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    Attachments

    I do not feel that attachments should be permitted.

    Not sure how attachments might interact with auntie-virus software and I don't want to find out the hard way.

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    Re: Attachments

    How does everybody else feel on this?
    Would a special moderated forum, where all uploads are vetted by the Admin before being freed for display, be an acceptable alternative?
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    Re: Attachments

    That's just asking for trouble.

    The moderator could be exposed to liability if allowing a virus/worm to slip thru.

    And even if no legal liability, there could be problems.

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    Re: Attachments

    Attachments are OK with me.[img]/w3timages/icons/alien.gif[/img]
    I like use of the smilies also. ALL of us are not that hung up on the band width and other issues.[img]/w3timages/icons/dragon.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/sick.gif[/img]
    Glad to see this is back.[img]/w3timages/icons/hairy.gif[/img]
    BUT we ALL get to start our count over, except for you. Eileen, we are all newbes[img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Attachments

    Hi Dave. I expect you be 'Carlel Tunnel' in no time. [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img]
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    Re: Attachments

    I have a trap in place that presently disallows uploads of following filetypes: .EXE .PHP .ASP .JS .VBS .SHT.

    Do you think it would be better to only allow .ZIP .TXT .GIF .JPG .JPEG .BMP and make them zip up everything else?
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    Re: Attachments

    I see that you have gone from thr Board Geek to a Head Geek.[img]/w3timages/icons/alien.gif[/img]

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    Re: Attachments

    Hi Eileen:
    Yes. Even though I have DSL, I think it's good to conserve bandwidth in general. If you're going to allow attachments, limiting them to zip, txt, & graphics is a good idea.

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    Re: Attachments

    That's one in favor of tighter restrictions.
    Any more of you guys like to give an opinion on the subject?
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    Re: Attachments

    I Don't think attachments should be allowed.
    Attachments are frowned upon in newsgroups and email lists, why should the forum be any different?

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    Re: Attachments

    Limiting by fil extension is meaningless.
    Remember the LoveBug (or some similar name).

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    Re: Attachments

    THose of us that PAY for our own internet access are most certainly hung up on bandwidth!!!!!

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    Re: Attachments

    Would not limiting the VBS extension have helped to stop it?

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    Re: Attachments

    Because it isn't a newsgroup or email list.
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    I do PAY for my access even though it is CABLE.[img]/w3timages/icons/oink.gif[/img]

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