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.

  • Eh, Google still works. I've never been a particular fan of the SE/SO search engine.
    – nneonneo
    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:17
  • Nick is on the case... Mar 11, 2013 at 12:57
  • Seems to be fixed now. Mar 11, 2013 at 16:22

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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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