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What happened to the search?

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 2:02 am
by Hash
The search button has suddenly disappeared, and when I click "New posts", I get a message telling me that I'm not permitted to use the search system!
Why?

Re: What happened to the search?

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 11:30 am
by rdearman
This is because of additional restrictions which had to be put in place to stop spamming. You can either use Google to search, or when you become a full user (after more participation). I apologize for the inconvenience, but it was necessary to keep our forum spam free.

Re: What happened to the search?

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:48 pm
by Querneus
Hash wrote:The search button has suddenly disappeared, and when I click "New posts", I get a message telling me that I'm not permitted to use the search system!

For what it's worth, as a user with many posts, I can use the search function just fine... I don't know what the minimum is, but just taking a wild guess I imagine it might be 10-20?

Re: What happened to the search?

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:44 am
by rdearman
Querneus wrote:
Hash wrote:The search button has suddenly disappeared, and when I click "New posts", I get a message telling me that I'm not permitted to use the search system!

For what it's worth, as a user with many posts, I can use the search function just fine... I don't know what the minimum is, but just taking a wild guess I imagine it might be 10-20?

We don't actually say, since we don't like to give spammers more information about the site settings. But it isn't difficult to get to the minimum with a little valid participation.