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Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by fishycat » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:14 am

Something got changed and I hope it was just an accident, because I really like that function and am used to it.

Can we get it back, please? :)

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Re: Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by Sanqui » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:30 pm

I've limited some features available to bots and guests due to higher load on the forums. Is it a lot of trouble for you to simply log in? :)
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Re: Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by fishycat » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:28 am

Hey Sanqui, thanks for reply. It's not a problem at all to log in, just me being lazy :D

Is it such a big impact when for example the active topics is available for guests?

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Re: Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by Sanqui » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:35 am

fishycat wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:28 am
Hey Sanqui, thanks for reply. It's not a problem at all to log in, just me being lazy :D

Is it such a big impact when for example the active topics is available for guests?
Due to how phpBB is set up, it counts as a search, and I've disabled searches in general for guests and bots. (I also removed some logic that tells apart guests and bots because it was actually causing a lot of unnecessary load...)

I might try to bring the feature back for guests when I consider the performance stable enough to play with it again :)
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Re: Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by Beefy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:23 pm

Hey Sanqui,

I, as a former "Guest" had to
  • Find this thread (which would have been easier with the former behaviour ;) )
  • Logged in on factorio.com assuming this would also log me in to the forum (yeah, maybe a weird expectation, but I've seen other games that do that)
  • Tried to log in to the forum only to realize that I was not registered here yet
  • Registered an acount, while failing the stupid Google ReCaptcha twice (that tiny dot in the distance is supposed to be a BOAT, Google? Seriously?!)
  • Had to fish the account verification mail out of my spam folder
  • Logged in and clicked on this thread
All just to post, that I really liked the "active topics" feature and used it a lot. I can only speak for myself, but other guests might have used it a lot, too and are now just too lazy to fulfill the steps above. I understand why you had to make the change, just wanted to put in my perspective.

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Re: Missing "active topics" in Quick links when logged out

Post by Jap2.0 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 pm

Sanqui wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:35 am
fishycat wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:28 am
Hey Sanqui, thanks for reply. It's not a problem at all to log in, just me being lazy :D

Is it such a big impact when for example the active topics is available for guests?
Due to how phpBB is set up, it counts as a search, and I've disabled searches in general for guests and bots. (I also removed some logic that tells apart guests and bots because it was actually causing a lot of unnecessary load...)

I might try to bring the feature back for guests when I consider the performance stable enough to play with it again :)
Now I'm kind of curious whether "Your posts" searches the entire forum's history for your posts, as that appears to be a search as well.
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