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As has been mentioned in the comments, we've had a fair number of issues with our search cluster over the past few weeks - from DDOS to hardware issues. It's certainly in a more stable state than it was after that bunch of fun, but it's still a little delicate and, as you saw this morning, it had a bit of a blip. Of the ~16.5k search requests within a 20 ...


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User search requires at least three characters before a search is executed. If I enter 民主女 I get this result: and that is the expected result.


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Yes, it is important to provide context in question titles. Tags are wonderful tools but they do NOT provide context in all situations, most notably: The sidebar: Imagine, if you will, that the use of "Python" in a question title is banned because, of course, it can be put in a tag. You would see a list of question titles like this: How to print ...


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One of the nodes in our primary Elastic cluster has been having a few issues (we suspect a hardware issue at this point) that have resulted in it randomly re-allocating shards across nodes. For, as yet, unknown reasons it drastically degrades cluster performance resulting in timeouts and intermittently taking the entire cluster offline. We're in the process ...


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For now the search functionality is completely broken, both on MSE and SO (and most likely network wide). Search times out after a while and serves this beautiful page:


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I'm not a big fan of throwing several search indexes together (main, meta and help) and then hope or expect the results get any better. And you already found that search form which does a better job at combining several indexes. It is called Google (I hear a rumor that Bing does similar things) and that is because Google core feature is search and indexing. ...


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AFAIK there's no way to do this with regular site search, but the Stack Exchange Data Explorer may help. You'll have to search for Posts with PostTypeId = 1 (questions) and OwnerUserId IS NULL (that means there's no link to the owner, because it has been deleted). This query does so; feel free to fork it to add additional search terms (e.g. score, tags, or ...


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