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    wserra is offline Senior Member
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    Searches by Non-Members

    I thought I remembered seeing something here, so I tried to use the "search" function on a quick, non-logged-in visit. Can't do it. The board will only permit searches by logged-in members.

    I'm not sure if this was an intentional decision or just the vBulletin default. If the latter, a suggestion: allow searches by anyone, logged in or not. I don't see a downside to this setting, and Quatloos frequently gains new members when folks find something on a google, look into it by further searching the board, and like what they see.

    Peace out, guys.
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    littleroundman is offline Administrator
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    Re: Searches by Non-Members

    Hiya Wes,

    disabling the search function for visitors is done to prevent one of the known exploits used by DDoS attackers on vBulletin, IPB, phpBB, MyBB and SMF bulletin boards
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    Re: Searches by Non-Members

    LRM, I had been thinking of similar, when I view with my Kindle without being logged in many images don't display but must be clicked. Is it possible to enable this without effecting security?
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    wserra is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Searches by Non-Members

    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post
    disabling the search function for visitors is done to prevent one of the known exploits used by DDoS attackers on vBulletin, IPB, phpBB, MyBB and SMF bulletin boards
    Didn't know that.

    [EmilyLitella]Never mind.[/EmilyLitella]
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