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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not sure if the files uploaded to the site are scanned, but it seems like there should be a post count limit before someone can just post a zip file for download.

 

Just making this thread as a formal suggestion.

Yeah, people should know better, but hey.


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4 minutes ago, King Poet said:

Not sure if the files uploaded to the site are scanned, but it seems like there should be a post count limit before someone can just post a zip file for download.

 

Just making this thread as a formal suggestion.

Yeah, people should know better, but hey.

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5 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

I feel this would encourage people to spam or make useless posts to get to the post requirement needed to upload something.

I guess 100 or so posts is fair, and it's not that hard to get (even without spamming). This would prevent "bots" from uploading garbage.

 

@King Poet how about a poll?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Geography said:

I guess 100 or so posts is fair, and it's not that hard to get (even without spamming). This would prevent "bots" from uploading garbage.

 

@King Poet how about a poll?

Eh, I'll leave that up to Mortis. I just made a thread because that's how suggestions are made here.

If Mortis doesn't feel like it's a good idea he'll simply say so and that will be that.


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Yeah - A think it's a good idea to have something like that - as a similar method is already implemented in the classified section of the forum.

 

I haven't seen it abused on the forum, but that doesn't mean people won't try in the future.


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5 minutes ago, colonel_mortis said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but there are no cases that I'm aware of where this has been an issue.

Not really saying it has been, just making as suggestion since it has the potential to be.


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54 minutes ago, King Poet said:

Not really saying it has been, just making as suggestion since it has the potential to be.

I don't like the idea of moderators doing things because there's a potential of it happening.

 

EDIT: To add, if it's been a problem in the past, sure. But if it hasn't been a problem, I don't see a reason to have a rule in place just because.

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If they really were malicious, they could just upload the file to a service like Mega to bypass any restrictions that we added. For the time being, we will leave it as it is.


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In addition to what @colonel_mortis said, I think the way that I see most new people using it is uploading pics and videos of their problem- a lot of people make accounts to get help. Nothing beats just taking a pic and dragging it into your post, or taking a video from you phone and just posting it with no extra steps. I love this, I can ask for extra photos or vids and I'm not really an asshole making them do extra work. 


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