get-rich-quick voters?

Could "too similar" be changed into "too similar of equal quality" to remind people more visibly that a 180x230 in the database shouldn't prevent a 800x1200 picture from being uploaded. Even more so when they are box covers etc. Some pictures are surely a legacy from a bygone web-age. I am not saying they should be excluded, as they still serve those on dial-up etc, but at the same time they shouldn't prevent alternatives for those with faster and higher spec equipment.

An alternative is to put the pixel-dimensions of an image underneath the thumbs on the GeekMod page. Or script to stop people from being able to tick "too similar" if they have not clicked on a thumb first.

But mostly all thumbs on the initial page would be fab as you will have to load 'em all anyway.



 
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