datachasers wrote: and i realize that this post will probably be "edited"
Pft, you can come out of martyr position now, the soldiers picked up some other guy.
Threads don't get nuked because of excessive images. Just the images do. I deleted a thread recently not because the image was too large, but because of a flagrant and repeated disregard for the rules.
I have no intention of lifting the image requirements. The board doesn't need more large images, and it's reasonable to expect such net savvy people to understand file compression. Forgive me if I don't just take your word on the no doubt scientific research you performed, but the fact of the matter is that a large portion of web users are on dail-up, and if you're disregarding their issues, you're losing a whole lot of your audience right off the bat. And it costs money to host those large images.
This isn't really that hard to accomodate, and it's not new or ambiguous. If you're comfortable making other people wait because you're too lazy to compress your files, I'm gonna have a lot of trouble taking pity on you. Sorry.