flood control

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by .TakaM, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. .TakaM
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    .TakaM .II

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    come on, this is the only forum I know of that still enforces the search flood control limit.

    its fucking annoying, cmon.

    cmon!

    CMON!

    CMON!!!!!!



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  2. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    i know plently of forums that use search flood control

    it's their to stop having too many hits at once and so helps to keep the server happy
     
  3. .TakaM
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    .TakaM .II

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    does GBAtemp really need it?

    can we atleast try not using it for a while as a test?
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    The wha'?

    Are you referring to the "5 letter minimum" thingy in the Search function? On a forum where most queries consist of 3 letters?

    "2.4e for EZF4"
    "E3.4 for M3"
    ".sav for EBA"
    ".dpg on G6"
    "GBM on SCL"


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    Or did you mean something else?
     
  5. Shinji

    Shinji ҉҉ ҉҉

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    He means when you search for something, get no results, and try another search within 20 seconds. Which if you have a decent internet connection, takes ages... >.>

    I used to see it so many times, I made the "flood control" message my signature...
     
  6. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    I've never had problems with the searching flood control. Rarely use the search function as it sucks anyway.
     
  7. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

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    See that hole in your wall?
    Almost every forum I go to uses search flood control.

    Remember when GBAtemp recently crashed?
     
  8. Shinji

    Shinji ҉҉ ҉҉

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    True true, its better to use the search through google. [​IMG]
     
  9. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    the minimum length for a word in a search is 3 (been like that for a while)

    and the flood control is 15 seconds... you really can't wait this long?
     
  10. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Are you sure? Searches for
     
  11. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    "a while"... this means I don't know exactly when we changed it back
    but it's probably weeks
     
  12. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    I'm sure it wasn't working at the weekend, but admittedly it doesn't really matter when. Yay for 3 letters working! [​IMG]