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You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« on: October 09, 2012, 02:47:41 AM »
Hi, sorry to introduce myself with a stone dumb question, but when I try to search for a topic using the search window I get the message in the subject line.  Surely this cannot be true.   I tried two browsers.

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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 03:55:23 AM »
This might help.

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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 08:19:21 AM »
Because the search function crashes the forum, only admin/mods have search capability.

You can request a mod to search or use another method.

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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 09:49:43 AM »
So is it going to be like this forever? Because I have to admit this is quite a hassle.
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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 10:25:58 AM »
So is it going to be like this forever? Because I have to admit this is quite a hassle.

Yep...believe me, you want this.  The alternative is not good.
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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 11:00:58 AM »
The alternative is we prune the Forum rather than keeping every thread and post from the beginning of time around. I'm personally in favor of this; Candace is not.
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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 11:29:07 AM »
It's kind of ironic that the size of the archive is what's actually preventing me from really accessing it then.
As for the pruning, is that step even inevitable? Is there a chance that, say, two or three more years of posts and threads will cause even more problems?
I have as many fond memories of this place as most of the old faces but I can't honestly say that I go back to read entire threads from 2008. As long as we could keep the important (mostly) movie-related threads around , I would gladly trade in my memories for a bit of comfort.
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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »
It's kind of ironic that the size of the archive is what's actually preventing me from really accessing it then.
As for the pruning, is that step even inevitable? Is there a chance that, say, two or three more years of posts and threads will cause even more problems?
I have as many fond memories of this place as most of the old faces but I can't honestly say that I go back to read entire threads from 2008. As long as we could keep the important (mostly) movie-related threads around , I would gladly trade in my memories for a bit of comfort.

Pruning is wholesale, by year, not by subject.  Losing 2008, say, is losing ALL of 2008.
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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 11:40:23 AM »
You can't just prune specific threads?  Some stuff I wouldn't miss at all (though others may differ):

What are you doing? (2007-2010) (24542 posts) - will we ever need to know what someone was doing 2 years ago?

Word Association (15443 posts) - locked thread, zero content

Obvious Post Whoring Thread (14272 posts) - locked thread, stupid thread

Movie Association Game (5024 posts) - locked thread, not much archival value

What Else Are You Watching/Listening To? (2007-2010) (7955 posts) - old thread, newer one exists

The Movie Game (2006-2010) (9303 posts) - old thread, newer one exists

What I Learned Today (13383 posts) - I really enjoy this thread, but you could dump posts older than, say, a year


So right there is about 80,000 posts you could wipe out.  I wouldn't think anyone would mind if you purged outdated threads in the "Local Events and Meetups" section either.

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Re: You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 11:41:05 AM »
As I said, it's pruning by year.  That was my first question, too.

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