> You were ambiguous and mentioned phones. Without clearer information all I can do is make educated guesses as to what you mean.
Sorry about that. I really need to learn not to post when I should be asleep. Or in a coma.
Also gotta learn how not to sound like an ungrateful bastard, it seems. I am grateful you're doing this stuff, even if all I ever seem to do is complain about it. Seriously. I love this site, and I love you for keeping it running. No homo.
> I don't plan on adding default settings at all, sorry.
I wasn't asking you to add anything. What I meant to say is I would have made a "Disable backlinks" checkbox rather than an "Enable backlinks" one. But you're not me, and I'm not working on this site, so of course it's up to you. I'll deal.
> If you're concerned about tracking, that's mitigated with same-origin policy and https.
More like privacy on a shared computer. Basically I use incognito mode, or whatever it is they call it in your browser of choice. Nothing you can do about it, and I wouldn't expect you to. Just explaining why I'd prefer the defaults different to what you've made them, since I gotta set 'em every time I visit and all. But again, I dug that hole myself. Sorry I brought it up and confused things.
> So no, it's not "pointless" at all.
I get that the under-the-hood stuff had to happen. And I have noticed stuff loads faster on my dialup-grade connection now, which is awesome. But I assumed, as a non-technical user, that telling a browser to scale one image, wait for another to load, and then replace the old one with the new one would require more work, not less. If that's not the case, well, I learned something new today.
But if it is, then that's the only bit I'm complaining about. If you don't wanna add an option to turn it off, that's cool. It says "feedback" in the thread title, so I posted my feedback. If I worded it bad, well, that's why I'm not writing cool stories. Sorry about that. If you don't want that kind of feedback, just say the word and I'll shut up.
Or ignore me. That'd probably work too.