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    Why Searching has been disabled?

    Why Searching has been disabled? Anyone else having this problem?

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    Probably to ease the load on the database server.

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    Other Forums/BBSes have had this problem. Mischievous folks find a way to keep the database busy doing several intense searches of the database. This is used as a "denial of service" attack.
    2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169

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    I often use Google to search BF instead... just add "site:bikeforums.net" (minus the quotes) to the end of your search terms. The upsides are that Google is generally quite fast, and doesn't load down the BF server when you run your search. The downside is that it doesn't know about posts made since the site was last crawled, and may therefore overlook some very recent items.

    All in all, it works pretty well.
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    What a fantastic idea!! It's probably a better search too, I'm not all that happy with this site's search engine in general.

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    There's a long thread on this topic in the Road forum. Heh, you might have found it if search was working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landstander
    I often use Google to search BF instead... just add "site:bikeforums.net"
    Easier and more options

    http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    The problem with Google is that what you find depends on the last time Google's "spiders" (web-crawling web-bot) walked through BF. This is why you may not be able to find current threads.
    2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169

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