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    I hate having to extract all the *.nzb files before putting it in my news grabber! why did they start doing this? i am pissed! and i have been with this amzing site for 2 years almost! Anyone else angry? thoughts?

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    Having the NZBs zipped has allowed us to more than double the retention period.

    Is that not a reasonable trade off?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Having the NZBs zipped has allowed us to more than double the retention period.

    Is that not a reasonable trade off?
    err... can you explain how is that? I thought NZBs are just lists of files to download

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    They are stored as text in the nzb which zips up really well.
    I have uploaded nzbs that where 1.5mb in size, when zipped they were 100kb.

    now you see why they can increase the retention easily when everything is zipped.

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    I think it's okay, it's just to select "open" and one click on the mouse wheel to select my standard NZB folder, then extract.

    I don't like the "new trend" with "pars added" and not including the NFO in the NZBs though but that's another debate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Having the NZBs zipped has allowed us to more than double the retention period.

    Is that not a reasonable trade off?
    err... can you explain how is that? I thought NZBs are just lists of files to download
    Some NZBs go up to 3mb and higher.
    The average is probably around 700kb.
    Zipped they rarely get higher than 100kb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Having the NZBs zipped has allowed us to more than double the retention period.

    Is that not a reasonable trade off?

    I still don't get how that increases retention? maybe definition of retention might help.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by myusuf05 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Having the NZBs zipped has allowed us to more than double the retention period.

    Is that not a reasonable trade off?

    I still don't get how that increases retention? maybe definition of retention might help.
    our personal retention.
    Since they take up less space we can keep more nzbs on our server (more days).

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