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Dyuman Joshi
Dyuman Joshi on 16 Apr 2023
Commented: Dyuman Joshi on 18 Apr 2023
I am unable to load new questions or recent questions (answered or unanswered). My feed is filled with activity from questions from 2011 being closed by the MATLAB Answer Bot in 2021. Other questions in the unanswered feed date before 2021 as well.
The total answered questions is numbered at 3747, with 1880 accepted answers and 266 unanswered questions.
Is it just me or is the forum down? Does anyone have any idea about this?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 17 Apr 2023
Some posts from before the newer Answers Editor use the older internal editor format. If the author or an Editor edits the post on Desktop then the Answers Editor tries to convert from the old format to the new format, but every once in a while it encounters posts that it is not able to convert. That happens especially in cases where the original post used a glitch in the old editor -- for example the older editor supported some forms of HTML injection (which could sometimes get triggered accidentally.)
The older internal editor is not completely gone; it is still used for people using Mobile, so on rare occasions you will encounter a more modern post whose format cannot be properly converted; not at all often for newer posts, though.
DGM on 17 Apr 2023
I kind of figured as much. I've run across a few that I needed to clear and reconstruct from plain text. I didn't know there were still potential new cases.

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Rena Berman
Rena Berman on 17 Apr 2023
Edited: Rena Berman on 17 Apr 2023
(Answers Dev) @Star Strider, @Dyuman Joshi, @DGM, @Atsushi Ueno, @Rik There was an issue over the weekend that caused all but 4k questions to be removed from search result indexing. No data was lost, just the pool of questions available as results for searches was almost fully deleted. I have started the process to restore the pool of available questions for search results. It is now complete and Answers should be running normally.
Star Strider
Star Strider on 17 Apr 2023
@Rena Berman — Thank you!
Dyuman Joshi
Dyuman Joshi on 18 Apr 2023
Thanks for the update, Rena!

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