Hey, all -
This is off-topic as far as the Pirates' team is concerned, but on-topic as far as "our team" at BD goes in general.
THIS post (opens in new window) from Pinstripe Alley is a good and easy primer on how to re-size* the photos you post into threads, so that they're not HUGE, which can cause big problems for people when loading the page, particularly on a mobile device.
This is also a really important point [emphasis mine]:
Make sure you put something in the subject line so other posters can close it if they'd like, even if you just put an "x".
In case you didn't know, when you're reading a thread and a picture is really massive, or if you somehow find it offensive (though really, we don't tend to do those), you can simply click on the subject line, and the picture / post will reduce and you won't see it.
I know that, in the past (like 2010), I had been occasionally guilty of posting massively BIG pics - and while sometimes it was annoying when re-loading the page, it really hit home when I got an iPhone and used it to follow gamethreads when not at home. Big pics take forever to load. And big pics that are animated are even more problematic for people with slower connections.
So, I'm posting this as a public service rather than an accusation of anyone for posting big pictures - please don't anyone think I'm referring to you personally, mmmk?
*Note: the 300 size is arbitrary - you can make it 250, or 400, but anything over that is kinda where the problem starts, IMO.
(Also note: Charlie, Vlad, et al - if you wanna move this to fanshots, I dig, I just thought it contained more information than a typical fanshot.)