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wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:05 pm
by bloke
The settings are now allowing people to upload attachments in private messages.
It seems to me, that could use up inordinate quantities of resources when only one person is communicating with only one person...eh?

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:14 pm
by windshieldbug
I can’t read your message... send it to me as an attachment! :P

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:42 pm
by Mark Finley
Right now we're running at about 33% of server capacity for attachments, so it isn't a huge concern. When we get close to full I'll go in and delete old postings in the for sale forum, where the bulk of the attachments are stored

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:22 am
by bloke
If a website such as this also functions as a bit of a pictorial museum, I would encourage deletion, first, of the most mundane.

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:45 am
by Mark Finley
There are two ways for admins to delete attachments

1. Go into every person's individual account and delete attachments, one at a time

2. Delete posts and threads in bulk that are outdated and are likely to contain attachments (old for sale ads)

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:00 am
by FarahShazam
I activated that feature. It works well and uses very little space. Once the message is read, the attachments are marked as “orphan” attachments which gets purged. If I notice inappropriate use, I’ll remove the feature. I did it with the sponsors in mind.

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:44 am
by Ace
FarahShazam wrote:I activated that feature. It works well and uses very little space. Once the message is read, the attachments are marked as “orphan” attachments which gets purged. If I notice inappropriate use, I’ll remove the feature. I did it with the sponsors in mind.


Farah, I like your new photo holding your French horn. Questions: You are a horn player in the US Navy Band DC-----did the military buy that horn specially for you? Or, did you pick it from existing inventory? What make and model horn is it? Thanks.

Ace

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:27 am
by bloke
FarahShazam wrote:I activated that feature. It works well and uses very little space. Once the message is read, the attachments are marked as “orphan” attachments which gets purged. If I notice inappropriate use, I’ll remove the feature. I did it with the sponsors in mind.


' sounds good.

Re: wasted use of the website

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:42 am
by FarahShazam
Ace wrote:
FarahShazam wrote:I activated that feature. It works well and uses very little space. Once the message is read, the attachments are marked as “orphan” attachments which gets purged. If I notice inappropriate use, I’ll remove the feature. I did it with the sponsors in mind.


Farah, I like your new photo holding your French horn. Questions: You are a horn player in the US Navy Band DC-----did the military buy that horn specially for you? Or, did you pick it from existing inventory? What make and model horn is it? Thanks.

Ace


This horn is actually my personal horn. It's a Durk/Duerk original serial #11 (so, the 11th one he made) from, I believe, the late 90s. There is no model name (it's like a D4 but earlier).

My Navy horn is a Schmid full double. Every 10 years, we are allowed to put in a supply request for an instrument. Most older instruments are life cycled and is first offered to any fleet bands/members then DRMOed if not selected.