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The search box on Board and Card Games is turning up empty results, even for obvious searches. It's been that way for at least an hour.

Using square brackets to search by tag still seems to be working.

Are any other sites experiencing this? We've raised this on our meta, but I'm re-raising here for visibility, since this is a major loss of functionality, and other sites may be affected.

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Eh, Google still works. I've never been a particular fan of the SE/SO search engine. – nneonneo Mar 11 '13 at 7:17
Nick is on the case... – Marc Gravell Mar 11 '13 at 12:57
Seems to be fixed now. – ire_and_curses Mar 11 '13 at 16:22
up vote 2 down vote accepted

There was a shard issue here when this occurred, it has been fixed and a few measures to prevent it from happening again.

I have also added heavy elastic monitoring to our internal status dashboard so we can identify and fix this kind of thing (or any shard issue) very quickly in the future...without manually digging in the logs of every search node in our cluster.

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Did this hit SO too? – Flexo Mar 24 '13 at 10:35
@Flexo - URL searches are case sensitive: try this – Nick Craver Mar 24 '13 at 16:40
They didn't used to be according to the answer on:…, if you skip the quotes.… works still too. – Flexo Mar 24 '13 at 16:41
@Flexo - that was never intended behavior, URLs are case sensitive so we treat them that way. You could argue that domain names are not (and you'd be correct), but we don't have that level of control on the search at the moment. – Nick Craver Mar 24 '13 at 16:44

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