I have been contributing architectural pictures and reports to a local community project. They have their own Dropbox space with folders for the pictures and reports that they have shared with all the contributors so we can upload stuff. I now find that my personal account space has been used up. Is there a way to continue to contribute without using up all my own space?
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Yes, other contributors wouldn't be able to see your uploads if you used a File Request, and no, reducing the level of access does not affect space used - shared folders take up space in every account in Basic and Pro accounts, always, there is no way around this.
That's a matter of opinion - Dropbox takes the stance that your account is your account, and if files appear in your account, they count toward your quota.
If the contributors dont want their own space used, they should use File Requests to upload their files - but we already discussed the downside of that.
If they want to both contribute and be able to see other contributors contributions, then there is no way around it, they need to use a shared folder.
The Dropbox for Business product uses shared storage for all clients, but its more expensive and centrally controlled - you don't use your account, you use an account that is owned and controlled by the Dropbox for Business account holder.
So basically, there is no non-commercial version of the business type of account that community projects could use? Obviously, with lots of contributors, the project share will get quite large. Whoever it is shared with is likely to blow their personal quota. It's a shame because Dropbox seemed like a good option but it is no good if the contributors will be affected in this way. They just won't want to be involved.
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