Questions all around the network do not get Related Questions anymore, for several hours.

Examples from around the network:

This is not a duplicate of Why does the Related question list not always show up? since that explains the normal caching that causes them to not initially show up until a few minutes (or at most an hour) later; these examples are all a few hours old and the related questions still haven't shown up, so it's clearly a bug.

Can this please be fixed?

  • Voting to reopen. There appears to be a bit of a hitch with it; I asked a question many hours ago and it still hasn't shown up; it used to show up within an hour of my asking, if not a few minutes later. (cc @Shadow) Oct 24, 2018 at 6:32
  • @Sonic you're correct, it's on all sites. No bug hammer, but added my vote. Oct 24, 2018 at 6:38

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We temporarily disabled this job last night after some changes to the Elastic search configuration. The people working on it didn't want to re-enable it at the end of the day with nobody around to keep an eye on it, so that was postponed and will probably happen later today.

There is a message in our internal chat to the tune of "the users probably won't even notice" – you sure did prove that wrong :)

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    People around here have very keen eyes when it comes to their cheese. Move it a bit or take it away and they're sure to notice. So, what changes were made to the search? Any new cool features added? :-) Oct 24, 2018 at 7:38
  • Well, to be clear, I was the one who suspected something amiss...most users initially just chalked this up to the job queue and the author agreed (marking this as a dupe). Oct 24, 2018 at 7:59
  • And it's back now. Thanks! Oct 24, 2018 at 9:42

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