AMK152 wrote: I don't see an issue with reducing galleries. If someone wants to retain an image for another page, they can do so, like of an object or minor character. If you want to see the whole story, you can just watch the episode. 300 images for an 11 minute episode is overboard.
We could certainly find a compromise in all of this to address concerns--let's do that.
There is no need to compromise as the only ones who are in support of this are the admins. There is also no way to compromise. It is not like those of us who oppose reducing the galleries will just accept reducing it a little. Reducing the gallery at all makes us lose.
Also, who cares if there are 300 images for an 11-minute episode? It is not harming anyone. It is not stopping anyone from doing anything else on this wiki. It is not interfering with any design elements. There are no legality issues. It looks like those who are in support of this just want to get rid of images for no reason.
We've seen evidence the user experience and SEO would improve though. 300 images for an 11 minute episode is bad for user experience as the evidence showed. Seems a bit silly to say "for no reason" when we've clearly laid it out, including with evidence.
What evidence do you have that says it would improve user experience? Have other communities removed large galleries and received positive feedback?
Given how wikis are quite niche, you need to extrapolate out. I explain more in this reply.
You just told me you have no evidence that this will impact anything positively. Right now, the only thing you know is that pages take time to load. That's just a fact. That's not indicative of anything. Everybody has to deal with load times sometimes. It isn't the end of the world if someone has to wait a few seconds. If they get frustrated and leave, then that's their fault, not the fault of the wiki. We don't have to adapt to impatient people. That's just stupid. If anyone cares enough to find that special image they want to see, they'll deal with the load times because that's just a part of being on the Internet. It is more a problem of America and a few other countries not having fast enough Internet, which is the fault of the corporations, not the people. If you want people to see the images sooner, write your local politicians and demand that they make Internet companies allow us to have access to high-speed Internet. This is not something that ESB or FANDOM should be trying to fix by removing images. It is a problem they should be trying to fix by demanding politicians and Internet companies not restrict Internet speed.