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Old 2007-08-29, 09:40
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ZIP Files for Larger Tabs?

Would there be any chance of allowing ZIP files to be uploaded in the tab submission process if the tab is too large for the forum? I'm talking mainly about Guitar Pro tabs, which seem to get larger with every new release of the program, so eventually the majority of tabs submitted will be too big.

I've been thinking about the downside to ZIP files, and the only thing that came to my mind was the possibility of viruses. But I think this would only be a concern if anonymous tab submission was permitted, whereas the current system would make it fairly easy to track people who uploaded malicious files and would therefore be discouraged from doing so. Besides, I'm reasonably sure that ZIP files are permitted as standard attachments on normal forum posts anyway.

A recent tab of mine was 142KB in size, and when zipped it is only 10.4KB. You know it makes sense!
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