So, the latest question here on Meta prompted me to do a quick search for "code review". Everything looked all fine and dandy until I switched to the votes tab, where I was prompted with this nice book of text on my screen:

A trip to the library
Click here for expanded version.

What did I break? o.o I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to be presented with that much text.

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    Not sure that the FAQ portion about books applies here or not. – Oded Mar 31 '13 at 15:46
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    Just lucky with the sort order. If you look at the other sorts, the particular questions look just as bookish. – Oded Mar 31 '13 at 15:59
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    Initial tests point to a bug in elasticsearch here - I'll try and pin it down. – Nick Craver Apr 1 '13 at 0:35
  • @Nick any updates? Reproduced by searching for "Stack Overflow" if it's of any help. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 11 '13 at 21:49
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    We just encountered this on Maths.SE as well. – Lord_Farin Sep 17 '13 at 13:01
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    Encountered this on SO by using this search then clicking to the last page of results and iterating backward. – Esoteric Screen Name Jan 7 '14 at 20:14
  • still happening after the last elasticsearch upgrade – m0sa Dec 23 '14 at 11:18
  • Looks like it's fixed now...? meta.stackexchange.com/… – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ May 5 '15 at 20:02
  • Is this related? @Nick – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jan 31 '17 at 7:35

Closing the loop on this - indeed Elastic did nasty, terrible, evil, unconscionable, unspeakable things that scared young children, horrified the bravest of us, and made it hard to sleep at night and...wait, no, it still does all those things.

The snippet length crazy was fixed in a subsequent upgrade though.

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