Why was the forum search disabled?

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Deszaras, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Deszaras

    Deszaras Guest

    I use this on about every visit. Was it a big strain on the servers or something?

    I get a message that the admin has disabled the function.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    well, we're deciding if it was that much of a strain.

    sometimes what looks like a strain, is actually not.

    what if each of the view new posts, say for arguments sake there are 10 requests from the server.

    well, it's possible that me using this, prevents me from making five completely differant calls to the server...so those 10 additional calls actually could save say 50completely other calls to the server...

    i don't know, I'm just speculating, and holding my breath
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It should be re-enabled today.
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have had to disable it again, until we are sure we know what the problem is!
     
  6. open_source

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    Huh?
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Basically, what dealer is saying is :

    Many forum regulars prefer to use the "View New Posts" link situated in teh top left corner on the main page. This will display any unread posts - an incredibly nice feature.

    If you use this feature rather than manually browsing the forums, you will have to search thru less pages and therefore the number of queries on the database will be reduced, thus reducing the server load.

    Sadly, when searching is disabled this feature will not work. If this feature is causing the problems then the feature is sadly being abused, we are working on it tho.