Why am I finding "Yikes!" searching for "perfect"?
I see the same thing. Very odd. I don't see anything in the log on the "Yikes!" page that would explain it.
Yeah, I can see it for "right", but I don't see "yikes" in the search results for darn.
In any case, that's bizarre.
> a temporary error
Classifying any error as "temporary" is quite an optimistic outlook :)
Yeah, "darn" yields other unexpected results.
Funny, now I tried a lot of simple English words and didn't get false results (at least not on the first page). It seems I was lucky with the first two.
Edit: No, there are many false results.
That’s very weird indeed. I am confident that this is caused by the recent update of the search engine. I’m working on it.
Problem solved. Apparently English was the only language affected.
Thanks! That was fast, well done! @brauchinet's optimism was well founded then.
Is there a simple explanation of why that was happening, I wonder? It's so bizarre I'm really curious about the why.
I am not 100% sure about the why. The only thing I am sure is that the English index showed some errors when I checked it using the "indextool --check" command. So I recreated it.
When we moved from Manticore 2 to Manticore 3  a few days ago, indexes were converted to a new format using a special tool . That tool doesn’t look very stable yet because it caused some unexpected problems I had to work around at that time. So I suspect it also didn’t convert the English index correctly.
I remember "darn" eng→ita showed 4 results of which 2 were incorrect, and now it shows 4 results of which 4 are corrects. So I suspect the tool messed around with the list of sentences each keywords are associated to.
Thank you elaborating. Index corruption seems like a plausible explanation as indexes are definitely used when you do a search.
"Apparently English was the only language affected."
Actually, it seems that also other languages are having problems. I tried searching just now sentences in Italian and Esperanto contibuted in a span of time from two days ago to yesterday and they're not indexed yet
It's a different problem.
In your case, the issue was that the sentences were not indexed. The scripts to update the indexes were not running because the cron jobs were disabled.
I ran the scripts manually and I think gillux re-enabled the cron jobs, so it should be fine now :)
I understand, thanks to both you and gillux :)
My bad, I forgot to re-enable reindexation /o\
Should be fine now.