Arch Linux

Please read this before reporting a bug:

Do NOT report bugs when a package is just outdated, or it is in Unsupported. Use the 'flag out of date' link on the package page, or the Mailing List.

REPEAT: Do NOT report bugs for outdated packages!

FS#22739 - {bbs} Reduce interval between searches

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Xyne (Xyne) - Thursday, 03 February 2011, 21:17 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 16 June 2012, 08:04 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


The forum search form requires the user to wait 30 seconds between searches. It is very frustrating to use when the first result returns no (relevant) hits.

Given how often users are directed to search the forum, it should be as useful as possible. Making it a frustrating experience reduces its utility. I understand that you have to balance the load on the server, but I hope that it can be decreased to 5 or 10 seconds, if not eliminated entirely.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 16 June 2012, 08:04 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Search in FlySpray is too crap to remove this limitation
Comment by Heiko Baums (cyberpatrol) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 00:42 GMT
I second this. Meanwhile the interval is increased to 60 seconds which is more than annoying. I would understand if it's restricted to every 10 or 15 seconds, but 60 seconds is definitely far too long.
Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 00:50 GMT
At least 30 seconds have to pass between searches. Please wait a while and try searching again.

This is what I'm seeing and I measured - it's true.
Comment by Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 01:09 GMT
I encounter this almost every time I search the bbs.
Maybe I want to add some additional keywords or take some out, or change my query a bit.
I think the general use of the search box is this: user rarely uses search box, but when he does, he searches 2-5x's in quick succession. It would be nice if the search reflected this.
How about limiting it to 5 queries every minute?
Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Sunday, 21 August 2011, 01:12 GMT
I seldom use the forum search, I use Google so I don't care ;P
Comment by Heiko Baums (cyberpatrol) - Saturday, 10 September 2011, 02:07 GMT
Could someone, please, change Severity to a higher level? This is really annoying and a real waste of time if somebody needs to quickly search for a problem resp. its solution.
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 20:06 GMT
Solution: type " <keywords>" into google.

Better indexing, faster results, no timeout, no risk of our server keeling over because of the insane joins that FluxBB's built in search does.

Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 20:07 GMT
search is very problematic in fluxbb.