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This may be something to do with the recent downtime and relocation of SE servers to Colorado; I think that was around the time I started noticing problems.

Chat search is broken, apparently displaying only results up to ~2015.

I guarantee there should be more results for searches like this and this, but nothing is displaying after around autumn 2015. This is very annoying, because there are a lot of things said in chat that I'd like to find again (for example, right now I want to find the mini-reviews of the Belgariad series which I posted in chat in order to turn them into a published mini-review for a blog).

Not a duplicate of Chat search is broken again - that one's from 5 years ago and presumably a different underlying issue.

  • umm.... it's working fine, you searched in a specific room. If you mean it's broken for a specific room you should really mention this in the bug report. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jul 17 '17 at 8:42
  • @ShadowWizard It's not working fine, because it's not displaying newer results from that room (which is where I wrote my mini-reviews). I don't know whether there are other rooms whose results aren't displaying. – Rand al'Thor Jul 17 '17 at 8:43
  • @Sha - yeah, and that's what's broken. I've had trouble searching for stuff that I know was posted in a specific room and not found it. – user58 Jul 17 '17 at 8:43
  • The room is frozen and deleted. I guess this cause it to not be indexed. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jul 17 '17 at 8:47
  • OK, confirmed it's a bug with deleted rooms, e.g. here on MSE as well. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jul 17 '17 at 8:50
  • @ShadowWizard The room is indexed, just not after mid-2015. And searchability of that particular room is important, because it's historically been one of the most active chatrooms on the network and there's loads of useful/important stuff in its archives. – Rand al'Thor Jul 17 '17 at 9:07

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