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Old 02-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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We are very sorry to announce...

The 'search' feature of this site has now been limited to registered members only.

It had to be disabled due to abuse!! These abusers have ruined it for everyone.

 
Old 02-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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If you are a premium member and are seeing this page, try the following:

1) If you are logged into your premium account, try logging out.... then clearing your browsers' cookies and cache, and then log back into your premium account.

2) Make sure you are actually logged into a "premium" account, and not a free account.
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 AM   #3
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Users have been asking "How can someone possibly *abuse* a search engine?"

Other than the obvious (copyright infringes), we were experiencing massive abuse of the search feature in the following ways:

- People fake naming files in order to get downloads of their malicious software.
- Naming a file with a popular name, that was actually a different file telling people to go to a website where they earn money for sending traffic.

By limiting the search feature to paid members only, we greatly deter abusers who are just out to make a quick buck off of legitimate users, and dissuade people with malicious intent.
 

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