In the Sci-fi & Fantasy SE chat room, we have a chat feed bot that posts new questions. However, it hasn't worked in several hours. The RSS feed it pulls from is updating, so the issue isn't on that end. And we're not alone in this either.

Can someone whack the chat feed bots, and get them working again?

  • This is also true of Gaming.
    – user168476
    Apr 20, 2015 at 3:43
  • Yes, a bit of Percussive Maintenance should do the trick!
    – Möoz
    Apr 20, 2015 at 4:28
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    The service that manages recurrent tasks seems to have stopped caring about chat.se. Trying to investigate why.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:54

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The service that handles recurring tasks (of which RSS feed fetching, but also removing inactive users, is an example), stopped working for chat.stackexchange.com after an API update; unfortunately it stopped in a way that looks like it's working fine, and thus didn't cause any errors to be reported.

Back to working now.

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    Suddenly a wave of site questions arrive in the ticker. Thanks! Apr 20, 2015 at 8:48

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