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Hello everyone,

It turns out the recent occurrences of site slowness appears to be due to the search engine.

The processes which keep the word list updated with regard to post editing and deleting is the main culprit, and that can't be shut off without having to re-index the entire text of the database, and searches would not be accurate without those processes. The last time we re-indexed the database it took a complete weekend going around the clock, and it meant shutting down the Café during that entire time as well.

I will not be taking any direct action on this until I speak to Steve, who is away at a conference right now. At that time we will decide how to proceed. I don't want to take any rash action, as I do not want to lose any features the search engine has. There aren't many forum search engines which offer exact phrase searches, and I don't think there is anyone here who would want to lose that.

So, please be patient as we work this out. I will be making a suggestion to the staff which, I hope, will reduce the frequency of the periods of slowness, but please feel free to post here in this topic if you run into a period of slowness. If you do, and the slowness isn't at the time you posted, please include the time of the slowness in your post.

Thanks everyone!
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Profile of TOM WIESE

I have read your commnet in regards to the slowness of the search engine. However my concern is that I no longer have a search box. The search field is missing all together. Please help.

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New Jersey
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Dave V
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Las Vegas, NV
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Tom and John,
The way I read Gene's message(s) he's removed the Search box until the problem can be addressed. Now that he knows where the problem lies, there's no sense in making things worse by letting the problem continue.

Gene's a smart guy. It'll come back, better than ever.
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Phila Metro Area
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Profile of cinemagician
YES that's right guys. There is no search box right now.
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Profile of coupcoupdaddy
Good luck, Gene! Thanks for all you do.
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Cooperstown, NY where bats are made from
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By the way, thanks Gene for all your efforts making The Magic Café such a great site.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Profile of magicman226
I don't know if this has to do with the search engine, but I can't view my posts from the last 30 days in my profile.

Thanks for the hard work!
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Profile of gdomeier
I also noticed the "view my posts" for the last 30 days link is missing.
Mary B.
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Howard City, Michigan
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Yes, the "view posts" links are connected with the search engine, so those are temporarily shut down as well.
Glenn Watson
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Profile of Glenn Watson
Mary, your dog keeps barking. I think it needs to go out.
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Mary B.
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Howard City, Michigan
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Jake's just saying "hello" to everyone, that's all. If he needed to go out, he'd be sitting by the door waiting for someone to notice. Smile
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Profile of fib
What will I do if I can't search? Perhaps I can find. Perhaps we can all go outside and find something. Instead of all this incessant searching.

Thank you, Magic Café, for helping me understand that what I was searching for -- was in my backyard all the time.
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