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.)
- 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.