Allow searching the forum while logged out

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BWPanda
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Allow searching the forum while logged out

Post by BWPanda » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:34 pm

I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now while playing the game and it's been really helpful. I only just created an account today to post a (separate) question, and that's when I noticed the forum's search feature. Before I had an account there was no way to search the forum, so I had to use a search engine to find things.

I'd like to suggest enabling the forum's search feature for all users, whether logged in or not, assuming the software allows for that...

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Re: Allow searching the forum while logged out

Post by Zukero » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Even if it did, the search function has a non-negligible cost on the server, and opening it to non logged in users implies opening it to bots and spammers who can put quite a load on our servers.
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Re: Allow searching the forum while logged out

Post by Capeditiea » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:39 pm

yeah those bots and spiders are really persistent. -_- they've made my random searches for different kinds of information far too different what i am seeking.
example:
"where does the term _____ (insert random term) originate?" quotes included...
first link, some song with those words via youtube video,
second link, some really popular website that talks about how to bake a cake with _____ (insert one of the words randomly)"
then a few random fb pages suggesting they used this term.
and a wikipedia page on eskimos.

So i go to the eskimo page hoping to find the answer and end up obsessively restudying echatology... -_-

now imagine if they infected this forum... :O it would become spider cave.

T.T and none of us want that... plus we could be seeking a specific quest help... and boom, we have one of my absurd replies talking about fish.
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