Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

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    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    In an effort to optimize the board, we have disabled the ability to search for non-members. TDH is happy to help anyone it can and is a resource to all, but we feel it is important that we give those who have taken the time to register the best service we can. By eliminating the search function for non-members, more server resources will be available to registered members, giving registered members a speedier experience and encouraging non-members to join the board!

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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    now if we could just get new members to use the search function.

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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    sweet uhh what constitutes being a member?
    I have posted here a lot. for the past 2 years am I a member?

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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    A "member" is simply someone who has taken the time to sign up on the board. In your case, you have been a member since May of 2006.

    This is but the first step in a number of future efforts to not only reward those who are members but to also reward those actively contribute to the board. These future steps will help steer the board and ensure it is kept on course as well as helping new members understand how we operate and what is expected of them before they have the ability to post.

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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    As a web developer/programmer my only concern would be a tun of accounts that get created and abandoned.

    Is there anything in place to remove old accounts that are dormant? Less than x amount of posts without login for x amount of days?

    I only mention it as I have been on boards and had my usual 'handle' taken, only to look the person up, and find out they had 1 post, 3 years ago.

    Cheers though, on all of the admins efforts to improve the community. This is truely one of the best places to spend your time online.

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    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    We do prune members who have signed up but haven't posted or been active within a certain amount of time.

    Stormrider said: View Post
    As a web developer/programmer my only concern would be a tun of accounts that get created and abandoned.

    Is there anything in place to remove old accounts that are dormant? Less than x amount of posts without login for x amount of days?

    I only mention it as I have been on boards and had my usual 'handle' taken, only to look the person up, and find out they had 1 post, 3 years ago.

    Cheers though, on all of the admins efforts to improve the community. This is truely one of the best places to spend your time online.

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    Re: Search Ability Limited to Registered Members

    Awesome, good looking out

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