As already mentioned in a couple of other places, the recent migration of the forum to a new server led to a number of attachments (PDFs, JPGs, MP3s, etc.) being corrupted. M. Delcamp did all he could to fix this, but unfortunately there are still some attachments that cannot be fixed, and we've no way of knowing how many there are or which they are until someone tries to read them.
- If you try to play an MP3, or view a PDF or JPG, and find that you can't or that it is corrupted (for instance sometimes a PDF looks fine on the first page but is distorted on later pages), please alert the poster of the file.
- If one of your own files is corrupted, the only solution is to delete the file from your post and reload it from your original file, if you still have it. If you no longer have the original file and can't reproduce it, and the file is crucial to a topic (for instance an item in "Our Scores" or "Our recordings", please alert the moderators so that we can archive the topic.
Replacing the corrupted file
Assuming you still have the original file, you can replace it yourself by editing your post, as long as the post is not more than 21 days old.
Look for the Edit button along the top of your post. It looks like this:
If the Edit button is present
Click on the button to open your post in edit mode, then click on the Attachments tab below the edit window, find the relevant attachment in the list and click "Delete file" againt it.
Then click on "Add files", browse to your original file and double click it to insert. After doing that, if you want to display it at a particular point in your post, first put the cursor at that point and then click on "Place inline", but otherwise this step is not necessary. Then click on "Submit". Test the attachment to make sure it now works.
If you don't see an Edit button
This means you can no longer edit the post, but the moderators can do it for you. Proceed as follows:
Post a reply on the end of your topic, upload the original attachment into that reply, and Submit.
Then, click on the report button along the top of that post. It looks like this:
Ignore the drop-down menu at the top and just type your request into the large text box captioned "Further information:"
You can put "Please replace corrupted file with this one" or something like that. Then click on Submit.
The mods will see this and make the replacement for you within the next few hours.
If you have any other problems, just let us know.