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File attachments to PMs

Discussion in 'Communications' started by jedi1952, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. jedi1952

    jedi1952 Jedi Master star 1

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    Apr 15, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I first must apologize if this question has already been addressed elsewhere.

    Can you do a file attachment, like a Word document, to a PM?

    I can't see a control for that...
     
  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    No you cannot. I suggest using Google Documents, Dropbox, or another online storage site if you want to share a .doc/.docx with another user.
     
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  3. jedi1952

    jedi1952 Jedi Master star 1

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    Thanks for the prompt reply Ramza. I was afraid that was the answer.

    Am I nuts or did not the old site allow message attachments? If so, any insight as to why they are not allowed now? Just curious.
     
  4. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The temp boards briefly allowed file attachments, but that was disabled as it would eat heavily into our storage space - which already has to retain all of the avatars, posts, user settings, PMs, etc. I do not recall attachments being a feature on IGN, though I admittedly did not know my way around that software as well as I know Xenforo.
     
  5. jedi1952

    jedi1952 Jedi Master star 1

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    Thanks Ramza.

    Perhaps older members of this site will see this and give us some clarity.
     
  6. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, I don't believe the IGN site had attachments. It would have made doing these thread indexes way easier, if it had.
     
  7. jedi1952

    jedi1952 Jedi Master star 1

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    Thanks Kate,

    I guess I am nuts.. :oops:
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    As far as I recall IGN didn't allow attachments, at least on our boards..
     
  9. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    They never did. Except for possibly a brief time on the temp boards, I don't think we've ever had a PM attachment feature.