Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
My guess(es) is(are)...
Fri Mar 2, 2018 4:31pm

When they made the ad portion, images were generally smaller so the scaling wasn't a big deal even on dial up.

Now almost no one uses dial up so even though the images sizes have grown, internet speeds have increased and it hasn't grown into enough of a bother to warrant changing how the ads are handled.

They intentionally make the ad experience bad because it's another incentive to pay the monthly/yearly leasing fees.

  • Good pointPuckdropper, Fri Mar 2 4:07pm
    Yahoo! Groups are dying, many people are switching to However, these boards may have pretty well hit the stage where they do everything they need to do and nothing they don't... Except the ... more
    • My guess(es) is(are)... ☻ Erik_, Fri Mar 2 4:31pm
      • Maybe they don't pay by bandwidth?Puckdropper, Fri Mar 2 11:55pm
        Larger images are bigger. (I feel like this needs a citation needed.) If they're feeding an extra 5KB on every image, that's thousands of KB they don't need to be feeding to everyone on the internet. ... more
      • Waaaaaait a second...Erik_, Fri Mar 2 4:33pm
        I just got an ad for a necklace. This image was scaled into it: The URL is ! That's one of the owners of this site. So it's an ad for another one of their products.... more
        • 125KB!Puckdropper, Fri Mar 2 11:59pm
          Wow, that's quite a large photo for being so small. I bet a JPG would do that in 10KB. It's kinda annoying waiting for it to load. One thing I've got to wonder is why my browser seems to reload it... more
          • This one is even a worse offender...Erik_, Sat Mar 10 2:02am
            Source: Request Method GET Priority Highest Mime Type image/png Encoded Data 183 B Decoded Body 1.0 MB It's a WHOLE MB! I downloaded it on its own to... more
            • Yipe! That's like 1 minute of MP3 at 128Puckdropper, Sat Mar 10 4:25am
              whatever the units are. The worst part is that they're using HTML to shrink the image, and that's been a no-no since HTML came out!
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