Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Tech198, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 604

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    When doing a search on Macrumors (when the user is *not* logged in currently), previously, the user also had to enter a capcha, which was occasionally hard on the eyes, but that, being the idea, you could also argue it may have not worked, but any security is better than nothing.

    Why did they remove it ? and will they bring it, or something (else) back?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I rarely browse the site without being logged in, so I don't know when it was removed. I'm guessing it was removed when the New Search Engine was installed. Since searches are now indexed better, it may not be as important to keep a computer from making many quick searches and slowing down the MR servers.
  3. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    The issue was to prevent rapid-fire bot searches that could bog down the server. With the new faster search engine, we've disabled it.


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