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Search restrictions

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:37 pm
by ^Rogue^
When you use 'show messages since last visit', read a new post and then click 'back' on your browser you get a message like 'you can't use the search this soon again' or something like that.

I'm sure that's not what is intended with the restriction because it seriously fucks with your browsing (well, mine at least).

Any chance this could be fixed? :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:05 am
by spudthedestroyer
its because your using search.php to perform a more intensive request and then repeatedly reloading it. Problem is if i remove the limit, cpu cycles increase and the search can be flooded. When say google are trawling through the site, they show no regard for server limitations.

I'm surprised more people don't do it, but why not switch to a tabable browser? Middle-click opens in a new tab. Lot easier to browse forums if you keep the index open and middle click the child threads. Should speed up your browsing considerably, but its a little new if your an ie browser. Once you tab you can't go back :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:14 pm
by ^Rogue^
Nope, I'm using firefox. It's just that I'm used to browsing the way I do. Force of habbit, I guess. I have 'back' on one of my additional mouse buttons.

Can you make the restriction a little less strict maybe? :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:15 pm
by spudthedestroyer
not really, its there for a reason. If you disable it bots wont play nice.

I would strongly suggest you turn on your middle mouse button. ;)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:08 pm
by ^Rogue^

Thanks anyway, so it's tabs from now on. :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:54 pm
by spudthedestroyer
or waiting, or just going by the coloured images on the main index. or you could turn on caching. Its the fact that every time you hit back its requierying the same search you did 2 <s>minutes</s> seconds earlier.

Your making out as though tabbing isn't a gift from the gods :outsider:


PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:16 pm
by ^Rogue^
I don't really like tabs, we all have our habbits. :)

You're right about the cache stuff though. But I'm assuming the problem with it isn't on my end since using 'back' (and going back to the cached search results) works everywhere else (including HHAH). Could it be that somehow the forum won't let me cache? Just wondering. A friend of mine told me that there are settings concerning caching in phpBB.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:35 pm
by spudthedestroyer
but the only weird thing is that hhah and scifi's configuration is identical (except where it says forum it now says scifi :lol: ), barring the cosmetic mods and themes, but afaik the headers let the browser handle the caching.

If you find what it is you'll have to let me know :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:34 pm
by ^Rogue^
That's bizarre indeed. I'll look into it and let you know.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:38 pm
by spudthedestroyer
maybe its a stray line in a template or something? it would be something like no-cache when you view source.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:17 am
by ^Rogue^
Say, have you made any changes? It's working now. :)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:34 pm
by spudthedestroyer
no, i haven't changed anything. Very peculiar. Have you updated your browser? or maybe our host has changed something?

I haven't changed anything though.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:08 pm
by ^Rogue^
spudthedestroyer wrote:Very peculiar. Have you updated your browser?

That's probably it, I've updatd Firefox.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:15 pm
by spudthedestroyer
maybe the host did something. Unfortuately i can't claim credit for anything.

Glad it works for you though.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:39 pm
by ^Rogue^
Weird thing was I only had the problem here and not on HHAH. Anyway, it's sorted. :D