The newest questions page seems to be caching for much longer than it used to (multiple minutes - sometimes more than 10 minutes).

I have seen this happen when the site updates, but it has been like that for a while now.

Was the cache expiration changed to expire less often? Is there an infrastructure issue here?

BTW - I am using 50 results per page.

Please reduce it to the more friendly 1 minute/30 seconds (or so) that it was.

Update: A guess here, but it looks like it caches a page until a pagefull of newer results come in.

  • Pretty sure it's supposed to be 30 seconds. – asawyer Sep 18 '12 at 13:31
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    @asawyer - Yeah. But I am seeing it going to up to 12 minutes at a time. – Oded Sep 18 '12 at 13:32
  • I am seeing it too, since last night. – Sergey Kalinichenko Sep 18 '12 at 13:52
  • I just noticed this too; as of right now, the "Newest" question is 18 mins old, with 15 questions per page. I'm pretty sure a new question has been asked in the last 18 minutes. – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir Sep 18 '12 at 15:02
  • @LittleBobbyTables - If you look at the home page, you will see that indeed there are such questions... – Oded Sep 18 '12 at 15:13
  • Seems to be the worst on per site Metas – Ben Brocka Sep 18 '12 at 15:30
  • @BenBrocka - They already had a much longer cache expiry, guess whatever bug this is just exacerbated it. – Oded Sep 18 '12 at 15:37
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    The "newest" has been sitting idle for 20 minutes! I feel for the poor guy who posted a bad question that's stuck at the top of the queue, collecting negative votes at an increasing speed. – Sergey Kalinichenko Sep 18 '12 at 15:41
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    As a side note, it would be nice if admins either acknowledged the problem in the comments, or said that they cannot reproduce it. I hope this is not the new behavior, though :) – Sergey Kalinichenko Sep 18 '12 at 15:43
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    @dasblinkenlight they've replied, the comment will appear whenever the cache expires – Ben Brocka Sep 18 '12 at 15:45
  • @BenBrocka LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL – Sergey Kalinichenko Sep 18 '12 at 15:47
  • Same to me, the newest question on the list is from 35 minutes ago :-s – Claudio Redi Sep 18 '12 at 16:28
  • When I saw your tweet, I checked and the questions were out of date for me too. Some refreshes later and newer question appeared again. – Ikke Sep 18 '12 at 16:52
  • :-). Just a point I'm noticing this as well and I'm in London as is Oded in the linked question, which implies something. Maybe SE is having trouble with their European facing arm. And sorry, you edited your question as I was VTCing... – ben is uǝq backwards Sep 18 '12 at 16:52
  • I'm having the same issue, but in West Coast US. About 50% of my page loads are roughly one hour out of date. – Reed Copsey Sep 18 '12 at 17:31

We have disabled the remote tag engine which handles all of our requests for tag lists. We will take a look at it!

We have tracked this down and pushed a fix - the developer responsible will be our default selection on our internal wheel of blame :)

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    You could always just blame Tim Stone. Everyone else is doing it. – Josh Darnell Sep 18 '12 at 18:11

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