Thank you for this generous offer. Can I ask why in your opinion the current website Downloads section fails to feel the need the B3 community has to host files ?
We'd like to think of the B3 Download page as a central place for users to find all B3 related downloads. But obviously there must be something going wrong with it. Any feedback of that would be greatly appreciated
The downloads section is great and "does" fill the need to host files. The issue is people don't submit their files there and instead use the forum attachment system instead - which gets deleted after 60+ days.
Take for example the following posts:http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/echelon-version-2/metabans-plugin-and-kick-keywords/msg33046/#msg33046http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/releases/voting-plugin-%28by-danger89%29/msg35900/#msg35900http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/echelon/new-clients-php-levels-now-shown-in-searches/
In the first and third, there is a file with modded code fro echelon that is gone. In the second, danger is explaining that he keeps having to upload the same plugin every few months.
A more recent example would be this:http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/xlrstats/sql-error-5259/msg37573/#msg37573
GK uploaded his files to MediaFire since the attachment system did not support the file types. Granted he could have just zipped them up...
In cases like these, sometimes the download system is the wrong place altogether. If you write a temp q3a rcon bug file .py file, there is no need to have it there - the attachment system is better suited. Plus downloads have to be approved.
We all understand space is limited - this is my way of giving more space to the attachment system.
If you want to know which post sparked this, have a look here: http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/xlrstats/mw3-template/msg36724/#msg36724
I too was looking for the template at the time, and although in this case it was not a forum attachment issue, I decided I would try to solve it.
However, this one: http://forum.bigbrotherbot.net/echelon/echelon-v1-4851/msg33168/
is a forum attachment that is gone...
In the end of the day, I don't want to cause any trouble and if the B3 team feels this topic is useless or should not be here, please feel free to remove.
(P.S. it is a lot like http://files.cucurb.net/b3/
but open to all....)