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Admin => Questions about the forum? => Topic started by: Kaiser on November 23, 2009, 03:34:02 PM

Title: Attachments
Post by: Kaiser on November 23, 2009, 03:34:02 PM
Is there a way to attach files (pictured, spreadsheets ..) to posts? I found that to be a very useful feature on other boards.

Right now I just upload them onto my website, but not everybody has such a place available and it would be nice it if would be easier to post pictures.

Taking it a step further, it would also be nice to attach other files. Spreadsheets for example. When explaining water treatment I’d love to be able to fill in a water spread sheet for brewers who need some help and then attach it to my post.

Is this something that is not possible with the type of board software we are running or is it just disabled?

Kai
Title: Re: Attachments
Post by: a10t2 on November 23, 2009, 03:56:37 PM
It's possible, but disabled. Reading between the lines the AHA seems to be a little more worried about bandwidth than some of the other forums (fora?).

If people are looking for a simple file host, there are several free options:
www.rapidshare.com (http://www.rapidshare.com)
www.box.net (http://www.box.net)
www.filedropper.com (http://www.filedropper.com)
Probably many other good ones as well.
Title: Re: Attachments
Post by: denny on November 23, 2009, 04:36:59 PM
Kai, I know that the AHA has said that direct pic uploads can't happen becasue of bandwidth and storage issues.  I'd love to be able to have people at least upload spreadsheets and stuff like that.  Gary is gone on paternity leave at the moment, so I don't know how long it will take to get word back, but Drew and I will start checking into it.
Title: Re: Attachments
Post by: Kaiser on November 23, 2009, 06:38:09 PM
No rush, just something to consider.

Kai
Title: Re: Attachments
Post by: denny on November 23, 2009, 07:21:58 PM
I sent off some messages asking about it. I'll let you know when I get a response.