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Jack F
01-05-2010, 01:29 PM
Why at the bottom of the page in "posting rules" does it say I may not post attachments?

Jack.

Pete F
01-05-2010, 01:32 PM
I don't think anyone can. HSM probably doesn't want to have to worry about viruses and what-not.

-Pete

davidfe
01-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Why at the bottom of the page in "posting rules" does it say I may not post attachments?

Jack.

http://i.ebayimg.com/13/!BZy(NpQBGk~$(KGrHgoH-D!EjlLl1kKDBKo(58TOF!~~_35.JPG

RB211
01-05-2010, 02:25 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/13/!BZy(NpQBGk~$(KGrHgoH-D!EjlLl1kKDBKo(58TOF!~~_35.JPG
That is not an attachment. Attachments use up HD space on the server, placing a link to a picture does not count.

914Wilhelm
01-05-2010, 02:48 PM
Everyone must not be using photobucket to stash their attachments. When I'm at work the nuns block access to photobucket (and many other sites) creating a mish-mash of photos I can see. I think I'll start using storage space that comes with my email account and see if that works better for me.

m_kilde
01-05-2010, 04:00 PM
Like David

I also have no problem posting attachment, as long it is followed by a lathe

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v127/m_kilde/DX330001-2.jpg

RB211
01-05-2010, 04:05 PM
I think one needs to educate themselves as to what exactly an attachment is. The OP is smarter than the rest of you.

Carld
01-05-2010, 04:44 PM
We don't have to educate ourselves on what an attachment is because we are not allowed to use them. We can however use img links to photos.

RB211
01-05-2010, 04:53 PM
We don't have to educate ourselves on what an attachment is because we are not allowed to use them. We can however use img links to photos.
Don't call a link an attachment.. Thats like using the term billet.

saltmine
01-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Morgens, is that a lathe that thinks it's a milling machine...or a milling machine that fell over?

Carld
01-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Where did I call a link an attachment?

Jack F
01-05-2010, 11:14 PM
I don't use off site photo storage, all my photos are on my computer which isn't on all the time to link to. I wouldn't know how to do it anyway. I guess I will just have to restrict my responses to the written kind. It's a shame.

barts
01-06-2010, 03:06 AM
I don't use off site photo storage, all my photos are on my computer which isn't on all the time to link to. I wouldn't know how to do it anyway. I guess I will just have to restrict my responses to the written kind. It's a shame.

Just use Photobucket or glacern's free service to cache pictures you wish to post - easy. I host photos on my own server, but for forum posts I use photobucket so upstream bandwidth on my DSL line isn't clobbered...

- Bart

old-biker-uk
01-06-2010, 05:41 AM
... I think I'll start using storage space that comes with my email account ......
Many ISPs provide a varying amount of FREE space, enough for a few pics or a smallish website like mine.
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark
Mark

oldtiffie
01-06-2010, 06:10 AM
Why at the bottom of the page in "posting rules" does it say I may not post attachments?

Jack.

The only ones who can answer that query are VP or its authorised representatives/delegates - ie George Bulliss etc. - if they want to, and not because they have to.

My guess is that the answer is in two parts:
1. Its VP policy and it ain't changing anytime soon - or at all; and

2. Because we (VP) say so.

Get used to it and move on.

It wouldn't take too many looking at the several pics that are on some threads to bring VP's server to its knees.

And who is to say that the "attachments" are restricted to pics. What if some one attached a copy of the PDF file of Machinery's Handbook etc. which raises issues of proprietary and copyright etc?

I'd be more than happy to leave things as they are in respect/regard to "attachments".