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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2018 9:50 p.m. PST

On Monday, our main forum slowed to a crawl, and it became almost impossible to post new topics for a while.

I thought it might be the Chinese script kiddies at it again (we had some incidents with them in 2017), so I did some testing. One of the things I tried was to shut down the ability to search the forums… and to my surprise, this took a great deal of stress off the database, which in turn made the bugs much, much less frequent!

As it turns out, it isn't the Chinese script kiddies this time at all. It's just another issue of website growth and increased traffic.

I am going to leave forum searches disabled for a while, as I run further tests and rummage through the code.

rustymusket11 Jan 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

Thanks, Bill.

Legion 411 Jan 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Well at least it is fixed … the net, computers, etc., is still like magic to me …

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

In the meantime, try using Google. You can search TMP using Google thusly:

"bricole site:theminiaturespage.com"

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Jan 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

You can also search by using: theminiaturespage(dot)com:bricole

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

I always use Google to search TMP anyway. It's much faster and more accurate. Just put in "TMP" plus your search…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

Lol. I've been using Google too.

Dan

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

I'm with Legion 4. It's all magic to me. I appreciate Bill's efforts.

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