Wrong sizes returned by the Internet search

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Wrong sizes returned by the Internet search

Postby RayMark » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:38 am

When the Internet search returns some hits in collapsed form (with +) the sizes of those posts often are shown much smaller than they really are.
After expanding (to -) the size suddenly increases to the correct size. It remains correct even after collapsing back (to +)

One might think that to calculate the full size the headers have to be actually retrieved. But no, in many cases the sizes are shown already correct.
Incorrect sizes are shown, as far as I have noticed, in two cases:

1. When the collapsed post is indicated as incomplete.
2. When the collapsed post has an obfuscated name

It is really very inconvenient and misleading. Especially that filtering by size, if applied, wrongly filters out posts as too small.
For example, a 120 GB post may be indicated as incomplete only because the very last par2 file is incomplete, and because of that shown having the size of 2 GB only instead of 120 GB.

Again, if the sizes of other posts are shown correctly without expanding them, why couldn't the same be done for incomplete and for obfuscated posts.
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Re: Wrong sizes returned by the Internet search

Postby Quade » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm

PM me some examples. Dex or I'll check it out.
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