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Not Allowed to Use Search
« on: August 04, 2013, 09:34:24 AM »
I clicked on the search button in the upper left and the reply I got was, "You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum."  Since I've used search often in the past, I figured something was broken.

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 10:02:55 AM »
It's not broken, it's been disabled for a period of time in order to do some upgrading on the system and prevent further morning slow downs of the site.   After months of trying to figure out what was causing the morning grind to a halt, we think we have the answer.   It's not that the search function is malfunctioning but it triggers a problem in the database tables which need to be upgraded to handle a large forum.  The forum will go offline starting Friday, August 9th at 6:00 pm EST in order to do the necessary upgrades so no search function until next Monday. 

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 02:44:37 PM »
Thanks, I thought I had done something wrong!

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 01:32:03 AM »
Aww, man, just when I needed some good crockpot recipes.   ;D
Thanks for the explanation and for the work you are doing to improve things!

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 09:30:30 AM »
Thanks for posting this!

But as of today, the 13th, I still can't use the search tool. Will it be available when the forum comes back online, post-16th?

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 12:48:07 PM »
Thanks for posting this!

But as of today, the 13th, I still can't use the search tool. Will it be available when the forum comes back online, post-16th?

There is a plan to re-engage the search function.   I'll let you know when.  Hopefully not too much longer. 

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 03:27:26 PM »
Just came here to post this issue and saw there was already a thread :-)

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 01:39:05 AM »
are bookmarked archives affected by this also?

several of my favorite "character threads" are gone too. 

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 02:08:57 PM »
good, I'm so glad this is a known issue. I thought I was in trouble for something
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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »
snowdragon, I believe the Dame mentioned that she deleted a bunch of old threads with no recent responses in hopes of assisting with the slow down issue.  So it isn't related to the search function but is related in that they are trying to get everything running smoothly again.
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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 04:52:37 PM »
Will we get any of those deleted threads back? I love reading past posts from favorite/ interesting posters, and many of them were quite a few years old and now no longer exist. :(

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 05:14:08 PM »
Whew, I too thought I did something wrong, I was going to send a PM to the mods and apologize :)

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 09:49:05 PM »
Will we get any of those deleted threads back? I love reading past posts from favorite/ interesting posters, and many of them were quite a few years old and now no longer exist. :(

me too.

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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 02:06:23 PM »
Are we ever getting Search back? It's getting annoying not having it when I try to find a specific post I'm looking for.
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Re: Not Allowed to Use Search
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 02:13:44 PM »
You can always do a site specific search on google. You just type the keywords and then the URL to the forum. It works very well.
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