a dozen pages of threads!

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  1. shecky Guest

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    i check MR a few times a day, but not always as the same time of day. no matter when i check it, so long as it has been a few hours since i last checked it, i always see exactly 12 new pages of threads. not 10, not 18, but 12. every time. ill check it after i get up in the AM and before is start working, 12 pages. after i get back from teaching, 12 pages. etc...

    at first i thought i was just more regular than i figured i was, but there is no way i am THAT lucky to catch the forum at exactly 12 pages of new threads every time.

    anyone else noticing this? or did i just forget to take my meds again :confused:
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You are seeing the results of a forum search, and for performance reasons search results are limited to the most recent 300 threads or 300 posts (depending on the type of search). At 25 per page, that's 12 pages.
     
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  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    But this was recently changed -- it used to be 20 pages. Unfortunately this change now causes many of the less busy threads to die prematurely.
     
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    I think the change from 500 (20 pages) to 300 (12 pages) was made last November.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Sounds like recently to me. ;)

    The change seems to have occurred around the time the servers were overhauled. I'd really be interested to know why it was done.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    no real reason, just defaults.

    I upped the #

    arn
     

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