Waiting between searches?

  1. I recently noticed a message telling me to wait for 5 seconds between successive searches. Has it always been like this? I don't remember seeing this before. Or is this a new feature added to handle server traffic?

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  3. CompuChip

    CompuChip 4,297
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    Yep, it has been (although it may have been 10 or 30 seconds a long time ago).
    Especially annoying if your search yields nothing and you want to remove one of the search terms, or if you made a typo :-)
  4. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    I remember getting similar messages.
  5. So nothing's wrong.....
    Thanks people
  6. robphy

    robphy 4,424
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  7. jtbell

    Staff: Mentor

    Note that this option was fairly recently added under the "Search" link in the top bar on every page.
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