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Old 09-13-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question Search function is not working

When I click on search, I get the folllowing message:
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There seems to have been a slight problem with the LucasForums database.
Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

We invite you to try our live chat during the downtime.
..similar to what we got about one month ago where the forums went down for a couple of days
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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I believe the search function was disabled a long time ago.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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I use it everyday...and last time was yesterday evening

*edit* ah it back now!

*re-edit 09-23-2004* It's gone again but this time it says it has been disabled by the admin

Is it going to come back? This function is very useful, at least in the modding forums.

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Old 09-22-2004, 10:35 PM   #4
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Just wondering whats with SEARCH.Is the search function going to come back up?
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Old 09-23-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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I hope so. It says that the mods have disabled it. Is this true? Just when i need it...
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Old 09-26-2004, 04:34 AM   #6
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i dont understand why the admin would see fit to diable the search function? i use the search function to find certain bits of info for my 'ATTEPMTS' at modding, but, maybe theres a problem with the search fuction?

I honestly doubt the Administration would do that without reason, i just hope to have it back soon without it, no DECENT ideas for mods hehe

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Old 09-26-2004, 04:53 AM   #7
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The search function is one of the features in vbulletin (the forums script we are using here) that generates the most server load.
It was disabled to keep to loads down for now. We eventually will enable it again, I hope at least.
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:23 AM   #8
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Once the BF craze goes down, I'm sure it'll be up again.


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Old 10-05-2004, 03:22 PM   #9
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This is crazy, the search funstion has been dead for queit awhile
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:43 PM   #10
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i'll check, but the reason it is down is probably to maximize server resources. Searches really do tax the server, big time.
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:40 AM   #11
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We turned off the search feature (which was on for logged in users only prior) in order to allow more people to visit the forums. As I'm sure most people have noticed we've seen a surge in our viewers over the last few weeks. When our visitor numbers get back to historic averages we will turn search back on for logged in users. Sorry for the hassle guys.


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Old 10-10-2004, 12:44 AM   #12
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Well, dang it, I wish that would come faster, because i've been needing it like, alot.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:30 PM   #13
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We turned off the search feature (which was on for logged in users only prior) in order to allow more people to visit the forums. As I'm sure most people have noticed we've seen a surge in our viewers over the last few weeks. When our visitor numbers get back to historic averages we will turn search back on for logged in users. Sorry for the hassle guys.
Darn, cuz it is really useful in plases to keep new threads cropping up about old stuff that would have been findable with the search, and I think it should be available to non users too, PLEASE get it up soon, I really want it, and so does a hell of a lot of other people...

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Old 11-04-2004, 02:55 PM   #14
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The search function is one of the features in vbulletin (the forums script we are using here) that generates the most server load.
It was disabled to keep to loads down for now. We eventually will enable it again, I hope at least.
It's a bad solution nevertheless, because it cripples the editing forums. And I can tell this from personal experience. I belong to those who have, or had, answered countless questions over two years, and I can assure you most people grow bored of answering the same questions over and over again. But with no search function, the new people have no other option but ask. And soon nobody will bother to answer their questions - or anyway give answers worth anything.

Couldn't you allow the search in editing forums, eh?


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Old 11-09-2004, 11:52 AM   #15
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Bump --

This a reminder that the search function is still off and people still want it back.


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Old 11-09-2004, 12:20 PM   #16
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We know it's off and if you're lucky it may come back online again sooner than later. All you have to do is to be patient.

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Old 11-09-2004, 12:39 PM   #17
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I've been quite patient. I would help the administrators if I could (being an admin of a phpBB forum for my company). I also know how easy it is to slip into the 'out-of-sight, out-of-mind' behavior.

Please expect a reminder from time to time.


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Old 11-10-2004, 03:25 PM   #18
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I refer you to this:

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We turned off the search feature (which was on for logged in users only prior) in order to allow more people to visit the forums. As I'm sure most people have noticed we've seen a surge in our viewers over the last few weeks. When our visitor numbers get back to historic averages we will turn search back on for logged in users. Sorry for the hassle guys.


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Old 11-15-2004, 05:58 AM   #19
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I refer you to this:
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Originally posted by ChrisC3po
We turned off the search feature (which was on for logged in users only prior) in order to allow more people to visit the forums. As I'm sure most people have noticed we've seen a surge in our viewers over the last few weeks. When our visitor numbers get back to historic averages we will turn search back on for logged in users. Sorry for the hassle guys.
I'll write here a metaphor. It's all fun and nice. Let's see if you agree:

Due to people's growing interest in travelling, the traffic between two states had grown a lot. Thus, all the gas stations by the long highway were closed down, because they couldn't possible serve all the new customers. Consequently, the traffic lessened rapidly because not all people couldn't drive all the way without getting gasoline or other services on their way to the other state. The gas stations were reopened now that the number of cars was back to the 'historic averages'...


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Old 11-16-2004, 02:42 AM   #20
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That might be relevent if it was the same. What would you want? More search engines running? This kind of thing costs money, and this is a free site, so just live with it.

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Old 11-16-2004, 04:18 AM   #21
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He's right, we're getting this all for free, you get what you pay for, and you're not paying anything are you? Obviously not, so like we keep saying, be patient.

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:34 AM   #22
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Quote:
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I'll write here a metaphor. It's all fun and nice. Let's see if you agree:

Due to people's growing interest in travelling, the traffic between two states had grown a lot. Thus, all the gas stations by the long highway were closed down, because they couldn't possible serve all the new customers. Consequently, the traffic lessened rapidly because not all people couldn't drive all the way without getting gasoline or other services on their way to the other state. The gas stations were reopened now that the number of cars was back to the 'historic averages'...
There's a difference here though.

The stations could stay open, and alittle more people would be able to travel until it all came to a halt anyway.
The end result in that metaphor is that the traffic would come to a halt either way, just on different times, whereas if we left the search function online all the time, the site most likely would come down, as it has done in the past before.
The solution is to turn it off, and people will still be able to view these forums and post in them.

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Old 11-17-2004, 01:39 AM   #23
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???? i dont see an similar things there..... cars NEEEED gas stations... a user DOESNT NEEED a search function.

its more anoying that a site is constantly down then no search function.



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Old 11-22-2004, 11:13 AM   #24
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This a reminder that the search function is still off and people still want it back.

Disabling the Search function is a band-aid to a different chronic problem.

By band-aiding the problem, it becomes much easier to ignore the problem rather than fix the problem. And moderators and administrators can ignore the band-aid too because the Search function still works for them.

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Joshi said: so just live with it.
I know the staff of these forums dedicates a great deal of time and effort towards the smooth running of these forums. As a concerned netizen, I must simply restate that disabling the Search function is not acceptable long-term solution and that we must not satisfied until it is restored.


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Buy us another server and we'll stop using band aids.


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Old 11-22-2004, 11:22 AM   #26
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If you're not getting any money from the popup ads, then maybe you should drop them too?

Seriously though, I do respect your position. I hope you understand and respect mine.


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Old 11-23-2004, 01:44 AM   #27
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Look, it's not perminant, it never has been perminant in the past.

It will come back again, as it always will.

In the meantime, wait it out, or do as Rhett said.




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Re: This a reminder that the search function is still off and people still want it back.

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Disabling the Search function is a band-aid to a different chronic problem.

By band-aiding the problem, it becomes much easier to ignore the problem rather than fix the problem. And moderators and administrators can ignore the band-aid too because the Search function still works for them.
Despite the fact that I never used it before anyway, it is possible to browse a forum without the search function.

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I know the staff of these forums dedicates a great deal of time and effort towards the smooth running of these forums. As a concerned netizen, I must simply restate that disabling the Search function is not acceptable long-term solution and that we must not satisfied until it is restored.
A search function on a forum is a perk that the admin decided to put on. Granted most good forums do have search function, but it is optional and the admin decided to put it on. But due to current events, they had to disable it for a while. Like I said live with it, it will come back and if you're not satisfied until it is then you're not satisfied. Like I said before, you're not paying for this, the Admin owe you nothing.

Oh, and popup ads are annoying for everyone, I doubt they're not getting money for having them on the site and there are ways of getting around popup's, I haven't seen a single one for a good half a year now.

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Old 11-23-2004, 07:03 AM   #29
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Look, it's not perminant, it never has been perminant in the past.
It will come back again, as it always will.
Sounds good. We'll talk about it again in two weeks.


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Old 11-23-2004, 09:02 AM   #30
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I'm gonna have to ask you to stop now, we've all heard what you've had to say and we've explained the situation to you over and over. There is no use going around in circles over and over over something that's not really a critical issue.

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