vBulletin should allow attachments in PM's

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by celticpride678, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

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    I know I have wanted to send attachments to people that I have PM'd on the site and couldn't. I think that vBulletin should allow attachments. What is holding them back? Would you like it? Post back your thoughts! Thanks.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    My thought, misuse of the feature i.e., sending explicit imagery. I don't believe the mods generally see what gets sent back and forth over PM unless they're notified. People may also send copyrighted items (music) to one another.
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    I understand your first point, but I think vBulletin could allow only specific files types, like .PNG or .JPEG
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Post #2 makes the most sense.

    OP, any reason for the high number of threads you're starting tonight?
     
  5. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    I held off on my threads for the day and posted them at the same time. Sorry. Like I said, vBulletin can block certain files types.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    While it can block file types, people can change extensions to files to get around that. File size would also limit this, but overall it just opens potential legal issues I'm sure MR would like to avoid. Members can exchange alternative contact info if they really need to share files. People can also post the images or whatever on other sites and link to them if need be.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I want to know what his "motivation" is for starting all the new threads. j/k OP, inside joke between jessica and I. :)

    I agree with the 2nd post also. I can see that being totally misused by some of the "kids" on here. Crude pics, etc. can come just from a jpg. I think if you want an attachment you can just link to some site where you have them.
     
  8. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I did think that you could though.

    Another abuse method:

    Attach it to PM's on a dummy account then link to it off another site. Free unlimited image hosting.
     
  9. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    Yeah, guess I didn't think this one through. Sorry guys!
     

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