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  • Sad

    Second  that

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  • Caradoc

    I haven't encountered the pages of written content, but I quite like the multiple images, one thing I miss though is on tumblr you could load images including gifs side by side not just on top of each other. At least then they didn't take up so much space I suppose, and with gifsets it often worked really well.  

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  • Allanjim3

    As one who makes GIFs and posts GIF Sets as the infamous “DirtyFilthyNastyPerv”, I agree a limit should exist. Despite never having personally encountered a Photo or GIF Set exceeding 11 or 12 images and not finding them to be a ‘hardship’, I do believe in limits. Simply because there’s always one person ‘often a knucklehead, rarely a genius’ who seems to exist just to test limits. Most blogs self-regulate the number of images per post simply because no (sane) blogger wants their name upon a post so massive and/or intrusive it angers or upsets the rest of the community.
    Also please keep in mind; despite the miraculous work of those who remade BDSMlr and continue to improve it, mysteries can and do occur when posting! Whether to drafts, queue or feed I’ve had sets 1 of 3 and 3 of 3 post perfectly. But where set 2 of 3 went is anybody’s guess.
    In other words, until things are performing more solidly; if I were limited to ten slots, but had a GIF-set with eleven GIFs; I’d be forced to either split the single set of eleven into two sets OR compromise the set I’d just made by
    dropping one of the GIF images. As much as it kills me to say this, I would drop one of the GIF images. It all comes down to the old; bird in the hand versus two in the bush.
    Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinion.

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  • FckMe2Dad

    Made this, then found this topic:

    So basically I second the request for a "read more" link to limit length of posts when they show on ones feed. And my focus was long text posts, but I find it just as annoying when a post has more than 5 images.....there is no need of that. Multiple posts of fewer images would be preferable IMHO, unless there is a "read/see more" link for the remaining images.

     

    We need to have a "read more" option/control/formating tool to be able to insert after a few paragraphs of a very long text/story. As it is now, some blogs post mini-novels of far greater than a few paragraphs, and while they are hot reading, three, four, or even just two of those posts take up a very large amount of space in a follower's feed. This is not an insurmountable problem, but it would be nicer to be able to scroll ones feed and see the variety of posts, and later come back and read these long text posts. That "other site" used to have that, and most considerate bloggers used it when the text went on for more than a couple of paragraphs.

    PS: I made this post by clicking on the link at the upper right corner of the page called: Submit a request but the page response after submitting looks like I've submitted a problem/error report. I guess it was the wrong place, but I find the name of that link confusing/deceptive. This is a request for a feature which I've submitted, not a report of a malfunction/problem.

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  • Caradoc

    Most of my gifsets are up to eight gifs long, as it is a good way to show a scene without being locked into a linear viewing of a video, I still feel being able to place images and gifs together, ( horizontally) as well as a vertical sequence would make it easier, and take less space, like we could on tumblr.

    People, generally I believe don't want to take up too much space, as it might seem greedy or arrogant, and so loose followers. I don't want the site to become just single images and gifs, as it becomes tiresome, and less interesting for me at least.

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  • FckMe2Dad

    Not every post from a blog one is following is going to be interesting and compelling even for that follower.

    And these very very VERY long blog posts, of many many pictures, and text, is like being forced to sit through network television commercials while trying to enjoy a program! I'd advise to cut it shorter and the "read more" link is the ideal for that, so that a follower, who is likely also following many more than just that one blog, can see the variety coming in on his/her feed, instead of having to scroll through a dozen images in a dozen posts from just that one blog in order to get to the other blogs' posts in the feed.

    And the worst is a blog which posts 10 stills, or even worse  10 memory consuming gifs, in each posting, and then pumps out 5 or 6 or more of these huge posts at a time. If blog "A" posted one of these a day, or at most 2 of them a day, it might be tolerable, but it's the multiple posts of multiple image postings or book length text which aggravates the problem.

     

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  • Support BDSMLR

    Just an update.

    We're working on this now.

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  • Support BDSMLR

    Hi @billyguitar77 

    We did it as an optional feature so everyone can choose do they wish to see them nested or not :). So it's optional if user wishes to nest them, or see them without nesting, it's up to them.

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  • FckMe2Dad

    Yay! Thanks for this, it really makes scrolling ones feed much better. Especially since you've provided us the option to turn it off, for those who don't like it.

    But it doesn't seem to be working for really long TEXT posts, and it most definitely SHOULD. Especially if you give them the same option of turning it off for those who don't want it. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it annoying to get 10 or 12 book length text posts in a row and have to scroll through all of those to get to some other blogger's postings! Make the "nesting" or cut off, or "Read more" for text posts too please!

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  • FckMe2Dad

    Just realized that this "nested/shortened" post feature is being applied ON the blogs as well as on the Dashboard Feed. Seems to me if one goes directly to a blog, one then is okay with what the blogger is posting, post length as well. The nesting/shortening should ONLY be applied to our dashboard feeds. AND it should definitely be applied to the long long TEXT posts as well as the multi image posts, again ON THE DASH FEED. Not on the blogger's own site!

     

     

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