45 Second Wait

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    Life has been busy lately. I don't have much time to stop in to AN Central, but when I do, I'm finding myself very frustrated by changes to the site.

    When I click on "What's New," I often get a message that there are no new threads to view, Click Here for those updated within the last 24 hours. Upon clicking here, I'm told that I must wait 45 seconds between searches. Didn't it used to be a shorter time interval? I'll admit I'm impatient, but 45 seconds of downtime seems like an eternity. Tonight, I opened a new tab and looked at another site for a minute to kill the time, but when I came back to AN Central, I got the same 45 second wait message, even though I remained on the site in my open window.

    It's becoming so cumbersome to quickly peruse threads that I'm tempted not to bother.

    Anyone else with the same experience?

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    Mine says "35 second wait". As silly as it sounds that is a long time to wait between going between threads.

    It's a good question Jolie. I don't have the answer but I'm sure a mod will come by soon and help us out.
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    And more than once today, I have gotten this message: there is a 45 second wait, please try again in 72 seconds. or 57 seconds, or 65 seconds.

    Now THAT makes no sense at all. I thought 30 seconds was bad, but this 45 seconds is rediculous.

    And does anybody even know why it's like that?
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    I only run into that timer if I try to do the "What's new" or "Last 24 hrs." I can meander back and forth amongst all my "Favorites" without running into it. I just click on one of my favorite headings and the posts are arranged in chronological order. I only occasionally use the "what's new" button to see if there is some "action" on any of the topics that I don't have under my favorites. But generally, if I want some "action" I just go find Steph. (I mean action on AN; since she's often in the thick of it.)
    Last edit by Kolohe99 on Jun 30, '11 : Reason: typo
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    the search function is a hog resource which is why we place limits on it

    However, I dropped the flood check time to 35 from 45 seconds (GLOBALLY).
    (this may change back depending on how the servers manage the traffic)

    On the What's New function I dropped the flood check time to 30 vs 35 seconds.
    sharpeimom and Jolie like this.
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    Here's the message I just got: I'ts 7 02 am on the sets coast.

    This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between searches. Please try again in 76 seconds.
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    Quote from Joe V
    the search function is a hog resource which is why we place limits on it

    However, I dropped the flood check time to 35 from 45 seconds (GLOBALLY).
    (this may change back depending on how the servers manage the traffic)

    On the What's New function I dropped the flood check time to 30 vs 35 seconds.
    Thanks Joe - I'm not a computer expert but I trust ya.

    steph
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    I just thought of another thing you could do, Jolie, to avoid the wait message. If you clicked on "What's New", then went to a short thread and read it and wanted to go to another one, do it like this: Instead of going forward, click the back button on your browser. The list will be there again and it just won't show the thread you just viewed as being read. But even as forgetful as I'm getting, I can usually remember the thread I just got done reading.

    Then, after reading enough threads that the timer has expired, you can click on the "What's New" button again.

    Just a thought to help lower your frustration level. I really hate to see a frustrated woman.....at any time. (But especially when she's frustrated at me. )
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    Quote from Kolohe99
    I just thought of another thing you could do, Jolie, to avoid the wait message. If you clicked on "What's New", then went to a short thread and read it and wanted to go to another one, do it like this: Instead of going forward, click the back button on your browser. The list will be there again and it just won't show the thread you just viewed as being read. But even as forgetful as I'm getting, I can usually remember the thread I just got done reading.

    Then, after reading enough threads that the timer has expired, you can click on the "What's New" button again.

    Just a thought to help lower your frustration level. I really hate to see a frustrated woman.....at any time. (But especially when she's frustrated at me. )
    That's exactly what I started doing quite a while ago..

    But I am still getting the message that there's a 30 second wait, please check again in 41 seconds. So far, I'd had 5 of these where the check back again time is greater than the 30 second limit. There's got to a glitch in there somewhere.
    Jolie likes this.
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    it sure sounds like a bug

    what kind of search are you doing when getting this message? What's New?

    just need something concrete to pinpoint the problem


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