User talk:Nerdular Nerdence

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[edit] Reporting defacement

Hi there. I just wanted thank you for fixing the defacement of the Main Page. However, in the future please make sure to report the defacement on the WikiTroll page. -- Tom 16:06, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

Thought about it, would have done it if the defacement were repeated. I will report in the future, though. From the edit logs, it looked as though there was a possibility they had just accidentally messed up the formatting then didn't know how to revert and then started messing things up. --Nerdular Nerdence 16:13, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] JPEG versus PNG

Thanks for your willingness to upload the images for the '02 Dec 2004' Weekly Fanstuff and Weekly Sketchbook. It is much appreciated but I had just one request for future uploads - Could you save the file(s) using a Portable Network Graphic file format? You're probably on to something with the reduced file size (approximately 10KB versus ~30KB) but I think the image quality suffers a bit. It seems that the PNG files have worked well in the past and if you want to continute using JPEG files that would still be ok. - Thanks! --The Paper 20:14, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Hi... on my computer the difference between PNG and JPEG was 80kb. Of course, this was in MS-Paint, so the PNG compession probably wasn't ideal... I thought the image quality was fine in JPEG, but PNG is lossless, so if you can get a PNG down to 30k it's probably fine. --Nerdular Nerdence 23:36, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

image: weekly_fanstuff_12-2-2004.JPG JPEG: 11730 bytes vs image: fanstuff_ss_meringues.PNG PNG: 49723 bytes. True, I have DSL now, but I've been there and I know how much difference that can make on dial-up. I don't think the quality difference is enough, personally. --Nerdular Nerdence 23:42, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

BTW: Some technical information, PNG is a format designed to compress graphics with primarily flat colors and simple gradients. Photos (such as this one) will get better compression with JPEG because of the varying colors. A screenshot of a flash cartoon will likely be better compressed with PNG. --Nerdular Nerdence 23:54, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

OK, you're totally correct on this one...figure me to try to "pull one over" on someone with a user name of Nerdular Nerdence! I don't stand a chance! emotongue.gif So yeah, you've got a distinct point in the file size, so I attempted to reduce the PNG file to around 50K, which hopefully shouldn't take too long on, let's say, 56k dialup. I wasn't thinking about those users, sorry! As you can imagine, the reason I brough this up at all was me just going on what all the past fanstuff and sketchbook images were (the file format, that is.) I'm sure if an admin disagrees with my change, they'll revert it as they see fit. Thanks for the technical clarification, by the way. I understand why those PNGs were so big - one reason was the fact that was that it was rather large to begin with, and the other being a great fact you brought up - The degree to which the colors varied. So... I bow to your nerdular authority! emogrin.gif --The Paper 19:57, 3 Dec 2004 (MST)

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