View Poll Results: Should the search validator be taken off?

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Where did THAT come from?!

This is a discussion on Where did THAT come from?! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Now why did THAT have to be added? About half of the time it says that I put in an ...

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    Exclamation Where did THAT come from?!

    Now why did THAT have to be added?
    About half of the time it says that I put in an invalid code; let alone this, even having it there discouriges me from wanting to use it. And I think that newbies will agree, causing more questions that have already been answerd a gazzillion times to be posted.
    Please voice your opinion.

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    >> ??? What are you referring to? "Why did that
    >> have to be added" - what is this thing "added"?

    Yeah, sorry about that. Try to search the forums. See the colorful image?
    Last edited by Queatrix; 05-02-2007 at 03:24 PM.

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    ??? What are you referring to? "Why did that have to be added" - what is this thing "added"?

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    Fixed.

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    I don't see a search validator.

    I also don't see a public poll.

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    I don't see a "colorful image", either, nor a public poll.
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    Stink! I forgot to make it public. ... Oh well.

    Neat, it's only there when you'r not logged in.

    This was another waste..

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    > even having it there discouriges me from wanting to use it.

    I think most of the board will agree that anything that discourages you from using the board is a good thing

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    The code in the image that they showed you is case sensitive, Queatrix.

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    > Try to search the forums. See the colorful image?

    No? It looks fine to me

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    I don't see anything. I just tried a random search for "realloc array" without the quotes and for messages having at least 1 reply, within the C programming board, but I didn't see anything odd or unusual, and even clicking on some of the links doesn't have anything odd or unusual. Either the problem is fixed or I'm maybe just a lucky one. I'm still not sure what you're referring to.

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    Did you even see my last post?

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    Maybe if the thread or your posts made any sense to someone who wasn't a mindreader, you'd get a little more positive response.

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    Okay then, I will say it again more clearly...

    I just found out that it's only there when you're not logged in.

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    What you're talking about is called a Captcha. Personally I think that captchas are a good thing, although it heavily depends on the method used. I absolutely HATE captchas where I need three tries myself because the letters were simply not readable.

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    Oh, you mean that thing with text on it mixed in with an image having a complex background? If so, then it's likely to prevent spambots from using the search feature and prevent the server from being bogged down. If that's the case, then I like the addition of the feature because it means a faster forum and faster transfer times.

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