Disk Measures II (attachments in conversations re-enabled)


Of these measures that were implemented:
Moo said:
(1) Video and audio files can no longer be uploaded anywhere on our site. They were the biggest files that people were uploading, so no longer accepting them should help a lot.
(2) Conversations (PMs) no longer permit attachments. If you want to share images with your friends, please create a private album under Media.
(3) Previously uploaded large files (e.g: video attached to conversations) may be deleted to recover disk space.
(4) I've started a process of optimizing image attachments that should reduce the size of all uploaded attachment images by around 20%. This will take a few days to run on the server.
(5) The maximum size for file uploads has been reduced from around 50MB to around 25MB. Yes, this means you have an obligation to consider how big the file is, before you upload it.
For the moment:
(1) Video and audio remain are enabled in Media, but disabled in attachments.
(2) Conversations now permit attachments again, but with a smaller maximum attachment size.
(3) Going forward, we reserve the right to delete stored attachments in conversations if we need to free up disk space again.
(4) The optimization process has completed, and we now have adequate disk space again.
(5) The maximum size for file attachments remains around 25MB.
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