Is there a way to know the total file size of all the images posted on a thread?

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hello, this is kind of a weird request, and maybe something that i can do on my own (?), but is it possible to know the total file size of the images on this thread: Hey, let me drunkenly animate your photos in about 25 to 60 days!

and also, is it bad to have it be that much? i'm assuming it's at least a gig, because i've posted several hundred images an almost all of them were 1-3MB. if that is bad for ilx or hosting, i have no problem with taking them down or burying the thread deep under the seabed, whichever is easist.


Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 18:40 (three years ago) link usual, i think the answer is i have no idea what i'm talking about.

since all the images are image links, ilx isn't hosting it. it's just a pain in the ass to individual ilxors' bandwidths for the poor soul who decides to load that whole damn page. and let's face it, the only poor soul doing that is me, when the wine bottle is gone. ok.

so scratch the offer to off my thread. and the way to determine the total file size is to try to download the whole webpage to my desktop and see how big the file is at the end.

ok. please off this thread, me.

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 18:44 (three years ago) link

(Aimless darts in and scrawls)

Kilroy was here.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 8 June 2020 18:46 (three years ago) link

(993 MB)

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 18:50 (three years ago) link

I have this extension, Fatkun, that doesn't really do what you're asking, but it's helpful nonetheless.

One neat thing is that you can find the links used for all the images:

I dunno. It definitely has its flaws, but you can at least take a few extra steps forward than you were able to do before.

pplains, Monday, 8 June 2020 18:53 (three years ago) link

you're right, that's not exactly what i was looking for, but that's awesome! that would be a quick way to archive the links to all the images, which would be very handy to me as a reference. thanks!

you know what, this thread DID have a purpose

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 18:57 (three years ago) link

also uh i'm not sure why i posted things with real filenames for a long time, so apologies in advance if there's something filthy in there

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 19:00 (three years ago) link

jesus...i'm down on my knees

i'm begging you please, jesus, let me off my thread

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 19:01 (three years ago) link

not sure if my hard drive will ever forgive me for this, but

(my first thought was to run that thread through a sketchy online web page size checker, but it didn't work and I'm afraid I might have unleashed a swarm of SEO bots on ilx. sorry.)

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Monday, 8 June 2020 19:07 (three years ago) link

(993 MB)

― Karl Malone, Monday, June 8, 2020 2:50 PM (sixteen minutes ago)

huh, not sure why my figure was slightly smaller than yours

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Monday, 8 June 2020 19:08 (three years ago) link

There's always the trick of opening the "skipping x messages..." link in a private window so that the embeds don't load. If you were looking to load a specific one you could copy its 'link' back to your logged-in browser window.

(or are there better ways to go about such things?)

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 8 June 2020 19:12 (three years ago) link

xp i think it's because i downloaded the whole webpage, and it was also counting some other smallish files

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 June 2020 19:23 (three years ago) link

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