Safe and desirable forum attachements

Various documents and links have been deleted from the forum for “safety” of other users. I thought some discussion on what are the risks / benefits of each document / link type decision.

  • inline images are best in the forum as direct view is available for other forum users

  • Links to other web sites which host documents. I agree are as safety risk to other users especially when a local hosting on this forum is possible.

  • links to other web based information sources are sometimes optimal such as accounting coach or jurisdiction specific legislation.

  • uploading document type allowed by the forum software are less clear to me. Pdf uploading is reasonalble when the pdf is produced by Manager and the issue is with the pdf document. Using pdf images instead of uploading image files directly is not appropriate imo.


I agree with all your points.