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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

Does anyone else hate that you can't do multiple searches in a row? I try doing one search, come up with no results, try to do another but I can't because its too soon after my first search. To me thats just plain dumb. I don't quite understand the reasoning behind it and maybe if enough of us team up we can get it changed.......kinda like we did for that advertisement at the top of the screen for sex pills or somethin a while back. Who's with me here?

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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

Searching is the most processor intensive portion of running a web server.. or a computer for that matter.

It takes a ton of processor power compared to just serving files.
Its done mainly for people that hammer the submit button over and over.


I don't like how it doesnt give a definite answer on time, but hey. Every site does it pretty mcuh. This is a big site, thats why its 30 seconds or however long. Pirate has it, just about everywhere.

Sucks but if it helps bring the bills down big time, then its alright by me.
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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

I think one of the admins said early on after the change that the wait time was 5 minutes...

I say, keep the image file size at 100kb instead of the new 500 and give us a more reasonable search function...the search function isn't very good anyway, so you generally have to plug in several tries to get what you are looking for...
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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

we should start indexing any post with technical questions/content

that way we could look it up in a directory or something......too bad i dont have motivation to do it
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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

I hate that damn thing with a passion. Ask Dirt Dog.


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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

If you do the search function through the link at the top of the page it is really nice. You can search by username and time frame. Much nicer than it used to be. I still don't like the time thing though.
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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

What is a pain for me is the search seems to be limited to 200 responses! When searching for fender trimming pics, I found several times that it returned exactly 200 responses to the keywords I chose, even when I went really broad like "fender". Sure you can search back 2 years, but in reality, for something we talk a lot about, the oldest one you see is only 6 months old beacause of the response limit.
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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

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What is a pain for me is the search seems to be limited to 200 responses! When searching for fender trimming pics, I found several times that it returned exactly 200 responses to the keywords I chose, even when I went really broad like "fender". Sure you can search back 2 years, but in reality, for something we talk a lot about, the oldest one you see is only 6 months old beacause of the response limit.

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Thanks I was thinking about saying much the same thing... the 5 minute rule doesn't bother me because it takes more than five minutes for me to look over a search anyway. The things that you have pointed out are more important to me.

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Re: Stupid search function and restrictions!!!!

I was just having this problem too.
But you can go present to 2years ago.
After ready the 200 responses, pay attention to the date of the last one.
Then go from then to 2 years.
Repeat this until you see all of the responses from the 2 year period.
And I'm with Dale. By the time I read the 200 responses, it's been over 5 minutes for me too. I usually end up reading other posts not related to my search if the topic sounds interesting.
Of course, I still haven't found what I was looking for, and I'm giving up for the night.
I still think the faster board is worth the slightly less effective search though.
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I didn't even THINK of that one Jim! Thanks!
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