Why was the forum search disabled?

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Deszaras

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#1
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.
 

Perris Calderon

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Staff member
Political User
#2
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
 

Jewelzz

OSNN Godlike Veteran
#4
Server Load:

Last reboot: Upgrade to Linux 2.4.14
9:27pm up 87 days, 8:00, 1 user, load average: 3.22, 4.88, 13.64
 
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open_source

Guest
#6
Originally posted by dealer
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
Huh?
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
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#7
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.
 

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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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