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Old 09-22-09, 08:18 PM   #1
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30 seconds between searches?

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.

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Old 09-22-09, 08:52 PM   #2
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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.
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^^ Suppose the 30 second interval was changes to something smaller (say 5 sec) and the search page be restricted to logged-in, registered users?
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Old 09-23-09, 08:33 AM   #4
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I understand the lag between posts, but my question is about the lag between searches.

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Spammers do register and make accounts. They also search for certain areas of interest.
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30 seconds seems perfectly reasonable fo a bunch of reasons .... but I'll leave it like that.
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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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K. Thanks.

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