Whenever I want to answer some questions on Stack Overflow, I rely on this FILTER that I've made in Stack Exchange.

But now, it gives me the following error every time:

Oops! An error occurred while fetching questions for this filter.

Detailed information about this error has automatically been recorded, and developers have been notified

This has been going on for quite some time (more than 2 weeks) and that's why I decided to post it here, what should I do?

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    I'm getting the error as well. – yannis Feb 6 '12 at 9:31
  • I don't have the error on hot and activity. Only on newest or no answers. – aF. Feb 6 '12 at 9:32
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    Ah, interesting. I'm only getting the error on the no answers tab. – Mat Feb 6 '12 at 9:40

Stack Exchange has outgrown our current filters architecture, so many large filters (and even some not-so-large ones) are timing out and resulting in this error. We're working on a new implementation to fix these issues.

edit: We made some optimizations to our SQL query so largish queries such as this one are finishing in a reasonable amount of time now.

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