Re: Proposed method for file attachments and uploads
(which if I remember from my signatures plugin has no action hook unfortunately and templates will need to be edited)
No, there’s been hooks for the post form for as long as I can remember.
Charlie: ticking off boxes because other software ticks those boxes is feature creep. Goes against, as you say, what bbpress is about. And even if it didn’t, it makes no sense; feature ideas should be evaluated on their own merits. I’m not saying attachments shouldn’t make it in (personally, I don’t much like file attachments), but that you can make a much much better case for it than saying that it’s a square on the Forum Matrix that bbpress doesn’t have.