Forum Suggestions & User Assistance - 30 seconds between searches?
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Is this necessary? I take it that some time lag is installed to prevent some sort of bot take-over of the world. But why 30 seconds? When I mis-type something, its kind of annoying to have to wait to retry it. Not a big deal, but sill.
09-22-09, 08:52 PM
Yes, it buys us time to avoid spambots post flooding us before they get seen. It's positively amazing how fast they can flood a forum with junk. I was a member of a forum that had no post flood timer, and they had a cluster of 5 spambots hit them with over 1000 posts in under a minute.
09-22-09, 09:36 PM
^^ Suppose the 30 second interval was changes to something smaller (say 5 sec) and the search page be restricted to logged-in, registered users?
I understand the lag between posts, but my question is about the lag between searches.
Siu Blue Wind
09-23-09, 09:17 AM
Spammers do register and make accounts. They also search for certain areas of interest.
old and new
09-23-09, 09:21 AM
30 seconds seems perfectly reasonable fo a bunch of reasons .... but I'll leave it like that.
09-24-09, 02:07 PM
In general, on our websites at work we place a time restriction between searches to reduce load. Its amazing the type of computer power it takes to perform a simple search.
30 seconds is very reasonable.
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