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is there anything wrong with the Active Discussion? i clicked it and it gives me a error message...please advise!
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Thanks - I have mentioned this in the chat but will post here too.

Search and other search related features (tags, active posts, self posts, etc) are currently inactive due to an attack we experienced this morning. It was exploiting a weakness in PHPBB forum software that we use and took down the site for about 1 minute (denial of service attack). This happened twice during an interval of a few minutes and the third time we disabled search to prevent the server from becoming unresponsive. We are looking to patch the exploit and will enable search right after. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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I am getting the same error, when it will be back.?
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Hi I am getting this message while searching: "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system".

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"Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" - this is the message i am getting when trying to access content. is it because of the same problem again? Any idea when would the functionality be back on? Thanks
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"Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system" - i am getting this when trying to access content. Please help
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I too am receiving this very same error :(
I thought it was only with my account :roll: But good to know nothing's wrong with my individual account permissions, if everybody is getting this same error :-D
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getting the same issue :(
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Hello. The post you found is from 2010 but we are having the same issue as we have had 6 years ago.... there is a Denial of Service attack in progress that started about 8 hours ago, focused on search. We have been banning IP Addresses and doing other things; however, we are only being reactive in that case. As the result, we had to disable search-related functionality to keep the site up and running.


We will re-enable search-related features either when the attack stops or once we have been able to write code preventing flooding of the search system, which will happen sometime on Monday. So.... worst case scenario, it will have to wait till Monday.

Sorry about this and appreciate your understanding.
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