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. Commented Dec 2, 2013 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
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 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. Commented Dec 2, 2013 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
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 19:49
  • The link works on both Meta.SO and Space.SE. Sounds isolated to SO.
    – Undo
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 20:00
  • @Undo You're right. It works on MSO and Anime.SE for me. Just not on SO.
    – Mysticial
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 20:01

3 Answers 3


It only took a little over 5 years for me to get around to fixing this, but this link has been put back under /tools and the page should be loading again.

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I spent a bit of time yesterday looking at the Post Feedback page and tried to optimize the queries. After refactoring things a bit, the query now runs in about 10 seconds versus the original 30-40 seconds that resulted in the time-out on that page. I'll monitor the performance on Stack Overflow and see if I need to make any more changes to help that page along.


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
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 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. Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:37
  • That's a sour pill to swallow. Any chance for other bonus to 10K users instead? Commented Dec 3, 2013 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)?
    – user213963
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 23:31
  • I'd like to see the anon feedback for a single post. Probably just up/downvotes, like the score. Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 8:23
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    @NickCraver pivot tables you say, I love pivots. :) I'll work on it.
    – Taryn
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 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
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 19:17
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    @NickCraver But seriously, I am willing to try to fix the page instead of removing it.
    – Taryn
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 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. Commented Dec 6, 2013 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. Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:03
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    Your answer sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....... have an upvote.
    – Kermit
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 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?" Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 17:02
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    Now that link works fine. Is this by design?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 12:16
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    The page is still around for stack overflow at least - however, there are no links to it from the 10k tools page
    – ert
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 4:27
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    @NickCraver it's been nearly 5 years, and the code is still there. But your answer causes feature-requests related to Post-Feedback to be closed. So, could you either update your answer and clarify that you'll keep the code (as a hidden feature, like /timeline), or either give a final coup-de-grace to this page and actually kill the availability of it to 10k users?
    – Cœur
    Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 8:54

This link still finely works anywhere, except Stack Overflow.

So, whatever reasons were to disable it, the page is still accessible there on any Stack site (works on beta site for me; confirmed to work on Meta; for me on other sites excluding SO (which gives "not found") and LH (which fully works, because I have required rep there) the page says "more privileges required").

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