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Offline NLS

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Expiring attachments
« on: April 24, 2018 - 12:12:59 »
...love them.


I believe it keep the forum clean from now on.


Improvement suggestions (if possible):


- Remove "don't expire" for plain users. This will help the forum indeed stay clean. Plus I find it very rare for a file to be needed more than a year from the actual post.


- Add 3 days expiry?


- Make the 3 days default? (else, the week - one day is usually not enough for everybody interested to check something with all the different time zones)



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Offline exodust

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018 - 14:30:41 »
I found, in the area of the attachment, that you can change the validity time, up to one year.

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018 - 15:27:51 »
...yes I know.



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Offline Whovian9369

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018 - 02:18:36 »
I personally hate this new thing, because I've personally downloaded attachments a good few years after they were posted to the site. For my own collections, etc.

This forum is for sharing what you have, and if the last possible mirror is an attachment that expired long ago...
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Offline NLS

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018 - 08:42:29 »
I understand the problem of a private forum to have limited storage resources.
Most attachments make no sense after few days or months or years.
There is still an option to NOT expire.
If you believe you attach something that someone will need it in two years, select that.

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Offline Terra_Cresta

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018 - 17:58:40 »
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I personally hate this new thing, because I've personally downloaded attachments a good few years after they were posted to the site. For my own collections, etc.

This forum is for sharing what you have, and if the last possible mirror is an attachment that expired long ago...
I take your point... but almost all attachments SHOULD be fix requests. Nothing of any value in the longer term should use the attachment system. If the poster has something which needs to remain available in the longer term then it is that persons responsibility to upload that file to somewhere it wont get removed - ie a paid for external host.

The hosting costs for this site are ridiculously low and if I can get a small financial committment from some of you to enable me to increase the paltry HD space I've been given then I'm happy to abandon the expiration date project!

Remember, this site is a hobby. It has no ads, makes zero money and is only here because I want it to be. I love this site and I'll never let it go.... but, if you want things bigger and better then I might need some beer tokens to help me!!!

Offline unlockerpt

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018 - 19:01:19 »
well... how much do you need to increase hdd space for this hobby? :)

i think many of us can help you achieve that! :)

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018 - 19:03:15 »
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well... how much do you need to increase hdd space for this hobby? :)

i think many of us can help you achieve that! :)
Let me email our provider and ask the question.

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018 - 23:37:40 »
True.dat

Offline Connie

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018 - 01:39:08 »
That ain't going to work.
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My suggestion is all attachements have 1 extention.
People who know the site will know how to attach, noobs who never read, won't.

Set max attachment size to ? 1MB?
Set extention to .TC
Only zip file compression allowed, extention changed to .TC

I duuno what checks your host sodtware has, but only savvy posters can change .zip to .TC :)
Just warn people who don't compress. - You can have pissed off Mondays when you check attachements not compressed ;)
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Offline NLS

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018 - 07:48:50 »
Yeah, don't like the proposal to be honest. :D


BTW, zips can be larger than original files in many cases esp. for smaller files and/or already compressed file types.

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Offline murasame

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Re: Expiring attachments
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018 - 13:44:14 »
Can we change the default off of 1 day? I feel like people aren't changing this or being aware of it and the attachments expire far too fast right now.