When I go into the chat lobby and use the search facility, no results are returned, even for strings I know are present.

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It should be working again now.

See Chat search is returning no results on main meta, where a dev has just posted that a fix is underway. At least for me, the chat search facility is back to normal.

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    I've just tested it. It's still not working properly.
    – Valorum
    May 24, 2016 at 21:49
  • Results seem patchy for me.
    – Molag Bal
    May 24, 2016 at 22:05
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    @Valorum Hmm. The answer on main meta suggested the fix might take a while to complete. Let's wait a bit and see if it's fully resolved in the next hour or two.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    May 24, 2016 at 22:28
  • Re-indexing is complete now. Let me know if you see issues.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 24, 2016 at 22:39
  • @Adam - It's only showing up to April 2015. I'll leave it a while longer, but I thought you'd want to know.
    – Valorum
    May 24, 2016 at 22:43
  • @Adam - Still only producing results up to mid-2015.
    – Wad Cheber
    May 25, 2016 at 2:02
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    Hrm. That's weird. Will look.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 25, 2016 at 2:04
  • @Adam - I don't know if this helps, but the range of dates produced had been slowly expanding as of a couple of hours ago, but it stalled out at some point since then.
    – Wad Cheber
    May 25, 2016 at 2:09
  • @WadCheber Good to know, thanks. I don't know too much about how chat indexing works. This may be a side-effect of the reindexing earlier? I don't think it should be, but hey. Fingers crossed that I don't have to do anything. ;) It's not throwing exceptions like earlier, so whatever is going on looks to be a new problem.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 25, 2016 at 2:18
  • This should be totally resolved now per Nick Craver.
    – Taryn
    May 25, 2016 at 17:59

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