File attachments to PMs

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

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  1. jedi1952 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 15, 2007
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    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 JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 15, 2007
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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 JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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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.
    Last edited by Ramza, Jul 16, 2013
  5. jedi1952 Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks Ramza.

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks Kate,

    I guess I am nuts.. :oops:
  8. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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

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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.
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