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    "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Hi - I'm frequently away from the forum for days at a time. When I return, I'd like to be able to search for a list of the posts that I haven't read yet.

    When I search for "Recent Posts" I *always* get an error message telling me that I must wait five seconds between search requests, no matter how long I wait between searches.

    When I search for "New Posts", I always get "Sorry, there are no new posts to view."

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Hi Tim,

    Until we get it figured out, you can also see recent posts in the live news feed pinned to the top of the Local Search News forum - Post #2. Or by clicking the RSS feed in the sidebar.

    Is this via desktop or mobile?
    Logged in or out?
    What browser?

    It's always been like that? Or did it start recently, because we've never had any other complaints and with so many regulars you'd think folks would let us know.

    It happened to me once, but I think it was logged out via Chrome.

    Anyone else having that problem???

    After you reply to the Qs above, then I'll ping David and he'll have something to go on.
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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Is this via desktop or mobile? - desktop
    Logged in or out? - logged in
    What browser? - chrome (windows)

    It's always been like that? Or did it start recently, because we've never had any other complaints and with so many regulars you'd think folks would let us know.
    -just started recently (past few weeks)

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    Thanks!

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    ...and now it seems like "new posts" is working again. Wierd.

    The only thing I know to mention is that this started working again after I clicked on the "Notifications" tab in the upper right and viewed the "thanks" and "likes" screens for which it provided me some links.

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Here's more perhaps helpful information, perhaps meaningless:

    I clicked on the "Notifications" tab again, when it was *not* "lit up" with orange coloring, meaning that there were no new likes or thanks waiting for me. Then, I clicked on "Recent Posts" a number of times, waiting ten or more seconds between each attempt, and every one of them produces this error message:

    vBulletin Message
    This forum requires that you wait 5 seconds between searches. Please try again in 1 seconds.

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Thanks Tim, sorry for delay. Thanks for the extra details.

    I'll ping David my tech admin and ask him to take a look.
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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Repeated clicks on any of the "search" functions will bring up that built-in vBulletin error message, which is designed to prevent a DDoS type of bombardment of SQL requests which might bring down the SQL server. This will occur with any browser.

    That said, I have seen a pattern of issues like this with Chrome and vBulletin forums. My best guess is that it has to do with how Chrome uses cookies.

    Try accessing the forum using a different browser like Firefox or IE or Edge. If that works, it will confirm that the problem is with Chrome.

    Regardless of the results with different browsers, delete the cookies for Chrome:

    1. log out manually from the forum
    2. from the Chrome browser, delete all cookies for localsearchforum.com
    3. log back into the forum and try the search again


    Let me know what happens with both the different browser and with the cookie clearing process.

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Quote Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
    ...Try accessing the forum using a different browser like Firefox or IE or Edge. If that works, it will confirm that the problem is with Chrome.

    Regardless of the results with different browsers, delete the cookies for Chrome:

    1. log out manually from the forum
    2. from the Chrome browser, delete all cookies for localsearchforum.com
    3. log back into the forum and try the search again


    Let me know what happens with both the different browser and with the cookie clearing process.
    Logging in with FireFox, it seems like the problem is solved. Back in Chrome, following the three steps that you described did not solve the problem.

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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Thank you for the feedback. I'll try to do some further research re: Chrome


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    Re: "Recent Posts" and "New Posts" don't work for me

    Tim, I've made some changes to those links.

    See if they resolve your issue:

    1. manually log out
    2. delete browser cache/history
    3. log back in try Recent Posts or New Posts (just click once, or wait at least 15 seconds before you click the links again)


    Let me know if this works.

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