From: Larson, Timothy E. <TELarson@we...> - 2006-08-25 21:28:05
Eric Dannewitz wrote:
> I still think a great plugin/feature would be to allow approved users
> to be able to submit files/pictures in replies to articles.=20
[trim entire quoted OP]
I don't know that I'd want users uploading binaries. I see lots of
potential for abuse. There are other sites dedicated to that. Slash
supports discussion well. I'd rather see features that aid discussion
of stories. Being able to sort stories by geography sounds very cool.
However, I don't see why the HTML filter couldn't be modified on a
site-by-site basis. (One of the first things I want to do when I set up
my site is change the allowed HTML.) You could just allow IMG tags or
whatever. (The user doesn't upload but hosts them elsewhere.) It would
be more work if you needed to restrict use of IMG to certain users, of
But this is where I waver a bit, because I have thought it would be kind
of cool to allow users to upload small icons/images to use as avatars.
They'd have to be screened, like LiveJournal does (smaller than XxY, no
more than Z kb), of course. So I'm not completely against uploading
stuff, but I'd limit it to certain specifics.
West Corporation, Interactive TeleServices
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