Re: Proposed method for file attachments and uploads
I think one could add some PHP code in the topic page loop to parse the /uploads folder for folders whose names match the numbers of the post id’s displayed on that page, if-then display links to any files contained within those folders, if-not, then don’t.
Probably more expedient to just check if folders with any of the post-ids as name exist; if then the operating system or whatever has to run through the entire folder to look, at least you’re handing the task to someone competent.
If you want this done, I suggest you look at some PHP examples and do it. The hard part of programming is not knowing the language, but figuring out the solution.