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  1. Aug 23, 2007 #1

    DaveC426913

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    Does becoming a contributing member give one more storage space for uploads?
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    Do you mean your attachment limit?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2007 #3

    DaveC426913

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    Yes.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    I'm not aware of that incresasing, but maybe I just didn't notice. I know that your PM storage limit increases.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2007 #5
    I haven't checked in awhile, but I don't believe I ever set limits on any usergroup.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2007 #6

    DaveC426913

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    Usergroups?

    I'm asking about personal attachment space. I've attached 1Meg+ images over the years and have capped out. So I've begun deleting images from old threads in order to post new ones. Seems a shame that those old-yet-perfectly-good threads are beginning to "rot".
     
  8. Aug 24, 2007 #7
    You are in the "registered" usergroup. This group has no limits on total attachment space. Maybe the images you are trying to upload are too big. The single file size limit for everyone is 100kb. Which is quite small, I will increase to 300kb.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2007 #8

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    There was a fluke before where a thread was duplicated that had a lot of attachments and a member contacted me to advise that he had reached the attachment limit and could no longer upload. I found the thread and deleted it and it freed up his limit. So, I do believe that there is a cap.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2007 #9
    There actually was for gold members, but I took care of that.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2007 #10

    DaveC426913

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    There is a cap and it is 1Mb total. When I crossed the limit (~40K at a time - I'm aware of the file limit), I could not upload anymore until I'd deleted enough to go back under 1Mb.

    I just attemped to upload a 40K file and got an error - see attached.

    (And attaching the error has gotten me 25K closer to my limit. I have only 15K left. Time to switch to ASCII art. Boo.)
     

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  12. Aug 24, 2007 #11
    Dave if you could try to reach that cap again and screenshot the error message. According to my settings there is no limit for you.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2007 #12

    DaveC426913

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    What a great idea...
     
  14. Aug 24, 2007 #13

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: Okay, if he hadn't just done that, I'd be laughing even harder...he's saying he exceeded his attachment limit, and you're suggesting he upload another attachment to demonstrate it. :biggrin:

    I know it used to tell me there was an attachment limit, but it never actually stopped me from attaching anything (but now I can't recall if that was before or after I was promoted to mentor, so I might have assumed members had a limit and getting to exceed it was a perk for mentors).

    Dave, out of curiousity, do you recall running into this problem before the last upgrade? You might not be able to remember, or you may have only just recently hit your limit, but I'm wondering if this is another thing that was working fine before and the last upgrade reset something.

    And, I agree, it would be a shame to have an attachment limit, especially if they're being used to help illustrate ideas...someone reading an old thread shouldn't have to read it without benefit of those attachments if they are helpful for them.
     
  15. Aug 24, 2007 #14
    Can others (non staff, non gold members) please click manage attachements and see if there are limits on your upload space? Like I said, according to the settings in front of my face, it says there are no limits, so I am at a loss right now.

    There are other ways to get a file on the internet than through PF upload ;)
     
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  16. Aug 24, 2007 #15

    DaveC426913

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    The latter. This is the first time I reached 1Mb.

    Though the progress bar itself only appeared recently - a couple of months ago; I'd never seen it before then. I assumed that was a new feature.
     
  17. Aug 24, 2007 #16

    DaveC426913

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    Right but then that thread is tied inextricably to my keeping the attachment up, which I can't always do. A year or two ago, I lost a bunch of graphics from my ISP and now my old blog entries are missing pix. Same thing can happen here.
     
  18. Aug 24, 2007 #17

    DaveC426913

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    testing testing...
     

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  19. Aug 24, 2007 #18

    DaveC426913

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    more testing.... seems to work fine for me
     

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  20. Aug 25, 2007 #19

    DaveC426913

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    Well tie me up pass electrical current through my body and call me wiggly, I don't seem to have a limit anymore either...

    Huzzah!
     

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