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Yes, do the extension thing. 13  [92.86%]
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03:50 CST :: 4/20/2005

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As you all may know, the script on our site prevents people from right clicking and saving a link in the file archive and only left clicking is enabled. I can't get it to accept right clicks, unfortunately. When people download stuff like the EXEs, RARs, or loose files like AUDs or STXs or whatnot, it prompts to save regularly as if you had right clicked. These are fine, but other files are not.

For many people, especially those without download managers, zip files sit there loading forever and it's a bitch, music streams and a lot of people can't save them, and videos stream and take forever to buffer and it's really inconvenient.

Well, I was thinking of a method that could solve this problem. It's a cute little tactic that people use on other sites and I was thinking maybe we can do it here at PH. But I just wanted to see if people thought it was a good idea.

My idea was to append the filenames of all ZIPs, MP3s, MPGs, WMVs, and AVIs on the site, the ones that typically load/stream rather than download, with ".ph" or something similar at the end of the file name, so that the file will be something like, for example, filename.zip.ph and when it's named like this, it'll prompt you to download it normally and not give any BS. But the catch is when you put it on your computer, you'll have to manually go in and remove the extension of the filename or it won't work.

So that's the question. Is it worth solving one problem but then adding on this little inconvenience? Which way should we go with downloads on the site? Discuss.

09:43 CST :: 4/20/2005

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PLEASE DO THIS! Hell, it takes 2 seconds to remove the .ph or whatever. This is not inconvenient. It's more inconvinent streaming shit or whatnot.

14:08 CST :: 4/20/2005

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I think it's a great idea, but of course there will always be people who never visit the forums and just download files all day. They will never know, and I guess that doesn't matter since we don't want those kind of people anyway... right?

14:47 CST :: 4/20/2005

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One thing that was actually good about the whole stream/load thing though was how it slowed people's downloading down big time, and those who come to just leech could get pissed off and not want to download anymore. I didn't think it would be much of a problem for people who just occasionally downloaded things.

15:15 CST :: 4/20/2005

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Go For It!

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17:09 CST :: 4/20/2005

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I wanna wait for some other people's opinions first...

19:36 CST :: 4/20/2005

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Sure, go ahead. You just have to put a 'Remove the .ph from the filename' label/legend/warning/sign or something on the page. I think everyone will understand that, except for some n00bs

10:40 CST :: 4/25/2005

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Quote (Turkeyslam @ 04:50 CST :: 4/20/2005)
As you all may know, the script on our site prevents people from right clicking and saving a link in the file archive and only left clicking is enabled. I can't get it to accept right clicks, unfortunately. When people download stuff like the EXEs, RARs, or loose files like AUDs or STXs or whatnot, it prompts to save regularly as if you had right clicked. These are fine, but other files are not.

For many people, especially those without download managers, zip files sit there loading forever and it's a bitch, music streams and a lot of people can't save them, and videos stream and take forever to buffer and it's really inconvenient.

Well, I was thinking of a method that could solve this problem. It's a cute little tactic that people use on other sites and I was thinking maybe we can do it here at PH. But I just wanted to see if people thought it was a good idea.

My idea was to append the filenames of all ZIPs, MP3s, MPGs, WMVs, and AVIs on the site, the ones that typically load/stream rather than download, with ".ph" or something similar at the end of the file name, so that the file will be something like, for example, filename.zip.ph and when it's named like this, it'll prompt you to download it normally and not give any BS. But the catch is when you put it on your computer, you'll have to manually go in and remove the extension of the filename or it won't work.

So that's the question. Is it worth solving one problem but then adding on this little inconvenience? Which way should we go with downloads on the site? Discuss.

i can right click...

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17:35 CST :: 4/25/2005

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I mean from inside the forum, going through the script. Some people are able to, but most are not. I want to have the problem solved for everyone.

00:32 CST :: 4/27/2005

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It's a good idea.. for example, I use Mozilla Firefox, and this navigator doesn't recognize ".wmv" as a file extension, so it loads all the archive and shows you the code. :(

Voted Yes, do the extension thing

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