There are a couple of images used on Ask Ubuntu a lot (namely bit.ly/software-[large, small] and hostmar.co/software-[large, small]). All of the bit.ly images are outdated and need to be updated to the hostmar.co links, however when I search using




it returns nothing. This is contradicted by a data.se query clearly showing more of these links (280 rows - minus some the community has fixed since the last dump).

This seems to be a bug of some sort with search.

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There was a silly bug in the indexing code, it only picked up URLs from links, but not images. I've heard some rumors about Regex parsing HTML...

Anyway, after the HTTPS rewrite, the posts received a new timestamp and were picked up by the incremental indexing process: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=url%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fhostmar.co

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