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Old 09-09-2003, 11:27 AM   #1
Winno
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Search problem for guests


There's probably a problem with the LQ search engine. If you log out and become guest, you cannot search the forum unless you log back in. A login prompt appears at this point.

Before I registered on this forum, I found this a nuisance. I didn't register just so I can search these forums, but I feel that others (especially Linux newbies) might be put off trying to get help from this site (which IMO is great). Months ago, there wasn't this problem.

So my message to the forum administrators (and moderators) is:

Let guests to this forum use the search engine. After all, they are free to view the site.

However, if this is not a problem or there is a duplicate thread on this issue, please let me know.

Regards,
W.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:33 AM   #2
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I believe this was turned off mainly due to the fact it was taking up an extreme amount of resources on the site. A decision like this would be up to Jeremy to re-enable.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:37 AM   #3
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Drew is correct. It was disabled due to lack of resources. I do hope to enable it at some point in the future.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:44 PM   #4
tcaptain
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I noticed the same problem when I was with my SO on her PC and showing her how to look for answers re: linux related questions. (she didn't want to register tho)

I found it annoying since I'd been referring people to this site for months as a great linux reference never realizing that they couldn't search....

However, now that I know the reason (and its VERY valid) its not such a turn off. Thanks for elucidating (and for Winno for asking)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:39 PM   #5
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I did a little testing myself and found that if you do a google search and include "linuxquestions archive" along with whatever your searching for, a majority of the search results will find answers that were posted here and in the LQ archive found here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hive/index.php

Just a FYI for those that insist not to register, which I think you crazy for not joining, but I'm not going to put a gun to your head to make you..

Enjoy and good luck searching for your answers.
 
  


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