I know. New member pushes ideas that have been investigated a thousand times in the past and been rejected for adequate and well thought-out reasons. But I was wondering why the 'attachments' option is disabled (unless it's only off for me and will appear in a hundred posts or so). I'm a mod on another Vbulletin site, and have never noticed anybody using attachments for spam, while links, which you accept, there have been dozens, at least (quite possibly thousands). If you accepted .mp3 or .mpg or .gif, there's a strong risk of copyright infringement though I could incorporate examples of my ongoing 'bookreading to an audience' study (which you have fortunately been spared until now) or put up illustrations in posts that really don't warrant inclusion in a gallery, but yes, 'been there, done that, where's me T-shirt?'. But allowing documents in .doc and .rtf would enable challenges and showcase pieces to be transferred without the standard format scrambling, or needing half a dozen posts to get them into the thread. Yes, you have to double click the attachment to read it, and it might be an excuse for some people to avoid looking at it, but such members are unlikely to comment on long pieces anyway.