Using links instead of attaching files

krasi0
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Using links instead of attaching files

Postby krasi0 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 am

I am thinking it would be better to use links to files uploaded at (and shared to public of course) Google Drive (or Dropbox, etc.) instead of uploading them to the forum. A few reasons for that:
1) It'll be easier to fix the currently broken attachments of some important forum topics
2) Files will be still there intact if anything happens again (let's hope it doesn't) to the forum or hosting
3) Less load to the hosting / forum so better performance and responsiveness in result.
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Tell me what you think. If all agree, we might disable uploading of attachments altogehter.
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bajadulce
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Re: Using links instead of attaching files

Postby bajadulce » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:38 pm

Some good points on the hosting load. One thing that is nice about attachments is they don't disappear unlike having them hosted elsewhere. We still have attachments from the forums beginnings in 2006. Tho they are broken due to not converting the IPB file manager to these boards.

Let's leave off (disabled) for the time being until we get things straightened out.

EDIT:
these pages added to track down old attachments
http://www.broodwarai.com/index.php?page=archives
http://www.broodwarai.com/index.php?page=archives_list

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