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I first noticed this a while back. But it has yet to resolve itself.

When I click on the post feedback link in the 10k tools, it hangs for a while.
Then it gives me an error message:

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This page requires more privileges from my side. So, can't know, but kinda did work for me. –  Ashish Nitin Patil Dec 2 '13 at 19:44
    
You're right. I tried visiting the link while logged out. It gave me the correct message: "This page requires more privileges" –  Mysticial Dec 2 '13 at 19:46
    
Maybe try a different browser? Just to verify it's not just your problem since no one else seems to be commenting for verification. –  Ashish Nitin Patil Dec 2 '13 at 19:48
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@AshishNitinPatil I get the error message while logged in on both Firefox and Chrome. Both at work and at home. –  Mysticial Dec 2 '13 at 19:49
    
The link works on both Meta.SO and Space.SE. Sounds isolated to SO. –  Undo Dec 2 '13 at 20:00
    
@Undo You're right. It works on MSO and Anime.SE for me. Just not on SO. –  Mysticial Dec 2 '13 at 20:01

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

The way this is architected absolutely does not scale. It's also not something we want to put resources into fixing given opportunity cost and what it would take to refactor.

We will be removing the link in the next build and removing the page and code later in the week. I'm sorry that answer sucks, but it's just not an important feature to us, and it would take a significant time investment to fix.

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Removing it from SO only or all sites? –  3ventic Dec 3 '13 at 21:18
    
@3ventic likely all sites, it's a fairly significant database pain point (seriously, pivot tables) that has grown large enough to be an issue now. –  Nick Craver Dec 3 '13 at 22:37
    
That's a sour pill to swallow. Any chance for other bonus to 10K users instead? –  Shadow Wizard Dec 3 '13 at 23:07
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Are you taking away all the anonymous and low rep feedback (which is a good source of indication that random people from google are or are not finding what they are looking for when they hit a given question)? or just this interface to it (and redesigning said interface at some point in the not-determined future... like just showing it on the questions and answers themselves)? –  MichaelT Dec 3 '13 at 23:31
    
I'd like to see the anon feedback for a single post. Probably just up/downvotes, like the score. –  Johannes Kuhn Dec 4 '13 at 8:23
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@NickCraver pivot tables you say, I love pivots. :) I'll work on it. –  bluefeet Dec 4 '13 at 11:49
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@NickCraver I hope this isn't being removed entirely... I've left many a comment saying "you can click the helpful/not helpful" links. –  nhinkle Dec 4 '13 at 19:17
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@NickCraver But seriously, I am willing to try to fix the page instead of removing it. –  bluefeet Dec 6 '13 at 15:01
    
@bluefeet it's a backend database performance problem, not something easily solved. We can solve anything, but we have limited hours available and must prioritize things. –  Nick Craver Dec 6 '13 at 15:03
    
@nhinkle just the page, not the links - it's the aggregation queries that would need an overhaul caching, syncing, etc. that we're not willing to put the effort into. –  Nick Craver Dec 6 '13 at 15:03
    
Your answer sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....... have an upvote. –  Kermit Dec 6 '13 at 15:15
    
Huh... I think this is the first time I've even heard of this feature, even though I've had 10k on SO for almost a year. Kind of sad, really, I would've liked to see it while it still existed. :( At least this (kind of) answers another question I've had for a long time, namely "is that anonymous feedback data actually used for anything, or does it just go straight into the bit bucket?" –  Ilmari Karonen Dec 21 '13 at 17:02
    
Now that link works fine. Is this by design? –  hims056 Feb 28 at 12:16

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