PhilCritch wrote: I'm a little confused on how the site is restricted on the size of picture's. Most modern phone's don't use such low resolution pictures?
Can anyone advise please?
Many thanks Phil
You are "confusing" forums with "social media sites"
Forums are often privately owned and as such need to be paid for. The payment (to the hosting company) is for the amount of bandwidth that the site uses, an easy way to reduce this is by limiting the size of pictures, also yes phones can take pictures that are 5MB in size, but even on a computer you can't tell that much difference between a 5MB picture and 500Kb picture (Ok, i made the figures up)
Social media sites get "bucket loads" of money through advertising and often they own the servers that host the sites, so it costs them considerably less to run.
You will find that 99% of forums you have to reduce the picture size.
I've fixed a few things so now you can upload big pictures and they are automatically resized for the forum so they load quickly but also click through to a full size version.
The restriction was a default on the server and the site software for reasons 2010 mentioned and I hadn't updated them.
There's a few things still to fix on the site but when you have two websites with roughly equivalent traffic (1000+ visits a day) and one makes enough money to pay for the hosting of all the sites I look after and the other one makes £0 then you can guess which one gets the attention.