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#1 Stu1983

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

Is it possible to have the search Flood Control relaxed a little?

Maybe it's just my bad vocabulary skills but I'm forever searching for a misspelled word, I immediately try to correct my mistake but have to wait 30 seconds to search again.
It also makes it a pain to find something when you're not sure what term to search for e.g. 1st result returns nothing useful so you rephrase the search term.

I understand the benefits of having it enabled but can it just be relaxed a little to something like 'x' posts in a 5 minute window

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#2 Tom Speirs

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

Id really like to but unfortunately the forum keeps getting temporarily shut down for overdoing resources. I think this might be due to some other issue but I was advised to do this by the host. I realise its not ideal.
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#3 Stu1983

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:26 PM

no problem, it's not that big a deal, I'd far rather have a working site and have to wait the 30 seconds the odd time I remember to search :)

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#4 Tom Speirs

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

Actually it did not occur to me but its safe to remove flood control for elites. That is done now. Happy searching!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:35 AM

That's great news Tom! Thanks for implementing this change! I love it when our awesome Elite members receive this sort of perk for all the great things they do around here. :) Thanks Elite members! Happy Searching!

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#6 fRequEnCy

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:28 AM

Nice. Now won't get those messages I mentioned before. Thanks Tom!

#7 Stu1983

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

Thanks Tom

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#8 hansolo77

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:04 PM

Good idea, not that everybody can benefit from it. I think the flood control is actually implemented quite well, I don't mind waiting a bit to search again when I need to, which isn't very often.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:44 AM

I've stopped using the search because the flood control is so harsh especially if the search is just a word off and you want to refine it you have to wait another 30 seconds. 10 seconds or so it would be a lot better, but since the flood was implemented I found it faster to just use google then filter by the GameEx site to list all possible threads.

Edited by Draco1962, 11 September 2012 - 12:10 PM.
This thread is now closed. If the problem re-occurs, please start a new thread.

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