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Old 06-29-2006, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyGuy
Not true opjose. They should've just let all the "g3x" files be uploaded as ZIP files in the 1st place, then their would be no problems or confusion.
Heh, I doubt it.

If the import files were all suffixed .zip (which they are in effect), then we would have the problem of some people posting erroneous files.... e.g. ones not exported by G3.

So then we would see...

"I can't G3 to import the .ZIP file I downloaded".

"It's not a G3 file, it's a .zip file containing only a .pln3G file.".

And

"I can't G3 to import the .ZIP file I downloaded".

"Unpack the .ZIP file the zip file contains".

And

"I can't G3 to import the .ZIP file I downloaded".

"Don't extract the file first".


I think this would only increase the overall newbie confusion... forgetting the suffix renaming problem for the moment.

At least now there is some semblence of differentiation.

e.g. USUALLY .G3X files have been properly created/exported.


The problem with the download is that XP/IE looks at the file header during the download to determine what type of file is being sent, then tries (too hard) to rename it appropriately. This is not the forum software's fault.

If we could disable this on a site by site basis, then all would be well with the world, and Whirled Peas would break out.