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Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby jedimoose32 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:32 pm

I've been having this issue for... as long as I can remember. Sometimes if I search something and then try to do a second search, I will get the message "Cannot use search at this time, please try again in a few minutes". I'm by no means trying to spam the search, but sometimes if I can't find what I'm looking for the first time I will go back to the search page and try new search key words, about 10 seconds after the first search. Is this a feature to deter people who might try to overload the site by spamming searches? Or is there some way for me to get around this?

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:04 pm

>Is this a feature to deter people who might try to overload the site by spamming searches?


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Kinda, but, meh...

Unless GT's servers are that vulnerable, I don't really think it's a necessary feature (GT is not high traffic and we're not famous enough anymore to be targeted by a large enough group to DDoS us). But it's really not a big deal to me. Just try again in 30 seconds, should do it.

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby Teancum » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:08 pm

To be clear, it's a bandwidth thing. Searches take up a lot as it has to look through everything. It doesn't relate to attacks. Guru funds the site out of his own money, so he keeps it that way to not eat up bandwidth.

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby jedimoose32 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:10 pm

Fair enough. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby Teancum » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:59 pm

Sorry if that sounded a bit cold. I agree it's annoying, but I'm also glad he can continue to fund Gametoast. :thumbs:

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby jedimoose32 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:03 pm

Haha no, I didn't take it the wrong way. I'm glad Gametoast is still around! This community is the best. Thanks guru! *hands guru a jawa*

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby guru » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:28 pm

Thanks all! Yes search searches a massive 11 year old database so it eats piles of bandwidth limits could be lifted with donations but that happens once every few years lol

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby jedimoose32 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:30 pm

How would I give a donation? Or should I PM you about that?

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

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Re: Cannot Use Search At This Time?

Postby jedimoose32 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:14 am

Missed that. Thanks!

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