What is the point of flood control?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Fudge, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Fudge
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    Why do you have to wait 20 seconds after each search to search for something again. I don't get why it's there, like does it help server load or something??
     
  2. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    We still have flood control?
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    God this is annoying. At least disable it for the moderator master race.
     
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  4. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Slightly off topic, but how would you feel if I changed my name to Guild McCapitalist?
     
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  5. Nathan Drake

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    Whoa whoa whoa. Hold up.

    People actually use the search?
     
  6. AceWarhead

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    In all honesty, the search feature sorta sucks.
     
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  7. Maxternal

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    wait, so is this "feature" replacing the whole "post merged" thing?


     
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    The current search feature is a lot better than the old one. This one is actually pretty decent.

    I use it now and then but if I typo or something then I have to wait like 30 seconds to do another search. It's a bit silly honestly.
     
  9. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

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    It's to keep [member='TaeWong'] from finding stuff. :ph34r: No random searching allowed.
     
  10. Rydian

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    It's for server load.
     
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  11. Vulpes Abnocto

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    You really think so? Because I haven't found anything I was hunting for using our search, since the last forum upgrade.
    And since I can't use google in the staff area, that means upwards of ten minutes of hunting.....before I get bored and decide to just make shit up.
     
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  12. KingVamp

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    I try using it, but it's a pain. I just use Google.
     
  13. Dingoo-fan 32

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    I don't even use it, i find better searching with google (example; kirby site:gbatemp.net)
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Although I will occasionally jump to a regular search engine, especially for a release of if I remember something reasonably likely to be unique to the thread but that is more likely because I have a nice search bar at the top of the browser, but I will have to +1 the search feature works and I especially enjoy the narrow by forum area and forum poster options. Combine it with filter options on forums themselves (although curiously if you start a thread and do not reply to it then it will not come up in threads you have replied to) and the ability to find all a member's posts (although I will agree the upgrade kind of gimped it, especially if they post in a lot of popular threads and stickies) and for the most part the average external search engine does not have a chance.
     
  15. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Members only have 3 seconds flood control, not 20 seconds. It's probably due to your blacklisted trader status.
     
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  16. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    The search function works fine. Granted I don't use on a regular basis but it hasn't given me any troubles.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    A side note: You can always type "gbatemp.net:" into Google and whatever you're searching for.
     
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  18. BORTZ

    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    Which i find way less annoying than the GBAtemp search function.