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I wanted to see if there was a bug filed about help icons, so I entered "help icon" in Phabricator's search oval. After about 20 seconds, I get a typical Wikimedia Foundation error page, with details

Request: POST, from via cp1044 cp1044 ([]:80), Varnish XID 1044531748
Forwarded for:,
Error: 503, Service Unavailable at Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:36:12 GMT

I retried with "help" and "help asdf" and they all time out with the 503 error, whereas "asdf icon" quickly redirects to the expected Advanced Search form with "No search results." Is "help" a special keyword in Phab search? Entering "help icon" on the advanced search page returns results. So it seems the error occurs in or before the code that turns your search query into a hash and outputs a redirect to

The POST parameters are

query=help foo

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Chase and I already had some fun with similar queries last week...

I assume that "All Documents" is first item on the left in ?
I can reproduce the problem by going to and entering "help icon" or "help asdf" in the upper search corner. Of course cannot reach the dark console either then...

Aklapper triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 23 2015, 11:43 AM

It won't timeout on upgrade

but it won't do what you want either for now.

strike that I think they made it all sane :)

chasemp lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Mar 23 2015, 4:28 PM
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