It seems like if you do a minor edit of the file upload syntax, it just starts doing link counting?
Normally an uploaded file looks like this
test2.txt (5 Bytes)
and has the syntax of
[test2.txt|attachment](upload://2n2Vm7KMb8ZmSyNrkgNNdcgCBuT.txt) (5 Bytes)
If you remove the
|attachment, you lose the attachment icon, but it seems like it starts counting click throughs for some reason. (the 4 Bytes part doesn’t really matter)
test.txt (4 Bytes)
[test.txt](upload://o9Crlt3rLRVUnCwprCtih1kVEj1.txt) (4 Bytes)
However, I haven’t tried to thoroughly test this so I’m unsure if any problems will arise in the future by doing it this way.
I don’t want to push this out as a recommendation to everyone at this moment. Does anyone want to volunteer to test this out for a while?