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(vanity) Has Search been disabled on FR for today?
Nov 6, 2012 | (self)

Posted on 11/06/2012 7:31:26 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies

When I click the Search link, I get a blkank page (Firefox) or an HTTP 403 Forbidden (IE). Has Search been disabled to cut down on server strain? (There may already be posts about this, but I can't find them because I can't search. ;D)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: frproblem; frsearch

1 posted on 11/06/2012 7:31:28 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I had the same problem most of the afternoon yesterday whenever I tried to search an article before posting it. It took forever and never did load search results.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 7:33:30 AM PST by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I just tried a search from the forum page and got results.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 7:33:50 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
use Google instead - it is very robust

topic site:freerepublic.com

4 posted on 11/06/2012 7:34:34 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Go to Google, type your search query and then add “site:www.freerepublic.com” to the end of it.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 7:35:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Has Search been disabled to cut down on server strain?
Yes, but sadly, inane vanities still get through.
6 posted on 11/06/2012 7:38:21 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
I got the same thing when I tried to do a search on Akin - wanted to see what the latest MO polls were showing.

This is what the Chrome message said:

Access to the webpage was denied
You are not authorized to access the webpage at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=%2Aakin.
You may need to sign in.
HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request.

I noted the message above "You may need to sign in." I signed in, but got the same message.

7 posted on 11/06/2012 7:39:48 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: oh8eleven
:-p Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
8 posted on 11/06/2012 7:40:00 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: oh8eleven

Nice shot. Made me chuckle. :)


9 posted on 11/06/2012 7:40:14 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

The site is screaming fast today - hope that continues!


10 posted on 11/06/2012 7:40:38 AM PST by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Works for me (IE).


11 posted on 11/06/2012 7:41:17 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I tried it just now after seeing your post.

I typed “ohio” into the box above keywords, and got back a bunch of articles with Ohio election themes.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 7:41:21 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: dfwgator
Go to Google, type your search query and then add “site:www.freerepublic.com” to the end of it.

I always assumed there was at least a few hours latency there - but when I filtered on the last 24 hours and sorted by date, I got results as recent as 3 minutes ago. Thanks for the suggestion!

13 posted on 11/06/2012 7:42:18 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Go to the following page, type in your search in the upper right hand corner. You can search under keyword, title, user, etc.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index?tab=comments


14 posted on 11/06/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by deport
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I’ve always had faster & better results with Dogpile.com


15 posted on 11/06/2012 7:44:20 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

John found some problem with the servers yesterday and corrected it to get things moving at normal speed today. Whatever he did seems to have worked, but it also broke the search feature.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 7:44:54 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Is this temporary or permanent??


17 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:57 AM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Did you do a Search? This thread was posted earlier.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 7:49:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: deport

keyword still works, but title search doesn’t - at least not for me


19 posted on 11/06/2012 7:49:56 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I forgot to mention - if you posted a reply to the thread you’re looking for - just click on New Posts To You & find it there.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:34 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: acw011

The site is screaming fast today - hope that continues!
+++++++++
Indeed it is. If this holds up through the rest of the day a lot of us are going to owe Jim Robinson an apology.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 7:54:51 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I had the same problem yesterday. I tried using the FR search feature on Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and couldn’t get search results on any of them.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:17 AM PST by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I just used it and it works fine.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:45 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
use Google instead - it is very robust

But how often does Google refresh its image of FR? What about searching for similar threads in the past hour before posting a new thread? Would Google pick that up?

24 posted on 11/06/2012 8:01:53 AM PST by Kennard
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2955619/posts?page=9#9


25 posted on 11/06/2012 8:05:36 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Yes.

That’s how they made more resources available.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:33 AM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: txrangerette

You spelled it wrong deBummer says Oiho.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:51 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Kennard
But how often does Google refresh its image of FR?

When I filtered on the last 24 hours and sorted by date, I got results as recent as 3 minutes ago.

28 posted on 11/06/2012 9:04:49 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: 1rudeboy
When I click the Search link, I get a blank page (Firefox) or an HTTP 403 Forbidden (IE).

Did you do a Search?

LOL! Good one.

29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:26 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: RobertClark; JohnHuang2
Have you seen or do you know what happened to a poster here on FR by the name John Huang2? Haven't seen anything by him for a long long time. He mostly was posting in the middle of the night for us here in Texas. He was sorta like Drudge, really early on many stories.
30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:07:18 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: geologist
He posted Monday morning, but has not posted much at all over the past year or so:

Link Here

You're right, he had a unique perspective on some pretty early reads.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:25:08 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I’m having the same problem. Can’t get my email on my PC but OK on my Apple IPAD2. Hopefully it’s temporary.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:56 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Freerepublic’s search was updated by the very same people who took the easy to use and accurate search that Windows XP had and “upgraded” to the inaccurate God knows what, where and who search feature Windows Vista and Seven now have.

So search is fine, you just don’t know how to index your drives properly. Signed - Mr. Microsoft Vendor


33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:25:51 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: RobertClark

Do you know what has happened to our tag lines?

They seem to be gone from our posts...


34 posted on 11/06/2012 12:13:59 PM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: smokingfrog
Whatever he did seems to have worked, but it also broke the search feature.

OK...it's not just me.

Yes, I'm logged in :)

35 posted on 11/06/2012 12:17:24 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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