Search overloaded?

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Search overloaded?

#1 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:22 am

I got this just now, repeatedly. Is something amiss?

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Re: Search overloaded?

#2 Post by __philippe » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:40 am

Same here, when attempting forums search. :o

Yet, searching freeware entries from TPFC main page works fine... :roll:

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Re: Search overloaded?

#3 Post by thepiney » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:46 pm

webfork wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am
I'm pleased to report that you can now use our search from within duckduckgo.com via the !pfw keyword. In other words, it's a shortcut to quickly access our site's search entry from DuckDuckGo. So if you have their service as your default search engine, all you need to do is type:

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!pfw <search term>
... to see results from our site.

Interestingly, we're the only site with that functionality under the 'freeware' keyword:

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Note that portableapps.com has one as well: !papps.

Could it be related to this post/thread?

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Re: Search overloaded?

#4 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:05 am

Ding-A-Ling wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:09 am
Referring to PortableFreeware on DuckDuckGo: !pfw
thepiney wrote: Could it be related to this post/thread?
I'm not sure, but I doubt it: the "!pfw" search in DuckDuckGo just directs to the search of TPFC catalogue and not a search of the Forum.
Catalog search also performs a forum search to show related threads. (It's a small "forum topics matching your query" box that you may have missed.)
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Re: Search overloaded?

#5 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:50 pm

thepiney wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Could it be related to this post/thread?
Unknown - I'll ping Andrew about it

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Re: Search overloaded?

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 pm

I suspect the database server went rogue. It totally stopped accepting connections 2 day ago.

After restarting the db server, things seem to be back to normal now.

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Re: Search overloaded?

#7 Post by webfork » Thu May 02, 2019 6:25 pm

Andrew Lee wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 pm
I suspect the database server went rogue. It totally stopped accepting connections 2 day ago.

After restarting the db server, things seem to be back to normal now.
Thanks for checking on that

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Re: Search overloaded?

#8 Post by Midas » Fri May 03, 2019 6:36 am

Thanks. An attempted attack, perhaps? Back to my lookout for rogues... :mrgreen:

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