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Searching any Stack Exchange chatroom doesn't seem to work at the moment.

For example, the word "this" certainly appears in The Nineteenth Byte but

https://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=this&room=240

results in 0 messages found for me.

Even with the user specified there are no results:

https://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=hello&user=118010&room=1

Yet user 118010 (FOX 9000) literally just said hello in the Sandbox.

I'm not the only one having this problem.

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    We're aware and it's currently being investigated. – Taryn May 24 '16 at 20:53
  • Yeah, it happens once in a while, think it's at least the third time in the last year or so. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard May 24 '16 at 20:55
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    Now it only produces results from before 2014 – Wad Cheber May 24 '16 at 22:07
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    status-incomplete – Wad Cheber May 25 '16 at 2:05
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    Current results are from 2015 and earlier - 11pm EST – DVK May 25 '16 at 3:08
  • There's probably a lot more chat indexing to do than they realised. Give it a little longer and it should index all fine :) – Quill May 25 '16 at 3:42
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    @Quill actually it's stuck in April 2015. Most likely something broke. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard May 25 '16 at 10:13
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    Marked complete, but still doesn't work for any searches, for certain chat rooms. I can search for some words, in all rooms, but even something like "the" comes up with 0 results in all rooms. (The search in the OP for "this" still doesn't work, either) – Khale_Kitha May 25 '16 at 16:09
  • @Khale_Kitha The devs are aware and are working on it. – Taryn May 25 '16 at 17:11
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    @bluefeet It's still rather misleading that this is marked as complete when it's not. – Calvin's Hobbies May 26 '16 at 18:00
  • @bluefeet Are you sure this is all fixed? "this" still gives 0 results and "egg" is wonky and inconsistent – Calvin's Hobbies Mar 26 '17 at 19:46
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I don't know where the analyzer config went for that specific index, but it was missing. We're rebuilding the chat-stackexchange index, which will take some time to complete (probably under an hour or so?). Once that's done, searches should be fine again.

  • Found the analyzer config, it's just in front of you! i.stack.imgur.com/ienkt.jpg :-D – Shadow The Dragon Wizard May 24 '16 at 21:55
  • @ShadowWizard Nah, that's the kool-aid. – Adam Lear May 24 '16 at 21:56
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    It's been about 2 hours and chat search is still not fully working :/ – Calvin's Hobbies May 24 '16 at 23:45
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    @Adam maybe better put the status-completed tag only after the index rebuild is complete? After all, the rebuild might fail, or take long hours during which the bug isn't 100% fixed just yet. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard May 25 '16 at 6:15
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    Still no results past April 2015, 16 hours later. – Isaac Moses May 25 '16 at 13:39
  • Hmm. That sounds like a new/different issue. I'm out today, but I'll ping someone to take a look. – Adam Lear May 25 '16 at 14:28
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    Nick says it should be all good now. – Adam Lear May 25 '16 at 17:59
  • @AdamLear Are you sure this is all fixed? "this" still gives 0 results and "egg" is wonky and inconsistent – Calvin's Hobbies Mar 26 '17 at 19:46
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    @HelkaHomba It was fixed. Possible that something's broken again, though. It's been almost a year since this answer. – Adam Lear Mar 27 '17 at 15:43

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