[EpiData-list] policy for file size in epidata list (attachments)

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Fri Nov 12 13:13:50 CST 2010

There was no need for screenshots in this example nor would it have been 
desirable, the actual QES file would have been more informative and 
smaller in size as well.  To me it is pleasing to obtain mail with this 
limited size.


On 20:59, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> re:
>> I am using EpiData Verion 3.1. I did send a screenshot, but apparently
>    only text is allowed by the list.
> The current policy is that any posting to the epidata-list system must be
> smaller than 35kb, which in practice excludes bitmaps such as screenshots.
> For the example from Shakeel the size was around 65kb which for some of us
> is very small, but if one is one a slow modem line is large. All web pages
> on EpiData.dk are aimed at being at most around 10-20k without pictures and
> other "nice features" precisely with the aim of minimising band-width
> usage.
> It could be good with some inputs from list members whether the policy
> should be relaxed, e.g. that we set the limit at 65k instead of 35k for
> postings. In particular those who are living in areas where slow speed
> internet is an issue.
> regards
> Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association

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