Abby (aveleh) wrote in suggestions,

Edit text of error for Userpic Factory

Edit text of error for Userpic Factory

Short, concise description of the idea
The Userpic Factory is only available when uploading via a file (rather than from a URL) but the error messages don't suggest this.

Full description of the idea
As explained in FAQ #98, if you upload a JPEG or PNG file that is larger than 100x100 or 40KB, the user is automatically directed to the Userpic Factory.

However, this same file, if pointed to via a URL will produce an error recommending the user to "Use a image/photo editing program to reduce the image to thumbnail-size."

A clearer error would tell the user that they must first download the file and then either use an image/photo editing program or upload the file to use the Userpic Factory.

(Although I guess the ideal suggestion would be to be able to use the Userpic Factory without having to first download and then upload the file.)

An ordered list of benefits
  • More awareness of the Userpic Factory
    Clarity in errors of possible solutions.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The Userpic Factory will be suggested as a possibility even in some cases where the user will not be able to use it, such as when the image contains metadata.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Hopefully minor edits of logic and text, where necessary.
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