In How does Stack Overflow implement its search indexing? it's mentioned that the post indexing cycle

... runs every 30 seconds on stackoverflow.com and here, 5 minutes for all other main sites, and 10 minutes for child metas.

On TeX.SE the post looking for Latex editor with good structure tree layout view that can handle verbatim (asked Jan 1, 2014) contains the word TexMaker:

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However, searching for questions containing texmaker yields the latest result from Dec 19th, 2013 (15 days ago):

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Has the indexing procedure changed? Or what's going on here?

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    That leaves us at the mercy of google
    – rene
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 21:30

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Ok so those indexing times are correct, this was a different issue. You may have noticed before the holidays that TeX was read-only for the better part of a day while I did some very fun database maintenance. For some reason I can't explain (it predates me working for Stack), TeX and its meta (and only those) databases had a case insensitive collation. Changing that is somewhat of a pain in the ass, hence the read-only mode for a while.

Doing that caused some other ripples with search that needed a fresh indexing pass (from scratch) to really fix. That has just been performed. It should operate correctly going forward.

  • Can't remember, was "It was like that when I got here!" Homer or Bart?
    – AakashM
    Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 12:13

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