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Old 08-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Some changes to keep us online

Hey everyone,

Now that the tour is starting back we need to make some changes so the site will stay online. As many of you know, the search feature built into the forum software is not very good. It's the way the search is designed and leads to what they call "the search of death" which can crash the server really easily. To address this we had to increase the shortest word length from 2 letters to 3 letters.

As a work around we have added a Google search option under the search drop down menu in the navbar.

Another tweak we needed to make was removing the "jump to" menu on the bottom of the page as that runs a pretty big query on every page load. We understand that this might effect the experience of some of the members and are looking forward to putting it back when the traffic slows down.

Thanks for understanding.

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Why is this an issue now when it wasn't before?
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:44 PM   #3
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I'm guessing because this site has an incredibly high volume of traffic and the servers cant always handle it?
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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Yes, the reason it's an issue now and not in the past is because the server has been crashing due to the load of this website (because of the tour starting). After thinking about things a bit more, I found another solution to the forum jump menu. Premium members can use it but it's hidden for guests and standard members.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for all you do to try and keep the hamsters churning in their wheels on this place.
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Just a question/suggestion that you should feel free to ignore because I have very little knowledge about things like this, but would it help to have the same sort of navigation links you have at the top of the page (where it says U2 Feedback > Zoo TV > Inside Broadcast) at the bottom of the page, rather than (or in addition to) the forum jump drop down menu? Would that help the load any?

I'm not just asking because that's the way I'd prefer it to be. Honest.
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yeah, the "jump to" menu was the best and fastest way to move on the forum
I miss it
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I'm going crazy without the jump menu.
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I've actually NEVER used the forum jump.

*edit Pearl you're premium, are you sure its not there for you?
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I've actually NEVER used the forum jump.

*edit Pearl you're premium, are you sure its not there for you?
No, its not there at all.

I'm a silver member (I think that's the term?) not a full premium member, maybe that's why?
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All premiums should be able to see it. Andy will fix this shortly.
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I don't have it either.
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yeah..I have been looking for the "jump" too....finally looked in this thread and saw what was going on...hopefully there will be a way to bring it back
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I didn't even know it was available.
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